Introducing the European Biomass Investment Fact File 2018

As the European Union edges closer to generating 20% of its electricity using only renewable sources by 2020, biomass facilities on the continent are becoming ever-more prominent in the investment landscape.

To help you gauge the relative dynamism of Europe’s major and developing biomass markets, AcuComm’s Chief Data Analyst, Andy Crofts, has developed a brand new report for 2018, covering the latest stats and project data from 23 countries. The data is taken from AcuComm’s proprietary Business Database. This is a database of projects compiled and maintained by us on a daily basis since 2013. The information in it is not readily available from any other source.

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Report summary

Overview

The 23 countries in this Fact File account for 729 energy from biomass projects, with a combined investment value of US$49 billion. Projects average US$67 million, but this can fluctuate greatly depending on the technology and designed capacity of each.

Around 71% of projects are currently operational, while the remainder are in various stages of planning and construction. Our data suggests US$5.2 billion of investment is due to become operational during 2018, with a further US$17 billion between the 2019-2023 period.

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Feedstocks

While a variety of biomass feedstocks are used in the projects covered, wood is by far the largest in terms of investment value. 377 projects with an estimated value of US$29.8 billion utilise wood waste, industrial by-products, chips or specially-grown material.

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Locations

All countries in this report share similar regulatory framework, but it has become apparent that there are very different trends in the use of renewables to generate power across Europe. As to be expected, some countries are further advanced; the likes of Latvia utilise biomass to generate over 95% of their power, while others such as France, Germany and the UK are investing heavily to improve their rates.

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The European Biomass Investment Fact File is available to purchase now! If you’d like to explore the prominence of biomass across the continent and find out which markets could provide opportunities to break through, click here.

AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – WtE & MBT Facility

Development of WtE, MBT, IBA treatment and fuel storage facilities

Earlier this month it was revealed that planning consent for a £240 million project Mallusk, Northern Ireland had been overturned following a judicial review brought by NGO Noarc21. It was determined that permission should not have been granted by a civil servant in the absence of a ministerial appointment.

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AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – Australia Waste Processing Plant

Construction of a garden waste processing facility

A new organic waste processing facility is due to open at the Awaba Waste Management Facility in Lake Macquarie, New South Wales in July 2018. The plant was initially developed to process just garden waste, but the decision has been made to expand operations and accept food waste too.

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Weekly Projects Update – 50 new/updated projects, worth an estimated US$3,898m

In the week ending 23rd February 2018, AcuComm added or updated 50 projects to our database. These have a combined estimated value of US$3,898 million. There were 21 new projects and 29 updates.

This brings the total estimated value of projects in the database to US$345.5 billion.

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  • The UK was the leading country in the past week in terms of project value, accounting for US$1,093 million. This was equal to 28% of the total for the week.
  • The leading company last week was Axis Industries, a contractor/engineer based in Lithuania.

Take a look at the latest projects by clicking here.

Global Waste Investment Fact File: Philippines

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AcuComm’s Chief Data Analyst, Andy Crofts, gives us a round-up of this week’s chosen country focus for the Global Waste Investment Fact File.

 

Next up in our series of Global Waste Investment Fact Files is the Philippines edition. As of August 2017, AcuComm was listing 22 projects in the country. These have a total value of US$1,566 million or US$71 million each.

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Key points from this Fact File:

  • Incineration (with energy recovery) is the leading project type, accounting for US$958 million or 61% of the total. This is followed by integrated/mixed facilities, accounting for US$387 million or 25% of the total.
  • The total estimated capacity of these projects is 4.8 million tonnes. This is equal to 217,141 tonnes per project on average.
  • This capacity is equal to 33% of the Philippines estimated annual waste generation at 14.7 million tonnes.
  • Waste investments totalling US$1,410 are expected to become operational over the next few years. This is currently expected to peak in 2019 at US$32 million.
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Click here to download this Fact File.

Alternatively, you can take a look at AcuComm’s full list of projects in the AcuComm database by clicking here.

Weekly Projects Update – 40 new/updated projects, worth an estimated US$4,846m

In the week ending 20th October 2017, AcuComm added/updated 40 projects to our database. These have a combined estimated value of US$4,846 million. There were 15 completely new projects and 25 updates.

This brings the total number of active projects in the database to 4,895. They have an estimated value of US$346.6 million, or US$71 million on average.

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  • The UK was the leading country in the past week in terms of project value, accounting for US$1,434 million. This was equal to 29.6% of the total.
  • The leading feedstock this week was wood, which accounted for eight projects and an estimated US$1,924 million. This is equal to 39.7 of the total this week.

For the full list of the latest projects, click here.

Weekly Projects Update – 42 new/updated projects, worth an estimated US$5,861m

In the week ending 29th September 2017, AcuComm added or updated 42 projects to our database. These have a combined estimated value of US$5,861 million. There were 19 new projects this week, with 23 updates.

This brings the total number of active projects in the AcuComm database to 5,246. They have an estimated value of US$367.6 million, or US$70 million on average.

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  • Hong Kong was the leading country in the past week in terms of project value, accounting for US$2,968 million. This was equal to 50.6% of the total.
  • The leading facility type was integrated/mixed facilities, which accounted for US$3,191 million. This was equal to 54.4% of the total.

To take a look at the latest projects in our database, click here.

AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – Finland Biorefinery

Development of a biorefinery

Pöyry has been selected as the party to conduct the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of KaiCell Fibers planned biorefinery facility. The assignment will pave the way for the project’s permit process.

If approved, the facility will aim to process wood fibre from the Kainuu area to use in biorefinery products.

To keep up-to-date with the latest information on this project, click here.

AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – Argentina Biomass Plant

Construction of a 40 MW biomass plant

Fuentes Renovables de Energia (FRESA) is developing a 40 MW thermal biomass power plant in San Alonso. Just less than 42,000 tonnes of pine and eucalyptus forest waste and timber residues will be used as feedstock for the facility each month, which will generate 40 MW of power.

Construction on the plant began in August.

To access the latest updates on this project, click here. It’ll only be available to access in full for free for the next 7 days, so don’t miss out!

AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – UK Recycling Facility

Development of a battery recycling facility

This month, Ecosurety announced that it is to team up with Belmont Trading UK to develop a battery recycling centre at Belmont’s Kilwinning site. Over £300,000 worth of equipment will be installed by September, with the hope that the facility will commence operations before the end of the year.

Ecosurety believe that the facility will cover the UK’s entire battery waste requirements, allowing the country to become self-sufficient in recycling them.

As today’s Full Access Project, this project is now available to view at the touch of a button. To find out more, click here.