Biomass Power

February 15, 2019

EIA: 900,000 tons of densified biomass fuel sold in October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing that U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 750,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in October 2018, with sales reaching 900,000 tons. READ MORE

February 15, 2019

Canadian government funds new biomass research cluster

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe government of Canada has announced it will invest up to $7 million in a new biomass research cluster. An additional $3.1 million is contributions is expected from industry, bringing the total investment to $10.1 million. READ MORE

February 14, 2019

Report tracks US renewable energy investments, deployments

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasA new report published by BloombergNEF and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy shows renewable energy is continuing to grow in the U.S., with 103 megawatts of capacity from biomass and waste-to-energy sources added last year. READ MORE

February 13, 2019

EIA updates bioenergy forecasts in February STEO

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released the February edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting that nonhydropower renewables will provide 11 percent of U.S. electricity generation this year and 13 percent next year. READ MORE

February 11, 2019

BECCS project at Drax begins capturing carbon dioxide

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerDrax Group has announced the first carbon dioxide has been captured at the bioenergy carbon capture and storage (BECCS) pilot at Drax Power Station. The pilot uses technology developed by C-Capture, a spin-out from Leeds University. READ MORE

February 11, 2019

RFS Power Coalition launched by BPA, ABC, ERC

BY Biomass Power Association, American Biogas Council and Energy Recovery Council Found In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThree trade associations representing renewable electricity producers have announced the launch of the RFS Power Coalition, which aims to get the EPA to implement a law mandating the inclusion of qualifying renewable electricity under the RFS. READ MORE

February 08, 2019

FERC: US could to add 572 MW of biomass capacity by 2022

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasA report recently issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission shows the U.S added 68 MW of biomass power last year. An additional 572 MW of biomass capacity could be installed by January 2022. READ MORE

February 07, 2019

Simmons sworn in as assistant secretary of DOE’s EERE

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has a new leader. Daniel Simmons was recently sworn in assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy. READ MORE

February 06, 2019

Skeena Sawmills, PacBio enter wood pellet off-take agreement

BY Pacific BioEnergy Corp. Found In:Pellets, PowerSkeena Sawmills Ltd. and Pacific BioEnergy Corp. have entered into a long term off-take agreement for wood pellets under which PacBio will purchase all of the pellets produced at Skeena Sawmills’ new pellet in Terrace, British Columbia. READ MORE