AfDB approves grant for 20MW biomass power plant in Uganda

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has agreed on a $1 million grant to support Earth Energy’s proposed 20MW biomass power plant in northern Uganda.

The total cost for the project is expected to be about $50-$70 million and it will take approximately 18 months to complete.

Uganda is currently dependent on hydroelectricity power – which gets affected by climate changes. The use of biomass power, on the other hand reduces the effects of climate change. (more…)

Breakthrough Siwertell delivery for handling coal and biomass in the UK

British legislation is driving a shift away from coal-fired power generation towards lower-carbon alternatives such as biomass. This has created a strong demand for Siwertell screw type multi-fuel handling solutions

Siwertell has recently commissioned its first two ship unloaders ordered for coal/biomass handling in the United Kingdom. (more…)

Total and Corbion Join Hands for Bioplastics Venture

Total – a leading French energy company along with Corbion – a leader in the bio-based sector – have announced a 50/50 joint venture to produce and market polylactic (PLA) polymers.

The JV features a PLA polymerization plant with a capacity of 75,000 tons per year. It is expected to be built at Corbion’s existing site in Thailand – which already has a lactide (PLA monomer) production unit and that will be integrated under the JV. (more…)