Pellets & Densified Biomass

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EIA updates bioenergy forecasts, predicts increase in capacity

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe EIA released the December edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook on Dec. 11 predicting nonhydropower renewables will provide 10 percent of total U.S. utility-scale power generation in 2019, increasing to 12 percent in 2020. READ MORE

December 11, 2019

USDA: US wood pellet exports top 550,035 tons in October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PelletsThe U.S. exported 550,035.3 tons of wood pellets during October, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on Dec. 5. Exports were down when compared to both October 2018 and September 2019. READ MORE

December 10, 2019

Drax aims to become carbon negative by 2030

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerDrax group plc CEO Will Gardiner has announced the U.K. energy company plans to be carbon negative by 2030. Gardiner made the announcement on Dec. 10 at the Power Past Coal Alliance event at COP 25 in Madrid, Spain. READ MORE

December 10, 2019

New app helps design buildings that use biomass for heat

BY Colorado State Forest Service Found In:Pellets, ThermalWith the coming of the winter heating season, the Colorado State Forest Service is debuting a new tool to help builders make new buildings more climate conscious and less dependent on non-renewable sources of energy. READ MORE

December 06, 2019

EIA: Densified biomass fuel sales reach 900,000 tons in August

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PelletsThe EIA recently released data showing U.S. manufactures produced 820,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in August, with sales reaching 900,000 tons. Production included 195,382 tons of heating pellets and 625,896 tons of utility pellets. READ MORE

December 05, 2019

Mitsubishi plans biomass conversion of Japanese power plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerMitsubishi Corp. on Dec. 4 announced plans to convert the Suzukawa Energy Center Ltd. to biomass. The 112-megawatt facility is currently fired with coal. The plant is expected to begin producing renewable energy from wood pellets in April 2022. READ MORE

December 03, 2019

Senate confirms Brouillette as energy secretary

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Senate voted 70-15 on Dec. 2 to confirm Dan Brouillette as energy secretary following his Nov. 7 nomination by President Trump. Brouillette previously served as deputy energy secretary under former Energy Secretary Rick Perry. READ MORE

December 02, 2019

Enviva awarded construction permit for Alabama pellet plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PelletsEnviva released a statement on Dec. 2 announcing the Alabama Department of Environmental Management has approved a permit allowing Enviva to construct a wood pellet facility in Sumter County, Alabama. READ MORE

November 25, 2019

Renova moves forward with 75 MW Omaezakikou Biomass Project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerJapan-based Renova Inc. announced Nov. 19 it has made a final investment decision and reached financial close on a 75 megawatt biomass power plant located approximately 150 miles southwest of Tokyo in Omaezaki and Makinohara, Shizuoka Prefecture. READ MORE