Renewable Biomass Power Generation

Biomass power generation has increased steadily by upgrading older coal plants to biomass plants.  Biomass energy is used in conjunction with cogeneration or district heating to increase energy efficiency.  However a consistent source of biomass fuel continues to be a major problem to overcome.

Biomass Power News

RWE chief outlines strategy of survival

16/04/2014 The CEO of RWE, Mr Peter Terium provided a blunt analysis of the difficulties his company is facing in 2014 at its AGM at the G...

European CHP growth to boost gas and steam turbines

01/04/2014 The installed capacity of the combined heat and power (CHP) market in Europe is forecast to rise from the current 202 GW to 245...

This week’s Power Engineering International Newscast

01/04/2014 This week’s PEi Newscast, presented by Editor Kelvin Ross, features power generation and transmission stories from Europe, Aust...

Biomass conversion would enable Ireland to meet EU target

27/03/2014 A report on the Irish power sector says the conversion of a single coal-fired power plant to biomass in the west of the country...

$100m secured for Sub-Saharan renewables development

19/03/2014 The African Renewable Energy Fund (AREF) has raised $100m for the development of grid-connected renewable energy projects in su...

RES cancels £300m biomass plant blaming poor government policy

07/03/2014 Independent renewable energy developer RES has blamed a lack of government policy clarity for its decision to stop work on a £3...

Coal decreases share of UK power generation

27/02/2014 Coal-fired power generation in the UK dipped last year, accounting for 40.7 per cent of electricity, having recorded 42.8 per c...

GE aims to drive home the advantage of distributed power

26/02/2014 General Electric (GE) launched its distributed power business this week and Chief Marketing Officer David Keefer explained some...

Drax beats revenue estimates, further commits to biomass

19/02/2014 British power company Drax has beat financial analysts’ estimates, reporting revenues of £230 million (US$384 million) for the ...

Firefighters put out blaze at Ironbridge biomass power plant


A fire has broken out at the Ironbridge biomass-fired power plant in Shropshire, England.

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