Biomass Power

January 05, 2022

FutureMetrics paper discusses future pellet demand from Japan

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerJapanese demand for wood pellets has grown rapidly over the past five years, with that demand primarily generated by small facilities. Moving forward, FutureMetrics is predicting that future increased demand will come from larger power stations. READ MORE

January 05, 2022

Greenlane Renewables signs 2 new system supply contracts

BY Greenlane Renewables Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsGreenlane Renewables Inc. has signed two new biogas upgrading system supply contracts valued in total at $7.1 million (Canadian dollars) for separate renewable natural gas (RNG) projects in the U.S. and Brazil. READ MORE

January 04, 2022

Andritz: Biomass-fired CFB boiler in Japan reaches new benchmark

BY Andritz Found In:Pellets, PowerThe Andritz biomass-fired PowerFluid CFB boiler with flue gas cleaning system delivered to Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding for the biomass power plant in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture, has fullfilled all performance garantee parameters. READ MORE

January 03, 2022

Archaea Energy announces startup of Pennsylvania RNG project

BY Archaea Energy Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsArchaea Energy Inc. announced Dec. 30 the successful start-up of Project Assai, an RNG facility located at the Keystone Sanitary Landfill in Dunmore, Pennsylvania. The facility is expected deliver more than 4 million MMBtu of RNG anually. READ MORE

December 28, 2021

Valmet to supply boiler to 112 MW biomass plant in Japan

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerValmet announced on Dec. 28 it will supply a biomass power boiler and flue gas cleaning system to Tahara Biomass Power LLC, a 112 megawatt (MW) biomass power plant under development in Japan. The facility will be primarily fueled with wood pellets. READ MORE

December 22, 2021

UK offers phase 2 funds for Biomass Feedstock Innovation Program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.K. government on Dec. 20 announced its now accepting applications for phase two funding under the Biomass Feedstocks Innovation Program. Entities that received phase one funding are eligible to apply. READ MORE

December 21, 2021

DOE establishes new Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy on Dec. 21 announced the establishment of the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations, a new DOE office that will help deliver on President Biden’s bold climate agenda, create new, good-paying jobs and reduce polution. READ MORE

December 21, 2021

SJI, REV LNG break ground on 4 RNG facilities in Michigan

BY South Jersey Industries Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSJI and REV LNG LLC, in December broke ground on renewable natural gas (RNG) facilities at four Michigan-based dairy farms, marking the partners’ first series of renewable energy projects to break ground outside of the Northeast region. READ MORE

December 21, 2021

PFI highlights economic, environmental benefits of wood pellets

BY Pellet Fuels Institute Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalOn Dec. 13, the Pellet Fuels Institute published “Sustainable from the Beginning: 3 Facts about Wood Pellet Manufacturing and Use,” a document that outlines the economic and environmental benefits of wood pellet heating and grilling. READ MORE

December 21, 2021

Drax to invest £40M in next stage of BECCS project

BY Drax Found In:Pellets, PowerDrax plans capital investments of around £40 million at its North Yorkshire power station during 2022 on the first phase of its BECCS project and ensuring it remains on track to begin delivering vital negative emissions technology in 2027. READ MORE

December 16, 2021

EU takes action to decarbonize gas markets, promote RNG, hydrogen

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe European Commission on Dec. 15 adopted a set of legislative proposals to decarbonize the EU gas market by facilitating the uptake of renewable and low-carbon gases, including renewable natural gas (RNG) and hydrogen. READ MORE

December 15, 2021

Opal Fuels, GFL Environmental partner to develop RNG facilities

BY Opal Fuels LLC Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOpal Fuels LLC on Dec. 14 announced a 50/50 joint venture with GFL Renewables LLC, an affiliate of GFL Environmental Inc., to develop two new renewable natural gas (RNG) production facilities to be located in Michigan and North Carolina. READ MORE

December 15, 2021

Novozymes, Saipem collaborate on CO2 capture

BY Novozymes Found In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsNovozymes and Saipem have signed a collaboration agreement for the development of innovative solutions for enzymatic carbon capture. Saipem will provide process, mechanical and equipment design, while Novozymes will provide enzymes for the process. READ MORE

December 15, 2021

Smithfield Foods joins Farm Powered Strategic Alliance

BY Smithfield Foods Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSmithfield Foods Inc. is the latest food company to join the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance, a collaborative movement to boost food waste reduction and recycling, and expand renewable energy production across America. READ MORE

