Biomass Power

March 09, 2017

Valmet to supply multifuel boiler to Japan power plant

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalValmet will provide a multifuel boiler and flue gas cleaning system to a 112-MW power station being built plant in Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan. The advanced circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler will be capable of cofiring coal and biomass. READ MORE

March 06, 2017

Drax Biomass, AFF Launch initiative to support private landowners

BY Drax Biomass Found In:Pellets, PowerTogether Drax Biomass and the American Forest Foundation have launched an initiative to support private forest landowners in northeast Louisiana and southeast Arkansas and increase the commercial and ecological value of these lands. READ MORE

March 03, 2017

Fortum installs biggest battery in Nordics at biomass power plant

BY Fortum Corp. Found In:Power, ThermalThe biggest lithium-ion battery in the Nordic countries was commissioned on March 3 at Fortum’s Järvenpää biomass power plant, dubbed Fortum’s Batcave battery project. READ MORE

March 02, 2017

Perry confirmed as US energy secretary

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsFormer governor of Texas Rick Perry has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as secretary of energy, in a vote of 62 to 37. Perry replaces Ernest Moniz, a nuclear physicist READ MORE

March 02, 2017

Standards program adds Dry Creek Products, Pacific Coast Pellets

BY Pellet Fuels Institute Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe Pellet Fuels Institute announced the qualification of two pellet fuels producers to the PFI Standards Program: Pacific Coast Pellets of Shelton, Washington, and Dry Creek Products of Arcade, New York. READ MORE

March 01, 2017

Connecticut food waste AD, compost plant receives permit to build

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasTurning Earth aims to be operational by the second quarter of 2018 to accept residential and commercial material from 16 area municipalities. READ MORE

February 28, 2017

Drax bids to acquire two distressed pellet plants

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalDrax announced on Feb. 27 that it is participating in separate processes for the acquisition out of bankruptcy for the operating assets of Texas Pellets in Woodville, Texas, and Louisiana Pellets in Urania, Louisiana. READ MORE

February 27, 2017

Minnesota bill proposes doubling of state renewable power goal

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerMinnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith introduced HF 1772, which would raise the state's current renewable portfolio standard, enacted in 2007, from 25 percent by 2025 to 50 percent by 2030. READ MORE

February 27, 2017

Wood stove competition to focus on automation, electricity

BY The Alliance for Green Heat Found In:Power, ThermalThe Alliance for Green Heat has announced the fourth Wood Stove Design Challenge, returning to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., in November 2018. READ MORE

February 24, 2017

Opinion: A Matter of Scale

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThough the completion dates of two projects featured in the March issue of Biomass Magazine were critical for vastly different reasons, despite the massive difference in scale, the construction approaches to hit each deadline had a lot in common. READ MORE

February 24, 2017

Airex Energy inaugurates Quebec torrefaction plant

BY Airex Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalOn Feb. 24, Airex Energy officially inaugurated its biomass torrefaction plant, located in the La Prade industrial park in Bécancour, Quebec. The industrial-size demonstration plant showcases Airex's trademarked CarbonFX technology. READ MORE

February 24, 2017

Alberta Innovates issues EOI for waste-to-energy technologies

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsAlberta Innovates, a provincial agency focused on advancing energy and environmental technology, has released a call for expression of interest (EOI) for companies to showcase waste conversion technologies fit for small and urban rural communities. READ MORE

February 23, 2017

Opinion: Biomass: A 2017 Policy Outlook

BY Bob CleavesFound In:PowerAs the new administration settles into office and the 115th Congress takes shape, the Biomass Power Association is looking ahead at potential policy opportunities for the biomass industry in 2017. READ MORE

February 22, 2017

In Depth: The New Stacks in Town

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, ThermalA state-of-the-art, waste-to-energy plant at Dublin’s Poolbeg Peninsula is readying to fire up. Built by Covanta Energy Inc., the facility will generate enough power for 80,000 homes, and eventually, district heat as well. READ MORE

February 17, 2017

Pruitt confirmed as US EPA administrator

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsIn a 54-46 vote, Scott Pruitt has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as administrator of the U.S. EPA. He has served as attorney general of Oklahoma since November 2010. READ MORE

