Study: Big potential for negative CO2 emissions with biomass, CCS

The coupling of biomass technologies with carbon capture and storage yields negative carbon dioxide emissions and the global potential is enormous, according to a study recently released by Ecofys and IEA Greenhouse Gas.

Pfizer elevates green journey initiative with biomass boiler

Pfizer started a green journey initiative to commit itself to a more sustainable future. In July, Pfizer unveiled a biomass boiler at its Sanford, N.C., site, taking the company to the next level in reducing its environmental impact.

Placer County seeking new site for biomass project

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency in California has taken the Kings Beach site for Placer County's proposed 2 megawatt biomass combined-heat-and-power plant off the table, but the county will push on, looking at new sites.

Cargill plans power plant at beef processing facility in Alberta

Cargill Inc. is planning a 1.4-megawatt waste-to-energy plant at its High River, Alberta, beef processing facility. The plant will run on organic waste from the facility and will complement its methane gas capture and power generation system.

LST Energy designs technology for burning hay pellets

LST Energy has patented a solution to the practical difficulties of burning hay for heat. The company has developed a pellet-burning furnace that eliminates the clinkers found in previously marketed biomass burners when hay is used as a fuel.

Symposium outlines details of pellet mill quality management

During an in-depth standards symposium at the PFI Annual Conference, Chris Wiberg of Twin Ports Testing and co-chair of the PFI Standards Committee, walked pellet manufacturers through the development of a quality assurance/quality control program.

ALSC explains accreditation for pellet standards compliance

Though final handshakes and signatures have yet to be made, Pellet Fuels Institute has announced it intends to select the American Lumber Standard Committee as the accreditation body for the third-party pellet quality standard verification program.

North American wood pellet capacity set to increase

The North American Wood Fiber Review reports that in coming years, it is likely that demand for pellets will increase not only in Europe, but also in Asia and North America, which will generate new opportunities for pellet producers.

EIA report undercounts fossil fuel and nuclear energy subsidies

The EIA's latest report on federal energy subsidies underreported direct and indirect federal subsidies to the nuclear and fossil fuel industries, creating an inflated view of the subsidies that benefit renewable energy and efficiency programs.

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