Biomass Power

February 25, 2015

Infinis Energy announces landfill gas financial results, exports

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasInfinis Energy plc generates renewable power in the United Kingdom, operating a portfolio of landfill gas, onshore wind and hydro power plants. The company recently published its quarter three trading statement. READ MORE

February 25, 2015

Report provides overview of European biobased economy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA report published by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service's Global Information Network provides an overview of the EU biobased economy and estimated biomass requirements for the production of biofuels, bioplastics, biochemicals and other products. READ MORE

February 24, 2015

Drax's 2014 results show decarbonization project on time, budget

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, PowerThe Drax Group Plc announced 2014 full-year financial results, with Chief Executive Dorothy Thompson reporting that Drax's biomass transformation project was the company's main priority over the past year. READ MORE

February 23, 2015

Rentech's New England Wood Pellet acquires Allegheny Pellet

BY Rentech Inc. Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalRentech Inc. has announced that its subsidiary, New England Wood Pellet, has acquired the assets of Allegheny Pellet Corp. The acquisition expands NEWP's market position as the largest producer of wood pellets for the U.S. heating market. READ MORE

February 20, 2015

What Tangled Webs

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, PowerThe European Commission's investigation into the U.K.'s subsidies to support the conversion of the Lynemouth station to biomass raises larger questions about our willingness to pay for an energy transition. READ MORE

February 19, 2015

Albany Green Energy to develop 50 MW biomass plant in Georgia

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, ThermalProctor & Gamble Co. and Constellation Energy have announced the development of a 50 MW biomass plant that will provide all of the steam needs for P&G's largest U.S. facility in Albany, Georgia. The plant will also sell electricity to Georgia Power. READ MORE

February 19, 2015

EU to investigate U.K. support of Lynemouth biomass conversion

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerOn Feb. 19, the European Commission announced it has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether the U.K.'s plans to support the biomass conversion of the coal-fired Lynemouth power plant are in line with European Union state aid rules. READ MORE

February 19, 2015

NREL 2013 Renewable Energy Data Book includes biopower statistics

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalThe National Renewable Energy Laboratory has released its 2013 Renewable Energy Data Book, which features statistics on U.S. and global renewable energy generation, renewable energy development, clean energy investments, and technology-specific data. READ MORE

February 19, 2015

Forest Research, E.ON to lead ETI U.K. feedstock project

BY Energy Technologies Institute Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Energy Technologies Institute has announced that Forest Research and E.ON will deliver the latest project in its bioenergy program, a study into the characterization of bioenergy feedstocks. READ MORE

February 19, 2015

ANSI to be accreditation body for biomass GHG certification

BY American National Standards Institute Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe American National Standards Institute has been selected by International Sustainability and Carbon Certification to be the accreditation body for its certification system for sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions related to biomass. READ MORE

February 18, 2015

Seneca Sustainable Energy receives final operating permit

BY Seneca Sustainable Energy Found In:PowerThe Lane Regional Air Protection Agency recently issued its final Title V permit to the Seneca Sustainable Energy biomass plant. The granting of this permit confirms that the facility has been operating within its stated pollution limits all along. READ MORE

February 17, 2015

Waste Management announces 2014 earnings and 2015 outlook

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasWaste Management Inc. has released fourth quarter and full year 2014 earnings, reporting $3.44 billion fourth quarter revenues, compared with $3.5 billion for quarter four 2013. Full year revenues were $14 billion, compared to $13.98 billion in 2013. READ MORE

February 17, 2015

Report highlights growth of EU pellet consumption

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe EurObserv'ER has published a new edition of its Solid Biomass Barometer, reporting consumption of solid biomass in the European Union increased to 91.5 million tons of oil equivalent (Mtoe) in 2013, up 2.9 Mtoe from the previous year. READ MORE

February 17, 2015

Regenis, DVO launch AD facility at California ethanol plant

BY Regenis Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSustainable energy production has entered a new era in California as a consortium of American companies recently joined together with state energy officials to launch the Calgren Ethanol Biodigester, which utilizes waste from dairy farms. READ MORE

February 17, 2015

There You Go Again

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, PowerBiomass Magazine Executive Editor examines the latest in a growing string of mainstream media stories that fail to properly frame up the realities of how bioenergy is deployed in practice. READ MORE