February 17, 2017

Alabama company buys closed Maine biomass power plant

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerAlabama company 42 Railroad Ave LLC has purchased shuttered biomass power plant Sherman Power Station in Stacyville, Maine, and plans to restart the facility as early as June. READ MORE

February 16, 2017

Drax reports good operational year, discusses future in biomass

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalDrax Group has released its preliminary results for 2016. Via webcast, CEO Dorothy Thompson discussed challenges and successes over the past year, as well as some of the company’s future goals for biomass conversions and wood pellet production. READ MORE

February 14, 2017

Cascades plans $11 million biomass boiler upgrade at Quebec plant

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, ThermalCascades Inc., a global packaging and tissue products company, is revamping existing biomass boilers at its Cascades Containerboard Packaging–Cabano plant in Quebec, Canada. READ MORE

February 13, 2017

Alberta awards $60 million to 31 bioenergy companies

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThrough its Bioenergy Producer Program, the government of Alberta has awarded $60 million to 31 different companies that have built or are in the process of constructing in-province bioenergy projects READ MORE

February 09, 2017

PowerHouse signs MOU with Peel Environmental

BY PowerHouse Energy Group plc Found In:PowerPowerHouse has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Peel Environmental Ltd. and its subsidiary This is Protos LLP to pursue the development, construction and operation of an energy-from-waste plant at Peel Environmental’s Protos facility. READ MORE

February 09, 2017

Veolia boosts renewable generation for Southern Water

BY Veolia Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasVeolia is helping Southern Water derive even more of its power from sewage. The company is installing new biogas combined-heat-and-power (CHP) engines at three of Southern Water’s treatment works. READ MORE

February 08, 2017

EIA updates bioenergy, wood heating forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the February edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting the non-hydro renewables share of U.S. electricity generation will be 9 percent in 2017 and 10 percent in 2018. READ MORE

February 08, 2017

Swinerton breaks ground on C2e biogas facility in North Carolina

BY Swinerton Builders Found In:Power, BiogasSwinerton Builders recently announced that it has broken ground on a utility-scale biogas facility in North Carolina that transforms animal and food waste into clean energy. The project is being constructed in partnership with Carbon Cycle Energy. READ MORE

February 07, 2017

Planned California biomass plant aims to use dead trees

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerA proposed 2-MW biomass power project in California’s Mariposa County is one step closer to reality. The Mariposa Biomass Project, a non-profit community group in Mariposa, California, recently closed escrow on two parcels for its future location. READ MORE

February 07, 2017

Ontario seeks comments on proposed RFS for gasoline

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOntario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has proposed establishing a renewable fuel standard (RFS) for gasoline that aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from gasoline by 5 percent by 2020. READ MORE

February 07, 2017

DONG Energy to stop all use of coal by 2023

BY DONG Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalDONG Energy has decided that by 2023, coal will no longer be used as fuel at the company's power stations. The power stations will be replacing coal with sustainable biomass. READ MORE

February 07, 2017

BPA announces staff changes

BY Biomass Power Association Found In:PowerBiomass Power Association (BPA) recently announced two staff promotions. Carrie Annand will now serve as the association’s executive director, and Nick Mazuroski as the vice president of operations. READ MORE

February 06, 2017

Spencer Group reaches milestone on Port of Tyne pellet project

BY Spencer Group Found In:Pellets, PowerThree major silos have been erected as the centerpiece of large-scale wood pellet facilities at the Port of Tyne. The project is well on the way to completion, with the facilities due to be fully operational later this year. READ MORE

February 03, 2017

BETO publishes new strategic plan

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIn January, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office released a new strategic plan that serves as a blueprint on how it will tackle the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in building a sustainable bioeconomy in the U.S. READ MORE

February 01, 2017

FERC: US adds 197 MW of biomass capacity in 2016

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Office of Energy Projects has released its Energy Infrastructure Update with data for the full year 2016, reporting the U.S. added 197 MW of biomass capacity last year. READ MORE