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RMDE Planning New Canadian CoalSwitch Plants (Ind. Report)
Active Energy Group
Date: 2019-12-02
London, UK-based Active Energy Group is confirming a 20-year license agreement with Westbank, British Columbia-based forestry waste management specialist RMD Environmentals Inc under which RMD will construct processing plants utilizing Active Energy's CoalSwitch technology.

RMD plans to construct and operate stand-alone and joint venture-based CoalSwitch plants in Alberta and British Columbia with the support and involvement of provincial governments, Canadian forestry managers/owners, Indigenous groups, timberlands operators and downstream production companies.

The CoalSwitch product is made from woody biomass including pulp and saw mill by-products such as bark, sawdust and thinning, and wood which is over-age, under-quality, blow-down, beetle-kill, forest-fire damaged, or industrial waste. CoalSwitch can be burned by old, coal-fired generation facilities without the need for a retrofit. (Source: RMDE, PR, Canadian Biomass, 28 Nov., 2019) Contact: RMDE, Grand Chief Ronald Derrickson, Chairman, Commercial Opportunities/Investor Relations: Richard.Spinks@rmde.ca www.rmde.ca; Active Energy Group, Coal Switch, Michael Rowan, CEO, +44 (0) 20 3021 1500, www.active-energy.com, www.aegplc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Active Energy Group,  CoalSwitch,  


Planned Newfoundland Wood Pellet Plant Still Inactive (Ind. Report)
Active Energy
Date: 2019-11-06
Following up on our 24th May, 2017 coverage, London, UK-based Active Energy PLC's planned and long delayed proposed woody biomass-pellet plant on Newfoundland's Northern Peninsula is "far from a done deal but isn't dead in the water", according to Provincial Minister Gerry Byrne.

Active Energy's Newfoundland subsidiary Timberlands secured timber rights a year ago but to date no timber has been cut or delivered to the proposed project which has not yet broken ground. The provincial government issued two five-year commercial cutting permits to the company in November 2018 to harvest 100,000 cubic mpy of timber for the wood pellet plant in Hawke's Bay.

Active energy is best known for its CoalSwitch product which is made from woody biomass including pulp and saw mill by-products such as bark, sawdust and thinnings, and wood which is over-age, under-quality, blow-down, beetle-kill, forest-fire damaged, or industrial waste. CoalSwitch can be burned by old, coal-fired generation facilities without the need for a retrofit. (Source: Active Energy, CBC, Nov., 2019) Contact: Active Energy Group PLC, Richard Spinks, CEO, +44 (0)20 3021 1500, www.active-energy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Active Energy,  Biomass,  


CoalSwitch Manufacturer Expanding into North Carolina (M&A)
Active Energy Group
Date: 2019-04-22
In North Carolina, the Robeson County Economic Development Commission is reporting London, UK-listed forestry management company Active Energy Group PLC (AEG) is paying $50 million for an abandoned 415,000 square-foot plant and surrounding land in Robeson County. The building, which was shuttered in May, 2017, will be the base of AEG's biomass-processing operations, housing production of its woody niomass, waste forestry products based CoalSwitch brand fuel products.

The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority is supporting the project with a $500,000 building re-use and renovation grant to Robeson County, money that is available through the Community Development Block Grant program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. It is administered in part by the North Carolina Department of Commerce. Other partners included the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, Robeson Community College, Robeson County and the city of Lumberton. Michael Rowan, CEO of AEG. (Source: Robesonian, 18 April, 2019) Contact: Active Energy Group, Michael Rowan, CEO, +44 (0) 20 3021 1500, www.active-energy.com; Robeson County Economic Development Commission, (910) 739-7584, www.robesoncountyoed.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Active Energy Group,  CoalSwitch,  Woody Biomass,  


GRP, Active Energy Announce CoalSwitch JV (Ind. Report)
CoalSwitch,Georgia Renewable Power
Date: 2018-10-17
London-listed renewable energy company Active Energy Group Plc (AEG) reports it will enter into a joint venture (JV) with Georgia Renewable Power (GRP) for the installation of CoalSwitch production facilities in the US. GRP presently operates three biomass-to-energy power plants totaling 165MW capacity North Carolina and Georgia.

