Biomass Power

May 10, 2019

SoCalGas kicks-off 2019 Environmental Champions Grant Program

BY Southern California Gas Co. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSouthern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has kicked-off its 2019 Environmental Champions Grant initiative, announcing the company is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations focused on clean air, clean energy and renewable natural gas. READ MORE

May 09, 2019

EIA predicts increase in renewable energy generation

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration released the May edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook on May 7, predicting nonhydropower renewables will provide 11 percent of electricity generation in 2019, increasing to 13 percent in 2020. READ MORE

May 08, 2019

Bill introduced to establish a federal clean energy standard

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, BiogasSen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., and Rep. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., introduced legislation May 8 that aims to establish a federal clean energy standard. Several forms of bioenergy meet the bill’s definition of clean energy. READ MORE

May 08, 2019

Inslee signs bill establishing 100% energy standard in Washington

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasWashington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a suite of clean energy legislation into law May 7, including The Washington Clean Energy Transformation Act, which sets a goal of 100 percent clean electricity by 2045. READ MORE

May 08, 2019

Forest Service announces 2019 Wood Innovation Grant awards

BY U.S. Forest Service Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalOn May 7, the Forest Service awarded over $8.9 million through the Wood Innovations Grant program. Thirty-nine business, university, nonprofit and tribal partners in 20 states are matching the grants with an additional $8.8 million. READ MORE

May 08, 2019

Andritz supplies boiler to 75 MW biomass power plant in Japan

BY Andritz Found In:Pellets, PowerAndritz has received an order from Hitachi Zosen Corp., Japan, to deliver a PowerFluid circulating fluidized bed boiler with a flue gas cleaning system for use in a new 75 MW biomass power plant. The facility is expected to begin operations in 2023. READ MORE

May 07, 2019

Judge rules EPA must enforce 2016 landfill gas regulations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsA federal district court ruled April 6 that the U.S. EPA’s failure to implement and enforce a 2016 regulation limiting landfill methane emissions is unlawful. The ruling requires EPA to develop a federal plan within six months. READ MORE

May 06, 2019

UK report targets net-zero GHG emissions, bioenergy can help

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.K. Committee on Climate Change published a report May 2 that recommends the government set a goal to reach net-zero GHG emissions by 2050. Drax and the U.K. Renewable Energy Association say bioenergy can help meet that goal. READ MORE

May 06, 2019

DOE offers $79 million for bioenergy R&D

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe DOE has opened a $79 million funding opportunity for bioenergy research and development that aims to reduce the price of drop-in biofuels, lower the cost of biopower and enable high-value products from biomass or waste resources. READ MORE

May 06, 2019

Greenbacker acquires Colorado biomass project

BY Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC Found In:PowerGreenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC has acquired the 12 megawatt Eagle Valley Clean Energy biomass project, located in Gypsum, Colorado. The facility fires waste wood and is used to dispose of pine beetle infested wood from local forests. READ MORE

May 03, 2019

Mobile shredder transforms Crapper & Sons’ biomass operation

BY UNTHA Found In:Power, ThermalLong-standing waste management firm Crapper & Sons recently invested in a new UNTHA XR3000C mobil-e shredder to transform wood waste into a biomass fuel. The system currently processes 30 metric tons of wood waste per hour. READ MORE

May 02, 2019

Bill introduced to overhaul renewable fuel, energy tax credits

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsSen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., introduced legislation May 2 that aims to overhaul the federal tax code and consolidate the current 44 energy incentives into three technology-neutral provisions. Several biofuel and bioenergy groups support the bill. READ MORE

May 02, 2019

Valmet provides automation systems to South Korean biomass plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerValmet announced April 29 it has received a repeat automation technology order for phase two of the Dangjin 4 Biomass Power Plant currently under construction near Seoul, South Korea. The facility is owned by GS EPS Co. Ltd. READ MORE

May 02, 2019

RFS Power Coalition announces supporting organizations

BY Biomass Power Association Found In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe RFS Power Coalition has added four supporting organizations, including the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, 25x25, the California Biomass Energy Alliance, and the California Rice Commission READ MORE

April 29, 2019

Covanta sells 2 EfW plants, reaches financial close on UK plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerCovanta Holding Corp. has shut down an energy-from-waste (EfW) plant in New Jersey, and announced plans to sell two other EfW facilities. The company also reached financial close on its U.K-based Rookery EfW project in late March. READ MORE

