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Irish Bio-coal Developer Raises £ 2Mn (Int'l. Report, Funding)
Silform Technologies
Date: 2019-08-23
On the Emerald Isle, Belfast-based Silform Technologies reports it has raised £2 million ($2.5 million +-) from the Bank of Ireland to establish a pilot factory in Northern Ireland for its unique process that turns coal mine waste into industrial fuel.

Silform's technology includes a formula and process that process coal mine waste into a water resistant pellet fuel. The company is also developing a pellet that mixes 30 pct biomass "biocoal" with 30 pct less CO2 emissions compared with traditional coal and 70 pct more calorific value compared to pure wood Biomass pellets.

The Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Fund (NI) fundg will establish the plant and also scale-up R&D on broader applications of the technology and products. (Source: Silform Technologies, PR, Irish Times, 22 Aug., 2019) Contact: Silform Technologies, +44 28 9446 3759,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Silform Technologies,  Coal,  Bio-coal,  Biomass,  

Global Biofuels Market $218.7Bn in 2022, says Report (Report Available)
Date: 2019-01-04
The recently released Biofuels Market by Type (Bioethanol and Biodiesel), and by Form – Solid (Biocoal, Biochar), Fuel Pellets Liquid (Biodiesel and Bioethanol), and Gaseous (Biogas, Biopropane, and Syngas) -- Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2016 -- 2022 biofuels market report from Zion Market Research provides complete global biofuels market information and statistics identifying opportunities for various product developers and services providers, industries, associations, firms and upcoming and established biofuel industry players.

The report segments the market on the basis of region, the type services, technologies, products offered, and includes marketing and trade volumes.

Report details HERE[endlink target=_blank>. (Source: Zion Market Research, Technology News Extra, Jan., 2019) Contact: Zion Market Research,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Zion Market Research,  Biofuel,  

Active Energy Raises £1Mn for Woody Biomass CoalSwitch Commercialization (Int'l Report, Funding)
Active Energy
Date: 2018-06-27
Further to our June 20 coverage, London-headquartered renewable energy firm Active Energy reports it has raised £1 million in capital by the release of 33.3 million new ordinary shares of 1p each at a price of 3p per share.

The funds will be used to develop the company's forestry management operations and bring its coal replacement fuel CoalSwitch biomass technology to commercialization. (Source: Active Energy, Energy Voice, 26 June, 2018) Contact: Active Energy Group PLC, +44 (0)20 3021 1500,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Active Energy,  Biomass,  Biocoal,  CoalSwitch,  

160 Biomass Processing Plants Planned for Punjab (Int'l Report)
National Thermal Power Corporation
Date: 2018-06-25
Aiming to use "paddy" straw and agriculture waste to produce animal feed and biocoal, the Punjab government reports it is seeking to attract private investment to establish 160 "paddy" straw biomass processing plants. The Punjab finance minister confirmed the state would invest Rs 10,000 crore in the 160 biomass plants which could directly and indirectly employ approximately 50,000 people.

The plants will purchase straw and agriculture waste from farmers and convert it into biocoal which will be sold to the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC).

In related Indian clean fuels news, the Indian Oil Corporation Limited Is reported to be working on supplying CNG gas for vehicles and Erika, an English firm, is working on production of bioethanol from straw. (Source: Times of India, TNN, 25 June, 2018) Contact: National Thermal Power Corporation,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biomass news,  Straw Biomass news,  

EcoloCap Touting BioART Biomass Fuel (Ind. Report)
Date: 2018-03-28
Morton Grove, Illinois-based biomass power specialist EcoloCap is touting the energy output of its BioART process and its application as a clean burning, carbon-neutral fuel. The new application has almost the energy of coal and is free from the vagaries that effect other types of renewable energy. The company plans to market its product to biomass-fired power plants.

According to the Biomass Power Association, there are 80 biomass plants in 20 states that make up the $1 billion renewable energy industry. Nationwide, the biomass power industry generates roughly 15 million MWh per year. (Source: EcoloCap, PR, 28 Mar., 2018) Contact: EcoloCap, James Kwak, CEO, Joseph Mure, (312) 585-6670,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News EcoloCap news,  Biomass news,  Biocoal news,  Biofuel news,  

Diacarbon Energy Selling Shuttered Merritt, BC Pellet Mill (M&A)
Diacarbon Energy
Date: 2018-02-16
In Burnaby, British Columbia, biocoal, biochar and wood pellet maker Diacarbon Energy Inc. reports it will not be restarting its fire damaged torrefied wood pellet plant in Merritt.

The shuttered plant, which was damaged by fire in fall 2016, is up for sale and the plant's technology development program is being moved to Vancouver or the USA. Diacarbon acquired the pellet plant in 2014.(Source: Diacarbon Energy, Canadian Biomass, 14 Feb., 2018)Contact: Diacarbon Energy Inc. (604) 291-0001,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wood Pellet,  Woody Biomass,  

CPL, Nottingham U. Touting Biomass-to-Biocoal Tech (New Prod & Tech)
Innovate UK,CPL Industries
Date: 2018-01-19
In the UK, a new facility capable of producing next-generation biocoal is being developed by CPL Industries, together with The University of Nottingham and the Energy Research Accelerator (ERA). The facility will use Hydrothermal Carbonisation technology (HTC) to convert high-moisture biomass, including food waste, into next-generation solid fuels with coal-like properties.

The process, which will be managed by CPL at its plant in Immingham, North Lincolnshire, requires only hours to produce a high-energy, low-carbon biofuel for domestic and industrial uses.

The new £4 million facility, which is expected to begin production this summer, is being co-funded by ERA, a consortium of six Midlands universities and the British Geological Survey (BGS), which has investment from Innovate UK. (Source: CPL, HPV, Jan., 2018) Contact: CPL, Tim Minnett, CEO, +44 0 1246 277001,; University of Nottingham, Prof. Colin Snape, Director of Efficient Power from Fossil Energy and Carbon Capture Technologies, +44 115 95 14115,,; Innovate UK, Ruth McKernan, CEO, +44 (0) 7766 901150,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biomass,  Biocoal,  Innovate UK,  

Char Technologies Touts CleanFyre Biocoal (New Prod & Tech)
Char Technologies,Altech Technologies Systems
Date: 2018-01-15
Mississauga, Ontario-based Char Technologies reports its recently acquired JV Altech Group, which is comprised of Altech Environmental Consulting Ltd. and Altech Technologies Systems Inc., plans to commercialize CleanFyre, a biocoal fuel designed to to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions without significant capital expenditures.

"CleanFyre will leverage both Altech's experience and expertise, and CHAR's platform pyrolysis technology, the same technology used to create SulfaCHAR, to create a solution with strong market pull and significant growth opportunity," according to Char Technologies CEO, Andrew White. (Source: Char Technologies, Biomass Mag,, 11 Jan., 2018) Contact: Char Technologies, Andrew White, CEO,; Altech Technologies Systems,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Altech,  Biocoal,  

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