Biomass Power

September 17, 2018

UK bioenergy plant begins commercial operations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalOn Sept. 14, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners announced that Kent Renewable Energy, a 27 MW wood-fired combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant located in Sandwich, U.K., has successfully commenced operations. READ MORE

September 13, 2018

New Hampshire legislature overrides veto of biomass bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe New Hampshire legislature has successfully voted to override Gov. Chris Sununu’s veto of Senate Bill 365, which will require electric utilities to purchase energy from six of the state’s independent biomass power plants for three years. READ MORE

September 12, 2018

EPA’s SAB to address biogenic CO2 framework at Sept. 26 meeting

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. EPA has announced its Chartered Science Advisory Board will hold a teleconference Sept. 26 to address several issues, including a new draft SAB review of EPA’s Framework for Assessing Biogenic CO2 Emissions from Stationary Sources. READ MORE

September 12, 2018

Valmet to deliver BioTrac system for black pellet plant in France

BY Valmet Oyj Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalValmet has agreed with FICAP on the delivery of a continuous steam explosion system, BioTrac, for production of black pellets at a facility in France. Black pellets produced at the plant will be used for district heating and in coal power plants. READ MORE

September 11, 2018

EIA updates bioenergy forecasts in September outlook

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the September edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting that nonhydropower renewables will provide more than 10 percent of electricity generation this year, up slightly from 2017. READ MORE

September 10, 2018

Brown signs bill requiring 100% clean electricity, updating RPS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown has signed Senate Bill 100. The legislation requires retail electricity suppliers within the state to secure 100 percent of their power from renewables or zero-emissions sources by 2045 and updates the state’s RPS. READ MORE

September 07, 2018

DOE funds 36 bioenergy research and development projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy is awarding 36 projects a combined $80 million to support early-stage bioenergy research and development to enable cost-competitive drop-in renewable hydrocarbon fuels, biobased products and power. READ MORE

September 06, 2018

UK government reduces GHG threshold for new biomass CHP projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.K. government has issued its response to a consultation on its Contracts for Difference scheme, announcing its decision to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) threshold for new biomass projects. READ MORE

September 06, 2018

Comment period opens on EPA’s ACE rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe U.S. EPA published its proposed rule to create the Affordable Clean Energy Program (ACE rule) in the Federal Register on Aug. 31, officially opening a 60-day public comment period on the proposal. READ MORE