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  1. Metso to supply one of the world's largest biomass boilers to US power producer

    Source: Metso Metso will supply a 100-megawatt (MW) biomass boiler island and plant automation system to the Gainesville Renewable Energy Center (GREC) in Gainesville, Florida, USA. GREC has successfully raised nearly $500 million in construction financing of which Metso's delivery represents more than 25 percent. The new power plant installation will supply Gainesville Regional Utilites (the city-owned utility) of Gainesville, Florida with a firm source of renewable electric power under the terms of a thirty year power purchase agreement. "Our partnership with Metso played a significant role in allowing us to complete this construction financing. GREC is now able to move forward without delay, ensuring that the Gainesville community will receive the many environmental and financial benefits of this renewable energy facility", Jim Gordon, president of GREC LLC states. The 100 MW biomass boiler will utilize bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) technology and use waste wood from logging and mill activity as well as urban wood waste from clearing, tree trimming and pallets as the main fuel. Metso's complete delivery scope includes the entire boiler island and flue gas cleaning system. Metso will also supply the entire power plant automation system. Commercial operation of the plant is scheduled for 2013, and once operational, this 100 MW boiler will be one of the largest and most efficient biomass boilers in the world, providing clean electricity for approximately 70 000 homes. The investment in this new power plant, along with the local biomass fuel supply, will bring more than 700 jobs to the community. The successful development of GREC follows that of Nacogdoches Power, a 100 MW biomass project located in east Texas, for which Metso was chosen 2009 as the boiler island supplier including plant automation system. GREC will be constructed by the same overall construction team, Fagen Inc., as that of Nacogdoches Power. Fagen Inc. is one of the largest green energy design-builders in the US. Gainesville Renewable Energy Center, LLC is an American Renewables project company based in Boston, Massachusetts in the USA. "This order reflects the ongoing confidence placed on Metso by American Renewables and Fagen Inc. to provide another 100 MW BFB boiler to the North American market. Once built, this will be one of the world's largest and cleanest power plants for biomass combustion. This order continues to strengthen Metso's long standing position as the leading supplier in boilers for renewable fuels," says Dave King, President of the Metso's Power business line in North America. The order will be included in the Energy and Environmental Technology's Q3 orders received.

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    Fri, 8 Jul 2011

  2. UK government aims for clearer vision for heat decarbonisation

    The UK energy minister says her department hopes to provide a clearer vision to its strategy for heat decarbonisation in 2017, as she announced changes to the main policy driving that agenda, the Renewable Heat Incentive.

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    Thu, 15 Dec 2016

  3. Poll finds public back biomass and energy from waste

    A new survey carried out for the UK’s Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has found that there is strong public support for producing bioenergy in Britain from both biomass and waste.

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    Thu, 8 Dec 2016

  4. E.ONs UK housing project uses CHP and biomass boilers

    Utility giant E.ON and house builder Barratt Homes are working in partnership to develop two major housing schemes with community energy in the UKs capital city of London.

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    Tue, 10 May 2011

  1. Engie rolling out Olympic model throughout UK

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    Tue, 23 Aug 2016

  2. Ambitious on-site power plan for UK’s biggest turkey farmer

    Bernard Matthews turkey farms has launched a programme to become 100 per cent green energy self-sufficient by 2016.

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    Fri, 1 May 2015

  3. Danish island community goes 100 per cent renewable

    The 4,000 strong community of Samso, an island in Denmark has become the first to go 100 per cent renewable.

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    Tue, 1 Dec 2015

  4. British business lobby criticises government over on-site power complexity

    The Confederation of Business Industries says that the British government is at fault for failing to maximise the potential of on-site power generation in the UK.

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    Wed, 1 Jul 2015

  5. UK efficiency tax change impact analysed

    A UK exchequer decision to impose revoke a 5% Value Added Tax (VAT) rate on the 'supply and installation of energy-saving materials' in residential buildings has come under scrutiny from Delta-ee, which has run an independent analysis looking at the customer and long-term market impacts of a ...

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    Mon, 10 Aug 2015

  6. Record on-site energy investment from historic charity

    Europe’s biggest conservation charity, the UK's National Trust, has revealed plans to invest £30 million ($50 milion) in renewable energy to heat and power its historic properties.  

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    Mon, 27 Jul 2015

  7. GIB announces targeted energy efficiency funding

    Edinburgh-based UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has announced £1m funding that could increase uptake of combined heat and power technology.

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    Thu, 26 Jun 2014

  8. Belarus to get World Bank funds for biomass district heating

    The World Bank has approved a loan of $90 million for a biomass district heating project in Belarus.

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    Tue, 15 Apr 2014

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