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India to establish first geothermal energy plants

India geothermal plant

Plans to build India's first geothermal power plants are underway. Indian states Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal are the first of many to announce interest in developing the BRIC country's first geothermal energy plant, with power capacity in the range of 3MW to 5MW.

India invites investment to develop biomass solar hybrid power plants

Investors in India are invited to submit proposals for a government project on building plants based on hybrid biomass and solar thermal technology.

World’s biggest 100% biomass-fuelled power plant launched in Poland

The world's largest 100 per cent biomass-fuelled power plant has been launched in Poland. Polish provider GDF SUEZ has inaugurated the 205MW Green Unit biomass plant, which is made up of treefarming and agricultural by-products, at Polaniec in south-east Poland.

Brazil to invest $2.85bn to fund biofuel and renewable chemical tech research

Brazil will invest BRL 6.1bn ($2.85 billion) to fund biofuel and renewable chemical technology research, according to reports. The development will accelerate its efforts to modernise its energy industry and shift away from a commodity-export based economy, Bloomberg has said.

EU firm to participate in bioenergy research in Finland and India to build up forest and energy partnerships

A Finnish firm is to take part in a bioenergy research programme in Finland and India which aims to build up collaborations between forest and energy companies.

Loan approved to build Brazil’s first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant

Funding to build Brazil's first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant has been approved, according to reports. Brazilian development bank BNDES has approved a BRL 300.3m (USD 150m) loan to develop the plant, which will be used to produce biofuels and renewable chemicals.

China and Russia commit to World Energy Congress

The Chinese and Russian governments have committed to sending high-level delegations to the World Energy Congress in South Korea this year, organisers have announced.

Iceland signs BRIC agreement in bid to deliver geothermal expertise to China

Iceland has signed an agreement with China in a bid to deliver its expertise in geothermal energy to the BRIC country, according to reports.

Indian demand for renewable energy credits almost triples in March

Demand for renewable energy credits in India almost tripled in March this year, according to reports.

World‘s largest biomass plant launched in Finland

The world's largest biomass gasification plant has been inaugurated in Finland. Firm Vaskiluodon Voima Oy has launched the 140MW plant in Vaasa, which is expected to cut coal use by 40 per cent. 

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