Using Biomass as a fuel is a positive benefit for the environment

Dear Richard   Thank you very much for this fantastic paper about the forest   I was asked if we also have this biomass debate in DK, yes we have, and  the same arguments. The Danish District association DanskEnergy, the association of power companies held a conference recently about it and concluded that biomass with the certificates was considered to be CO2 neutral Also the Danish Ener... »

Anti Biomass Heating Piece by David Rose (Mail on Sunday)

Just in case anyone has missed David Rose’s (D Mail-MailonSun) latest anti biomass piece, this time against wood heating – see . South East Wood Fuels (SEWF) showed him around one of our woodfuel hubs (with detailed FC Mgt Plan and bags of replanting on mature larch areas) and examples of under-managed and managed woodland. In typical David Rose fashion (he has... »

MRV, (Material Recovery Facility) black bag and commercial wasteclean dry woody biomass fouel for gasification / pyrolysis

Dear Colleague, We have a client with a tech which has been described as “an MRV, (Material Recovery Facility) on steroids” – it takes in black bag and commercial waste, removes for sale the recyclates rather than destroying them as per gasification / incineration, and generates a clean, dry, pelletized fuel, that is essentially woody biomass,  that can be used in other Finning potential gasifier ... »


Biomass fuels – critique of FOE report

Re. the FOE briefing on using woody biomass in power plant. It is dreadful, masquerading as ‘research’ when it is just a re-tread of the appalling ‘Dirtier than Coal’ report from 2012-13. This was based on very biased research by the US legal anti-biofuels ‘hired gun’ Tim Searchinger. This carefully selected amongst the worst out of 234 scenarios developed by DE... »


Biomass Heating & Power Generation

Chris – I spent close to 2 years working for Balcas whose 2 UK plants can supply 155,000 tonnes a year. I got to know a lot about the true economics of production, economies of scale, transport vs production costs and life-cycle GHG emissions. I don’t have a direct pellet industry connection now but know many of the main players. Some wise words about margins and economies of scale. Si... »

Cacti Excellent Source of Biomass for Drax

Cacti Excellent Source of Biomass for Drax

  Do please remember that I posed a possible solution which did not envisage or advocate forest removal or much woody biomass for Drax being sourced in the UK. They need millions of tonnes per year. A few years ago I was in a group opposing a biomass proposal which would have clear felled much of the beautiful pine woods behind the dunes at Newborough Beach at the southern tip of Anglesey ... »

Nitrogen feeds billions of people, but relies on cheap fossil, damages soils, pollutes water with runnoff and only about 20% actually gets picked up by plant root hairs

On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 12:33 PM, dave andrews wrote: Bbc r4 on the above pointed out how the  haber process generated nitrogen feeds billions of people, but relies on cheap fossil, damages soils, pollutes water with runnoff and only about 20% actually gets picked up by plant root hairs, the rest washing away/off_gassing.  So why don’t they provide small fertiliser particles coated with imper... »

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CCE-SJG Gasproducer System TAR FREE Gasifiers for electricity generation and / or heat applications

We are the manufacturers / suppliers of the unique CCE-SJG Gasproducer System and currently only produce four types of TAR FREE Gasifiers for electricity generation and / or heat applications in the following ranges:   1. A 120 Nm³/h, with a max output of   50kVA/  40kWe (120kWe), or 180kWth 2. A 180 Nm³/h, with a max output of   80kVA/  64kWe (200kWe), or 275kWth   3. A 300 Nm³/h, with a max outp... »

The stupidity of mass burning of biomass to replace coal.

From the Claverton Gmail threads: Dear all, David Weight kindly copied me in to this thread. I hope you don’t mind me adding my thoughts. I am only going to comment on the use of biomass for electricity-only, and not the question of DH and or CHP. My position is that UK, EU and US policy makers are wrong to be supporting new big-biomass, enhanced co-firing and full coal conversion (Tilbury a... »