Biomass Power

November 02, 2018

EPA, USDA, DOE send letter to Congress on biomass neutrality

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe EPA, UDSA and DOE sent a letter Congress Nov. 1 describing the agencies’ work to ensure consistent federal policy on forest biomass energy and promote policies that encourage the treatment of biomass as a carbon-neutral energy solution. READ MORE

November 02, 2018

Project investigates biomass conversion of Rotterdam power plant

BY Port of Rotterdam Found In:Power, ThermalThe European ARBAHEAT consortium is starting a research project to investigate the conversion of Engie's coal-fired power plant in Rotterdam into a biomass-fired heat and power plant fueled with steam-treated biomass produced by Arbaflame AS. READ MORE

November 01, 2018

EIA: 700,000 tons of densified biomass fuel produced in July

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing that U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 700,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in July, with sales reaching 570,000 million tons. READ MORE

November 01, 2018

Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas eclipses 150-member milestone

BY Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsWith the addition of eight new members in September and October, the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas now represents more than 150 member companies and organizations. The group started in 2011 with seven members. READ MORE

October 31, 2018

Enviva to supply pellets to power plant being converted in Japan

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerOn Oct. 31, Enviva announced that off-take contract agreements with Mitsubishi Corp. are now firm. The announcement follows news released by Mitsubishi the previous day indicating construction is underway on a biomass power plant conversion in Japan. READ MORE

October 31, 2018

UK’s BIG raises equity from investors to fund growth

BY Bioenergy Infrastructure Group Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasBioenergy Infrastructure Group, an independent power producer specializing in biomass and waste-to-energy, recently announced the completion of a new equity raise from its existing shareholders to fund the next stage in its growth and development. READ MORE

October 31, 2018

Opinion: Small World, Small Industry

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe modern wood heat industry in the U.S. is made of an interconnected network of believers, working in cohesion, tirelessly advocating and working to grow the market, one installation at a time. READ MORE

October 30, 2018

FutureMetrics paper shows benefits of coal-to-pellet conversions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerFutureMetrics has published a new white paper that shows why countries, states and provinces that are serious about lowering carbon emissions from the power sector should pursue the use of wood pellets as a replacement for coal. READ MORE

October 30, 2018

Regulatory barriers on agenda for biomass R&D committee meeting

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee will hold an opening meeting in Arlington, Virginia, on Nov. 15-16. The meeting will address regulatory barriers impacting bioenergy growth. READ MORE

October 30, 2018

Stobart reports 72% increase in volume of biomass fuel supplied

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe U.K.-based Stobart Group has released interim financial results for the six months ended Aug. 31, reporting increased revenue and EBITDA for its Stobart Energy division, with a 72 percent increase in the volume of biomass fuel sold. READ MORE

October 29, 2018

Covanta releases Q3 results, provides update of EfW projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerOn Oct. 25, Covanta Holding Corp. released third quarter 2018 financial results, reporting increased revenue and adjusted EBITDA. The company also provided an update of its waste-from-waste operations, including the acquisition of two new plants. READ MORE

October 29, 2018

Smithfield Foods to expand manure-to-energy projects

BY Smithfield Food Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSmithfield Food Inc. has announced it is expanding Smithfield Renewables to help reduce GHG emissions. As part of the expansion, the company will implement more manure-to-energy projects and capture biogas for the production of RNG. READ MORE

October 26, 2018

EBRD supports 6 MW biogas project in Ukraine

BY European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Found In:Power, BiogasThe European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is promoting investments in innovative technology and best practices associated with the use of agricultural waste in Ukraine by providing a loan to support the development of a 6 MW biogas plant. READ MORE

October 26, 2018

Valmet to supply automation solution to biopower plant in Finland

BY Valmet Corp. Found In:PowerValmet will supply an extensive automation solution to Oulun Energia's new biopower plant, currently being built in the Laanila industrial park in Oulu, Finland. The new 215 MW facility is scheduled to begin commercial operations in 2020. READ MORE

October 26, 2018

Opinion: A Breakthrough Biomass Fuel

BY José-Luis Rivas Found In:Power, ThermalThe ERS Fuel puck has a calorific value as high as Bituminous coal, 70 percent less CO2 emissions than coal, is virtually odorless and smokeless, and is water resistant. READ MORE