The JV company called the Active Energy Renewable Power will first carry out the installation works at the GRP's North Carolina facility to be followed by two additional CoalSwitch facilities at each of GRP's other biomass-to-energy power plant locations in Carnesville and Colbert, Georgia. Currently, the plants in Georgia are under construction and are targeted to be commissioned by the middle of next year. Under the JV, 25t per hour CoalSwitch facilities are planned for construction at each site, to be installed in the coming 36 months. The JV intends to expand the CoalSwitch production capacity up to 100 tonnes per hour in the region. (Source: Power Technology, 16 Oct., 2018) Contact: Active Energy, Michael Rowan, CEO, +44 (0)20 3021 1500, www.active-energy.com; Georgia Renewable Power, www.georgiapower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biomass Pellet,  Woody Biomass,  Active Energy,  CoalSwitch,  Georgia Renewable Power ,  


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, www.active-energy.com

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


Active Energy Refocuses on CoalSwitch (Int'l Report)
Active Energy Group
Date: 2018-06-20
Further to our March 14, 2018 coverage, following a year of restructuring UK-headquartered Active Energy Group PLC reports it has exited the low margin, high-risk Ukrainian wood fibre operations and will focus on its coal replacement biomass fuel, CoalSwitch, and its engineered soils derivative, PeatSwitch targeted for the US, Canadian and European market.

Inline with to restructuring and corporate strategy, CEO Richard Spinks will step down and focus his efforts on the development of CoalSwitch business opportunities in Poland and the forestry management activities in North America. (Source: Active Energy Group PLC, Proactive Investors, 19 June, 2018) Contact: Active Energy Group PLC, +44 (0)20 3021 1500, www.active-energy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Active Energy Group,  CoalSwitch,  


Active Energy, Cobant Confirm Coal Slurry, Woody Biomass JV (Int'l)
Active Energy Group,Cobant
Date: 2018-03-14
UK-based Active Energy Group PLC reports it is partnering with Polish group Cobant on a new "Super Fuel" combining CoalSwitch and reclaimed coal from slurry dumps in Upper Silesia.

The JV project will assess the best ratio for a combination of reclaimed coal and Active Energy's wood-derived CoalSwitch biomass alternative. Sales initially would be in Poland but eventually roll-out across the European Union and central Europe both for power stations and domestics users. (Source: Active Energy Group, Proactive Investors, 13 Mar., 2018 Contact: Cobant, Pawel Woszczyk, CEO, www.cobant.pl; Active Energy Group PLC, Richard Spinks, CEO, +44 (0)20 3021 1500, www.active-energy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Active Energy Group,  Biomass,  Cobant,  


Active Energy CoalSwitch Utah Plant Set to Open (Ind. Report)
Active Energy
Date: 2018-02-05
Following up on our Jan. 5th coverage, UK-based orestry management company Active Energy Group PLC and its subsidiary Advanced Biomass Solutions reports its first commercial CoalSwitch plant in Utah, US, will open this week.

According to Active Energy, CoalSwitch utilises low value waste-wood, pulp mill and saw mill by-products, chemically-treated timber wastes, palm oil residues and a variety of other biomass feedstock to produce a high-calorific, high bulk-density, advanced cellulose based fuel biomass pellet that behaves just like coal, only cleaner. of clean biomass. (Source: Active Energy , Feb., 2018)Contact: Active Energy Group PLC, Richard Spinks, CEO, +44 (0)20 3021 1500, www.active-energy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Active Energy,  CoalSwitch,  Woody Biomass,  Pellet,  

More Low-Carbon Energy News Active Energy,  CoalSwitch,  Woody Biomass,  Pellet,  


Active Energy CoalSwitch Plant Nears Commissioning (Ind. Report)
Active Energy
Date: 2018-01-05
Forestry management company Active Energy Group PLC and its subsidiary Advanced Biomass Solutions is reporting completion of initial testing of its 5 tph CoalSwitch biomass fuel plant in Utah. Commissioning is expected to be completed within the next few weeks.

