Biomass Power

March 06, 2018

Opinion: Wood Becomes High-Tech, Biomass Power Gains Steam

BY Bob Cleaves Found In:Power In this new wood economy, where does biomass power fit in? Do these new products represent competition for wood fibers? READ MORE

March 06, 2018

In Depth: Powering Paradise

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:PowerA decade of project development for Honua Ola Bioenergy, formerly known as Hu Honua, on the big island of Hawaii nears completion. READ MORE

March 06, 2018

Opinion: Farm Bill Energy Title’s Record of Success

BY Floyd Ritter Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe Farm Bill Energy Title programs represent one-tenth of a percent of the overall bill’s cost. Yet, they have such a huge impact on rural economies—diversifying crops, sustaining and creating jobs, new industries and supporting new technologies. READ MORE

March 05, 2018

Enviva: Chesapeake terminal impacted by Feb. 27 fire

BY Enviva Partners LP Found In:Pellets, PowerEnviva Partners LP reports that a fire commenced at its deep-water marine terminal in Chesapeake, Virginia, late on Feb. 27. The fire was quickly controlled. Enviva said the fire may impact the timing and number of shipments in the first quarter. READ MORE

March 05, 2018

In Depth: From Concept to Construction

BY Patrick C. Miller Found In:Power, BiogasFiberight’s new Maine waste-to-energy plant has persevered development challenges, and will soon turn the waste of over 100 communities into biogas and compost. READ MORE

March 02, 2018

EIA: 640,000 tons of densified biomass fuel produced in November

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalOn Feb. 28, the U.S. Energy Information Administration announced U.S. manufacturers of densified biomass fuel reported producing 640,000 million tons of product in November, and selling 670,000 tons. READ MORE

March 01, 2018

In Depth: Are Black Pellets Ready to Compete with White Pellets?

BY William Strauss and Laurenz Schmidt Found In:Pellets, PowerAdvanced wood pellets, often called black pellets due to their appearance after thermal treatment, have long been touted as a superior fuel to conventional white wood pellets. READ MORE

February 28, 2018

In Depth: From Plant to Port

BY David Marks Found In:Pellets, PowerBefore being used as fuel at Drax’s U.K. power station, wood pellets make a long journey that the company has fine-tuned. READ MORE

February 28, 2018

Drax increases pellet capacity, plans fourth unit conversion

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerOn Feb. 27, Drax Group plc released 2017 financial results, reporting improved earnings from biomass generation and Opus Energy. During an investor presentation, the company provided insight into its future bioenergy plans. READ MORE

February 28, 2018

In Depth: Siting a New Facility: Costly Mistakes

BY Stan Parton Found In:Pellets, PowerSuccessfully bypassing numerous potential project development pitfalls requires a deep understanding of the wood fiber supply chain. READ MORE

February 27, 2018

Senate confirms Northey for USDA post

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Feb. 27, nearly six months after he was first nominated, the U.S. Senate confirmed Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey to serve as Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service at USDA. READ MORE

February 26, 2018

Covanta restarts Fairfax plant, discusses future plans

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerCovanta Holding Corp. has released 2017 financial results, reporting its 80 MW energy-from-waste (EfW) plant in Fairfax, Virginia, restarted operations in late December. The company also reported its Dublin EfW facility is operating well. READ MORE

February 23, 2018

Enviva enters contract to supply wood pellets to Japanese plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalEnviva Partners LP has released fourth quarter financial results and announced it has entered into a firm 10-year take-or-pay offtake contract with Marubeni Corp. to supply 100,000 metric tons per year of wood pellets to a new power plant in Japan. READ MORE

February 22, 2018

NASF launches first-of-its kind resource: TimberAssurance.Org

BY National Association of State Foresters Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe NASF has created an open-access clearinghouse for national and state regulations that affect the management of U.S. forests and help to demonstrate the sustainable and legal nature in which U.S. timber is harvested. READ MORE

February 22, 2018

Energy33 develops biomass power project in Argentina

BY Energy33 Found In:PowerEnergy33, a U.S.-based energy project developer, recently developed and structured a 19 MW biomass power project in Argentina for Genneia, the largest renewable generation company in Argentina. The facility will burn vinasse and bagasse. READ MORE

