Essity unveils ‘breakthrough’ in sustainable tissue paper production

Using straw instead of wood-based virgin or recovered fibres as raw material, the process requires less water and energy

38MW biomass plant open in Lincolnshire

A biomass plant that will generate enough electricity to power 65,000 homes has started operation in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. The 38MW straw-fired facility will also provide free heat to local sports clubs and community facilities and save around 230,000 tonnes of carbon emissions every year. Joost Bergsma, Managing Partner of renewable energy investor Glennmont, which bought […]

Norfolk biomass plant approved

A biomass plant in Norfolk has finally been approved by the local council, after the planning application was delayed to give time for environmental impact assessments. The Snetterton Biomass Plant will burn mainly oilseed rape and straw, generating 40MWe (megawatt electrical) of energy, enough to power between 62,000 and 68,000 households. The plant’s operator Iceni […]