Pellets & Densified Biomass

July 31, 2020

DOE announces $97 million for bioenergy R&D

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy on July 31 announced more than $97 million in funding for 33 projects that will support high-impact technology research and development to accelerate the bioeconomy, including biofuels, biopower and bioproducts. READ MORE

July 30, 2020

ENplus: Many European pellet producers impacted by COVID-19

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalA recent survey completed by ENplus found that 75 percent of ENplus certified wood pellet producers and traders have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, many by reduced demand from end users. READ MORE

July 29, 2020

Drax: Biomass power generation, pellet production up in H1

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerDrax Group plc on July 29 released financial results for the first half of 2020, reporting that biomass power generation was up 16 percent and pellet production was up 15 percent while achieving a 9 percent reduction in cost. READ MORE

July 29, 2020

PacBio confirms incident at Prince George plant

BY Pacific BioEnergy Corp. Found In:PelletsPacific Bioenergy Corporation (PacBio) on July 28 confirmed that Prince George Fire Department was called at approximately 5:00 p.m. the previous day after an incident occurred in an exterior conveyor system. READ MORE

July 28, 2020

DOE to provide $68 million for bioenergy crop research

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe DOE on July 28 announced $68 million in funding over five years for basic research aimed at making bioenergy feedstock crops more productive and resilient. Feedstocks addressed by the research include sorghum, poplar and pennycress. READ MORE

July 28, 2020

Drax: Power station ash paves the way for road building project

BY Drax Group Found In:Pellets, PowerA construction project in the U.K. was completed six months ahead of schedule, providing improved links between the East of England, the Midlands and the North. Ash from Drax Power Station was used in the project's concrete structures. READ MORE

July 27, 2020

Uskmouth conversion project to be completed in 2 phases

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerSimec Atlantis Energy Ltd. announced in mid-July that it now plans to develop its proposed U.K.-based Uskmouth power station conversion project in two phases. The company is also considering options to co-locate data centers at the plant. READ MORE

July 27, 2020

Biogenic CO2 Coalition launches digital ad campaign

BY Biogenic CO2 Coalition Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Biogenic CO2 Coalition has released new video and digital ad campaign asking why the U.S. EPA is the only environmental agency in the world to treat carbon emissions from common agricultural crops the exact same as those from fossil fuels. READ MORE

July 23, 2020

Report: EU wood pellet demand expected to increase in 2020

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalAn annual report filed with the USDA shows that the EU's wood pellet market has been relatively unaffected by COVID-19 but cautions further market expansion could be limited by member state sustainability requirements. READ MORE