Inside January/February 2018


The ABCs of ORCs

BY Ron KotrbaOrganic Rankine cycle systems are a good fit for companies with biomass waste streams to produce combined heat and power, and, in some cases, sell power to the grid. READ MORE


A First of Their Kind

BY Anna SimetThis quarter’s Biomass Construction Update profiles a novel pipeline dairy digester cluster in central California, and a biomass thermal plant upgrade in Halifax, Nova Scotia. READ MORE


Laser Cladding Advancements for Pressurized Boiler Components

BY Scott PoeppelEnergy plants that use wood, construction debris and municipal solid waste can benefit from recent advances in laser metal deposition. READ MORE

Transformer Overhaul

BY Ed SullivanNew-generation power transformers at Avista Corp.’s Kettle Falls, Washington, plant demonstrate the benefits of acquiring replacement units that fit existing footprints and connections. READ MORE


Business Briefs

BY Biomass Magazine staff