The commissioning of an innovative bioenergy carbon capture and storage (BECCS) pilot plant at Drax Power Station has started, with the first carbon dioxide expected to be captured in the coming weeks.
Pinnacle Renewable Holdings Inc. announced Nov. 27 that it has commenced initial pellet production at its new production facility in Smithers, British Columbia, which is owned 70 percent by Pinnacle and 30 percent by West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. READ MORESHARE
The U.S. EPA has issued a proposed rule to amend its 2015 NSPS for residential wood heaters that would provide retailers additional time to sell existing inventories of heaters and forced air furnaces. The agency also issued a related ANPR. READ MORESHARE
On Nov. 28, the U.K. government released an action plan that aims to enable the development of the nation’s first carbon capture, usage and storage project. Biomass U.K., an affiliate of the U.K. REA, has spoken out in support of the action plan. READ MORESHARE
Drax has partnered with Smart Green Shipping Alliance, Ultrabulk, and Humphreys Yacht Design to tackle the issue of CO2 emissions from the shipping industry. A feasibility study will examine the potential to use Fastrig technology on Ultrabulk ships. READ MORESHARE
On Nov. 21, Pöyry announced Baltania OÜ has awarded the company an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services contract for a torrefied pellet plant under development in Vägari, Estonia.
The USDA is taking action to allow agency administrators additional flexibility to obligate federal funds associated with certain infrastructure projects, including those associated with several of its rural development programs.
On Nov. 30, the U.S. EPA published its recently announced proposed rule to amend new source performance standards (NSPS) for residential wood heaters in the Federal Register, officially opening a 45-day comment period.
The results are in from a four-year, $5.88-million biomass study led by researchers at Humboldt State University. The research project, called Waste to Wisdom, found strong near-term potential for biochar production. READ MORESHARE
International technology group Andritz has received an order from Toyo Engineering Corp., Japan, to deliver a PowerFluid Circulating Fluidized Bed boiler with flue gas cleaning system for a new biomass power plant to be built in Kamisu. READ MORESHARE