Pellets & Densified Biomass

March 25, 2014

Ackerly, Abengoa recognized for contributions to biomass industry

BY Sue Retka SchillFound In:Pellets, Thermal, Advanced FuelsJohn Ackerly, president of the Alliance for Green Heat, was presented with the Excellence in Bioenergy award at the 2014 International Biomass Conference and Expo, while Abengoa Bioenergy was recognized with the Groundbreaker of the Year award. READ MORE

15 minutes ago

Viridis Energy lands grant, new equipment to draw fuel suppliers

BY Anna SimetFound In:PelletsThe Nova Scotia government has awarded Viridis Energy with a CA$517,500 ($469,000) grant to purchase new equipment at the company’s pellet manufacturing subsidiary, Scotia Atlantic Biomass Company Ltd., in Middle Musquoboit, Nova Scotia. READ MORE

17 minutes ago

Comment period on SBP biomass standards closes April 25

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalA comment period on five draft biomass standards developed by the Sustainable Biomass Partnership closes on April 25. The standards make up the SBP's Biomass Assurance Framework. North American pellet producers are encouraged to comment. READ MORE

21 minutes ago

North American wood pellet exports to Europe double in 2 years

BY Wood Resources International LLC Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalWood pellet exports from North America to Europe have doubled in two years to reach 4.7 million tons in 2013 with the U.S. South accounting for 63 percent of the volume, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. READ MORE

April 23, 2014

Thermogen loan guarantee reduced, developers still committed

BY Anna SimetFound In:PelletsThe Finance Authority of Maine has approved a $16 million taxable bond for Thermogen's black pellet project in Millinocket, Maine, reducing its initial commitment, approved in October, by $9 million. READ MORE

April 23, 2014

Bloomberg: global renewable investments down, but power share up

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsWhile global investments in renewable energy technologies dropped in 2013, continuing a two-year trend, there are several silver linings to that observation, according to a new report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. READ MORE

April 23, 2014

Siegenthaler, BTEC, and HeatSpring launch biomass design course

BY Biomass Thermal Energy Council Found In:Pellets, ThermalHydronics expert John Siegenthaler, the Biomass Thermal Energy Council and HeatSpring have teamed up to launch a 10-week online course, titled "Hydronic-Based Biomass Design." READ MORE

April 22, 2014

Forest Service opens wood-to-energy funding opportunities

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. Forest has announced it is seeking proposals for two separate wood-to-energy funding opportunities, including the Hazardous Fuels Wood-to-Energy (W2E) Grant program and the Statewide Wood Energy Team cooperative agreement program. READ MORE

April 22, 2014

DOE announces draft solicitation for Section 1703 loan guarantees

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. DOE has announced its intent to offer up to $4 billion in Section 1703 loan guarantees to support a wide variety of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. Public comments are being accepted on the scope of the final solicitation. READ MORE