CoalSwitch is made from woody biomass including pulp and saw mill by-products such as bark, sawdust, thinnings, and wood which is over-age, under-quality, blow-down, beetle-kill, forest-fire damaged, or industrial waste. CoalSwitch can be burned by old, coal-fired generation facilities without the need for a retrofit. (Source: Active Energy, ProactiveInvestors, 2 Jan., 2018) Contact: Active Energy Group PLC, Richard Spinks, CEO, +44 (0)20 3021 1500, www.active-energy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Active Energy,  CoalSwitch,  


Active Energy Raises £1.75Mn for CoalSwitch Biomass Fuel Rollout (Ind. Report)
Active Energy
Date: 2017-11-01
Following on our Sept. 25th coverage, UK-based renewable energy specialist Active Energy Group PLC reports it has raised £1.75 million as it looks to accelerate the international commercial roll out of its CoalSwitch biomass fuel.

CoalSwitch recently received a major leg-up through a deal with California-based renewable energy group Lumino Capital to build eight plants across Asia. Advanced Biomass Solutions (ABS), AEG's biomass affiliate, will construct and run the plants while Lumino will source the biomass feedstock as well as providing finance. Together, the new plants will be a standalone entity with total production 1.5 million tpy of the CoalSwitch product. Construction of the first of the 6 plants is slated for early 2018. (Source: Active Energy Group, Proactive Investors, 1 Nov., 2017) Contact: Active Energy Group PLC, Richard Spinks, CEO, +44 (0)20 3021 1500, www.active-energy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Active Energy,  CoalSwitch,  Woody Biomass Fuel,  


Active Energy Planning Asian Biomass Plants (Ind. Report)
Active Energy, Lumino
Date: 2017-09-25
Advanced Biomass Solutions (ABS), an affiliate of Active Energy, reports has entered into an agreement with California-based Lumino Capital for the financing, development and operation of eight CoalSwitch™ plants across South East Asia.

Each plant will be capitalized primarily by equity investments and debt financing from Lumino and a consortium of financial institutions. Lumino and its affiliates will also supply woody biomass feedstock that will be used in the plants and processed into CoalSwitch. Lumino will also source long-term off-take agreements with entities in Japan and South Korea, including two biomass plants currently under development by its parent, Solariant.

The two companies plan to create a vertically integrated model encompassing the key components needed for the successful commercial roll-out of CoalSwitchâ„¢. Lumino will utilise its network of finance providers, as well as source both woody biomass and long-term offtake agreements, whilst ABS will supply the technology and plant construction." ABS will be responsible for the construction and ongoing operations, management and the maintenance of each CoalSwitch plant. (Source: Active Energy Group, PR, 22 Sept., 2017) Contact: Active Energy Group PLC, Richard Spinks, CEO, +44 (0)20 3021 1500, www.active-energy.com; Lumino Capital, www.luminocapital.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Active Energy,  Biomass,  CoalSwitch,  Advanced Biomass Solutions,  


Active Energy Seals Newfoundland Woody Biomass Deal (Ind. Report)
Active Energy
Date: 2017-05-24
In the UK, London-based Active Energy PLC has revealed it is part of a deal to source logging industry waste wood for energy applications from two forests covering a combined 1.2 million hectares in Newfoundland and Labrador Canada. The company plans to sign a crown timber licence, which gives it a 20-year forestry management agreement to harvest and use up to 140,000 cubic mpy of wood from the two sites which are in close proximity to ocean port facilities.

According to the Active Energy release, the company secured the deal with its affiliate Timberlands International. It hopes that another affiliate, Advanced Biomass Solutions, and Timberland will work together on the commercialization of its CoalSwitch product.