October 25, 2018

Comment period on EPA’s ACE rule to close Oct. 31

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerThe public comment period on U.S. EPA’s Affordable Clean Energy Program (ACE rule) closes soon. More than 1.4 million comments have already been filed. Those who wish to weigh in on the rulemaking have until Oct. 31 to file comments. READ MORE

October 24, 2018

US Forest Service opens RFP for Wood Innovations Program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. Forest Service is seeking grant applications for its Wood Innovations Program, which aims to support projects that expand wood product and wood energy markets, reduce wildfire risk, and improve forest health. READ MORE

October 24, 2018

Biomass industry celebrates sixth annual Bioenergy Day

BY Biomass Power Association Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasOct. 24 is the sixth annual Bioenergy Day, with events taking place from North Carolina to California and in many places in between. The annual event allows those in bioenergy to recognize the economic and environmental contributions of the industry. READ MORE

October 24, 2018

Bioenergy contributes to forest health, rural jobs across America

BY Environmental and Energy Study Institute Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalOn Bioenergy Day and during National Forest Products Week, we recognize the importance of using domestic biomass for a wide variety of applications: renewable energy, heating and cooling, and biobased products, to improve forest health, and more. READ MORE

October 24, 2018

In Depth: Sustainable Sours

BY Patrick C. Miller Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalHermit Thrush Brewery in Vermont uses wood pellets to power its beer-making process. READ MORE

October 22, 2018

Orsted celebrates 50th anniversary of Studstrup Power Station

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalOrsted is celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of Denmark’s largest power stations. The then coal-fired Studstrup Power Station was inaugurated on Oct. 18, 1968, and converted to fire wood pellets in October 2016. READ MORE

October 19, 2018

AEG, GRP form joint venture to install CoalSwitch plants

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerLondon-based Active Energy group recently announced it has entered into a joint venture (JV) agreement with U.S.-based Georgia Renewable Power LLC for the installation of CoalSwitch facilities. READ MORE

October 17, 2018

PWU urges OPG to reconsider decision to close Thunder Bay plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe Canada-based Power Workers’ Union is speaking out against the recent decision by Ontario Power Generation to close its biomass-fired Thunder Bay Generation Station. The PWU called the decision “short-sighted." READ MORE

October 16, 2018

Colorado bioenergy producer asks EPA to process eRIN applications

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe owner of a biomass power plant in Colorado is the latest representative of the bioenergy industry to urge the U.S. EPA to take action to allow biomass power facilities to participate in the Renewable Fuel Standard program. READ MORE

October 16, 2018

Sumitomo SHI FW to supply biomass boiler to South Korean project

BY Sumitomo SHI FW Found In:Pellets, PowerSumitomo SHI FW has been awarded a contract by SK Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. for design and supply of SMG Energy’s SMG Biomass Power Plant to be located in Gunsan City in the Republic of Korea. READ MORE

October 15, 2018

Bioenergy projects awarded EPA’s Green Power Leadership Awards

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. EPA announced its 18th annual Green Power Leadership Awards on Oct. 10, recognizing 10 Green Power Partners for excellence in green power use. Bioenergy projects were among those recognized by the EPA. READ MORE

October 11, 2018

Sebigas contracted to build 17.5 MW biogas project in Brazil

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasItaly-based biogas developer Sebigas has announced its Brazilian division, Sebigas Do Brasil, has been awarded a contract to construct a 17.5 MW biogas plant in southern Brazil. READ MORE

October 10, 2018

EIA predicts higher winter heating costs for most energy sources

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the October edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook and 2018-2019 Winter Fuels Outlook, predicting that average household bills for most energy sources of home heating will rise this winter. READ MORE

October 10, 2018

Dürr buys industrial environmental technology business of B&W

BY Dürr Found In:Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsDürr has completed the previously announced acquisition of the industrial environmental technology business of the U.S. company Babcock & Wilcox as of Oct. 5. READ MORE

October 08, 2018

IEA forecasts growth in bioenergy production through 2023

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsIn its latest market forecast, the International Energy Agency predicts modern bioenergy will represent the biggest growth in renewable energy sources between 2018 and 2023, with bioenergy in the power sector alone increasing by 37 gigawatts (GW). READ MORE