Biomass Power

14 hours ago

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

14 hours ago

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

16 hours ago

UK funds projects to generate bioenergy from wetlands biomass

BY U.K. Department of Energy & Climate Change Found In:Power, ThermalThree British companies have been awarded a share of over GBP 1.3 million ($2.19 million) to spur on innovation in turning reeds and rushes from wetlands into bioenergy, U.K. Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker announced April 17. READ MORE

April 18, 2014

Forest thinning in Ariz. could benefit environment, economy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalA new report finds that forest thinning could improve the health of Arizona's forests while strengthening rural economies. Small diameter wood harvested as part of thinning activities could be used for many purposes, including bioenergy production. READ MORE

April 18, 2014

CSR partners to convert railroad ties into biofuel

BY Coalition for Sustainable Rail Found In:Power, ThermalThe Coalition for Sustainable Rail has announced that it is initiating research on conversion of used railroad ties into an advanced biofuel via torrefaction. This research is funded through a grant from the Indiana Rail Road. READ MORE

April 17, 2014

Phoenix Energy to build California biomass gasification plant

BY Phoenix Energy Found In:PowerPhoenix Energy has signed agreements to build and operate a biomass gasification plant near Lake Tahoe, Calif. The 2-MW plant will utilize forest biomass from Placer County's fire threat reduction activities to make electricity, heat and biochar. READ MORE

April 17, 2014

BC Bioenergy Network funds pilot torrefaction project

BY BC Bioenergy Network Found In:Power, ThermalBC Bioenergy Network, a provincially-funded leader supporting the growing bioenergy sector in British Columbia, announced its intention to fund $1 million to Diacarbon Energy Inc. to demonstrate its torrefaction bioreactor technology. READ MORE

April 17, 2014

Economics of using mesquite for power reliant on outside factors

BY Texas A&M AgriLife Research Found In:PowerUsing mesquite biomass for electricity generation may become economically feasible if ecological and agricultural factors are considered, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research paper being published in the BioEnergy Research journal. READ MORE

April 16, 2014

Kentucky funds landfill gas-to-energy project

BY Gov. Steve Beshear's office Found In:Power, BiogasKentucky Gov. Beshear has announced funding to help create an environmentally-friendly methane gas recovery system in the city of Glasgow, Ky., that will harness the gas emitted from the Glasgow Regional Landfill and turn it into electricity. READ MORE