December 15, 2021

North Fork Community Power to commission California facility

BY North Fork Community Power Found In:Power, ChemicalsNorth Fork Community Power will soon commission and utilize advanced gasification technology from EQTEC to convert forest stewardship residues into renewable electricity, heat and biochar at its facility in California. READ MORE

December 08, 2021

Agenda released for International Biomass Conference & Expo

BY BBI International Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBiomass Magazine has released the agenda for the 15th Annual International Biomass Conference & Expo taking place March 14-16, 2022 at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center in Jacksonville, Florida. READ MORE

December 07, 2021

EIA updates bioenergy production, capacity forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasRenewables are currently expected to account for 22 percent of U.S. electricity generation in 2022, up from 20 percent in 2021, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released Dec. 7. READ MORE

December 01, 2021

Drax announces plans to double pellet production capacity by 2030

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerDrax Group plc on Dec. 1 announced plans to double its biomass pellet production to 8 million metric tons per year by 2030. The company also announced commissioning is nearly complete at its facility in Demopolis, Alabama. READ MORE

November 30, 2021

EQT completes acquisition of Covanta

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerCovanta Holding Corp. on Nov. 30 announced the completion of its $5.3 billion acquisition by the EQT Infrastructure V fund and released a new sustainability report that includes an overview of 2020 achievements. READ MORE

November 29, 2021

REEEAC schedules meeting for Dec. 9

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has announced the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee will hold a virtual meeting on Dec. 9. The event is open to the public, but registeration is required. READ MORE

November 29, 2021

In Depth: Assessing the Global Supply Landscape

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalHawkins Wright weighs in on what might be in store for the broader wood pellet industry. READ MORE

November 26, 2021

In Depth: Conveyor Technology:Designing for the Future by Innovating the Present

BY Todd Swinderman Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalBulk handling is evolving when it comes to safety, efficiency and automation. READ MORE

November 25, 2021

In Depth: A Rational, Pragmatic Off-Ramp to Decarbonization

BY William Strauss Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalUsing sustainably sourced wood pellet fuel in place of coal is an essential part of the low-carbon energy transition. READ MORE

November 23, 2021

USDA amends scoring provisions for REAP applications

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsUSDA Rural Development on Nov. 22 issued a notice announcing amended scoring provisions for the Rural Energy for America Program. Applications will now receive priority points for advancing key priorities under the Biden-Harris administration. READ MORE

November 17, 2021

Feenstra amendment bolsters use of woody biomass for bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe House Committee on Science, Space and Technology on Nov. 16 approved an amendment to the National Wildlife Fire Risk Reduction Program Act offered by Rep. Randy Feenstra, R-Iowa, that aims to bolster bioenergy and biofuels production. READ MORE

November 17, 2021

Enviva, J-Power sign MOU for long-term supply of wood pellets

BY Enviva Found In:Pellets, PowerEnviva Partners LP and Tokyo-based utility Electric Power Development Co. Ltd. have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the long-term, large-scale supply of sustainable wood biomass from Enviva's manufacturing facilities in the U.S. READ MORE

November 15, 2021

IRENA: Global bioenergy jobs at 3.52 million in 2020

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBioenergy accounted for approximately 3.52 million of the 12 million global renewable energy jobs in 2020, according to an annual jobs report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in late October. READ MORE

November 11, 2021

Enchanted Rock announces net-zero microgrids using RNG

BY Enchanted Rock Found In:Power, BiogasEnchanted Rock, the leading provider of electrical resiliency microgrids announced on Nov. 10 that its customers now have the option to choose renewable natural gas (RNG) to achieve net-zero or negative carbon emissions. READ MORE

November 10, 2021

Bruks waste handling systems boost sustainability at PCA mill

BY Bruks Siwertell Found In:PowerBruks Siwertell has secured a material waste handling contract from Packaging Corporation of America. The new receiving hopper, screw conveyors, and a conventional idler belt conveyor will handle rejects from OCC to fuel boilers for power production. READ MORE

November 09, 2021

Garamendi introduces bill requiring EPA to process eRIN pathways

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsRep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., on Nov. 5 introduced the Biomass and Biogas for Electric Vehicles Act, which aims to require the U.S. EPA to process long-delayed RFS pathway applications to generate eRINs. READ MORE