Biomass Power

September 06, 2019

EQTEC signs contract with NFCP, provides update on Napa project

BY Eqtec plc Found In:PowerEQTEC plc has signed an equipment sale and services contract with North Fork Community Project LLC, which is developing a 2 MW biomass project. EQTEC said the NFCP is the first joint venture under its agreement with Phoenix Biomass Energy Inc. READ MORE

September 06, 2019

Opinion: India’s Nascent Crop Residue Supply Industry

BY Aru Mangla Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasIn India, crop residue has not been able to achieve the economic potential it possesses, primarily owing to the lack of a reliable supply chain mechanism for its collection and processing, READ MORE

September 05, 2019

CS Energy breaks ground on RNG plant in Indianapolis

BY SCS Energy Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSCS Energy recently broke ground on construction of a 4,000-scfm landfill gas to renewable natural gas (RNG) plant in Indianapolis. Indy High Btu LLC engaged SCS Energy to build the RNG plant under an engineer/procure/construct (EPC) agreement. READ MORE

September 04, 2019

In Depth: Alternatives to Traditional Silo Designs

BY Joel Dulin Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe benefits of a horizontal system are well worth considering for your next storage project, especially for multi-product operations. READ MORE

September 04, 2019

Valmet supplies biomass boiler to CHP plant in Germany

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalValmet will supply a biomass-fired boiler and a flue gas treatment plant to BS Energy’s CHP plant in Braunschweig, Germany. The plant will produce approximately 20 MW of electricity and 60 MW of thermal energy for use in district heating. READ MORE

September 04, 2019

Alberta mine reclamation project to produce willow for bioenergy

BY Alberta Innovates Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAlberta Innovates is contributing $1.5 million to a project that will use municipal organic waste to replenish soil at at an Alberta coal mine to grow a willow crop that may be used as a biomass feedstock for renewable energy. READ MORE

September 04, 2019

In Depth: Biochar: If You Make It, Will They Come?

BY Kathleen Draper Found In:Power, ThermalMarkets for biochar, most commonly produced as a gasification or pyrolysis byproduct, are expanding. READ MORE

August 28, 2019

EPA proposes federal plan under 2016 landfill gas regulations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe EPA took two actions in August relating to the timing and implementation of 2016 emission guidelines for existing MSW landfills. One is a rule to align state plan timing requirements with ACE regulations. The other is a proposed federal plan. READ MORE

August 28, 2019

DOE funds bioimaging projects for bioenergy

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy announced Aug. 23 $13.5 million in funding for six projects to develop new approaches to microscopic imaging of plants and microbes, with the goal of advancing bioenergy research. READ MORE

August 23, 2019

Report shows exponential growth in EU biogas production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBioenergy Europe, in collaboration with the European Biogas Association, recently released its 2019 report on biogas, which shows biogas production in Europe has grown exponentially since 1990. The EU had approximately 17,783 biogas plants in 2017. READ MORE

August 23, 2019

Acciona wins €400M energy-from-waste contract in Scotland

BY Acciona Found In:PowerAcciona has announced a contract to construct and operate a waste-to-energy plant in Aberdeen, Scotland, called the Ness Energy Project. The facility will have the capacity to treat 150,000 metric tons of waste per year. READ MORE

August 22, 2019

Canada awards $7.6 million to UBC’s biomass expansion project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalThe Canadian government announced Aug. 19 it will provide $7.6 million to support the University of British Columbia’s biomass expansion project, which will increase the university’s renewable energy capacity. READ MORE

August 22, 2019

DOE announces $64 million to help develop bioenergy crops

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy announced Aug. 21 $64 million in funding for 25 university-led genomics research projects on plants and microbes for bioenergy and bioproducts. The projects aim to improve features like drought resistance and crop yield. READ MORE

August 19, 2019

Dominion Energy, Smithfield Foods break ground on RNG project

BY Smithfield Foods Inc. Found In:Power, BiogasDominion Energy and Smithfield Foods Inc. are breaking ground on a renewable natural gas (RNG) project in North Carolina through their joint venture, Align Renewable Natural Gas. The project will generate enough energy to power more than 3,500 homes. READ MORE

August 14, 2019

Bill aims to extend tax credits for biomass, other renewables

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasReps. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., and Scott Peters, D-Calif., introduced a bill Aug. 13 that aims to extend tax credits for investments in qualified renewable energy production, including closed-loop biomass, open-loop biomass, and municipal solid waste. READ MORE

