Biomass Power

May 24, 2018

Portland General Electric opens RFP for 100 MW of renewable power

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasOn May 22, Portland General Electric Co. opened a request for proposals (RFP) seeking an additional 100 average megawatts of renewable power generating resources. Eligible projects must be at least 10 MW in size. Bids are due June 15. READ MORE

May 24, 2018

Opinion: The “S” Word, Points and Counterpoints

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalBiomass’ carbon neutrality and forest sustainability have been two topics of heated debate, especially over the past decade, as the global wood pellet industry has flourished. READ MORE

May 23, 2018

In Depth: The Ideological Divide

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Pellets, PowerUnderstanding the positions of those opposed to the wood pellet industry is critical to overcoming and reconciling differences. READ MORE

May 23, 2018

In Depth: Wood Pellets in the Emerging Asian Biomass Market

BY Racheal Levinson Found In:Pellets, PowerThere is no doubt that Asia’s demand for biomass is growing rapidly, but a big unknown is how much of a role wood pellets will play in meeting the emerging demand, and where will those pellets come from. READ MORE

May 22, 2018

Opportunities for wood pellets made of sawdust in the Netherlands

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerThe government of the Netherlands has filed a report with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network outlining current market opportunities for wood pellets, primarily those made of sawdust. READ MORE

May 21, 2018

Drax to pilot Europe’s first carbon capture storage project

BY Drax Group Found In:Pellets, PowerDrax has announced that it is to pilot the first bioenergy carbon capture storage (BECCS) project of its kind in Europe, which, if successful, could make the renewable electricity produced at its North Yorkshire power station carbon negative. READ MORE

May 18, 2018

House votes down 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn May 18, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 198 to 213 to defeat the 2018 Farm Bill. One day prior to the vote, members of the House defeated a proposed amendment by a vote of 75 to 340 that would have repealed the Farm Bill’s Energy Title. READ MORE

May 18, 2018

US Forest Service awards Wood Innovation Grants

BY U.S. Forest Service Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalOn May 16, USDA Forest Service Interim Chief Vicki Christiansen announced the award of almost $8 million in Wood Innovation Grants to expand and accelerate wood products and wood energy markets. READ MORE

May 17, 2018

IRENA: Renewable energy industry employs 10.3 million

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe International Renewable Energy Agency has announced the renewables industry created more than 500,000 new jobs globally last year, a 5.3 percent increase from 2016. Approximately 10.3 million are now employed by the renewable energy industry. READ MORE