Biomass Power

April 17, 2017

In Depth: Solid Organic Waste Conversion in Small Communities

BY Babatunde Olateju, Xiaomei Li and Axel Meisen Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsA study was conducted to identify the most promising technologies and their providers for converting 10,000 to 100,000 tonnes of SOW per year, generated by or in the vicinity of small and medium communities in Alberta. READ MORE

April 14, 2017

Viridor names contractor for England waste-to-energy plant

BY Viridor Found In:Power, BiogasViridor, one of the U.K.’s largest recycling and renewable energy companies, has appointed CNIM S.A. and Clugston Construction Ltd to build a new £252 million Energy Recovery Facility on an industrial site in Avonmouth on the outskirts of Bristol. READ MORE

April 14, 2017

Amec Foster Wheeler wins contract for Finland biomass heat plant

BY Amec Foster Wheeler Found In:Power, ThermalAmec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a contract by Lahti Energia Oy, a municipality-owned energy supplier, for the design, supply and assembly of a circulating fluidized-bed steam generator plant for the new biomass heating plant in Lahti, Finland. READ MORE

April 11, 2017

Bioenergy leaders gather in Minneapolis for annual discussion

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBioenergy industry leaders gathered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on April 11, for their annual state-of-the-industry discussion at the 10th International Biomass Conference & Expo. READ MORE

April 11, 2017

Hess, Highland Pellets win biomass industry awards

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBBI International and Biomass Magazine have named their annual industry award winners as J. Richard Hess of Idaho National Laboratory and Highland Pellets of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. READ MORE

April 11, 2017

In Depth: A First in 20 Years

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasThough a new waste-to-energy plant hadn’t been built in the U.S. in nearly two decades, the Palm Beach Renewable Energy Facility No. 2 is proving that it can still be done economically, innovatively and environmentally friendly. READ MORE

April 10, 2017

Opinion: RFS: New Revenue Stream for Biomass Facilities?

BY Bob Cleaves Found In:PowerUnbeknownst to many in the biomass power sector, there may be a role for biomass power producers to play in the RFS. READ MORE

April 10, 2017

In Depth: At the Intersection of Biomass & Urban Ecology

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Power, ThermalIn downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota, District Energy St. Paul continues to find new ways to innovate through increased efficiency and biomass utilization. READ MORE

April 07, 2017

UK government funds England biomass, waste district heat projects

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe United Kingdom Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has announced £24 million in funding for nine heat network projects across 13 local authorities in England, two of which will utilize waste or biomass as fuel. READ MORE

April 06, 2017

Born Global makes call for bio-based technologies

BY Born Global Inc. Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Challenge establishes Bio-Based conversion platforms to support emerging technologies and complete utilization pathways for the delivery of Bio-Based products. READ MORE

April 05, 2017

KEPCO, Mitsubishi joint venture focused on biomass power in Japan

BY Mitsubishi Corp. Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalMitsubishi Corp. Power Systems Inc. and Kansai Electric Power Co. Inc. (KEPCO) have established a new joint venture that will promote and develop biomass power generation business in Japan. READ MORE

April 05, 2017

IRENA: 2016 record year for renewables, bioenergy

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsA new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency finds that 2016 was a banner year for addition of global renewable energy capacity, and bioenergy specifically. READ MORE

April 03, 2017

Drax to enter acquisition process for Louisiana Pellets

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalDrax has notified its investors that following the conclusion of a March 30 auction, it has been provisionally successful in its bid to acquire the assets of Louisiana Pellets in Urania, Louisiana. READ MORE

March 31, 2017

ETI project to focus on biomass impurities, bioenergy economics

BY Energy Technologies Institute Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsThe Energy Technologies Institute has launched a new biomass feedstock improvement process project that aims to show how the removal of impurities and contaminated material from sustainable biomass could make bioenergy cheaper and more efficient. READ MORE

March 30, 2017

Opinion: What Tangled Webs

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe April issue of Biomass Magazine, the companion issue for the International Biomass Conference & Expo, offers a data-rich and comprehensive assessment of the role that imports and exports play in the broader biomass-to-energy segment. READ MORE