CoalSwitch is made from woody biomass including pulp and saw mill by-products such as bark, sawdust and thinnings, and wood which is over-age, under-quality, blow-down, beetle-kill, forest-fire damaged, or industrial waste. CoalSwitch can be burned by old, coal-fired generation facilities without the need for a retrofit. (Source: Active Energy, PR, endswaste&Bioenergy, 22 May, 2017) Contact: Active Energy Group PLC, Richard Spinks, CEO, +44 (0)20 3021 1500, www.active-energy.com

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


Active Energy Unloading Ukrainian WoodFibre Business (M&A, Int'l)
Active Energy Group
Date: 2017-05-10
London, UK-headquartered Active Energy Group PLC reports that as part of a planned refocusing on its CoalSwitch fuel product it will sell its WoodFibre operations in Ukraine.

As part of the refocusing-reorganisation, Active Energy has set up two separate affiliate companies -- Advanced Biomass Solutions (ABS) and Timberlands International. ABS will hold all of the current CoalSwitch operations controlled by Active Energy, as well as all future projects related to the group's biomass coal replacement technology.

The CoalSwitch product is made from woody biomass including pulp and saw mill by-products such as bark, sawdust and thinnings, and wood which is over-age, under-quality, blow-down, beetle-kill, forest-fire damaged, or industrial waste. CoalSwitch can be burned by old, coal-fired generation facilities without the need for a retrofit. (Source: Active Energy, PR, Proactive Investors, 8 May, 2017) Contact: Active Energy Group PLC, Richard Spinks, CEO, +44 (0)20 3021 1500, www.active-energy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Active Energy Group,  CoalSwitch,  


Active Energy Group Raises £11Mn for CoalSwitch Dev. (Int'l)
Active Energy Group
Date: 2017-03-20
London-headquartered timber and forestry group Active Energy Group Plc (AEG) reports it has raised £11.57 million through a five-year convertible loan note to existing and new investors. The cash will be used to advance the development of the company's CoalSwitch technology and construction of the first commercial-scale plant that will burn CoalSwitch.

The CoalSwitch product is made from waste wood biomass including pulp and saw mill by-products such as bark, sawdust and thinnings, and wood which is over-age, under-quality, blow-down, beetle-kill, forest-fire damaged, or industrial waste.

CoalSwitch will be rolled out where AEG can source high volume feedstock. (Source: Active Energy Group PLC, 15 Mar., 2017) Contact: Active Energy Group PLC, Richard Spinks, CEO, +44 (0)20 3021 1500, www.active-energy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Active Energy Group,  Woody Biomass,  CoalSwitch,  


RMP Planning New Biomass Fuel Tests (Ind. Report)
Rocky Mountain Power ,CoalSwith,Active Energy Group
Date: 2017-02-06
Following on our Nov. 30, 2016 coverage, Utah-headquartered utility Rocky Mountain Power (RMP), a unit of Pacificorp, reports it will test CoalSwitch, a new biomass fuel made from forest and woody biomass residues. CoalSwitch, which is produced by Active Energy Group Plc,, can be blended with coal in order to cut power plant fossil fuel consumption and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

UK-based Active Energy, which manages woodlands and develops clean-energy products, is seeking to supply its fuel to utilities willing to switch to biomass in order to cut carbon emissions. In November, the London-based company obtained funding for its first industrial-scale plant which will be located in Canada, according to Bloomberg.

RMP is planning an 18-hour test using a 10 pct blend of CoalSwitch and 90 pct coal in late 2017 . (Source: Active Energy Group , RMP, Bloombery, 6 Feb., 2017) Contact: AEG, Richard Spinks, CEO, www.active-energy.com/aeg-coalswitch; Rocky Mountain Power, Rita Meyer, VP, (800) 222-4335, www.rockymountainpower.net

More Low-Carbon Energy News CoalSwitch,  Rocky Mountain Power,  Active Energy Group ,  

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