February 22, 2018

Xebec, SAPIO to develop RNG infrastructure in Italy

BY Xebec Adsorption Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsXebec Adsorption Inc. has entered into a letter of intent to establish a three year partnership with SAPIO to help develop Italy’s renewable natural gas (RNG) upgrading infrastructure from biogas facilities. READ MORE

February 21, 2018

Former Ineos Bio site purchased for conversion into eco-district

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsA consortium of investors and project developers led by Texas-based Frankens Energy recently purchased the former Ineos Bio Indian River Biorefinery in Vero Beach, Florida, and has announced plans to convert the site to an eco-district. READ MORE

February 20, 2018

DOE to fund energy infrastructure deployment on tribal lands

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced up to $11.5 million in new funding to deploy energy infrastructure on tribal lands. Bioenergy projects are among those eligible to apply for the funding. READ MORE

February 19, 2018

UK biomass CHP plant begins commissioning

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalA biomass combined-heat-and-power (CHP) project in southwest England is beginning the final phase of commissioning and is on track to begin commercial operations in August. The facility will generate more than 27 MW of electricity. READ MORE

February 16, 2018

Connecticut to phase down value of biomass, landfill gas RECs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has finalized its Comprehensive Energy Strategy. The CES, in part, includes a phase-down of biomass and landfill gas renewable energy credits (RECs) in Class 1 RPS starting in 2019. READ MORE

February 15, 2018

Siemens selected as technology partner for biomass power plants

BY Siemens Found In:PowerMasTec Power Corp., as the EPC contractor for Georgia Renewable Power LLC, has chosen Siemens as the technology partner for two new biomass power plants, Georgia Renewable – Franklin LLC and Georgia Renewable – Madison LLC. READ MORE

February 15, 2018

BPA adds new members Jametown Energy, Koda Energy, Forest2Market

BY Biomass Power Association Found In:PowerBiomass Power Association recently announced that it has signed three new members, including biomass power plants Jamestown Energy and Koda Energy, and Forest2Market, a company analyzing the wood raw materials supply chain. READ MORE

February 14, 2018

Pruitt commits to creating regulatory certainty for biomass

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasEPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has provided New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu with a letter announcing EPA’s efforts to work towards a carbon-neutral policy for biomass and clarify federal procurement recommendations for responsibly managed forests. READ MORE

February 13, 2018

Biogen acquires Tamar Energy

BY Biogen Found In:Power, BiogasBiogen has expanded its food waste recycling network through the acquisition of Tamar Energy, one of the largest anaerobic digestion (AD) owners and operators in the U.K. The combined group operates a network of 13 AD plants and six composting sites. READ MORE

February 13, 2018

Active Energy opens Utah facility

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerU.K.-based Active Energy Group plc has announced its CoalSwitch plant in Utah officially became operational the week of Feb. 5 and is producing the company’s high-calorific, high-bulk-density biomass pellet. READ MORE

February 12, 2018

Connecticut seeks proposals for AD, wind, fuel cell projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to solicit offers for certain Connecticut Class I renewable energy sources, including anaerobic digestion, offshore wind and fuel cells. READ MORE

February 12, 2018

ABC: Budget act extends biogas, biomass PTC through 2017

BY American Biogas Council Found In:Power, BiogasThe American Biogas Council has released a statement in response to passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which only includes a one year retroactive extension of the Production Tax Credit for biogas and biomass through 2017. READ MORE

February 12, 2018

PA Biomass Energy Association expands to Mid-Atlantic

BY Mid-Atlantic Bioenergy Council Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe Pennsylvania Biomass Energy Association has expanded its focus beyond the keystone state to the region and will now be known as the Mid-Atlantic Bioenergy Council. The material focus of the organization remains the same. READ MORE

February 12, 2018

DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office evaluated in new report

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsU.S. DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office conducts a biennial peer review that enables external stakeholders to provide feedback on its R&D portfolio and develop recommendations. On Feb. 6, BETO published the results of last year's peer review. READ MORE

February 09, 2018

Organic Power to install 2 MW AD plant in Puerto Rico

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasOrganic Power Ltd. is installing a Global Water Engineering Raptor anaerobic digestion plant at its green energy facility in Bega Baja, Puerto Rico. Once fully operational in mid-2018, the facility is expected to produce 2.055 MW of electricity. READ MORE