April 26, 2019

Canada funds project to generate RNG from forest residues

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe Canadian government recently awarded more than $4 million to two projects that aim to create value from forest products. One project focuses on the production of RNG, while the other aims to improve the competitiveness of Indigenous businesses. READ MORE

April 26, 2019

AEG wins $500,000 grant to support North Carolina facility

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe North Carolina Department of Commerce recently awarded U.K.-based Active Energy Group plc a $500,000 grant to support the development of its CoalSwitch manufacturing site in Lumberton, North Carolina. READ MORE

April 25, 2019

Letter opposes proposed cuts to DOE’s renewable energy programs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe BPA partnered with six renewable energy trade groups April 25 to send a letter to Congress opposing deep cuts in FY 2020 funding proposed by the Trump Administration for the Department of Energy's EERE, ARPA-E and NREL. READ MORE

April 25, 2019

National Grid: RNG can help decarbonize the gas network

BY National Grid Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasNational Grid is on the verge of filing proposals for the future of heat with the New York State Public Service Commission to help provide a greater platform to combat climate change by decarbonizing the gas network. RNG is part of that plan. READ MORE

April 24, 2019

In Depth: Biomass in the Hostess City

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe 12th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo drew nearly 900 attendees to Savannah, Georgia. READ MORE

April 24, 2019

New York opens solicitation for renewable energy projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the third annual solicitation for large-scale renewable energy projects under the state’s Clean Energy Standard on April 23. Bioenergy projects are among those eligible to apply. READ MORE

April 24, 2019

Smithfield Foods, RAE form Monarch Bioenergy to produce RNG

BY Smithfield Foods Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSmithfield Foods Inc. and Roeslein Alternative Energy have formed a joint venture called Monarch Bioenergy to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) across Smithfield’s hog farms in Missouri using manure feedstock. READ MORE

April 24, 2019

Valmet converts recovery boiler to biomass at DA Alizay in France

BY Valmet Corp. Found In:Power, ThermalValmet has received an order from Biomasse Energie d'Alizay to convert a recovery boiler into a biomass boiler utilizing bubbling fluidized bed combustion technology (BFB) at DA Alizay mill in France. READ MORE

April 24, 2019

In Depth: The Twin Biomass Sisters of Franklin and Madison Counties

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:PowerGeorgia Renewable Power is commissioning two new 58-MW biomass power facilities in Georgia while planning a redesign at its flagship plant in North Carolina. READ MORE

April 23, 2019

Nevada governor signs bill that increases RPS to 50% by 2030

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, BiogasNevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed Senate Bill 358 into law April 22 raising the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 50 percent by 2030, up from the previous requirement of 25 percent by 2025. READ MORE

April 23, 2019

RNG project proposed for Prince George, British Columbia

BY FortisBC Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsFortisBC announced it has received approval in principle from local authorities to purchase landfill gas from a landfill near Prince George, British Columbia, to purify and inject the gas into its natural gas distribution system as RNG. READ MORE

April 23, 2019

In Depth: Opportunities for Biomass Utilization in the Last Frontier

BY Zackery Wright, Daisy Huang and David Nicholls Found In:PowerFor the first time in more than 30 years, cofiring tests were performed at a utility-scale power plant in Alaska. READ MORE

April 22, 2019

Southern Power to sell 115 MW biomass plant to Austin Energy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerAustin Energy announced April 18 that it has reached an agreement to acquire the Nacogdoches Generating Facility from Southern Power for $460 million. The 115-megawatt facility, located in Sacul, Texas, is fueled with waste wood. READ MORE

April 19, 2019

Lawmakers urge robust funding for Farm Bill energy title programs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsMore than 50 federal lawmakers have spoken out to encourage members of the Senate and House appropriations committees to provide robust fiscal year 2020 funding for Farm Bill energy title programs. READ MORE

April 18, 2019

California Ethanol & Power wins $10 million tax credit

BY California Ethanol & Power LLC Found In:Power, Advanced FuelsOn April 17, California Ethanol & Power LLC (CE&P) announced that it was awarded a $10 million income tax credit as part of the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) California Competes program. READ MORE