Dec 17 2013

Pyrogrot abandoned

BillerudKorsnäs today announced the withdrawal of its Swedish project, Pyrogrot, from NER300. Pyrogrot was a BIOa-subcategory project concerning ‘Lignocellulose to intermediate solid, liquid or slurry bioenergy carriers via pyrolysis with capacity of minimum 40 kt/y of the final product’. In mid-2013 the project applied for an extension to its date of entry into operation, a leaked document from the EC shows.

Before the end of the month, projects must submit the first of a series of annual reports, detailing the progress they are making.

The EC will need to decide whether to allow another award to a Swedish project in the second round of NER300, which is currently underway. It has written that it is “highly unlikely” that this will be possible.