March 30, 2017

Second California small-scale bioenergy plant nets $4.9M grant

BY Regine Miller, Camptonville Community Partnership Found In:Power, ThermalA planned community-scale Camptonville, California, forest bioenergy power plant is proposed to receive $4.9MM in funding from the California Energy Commission as part of its Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) grant program, READ MORE

March 29, 2017

Trump Executive Order puts Clean Power Plan on chopping block

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasA new Executive Order signed by the president on March 28 requires a review of the Obama-enacted Clean Power Plan, and eliminates numerous other climate and environmental regulations, including rescinding a moratorium on mining coal on federal land. READ MORE

March 27, 2017

Micro biomass CHP plant fired up in Fukushima, more planned

BY ENTRADE Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe Nishigo E3 plant uses biomass available in the region—for instance, pellets derived from waste wood and saw dust—to provide a hotel and a spa resort with electricity and heat. READ MORE

March 27, 2017

In Depth: Sizing Them Up

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Advanced FuelsA close look at export data for wood pellets, fuel ethanol and biodiesel reveals a varying reliance on export markets for U.S. producers. READ MORE

March 23, 2017

Bioenergy supports rural jobs, minimizes wildfires

BY Joyce El Kouarti, U.S. Forest Service Found In:PowerThe U.S. Forest Service is working to expand renewable wood energy markets by providing technical assistance and grants to public and private sector partners through its Woody Biomass Utilization program. READ MORE

March 23, 2017

In Depth: Sustaining Maine’s Legacy

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalEfforts to reinvigorate the state’s biomass industry—including two fiber export projects in development—are focused on saving and generating jobs while boosting Maine’s economy. READ MORE

March 21, 2017

DBC launches North American forest sector study

BY The Dutch Biomass Certification Foundation Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe Dutch Biomass Certification Foundation has launched an extensive research study on the North American forest sector, with specific focus on small forest owners. READ MORE

March 17, 2017

Fortum moves forward with Lithuania waste-to-energy CHP plant

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, ThermalFortum has announced that a joint venture project to build a waste-to-energy, combined-heat-and-power, plant in Lithuania is moving forward and construction is planned for the fall. READ MORE

March 17, 2017

EBRD study: Biomass could aid energy challenges in Turkey, Egypt

BY European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe combined biomass of Turkey and Egypt could generate enough electricity to supply 700,000 homes and renewable fuels to replace more than 2 million metric tons of oil each year. READ MORE

March 16, 2017

Illinois Sen. sees central Illinois as bioprocessing world leader

BY Office of Sen. Chapin Rose Found In:Power, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAs a catalyst to help Illinois compete for up to 20,000 jobs in bioprocessing, State Sen. Chapin Rose hosted the state’s top economic and agriculture leaders on a tour of the Integrated Bioprocessing Research Lab at the University of Illinois. READ MORE

March 14, 2017

In Depth: A Mixed Bag

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalAs the 2016-’17 heating season winds down, producers across the country once again confirm that, in the pellet business, Old Man Winter determines the haves and the have nots. READ MORE

March 14, 2017

Scientists harness solar power to produce hydrogen from biomass

BY University of Cambridge Found In:PowerA team of scientists at the University of Cambridge has developed a way of using solar power to generate a fuel that is both sustainable and relatively cheap to produce. It’s using natural light to generate hydrogen from biomass. READ MORE

March 10, 2017

EBRD commits $365 million to Greek renewable energy project

BY European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsIn a major step towards strengthening the green economy in Greece, the EBRD Board of Directors has approved a framework committing up to €300 million ($365 million) to finance renewable energy investments in the country. READ MORE

March 09, 2017

Valmet to supply multifuel boiler to Japan power plant

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalValmet will provide a multifuel boiler and flue gas cleaning system to a 112-MW power station being built plant in Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan. The advanced circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler will be capable of cofiring coal and biomass. READ MORE

March 06, 2017

Drax Biomass, AFF Launch initiative to support private landowners

BY Drax Biomass Found In:Pellets, PowerTogether Drax Biomass and the American Forest Foundation have launched an initiative to support private forest landowners in northeast Louisiana and southeast Arkansas and increase the commercial and ecological value of these lands. READ MORE