August 14, 2019

Bioenergy DevCo receives $106 million investment, buys BTS Biogas

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBioenergy DevCo announced Aug. 8 it has received a $106 million investment from Newlight Partners LP to grow anaerobic digestion (AD) technology in North America. The following day, the company announced the acquisition of BTS Biogas. READ MORE

August 14, 2019

EIA updates bioenergy generation, capacity forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. Energy Information Administration currently expects nonhydro renewables to provide 10 percent of U.S. utility-scale generation in 2019, increasing to 12 percent in 2020, according to the agency’s latest Short Term Energy Outlook. READ MORE

August 13, 2019

DOE seeks input on its FY 2019 EERE, BETO research priorities

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Department of Energy’s Office of Efficiency and Renewable Energy is seeking public input on its EERE and Bioenergy Technologies Office research priorities, including those focused on corn fiber biofuel, food waste, data efforts and algae biomass. READ MORE

August 06, 2019

Sununu vetoes bill to support New Hampshire's 6 biomass plants

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerNew Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed a bill Aug. 5 that aimed to support operations at the state’s six biomass power plants and avoid a protracted legal flight over a biomass reform law that was enacted in 2018. READ MORE

August 06, 2019

Doosan Babcock celebrates 10 years of safety success at Drax

BY Doosan Babcock Found In:Pellets, PowerDoosan Babcock is responsible for the provision of maintenance and outage services to Drax Power Station and is now celebrating an important safety milestone of 10 years without a lost time accident at the site. READ MORE

August 05, 2019

Oregon governor signs RNG bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOregon Gov. Kate Brown recently signed SB 98 into law. The bill sets voluntary renewable natural gas (RNG) goals for the state’s natural gas utilities, creating a path for RNG to become an increasing part of Oregon’s energy supply. READ MORE

August 05, 2019

Report: EU demand for wood pellets continues to grow

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalA recent report filed with the USDA FAS's GAIN predicts the EU market for wood pellets will likely grow this year but cautions future expansions could be limited by sustainability requirements introduced by individual member states. READ MORE

July 31, 2019

Sierra Energy closes on $33 million in funding

BY Sierra Energy Corp. Found In:PowerSierra Energy Corp. announced July 29 that it has closed a $33 million series A investment round. The funding will help the company further develop and commercialize its FastOx gasification technology, which converts waste into renewable energy. READ MORE

July 30, 2019

UK renewable electricity generation set record in 2018

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasRenewables accounted for a record 33 percent of U.K. electricity generation last year, up 3.8 percent from 2017, according to updated data released by the U.K. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy July 25. READ MORE

July 30, 2019

Republic Services aims to increase biogas use

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsRepublic Services Inc. released its next generation sustainability strategy in mid-July. The strategy outlines seven long-term goals, including one that aims to significantly increase the volume of biogas sent to beneficial reuse. READ MORE

July 29, 2019

Covanta reports progress with UK waste-to-energy projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalCovanta officials discussed the company’s U.K. waste-to-energy development activities during a second quarter earnings call July 25. While no new major projects were announced, progress is being made on several previously announced facilities. READ MORE

July 29, 2019

RNG market surpasses 100-project pinnacle in North America

BY Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas announced July 29 that the North American RNG industry has reached the 100 facility benchmark this summer. With the addition of three recent operational facilities, there are now 101 RNG production sites. READ MORE

July 29, 2019

SoCalGas, Calgren announce completion of dairy RNG facility

BY Southern California Gas Co. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSouthern California Gas Co. and Calgren Dairy Fuels announced July 29 the completion of Calgren's RNG facility, which currently processes manure from four dairy farms. Calgren plans to partner with eight additional dairy farms by the end of 2019. READ MORE

July 26, 2019

EESI: Jobs in renewable fuels, biomass energy up in 2018

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Environmental and Energy Study Institute released a fact sheet on jobs in renewable energy, energy efficiency and resilience July 23 that shows U.S. jobs in renewable fuels and biomass power both increased from 2017 to 2018. READ MORE

July 25, 2019

Drax to add 350,000 metric tons of pellet capacity

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerDrax Group plc released its half-year financial report July 24, reporting increased profit. The company also discussed plans to expand pellet production capacity and reported an increase in biomass power output. READ MORE