Virginia landfill gas power plant opens

A 6.4-megawatt (MW) landfill gas-to-energy plant built by Republic Services Inc., Old Dominion Electric Cooperative and Fortistar LLC has come on line in Richmond, Va.
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E.ON to begin building biomass power plant in England

U.K.-based E.ON Renewables has released some details of its plan to build a $189.5 million, 30-megawatt (MW) biomass power plant at Blackburn Meadows near Sheffield, England.
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U.K.'s DECC RO banding gives pellets advantage over coal

Under the U.K.s new Renewable Obligations program released in October, pellets are set to gain an advantage over coal of more than $15 per gigajoule.
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Maine port expands to handle woody biomass exports

The Port of Eastport in Maine is on the cusp of completing an expansion that will cater to woody biomass demand in Europe.
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ConocoPhillips, Enviva to build torrefied wood pellet plant

Global energy giant ConocoPhillips has partnered with U.S. wood pellet manufacturer Enviva LP to build a torrefied wood pellet plant under the company name Eco Biomass Technologies.
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U of Montana air quality permit decision delayed

A decision from the Missoula, Mont., City-County Health Department to approve or deny the air quality permit for the University of Montana's biomass gasification plant was expected Nov. 17 but has been delayed for 30 days.
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Heating the Midwest details goals

Biomass thermal has great potential in the Midwest, and stakeholders representing various industries across the board are collaborating to gain a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.
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Vancouver, Wash. biomass project cancelled

After an ongoing battle between the city and its project developers, a biomass district heating plant planned for downtown Vancouver, Wash., has been officially cancelled.
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Berlin, N.H., incentivizes residential pellet heat

Through the Model Neighborhood Project, as many as 40 homeowners in Berlin, N.H., will receive subsidies to switch from heating oil systems to advanced wood pellet boilers in the next two years.
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Quebec greenhouse fires up biomass heating system

A large greenhouse in Sainte-Clotilde-de-Chateauguay, Quebec, unveiled on Nov. 18 its new biomass heating system, complete with a 2-kilometer (1.24-mile) hot water distribution network for its 6.5 hectares (16 acres).
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