Biomass Power

August 14, 2019

Bill aims to extend tax credits for biomass, other renewables

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasReps. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., and Scott Peters, D-Calif., introduced a bill Aug. 13 that aims to extend tax credits for investments in qualified renewable energy production, including closed-loop biomass, open-loop biomass, and municipal solid waste. READ MORE

August 14, 2019

Bioenergy DevCo receives $106 million investment, buys BTS Biogas

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBioenergy DevCo announced Aug. 8 it has received a $106 million investment from Newlight Partners LP to grow anaerobic digestion (AD) technology in North America. The following day, the company announced the acquisition of BTS Biogas. READ MORE

August 14, 2019

EIA updates bioenergy generation, capacity forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. Energy Information Administration currently expects nonhydro renewables to provide 10 percent of U.S. utility-scale generation in 2019, increasing to 12 percent in 2020, according to the agency’s latest Short Term Energy Outlook. READ MORE

August 13, 2019

DOE seeks input on its FY 2019 EERE, BETO research priorities

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Department of Energy’s Office of Efficiency and Renewable Energy is seeking public input on its EERE and Bioenergy Technologies Office research priorities, including those focused on corn fiber biofuel, food waste, data efforts and algae biomass. READ MORE

August 06, 2019

Sununu vetoes bill to support New Hampshire's 6 biomass plants

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerNew Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed a bill Aug. 5 that aimed to support operations at the state’s six biomass power plants and avoid a protracted legal flight over a biomass reform law that was enacted in 2018. READ MORE

August 06, 2019

Doosan Babcock celebrates 10 years of safety success at Drax

BY Doosan Babcock Found In:Pellets, PowerDoosan Babcock is responsible for the provision of maintenance and outage services to Drax Power Station and is now celebrating an important safety milestone of 10 years without a lost time accident at the site. READ MORE

August 05, 2019

Oregon governor signs RNG bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOregon Gov. Kate Brown recently signed SB 98 into law. The bill sets voluntary renewable natural gas (RNG) goals for the state’s natural gas utilities, creating a path for RNG to become an increasing part of Oregon’s energy supply. READ MORE

August 05, 2019

Report: EU demand for wood pellets continues to grow

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalA recent report filed with the USDA FAS's GAIN predicts the EU market for wood pellets will likely grow this year but cautions future expansions could be limited by sustainability requirements introduced by individual member states. READ MORE

July 31, 2019

Sierra Energy closes on $33 million in funding

BY Sierra Energy Corp. Found In:PowerSierra Energy Corp. announced July 29 that it has closed a $33 million series A investment round. The funding will help the company further develop and commercialize its FastOx gasification technology, which converts waste into renewable energy. READ MORE