Biomass Power

September 06, 2018

Comment period opens on EPA’s ACE rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe U.S. EPA published its proposed rule to create the Affordable Clean Energy Program (ACE rule) in the Federal Register on Aug. 31, officially opening a 60-day public comment period on the proposal. READ MORE

September 06, 2018

Study: RNG can aid California’s low-carbon buildings strategy

BY Southern California Gas Co. Found In:Power, ThermalSouthern California Gas Co. has announced results of a new study that advises policymakers to consider renewable natural gas for California's low carbon building strategy as a pathway for California to achieve its greenhouse gas reduction goals. READ MORE

September 06, 2018

EPA asked to process RIN applications for biomass, biogas power

BY American Biogas Council Found In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Sept. 6, 111 organizations, including the American Biogas Council and Biomass Power Association, sent a letter to the EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler urging the immediate inclusion of renewable electricity in the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

September 05, 2018

Opinion: Biomass Utilization: Options to Realize Maximum Value

BY Bob Cleaves Found In:PowerThe success of biomass power facilities may increasingly depend on greater efficiency in operations and optimal utilization of our fuels. Fortunately, there are many opportunities in these areas. READ MORE

September 03, 2018

In Depth: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSustainable Resources Group, a firm dedicated to helping organizations turn costly waste into revenue-generating income streams, is embarking on a new project that has the potential to be the biggest initiative in company history. READ MORE

September 03, 2018

In Depth: Wood Yard Wisdom

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalMany factors come into play when designing the ideal wood yard and fuel handling system for a bioenergy or wood pellet operation. READ MORE

August 30, 2018

Republic Services highlights RNG efforts in sustainability report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsRepublic Services Inc. released its 2017 Sustainability Report on Aug 29. Within the report, the company outlines progress it has made on several environmental goals, including those related to the production and use of renewable natural gas (RNG). READ MORE

August 30, 2018

SD Mines graduate generates power using microbes

BY South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Found In:PowerA doctoral graduate at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is studying microbes discovered in the Sanford Underground Research Facility, in Lead, South Dakota, that generate electricity in a similar way to electric eels. READ MORE

August 29, 2018

California Assembly votes in favor of 100% clean power by 2045

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasOn Aug. 28, the California Assembly passed Senate Bill 100 by a vote of 44 to 33. The legislation aims to require retail electricity suppliers within the state to secure 100 percent of their power from renewables or zero-emissions sources by 2045. READ MORE

August 29, 2018

EchoPro pulse radar sensors provide reliable measurement

BY Flowline Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalFlowline has announced its EchoPro 26 GHz pulse radar sensors work with powders, grains, pellets and aggregates in dusty environments with limited space and varying angles of material repose. READ MORE

August 28, 2018

GE: 25 Jenbacher gas engines to power biogas project in Rwanda

BY GE Found In:Power, BiogasSymbion Power has named Clarke Energy as the preferred bidder for two power plants in Rwanda that will generate power from dissolved biogas from deep below Lake Kivu. The projects include approximately 25 Jenbacher gas engines from GE. READ MORE

August 24, 2018

SAE provides update of Uskmouth biomass conversion

BY SIMEC Atlantis Energy Found In:Pellets, PowerSIMEC Atlantis Energy recently issued an update on its 220 MW conversion project in Uskmouth, Wales. Post conversion, the station will export 220 MW of baseload power to the grid using an end-of-waste energy pellet. READ MORE

August 23, 2018

Wärtsilä signs maintenance agreement for Hawaiian bioenergy plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Advanced FuelsOn Aug 20, Wärtsilä announced it has signed a 10-year maintenance and operational advisory agreement for Hawaiian Electric’s Schofield Generating Station, a 50 MW facility located on the island of Oahu that is fueled by biodiesel. READ MORE

August 22, 2018

Drax Biomass completes headquarters transition to Monroe

BY Drax Biomass Inc. Found In:Pellets, PowerDrax Biomass Inc. has completed its headquarters move from Atlanta to Monroe, Louisiana. Initiating the process earlier this year, the company has been building its new corporate staff which is now located on Tower Drive in Monroe. READ MORE

