The Biologue Blog

August 28, 2015

Is Coal-Derived Methane Power Renewable?

BY Anna SimetThis week, I learned of an operating project by Hoosier Energy that converts coalbed methane into electricity. The company has it listed in its renewable energy project portfolio and titles it thusly—the Osprey Point Renewable Energy Station. READ MORE

August 20, 2015

Greenbacks and Green Scams

BY Anna SimetLately, we’ve been getting quite a few emails from readers asking for advice about which companies to invest in. While we appreciate the fact that you seem to value our opinions and insight, it’s just not our business to make those recommendations. READ MORE

August 14, 2015

Pellet Storage Safety

BY Anna SimetEarlier this week, I wrote a story on a wood pellet storage offgassing study.Let me just say that I now realize the degree of contention regarding this matter. READ MORE

August 07, 2015

Surveying Pellet Producers

BY Anna SimetTo put together this survey, our team worked with Pellet Mill Magazine editorial board members—who are mainly pellet plant CEOs/operators—so we have a hunch the results will be of interest to you. READ MORE

August 07, 2015

Surveying Pellet Producers

BY Anna SimetTo put together this survey, our team worked with Pellet Mill Magazine editorial board members—who are mainly pellet plant CEOs/operators—so we have a hunch the results will be of interest to you. READ MORE

July 30, 2015

Clean Power Plan Rules Loom

BY Anna SimetWord is that the Clean Power Plan rules will be released next week. READ MORE

July 24, 2015

Closing in on Closed-Loop

BY Anna SimetAs you may already know if you work at a biomass power, pellet or biogas plant, we’ve changed the way we do our plant calls and data maintenance for our print and online maps. READ MORE

July 17, 2015

Pinnacle's Panamax Success

BY Anna SimetIn early June, I blogged about the fact that Canada’s Pinnacle Pellet successfully fully loaded a Panamax-class vessel with wood pellets, and a couple of days ago, I got an update from John Singleton at Handy Shipping Guide. READ MORE

July 10, 2015

A Biomass Conveying Case Study

BY Anna SimetWe’re hard at work on the September issue of Biomass Magazine, which is themed biomass handling, storage and preparation. READ MORE

July 01, 2015

Supreme Court Ruling, MATS & the Clean Power Plan

BY Anna SimetOn Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court of Justice made an interesting ruling. One that, I think, a lot of people had a tough time understanding, myself included. READ MORE

June 25, 2015

Globally, 2014 a Good Year for Renewables

BY Anna SimetLate last week, the Worldwatch Institute released a 2015 global status report for renewables. READ MORE

June 12, 2015

Cutting NOx at Covanta Burnaby

BY Anna SimetCovanta, which operates 43 waste-to-energy (WTE) and wood-fired biomass power plants worldwide installed an updated emission control system at its Metro Vancouver WTE plant. READ MORE

June 05, 2015

Maxing Out A Panamax

BY Anna SimetThis just in: Canada’s Pinnacle Pellet shared that it had successfully fully loaded a Panamax-class vessel with wood pellets. READ MORE

May 29, 2015

Wood Heat & a Not-So-Terrible Lizard

BY Anna SimetIn the throes of writing an article about adding thermal to state renewable portfolio standards for the July issue of Biomass Magazine, I learned of something new and interesting, but let me explain the backstory first. READ MORE

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