Biomass Power

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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

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Waste Management releases Q1 earnings information

BY Chris HansonFound In:Power, BiogasWaste Management Inc. announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2014, which highlighted a 1.8 percent, or $60 million, revenue growth. The company's waste-to-energy operations were briefly highlighted during the announcement. READ MORE

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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

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NexSteppe sells its Palo Alto high biomass sorghum in Brazil

BY NexSteppe Found In:PowerNexSteppe recently announced that it sold more than 1,000 hectares (2,500 acres) of its Palo Alto high biomass sorghums for biopower in Brazil this past growing season. The feedstock can be used alongside bagasse to provide renewable power. READ MORE

April 23, 2014

DECC finalizes early CfDs, Drax challenges subsidy change

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change is offering investment contracts to eight renewable energy project, including three biomass projects. The government cut subsidy to one of two Drax projects, a decision that Drax is challenging. READ MORE

April 23, 2014

Iowa cows generate electricity with help from Alliant Energy

BY Alliant Energy Found In:Power, BiogasIowa customers of Alliant Energy are getting some of their electricity from cows. The more than 2,400 head of cattle at Sievers Family Farms near Stockton, Iowa, are among the latest to start generating renewable energy in the state. 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 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