August 21, 2018

EPA proposes ACE rule as replacement for Clean Power Plan

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerOn Aug. 21, the U.S. EPA released a proposed rule to create the Affordable Clean Energy program, which aims to establish emissions guidelines for states to develop plans to address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing coal-fired power plants. READ MORE

August 20, 2018

Drax completes fourth biomass unit conversion

BY Drax Group Found In:Pellets, PowerDrax has switched on its fourth biomass generating unit. Work got under way on the conversion as part of a planned maintenance program in June, with Drax’s team of engineers completing the work required, on schedule, in just over two months. READ MORE

August 17, 2018

USDA solicits applications for REAP funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA is soliciting fiscal year 2019 applications for the Rural Energy for America Program, which helps agricultural producers and rural small businesses install renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements. READ MORE

August 16, 2018

UK government releases 2017 renewable energy statistics

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.K. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy recently released updated energy statistics, reporting that electricity generation from renewable sources increased by 19 percent between 2016 and 2017, reaching 99.3 terawatt hours. READ MORE

August 15, 2018

Ag groups urge Congress to quickly complete work on Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsMore than 150 ag groups and businesses sent a letter to leaders of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and House Committee on Agriculture urging them to complete work on the 2018 Farm Bill before the Agricultural Act of 2014 expires on Sept. 30. READ MORE

August 15, 2018

Weltec Group to update 2.2 MW biogas plant in Germany

BY Weltec Biopower GmbH Found In:Power, BiogasAs of Aug. 1, Nordmethan GmbH, a company of the Weltec Biopower Group, has taken over an insolvent biogas plant in Südergellersen, Lower Saxony, in Germany. The company plans to fully modernize the facility. READ MORE

August 13, 2018

CO2 captured by Drax could be used to carbonize beverages

BY Drax Group Found In:PowerDrax is about to begin a pilot trialing the first boenergy carbon capture and storage (BECCS) project of its kind in Europe, which could make the renewable power generated at Drax carbon negative. It could also supply CO2 for the beverage industry. READ MORE

August 13, 2018

SFW wins contract to supply boiler island for biomass power plant

BY Sumitomo SHI FW Found In:Pellets, PowerSumitomo SHI FW (SFW) has been awarded a contract by Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. for design and supply of the Daesan Biomass Power Plant boiler island. This is SFW's third biomass-fired CFB boiler unit in South Korea. READ MORE

August 09, 2018

DOE schedules meeting of biomass R&D advisory committee

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced it will hold an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee on Aug. 22-23 in Arlington Virginia. READ MORE

August 09, 2018

Arensis, Green Mark Energy sign 2 MW project agreement

BY Arensis Found In:Pellets, PowerArensis, a biomass-to-energy system provider, and Green Mark Enegy Co. Ltd., a renewable energy pellet producer, recently entered into an agreement for a 2 MW energy project in Kumamoto, Japan. READ MORE

August 08, 2018

Bruks Siwertell introduces innovative enclosed conveyor design

BY BRUKS Siwertell Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalBruks Siwertell has announced The Belt Conveyor, a system composed of a standard belt supported on a bed of pressurized air over a formed steel trough. This new design eliminates idlers and certain maintenance issues. READ MORE

August 07, 2018

EIA: Bioenergy capacity, generation to increase next year

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the August edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting that nonhydropower renewables will provide more than 10 percent of electricity generation in 2018. READ MORE

August 03, 2018

EIA: 630,000 tons of densified biomass fuel produced in April

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing that U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 630,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in April, with sales reaching 600,000 tons. READ MORE

August 02, 2018

DOE, SoCalGas fund project using microbes to convert CO2 into RNG

BY Southern California Gas Co. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsLawrence Livermore National Labs and Stanford School of Engineering's Spormann Laboratory will study new technology with potential to significantly reduce the cost of producing renewable natural gas and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. READ MORE

August 01, 2018

Foresight acquires AD plants, supports biomass CHP project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasU.K.-based Foresight Group recently acquired several anaerobic digestion (AD) projects, including those in Germany and the U.K., and announced support for a biomass-fired combined-heat-and-power (CHP) project in Italy. READ MORE