February 16, 2015

Republic Services releases 2014 financial results

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasRepublic Services Inc. has released 2014 fourth quarter and full year earnings, reporting a net income for the quarter of $50.3 million, or 14 cents per diluted share, out of a total year net income of $547.6 million, or $1.53 per diluted share. READ MORE

February 13, 2015

Covanta reports increased revenues in 2014 financial results

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerCovanta Holding Corp. has released 2014 financial results, reporting revenue of $1.68 billion, up from $1.63 billion in 2013. The primary driver of the increase was North American energy-from-waste (EfW) revenue, which increased by $39 million. READ MORE

February 13, 2015

Biomass power with CCS could make western U.S. carbon-negative

BY University of California, Berkeley Found In:PowerA new University of California, Berkeley study shows that if biomass electricity production is combined with carbon capture and sequestration in the western U.S., power generators could actually store more carbon than they emit. READ MORE

February 13, 2015

There You Go Again

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, PowerBiomass Magazine Executive Editor examines the latest in a growing string of mainstream media stories that fail to properly frame up the realities of how bioenergy is deployed in practice. READ MORE

February 12, 2015

IRENA report highlights bioenergy growth potential in the U.S.

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe International Renewable Energy Agency has published a report that highlights the realistic potential for higher renewable uptake in all sectors of the U.S. energy system, including power, industry, building and the transportation sector. READ MORE

February 12, 2015

BNEF publishes Sustainable Energy in America Factbook

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasBloomberg New Energy Finance recently released the 2015 edition of its Sustainable Energy in America Factbook. The report includes information on biomass, biogas, waste-to-energy, and a variety of other renewable energy technologies. READ MORE

February 11, 2015

EIA updates short-term forecasts for bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the February issue of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, reporting that total renewables use for electricity and heat generation is expected to grow 3.8 percent this year. READ MORE

February 11, 2015

Bluesphere announces closing of joint venture for biogas project

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasOn Feb. 9, Bluesphere Corp. announced the closing of a joint venture with affiliates of York Capital Management, who will provide the financing for a 5.2 MW biogas project in Charlotte, North Carolina. READ MORE

February 11, 2015

A ray of sunshine for bioenergy

BY University of Minnesota Found In:Power, BiogasA new University of Minnesota study examining the financial viability of solar-heated biomass gasification technologies that produce a natural gas substitute product concludes that combining these renewable resources can make economic sense. READ MORE

February 11, 2015

Report: European pellet demand could increase U.S. forest area

BY U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalA recently released study led by U.S. Forest Service scientists finds that demand for U.S. pellets in Europe and other areas could provide new markets for U.S. timber exports, increase wood prices, and lead to increases in forestland area. READ MORE

February 10, 2015

USDA holds media call on $280 million REAP funding opportunity

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Feb. 10, the USDA hosted a media call announcing more than $280 million is being made available to eligible applicants through the Rural Energy for America Program. Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack highlighted recent improvements made to REAP. READ MORE

February 10, 2015

Thunder Bay Generating Station now fueled by advanced biomass

BY Ontario Power Generation Found In:Pellets, PowerOntario Power Generation's Thunder Bay Generating Station is now in service and is leading the electricity industry with an exciting new technology. The station has been converted to use advanced biomass, a renewable, clean and dispatchable fuel. READ MORE

February 06, 2015

FERC: U.S. added 254 MW of biomass capacity in 2014

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects has released the December edition of its Energy Infrastructure Update, reporting the U.S. added 254 MW of biomass energy capacity last year. READ MORE

February 06, 2015

E3 releases report on decarbonizing pipeline gas in California

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsEnergy and Environmental Economics Inc. has released a study that investigates the potential role decarbonized pipeline gas and existing gas pipeline infrastructure can have in California to help meet the state's 2050 greenhouse gas reduction goals. READ MORE

February 06, 2015

RSB solicits public comments on its principles and criteria

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsThe Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials has opened a 60-day comment period on a revision of the RSB Principles & Criteria. Comments gathered will inform discussions among RSB members over the forthcoming Version 3.0 of the P&Cs. READ MORE