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  1. Australian Bioenergy Fund Launched with $100M Initial Commitment

    The Sydney, Australia -based Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) recently committed $100 million for a new Australian Bioenergy Fund to advance the country’s bioenergy sector . The fund will support a broad range of projects seeking to produce energy from agricultural, council, forestry and mining waste streams. CEFC said in a Nov. 25 statement that it plans to raise more than $200 million in equity for the fund. According to the CEFC, the fund will invest in a range of technologies, such as: Energy from waste Anaerobic digestion Sustainably sourced biomass-to-energy projects Landfill gas capture Wood pelletization – where forestry plantation waste is converted into pellets that can be burned as fuel The production of biofuels “We see this new fund as playing an important role in accelerating and widening the market uptake of bioenergy and energy from waste technologies that have a proven track record overseas but are not yet widely deployed in Australia’s energy mix,” CEFC CEO Oliver Yates said in a statement. “A number of projects that the CEFC has assessed have been held back by a lack of equity capital, and that needs to change.  Converting waste from agricultural production, mining, forestry and landfill has the potential to lower business operating costs, reduce the reliance on grid electricity and create a more sustainable way to manage waste disposal.” In a report on Australia’s bioenergy market released in November, the CEFC said that, given the low penetration of bioenergy and energy from waste technology in Australia to date, it sees considerable opportunities to increase investment in the sector. CEFC estimated that the potential investment opportunity in Australia for energy from urban waste , agricultural waste and forest residues is between $3.5 billion and $5 billion through 2020. The report said that a range of different urban waste streams offer the potential for generating electricity and heat, including food and garden organics, waste wood and timber, wastewater and residual waste. The CEFC estimated the potential investment opportunity in those streams to be between $2.2 billion and $3.3 billion. According to the report, bioenergy and energy from waste technologies currently contributes about 1 percent of Australia’s electricity output. The CEFC is a statutory authority established by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation Act 2012 and is a Commonwealth Authority. Lead image: Landscape With Large Woodpile. Credit: Shutterstock .

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    Wed, 2 Dec 2015

  2. Australia launches $150m bioenergy fund

    A new bioenergy investment fund has been launched in Australia with the aim of unlocking the nation’s waste-to-energy potential.

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    Thu, 26 Nov 2015

  3. U.K. Bioenergy Group Adds 25 MW Waste-to-Power Plant in Hull

    Bioenergy Infrastructure Group obtained finance for a 25-megawatt waste-to-power plant in Hull that’s the first in the U.K. to include a Contract for Difference with the government to smooth out prices for the power it generates.

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    Tue, 24 Nov 2015

  4. US Departments of Agriculture, Energy Award $4.9M for Bioenergy Research

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Energy in a combined announcement on Oct. 21 said they will award $4.9 million in grants to four universities and the USDA Agriculture Research Service to study bioenergy development.

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    Thu, 22 Oct 2015

  1. Finnish cereal firm to build bioenergy plant

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    Wed, 27 Jan 2016

  2. MIT: Where does bioenergy fit into a low-carbon future?

    MIT researchers have compiled an in-depth report investigating what a large-scale increase in bioenergy production caused by a global carbon price might look like

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    Fri, 16 Jan 2015

  3. DOE renews funding for bioenergy research

    The DOE announced it would fund its three Bioenergy Research centers for an additional five-year period, subject to continued congressional appropriations

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    Fri, 5 Apr 2013

  4. DOE to extend funding for Bioenergy Research Centers

    The U.S. Department of Energy announced it would fund its three Bioenergy Research Centers for an additional five-year period, subject to continued congressional appropriations.

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    Wed, 10 Apr 2013

  5. On-site bioenergy CHP plant installed at Scottish distillery

    As part of a multi-million dollar investment programme, a GBP65m (US$101m) bioenergy cogeneration plant has been installed at the Cameronbridge distillery in Scotland.

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    Thu, 2 May 2013

  6. Opcon to build bioenergy CHP plant in Sweden

    Gteborg Energi AB, the main energy company in western Sweden, has chosen Opcon Bioenergy to build a small-scale, bioenergy -powered CHP plant for its subsidiary Falbygdens Energi.

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    Fri, 13 May 2011

  7. Pacific BioEnergy , GDF SUEZ support $24MM biomass facility

    Pacific BioEnergy Corporation and GDF SUEZ have entered into a partnership to support a $24 million expansion of Pacific BioEnergy's existing wood pellet production facilities in Prince George, BC.

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    Mon, 15 Feb 2010

  8. DOE releases new study highlighting opportunities for growth in bioenergy resources

    The US Department of Energy has released a report – 2011 US Billion-Ton Update: Biomass Supply for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry – detailing US biomass feedstock potential nationwide.

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    Thu, 11 Aug 2011

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