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Industry News Comment W


elcome to the Spring issue of Forest Bioenergy Review in uncertain times as the corona virus spreads from its source in Asia to affect the lives and economies of nations throughout the Pacific and now both the European and


American continents. At the time of writing, the population of the British Isles is effectively


in ‘lockdown’, with restrictions on travel, a ban on meetings of more than two people for the next three weeks and a request to work from home wherever possible. These steps by the UK Government were taken on 23rd March in a bid to protect key workers on the front line in the fight against what is now a global pandemic.


As more individuals are confined to their homes, local networks have


experienced a rapid increase in energy consumption, which it is hoped will be off-set by a drop in industrial demand to maintain the stability needed for day-to-day consumption.


It is important to stay positive, so let’s now look ahead to the April E-Newsletter, followed by the Summer issue of Forest Bioenergy Review.


We are planning to provide general news via the April E-Newsletter and more in-depth coverage in issue 46, to be published this Summer, which will feature: Biomass shipping, loading and delivery logistics; Gasification plants using woody biomass; and Pellet production and processing.


Important and breaking news will also be posted to our website:


www.forestbioenergyreview.com Stay safe. Vince Maynard, Publisher


Front cover picture: ANDRITZ - page 10.


FOREST BIOENERGY REVIEW Volume 9, Number 45 – Spring 2020 Contact information


PUBLISHER &


EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Vince Maynard KVJ Enterprises, Tralee, Hillcrest Road, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 6JS, UK Tel: +44 (0) 1732 505724 Mobile: +44 (0) 7747 002286 E: pulppaperlogistics@virginmedia.com


CONSULTANT EDITOR David Young Tel: +44 (0) 1737 551687 Mobile: +44 (0) 7785 796826 E: youngeditorial1@btinternet.com


ISSN 2045-8514 ©2020 KVJ Enterprises Spring 2020 Forest Bioenergy Review 1


REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Einar Johansson Mobile: +46 70 234 80 85 E: einar.lennart@gmail.com


PRODUCTION Anthony Wiffen ASTAC Business Publishing Tel: +44 (0) 1622 850063 Mobile: +44 (0) 7557 280 769 E: anton_print_1@mac.com


PRINTING Brown Knight and Truscott Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 3BW, UK Tel: +44 (0)1892 511678


U.S. Renewables


Energy efficiency, natural gas and renewable energy


19 20 Events


European Pellet Conference 2020


Valmet


Winning with outsourcing


16 18


Keravan Energia


Keravan Energia invests in energy efficiency and emission reduction


VTT Carbon dioxide as a


raw material for the chemical industry


An immaculate operation in greenheat and power


10 ANDRITZ 9 Contents 2


Industry News


ANDRITZ to supply a further PowerFluid circulating fluidized bed boiler


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