Biomass

October 22, 2012
Vietnam’s Dak Lak Province is aiming to make renewable energy account for 25 percent of its energy mix by 2015 through a combination of wind, solar and biomass.
October 19, 2012
Members of the San Jose City Rice Millers Association in the Philippines along with private investors have broken ground on a new 9.9-MW rice husk biomass power plant
October 16, 2012
General Electric and Indonesian state utility firm Perusahaan Listrik Negara yesterday signed a Letter of Intent to collaborate on a pilot biomass power plant in Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara.
October 11, 2012
A rice husk biomass plant is on the books for Cambodia. The Phnom Penh Post reported that an unnamed Malaysian company is due to sign a contract with the Federation of Cambodian Rice Millers Association, according to its president, Phou Puy.
September 30, 2012
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing USD600 million for a package of green projects that will transform waste into clean energy, reduce CO2 emissions, expand eco-friendly transport, and protect fragile wetland areas in fast-growing second-tier cities in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
September 28, 2012
The World Bank and the United Nations have pledged to work together to boost the world's poor access electricity. Dr Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank is to co-chair an advisory board with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to push the Sustainable Energy for All initiative.
Japanese offshore wind lens concept
September 03, 2012
Japan’s environment Minister Goshi Hosono unveiled a new strategy Friday to boost power generation capacity of four primary renewable energy sources — offshore wind, geothermal, biomass and tidal power — by more than by 2030. The plan, if successful, is aimed at eliminating all nuclear power plants. Announcing the Innovative Strategy for Energy and the Environment after the day's Cabinet meeting, Hosono said his ministry plans to increase the combined annual capacity of electricity generation through the four key renewables to as much as 19.41 GW by 2030
August 23, 2012
A Swiss cleantech fund has invested USD9.8 million in Philippine company, Greenergy Solutions.
August 07, 2012
A comprehensive new study has been published by Australia’s new Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE), providing “the best available and most up-to-date cost estimates” for 40 utility-scale electricity generation technologies between now and 2050, albeit under Australian conditions.
July 30, 2012
Investors have been disappointed by the level of feed-in-tariffs (FiT) announced by the Philippine Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) several years after the implementation of the Philippines Renewable Energy Act.
July 23, 2012
The Chinese government said it will accelerate the pace of solar power installations after 2015, part of a program including funds from the state to cap carbon emissions while satisfying the nation’s demand for electricity, according to a report in Bloomberg.
July 17, 2012
The Indonesian government has tried to boost renewable energy development investment and has set the feed-intariffs for Jakarta's waste-fired power plants. Making the projects more attractive to investors, it set the rate at around 12 to 14 US cents per Kilowatt-hour (kWh). The rate set was nearly double what analysts and consultants expected and while comparable to biomass projects, a higher tariff rate than conventional power rates.
July 16, 2012
US-listed GE has revealed that the SOMA Group is to use GE’s Waukesha gas engine technology to power a new rural, rice husk biomass-energy project. The project is Cambodia’s first integrated biomass gasification-gas engine solution designed to supply renewable electricity to the local grid in support of the country’s Cambodia Rice Husk Biomass-Energy Project rural electrification goals.
July 14, 2012
Sewage disposal in China is the “most promising” segment of the country’s environmental industry, according to a new research report.
China CleanTech sub indicies, 2Q2012
July 13, 2012
The China CleanTech Index has reported an 8.1 per cent loss in June, a worse performance than all its benchmarks and it was down 10.8 per cent for the year. Only days after Bloomberg New Energy Finance reported  that China was driving global growth in the clean energy sector with a 92 per cent surge in investment in the second quarter of 2012 over the first quarter, the Index showed that investor confidence is still shaky.
July 12, 2012
The Indonesian government will soon be issuing a new pricing regulation for biomass power plants to encourage investors to take advantage of the city’s waste for power generation, an official with the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry said.
Philippines wind turbines
July 11, 2012
Several years after the implementation of the Philippines Renewable Energy Act, the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is finally looking to issue the much-awaited feed-in tariff (FiT) rates by the end of this month, which would allow dozens of long delayed renewable energy projects to move forward. The Renewable Energy Act, also known as Republic Act 9513, aims to increase the country's renewable energy capacity to 15.3-GW from the current 9.8-GW. To help spur renewable energy demand, the law calls for the Electricity Regulatory Commission (ERC) to establish a FiT system, as well as specific RPS targets for utilities.
Tight-fisted investment in clean energy
July 09, 2012
Global clean energy investment remained sluggish in the second quarter of 2012, with venture capital & private equity investment and project finance activity both falling quarter-on-quarter. According to Clean Energy Pipeline project finance totaled USD34.6 billion, its second lowest quarterly level during the last two years, while venture capital and private equity investment (excluding buyouts) reached USD1.9 billion, its lowest quarterly level since the beginning of 2009. Similarly, IPO activity languished with clean energy companies only securing USD1.1 billion through IPOs globally in the last quarter
July 03, 2012
DP CleanTech, a Chinese biomass and waste-to-energy business, won a contract to build a facility in the Philippines that will use rice husk, rice straw and woodchips to produce power, Bloomberg reports.
June 05, 2012
Cambodian microfinance institution PRASAC MFI Ltd says it is bolstering its green credentials by increasing loans for eco-friendly farming methods in the kingdom.