Biomass Power

July 09, 2019

Enexor Bioenergy to expand operations in Tennessee

BY Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalTennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Enexor BioEnergy officials announced July 8 that the renewable energy company will expand its operations and move into a new manufacturing facility. READ MORE

July 03, 2019

UK releases Q1 energy statistics

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerThe U.K. sourced 35.8 percent of its electricity from renewables during the first quarter of 2019, up from 30.5 percent during the same period of 2018, according to data released by the U.K. government on June 27. READ MORE

July 03, 2019

C-Capture secures grant to scale up Drax carbon capture pilot

BY Drax Group Found In:Pellets, PowerC-Capture, working alongside the Drax Group, has secured a £5 million grant from the U.K. government for a two year program of work to progress its bioenergy and carbon capture and storage (BECCS) project at Drax Power Station. READ MORE

June 27, 2019

Bill aims to require US to achieve 50% renewable power by 2035

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasNew legislation introduced June 26 aims to put the U.S. on a path towards decarbonization, requiring 50 percent of U.S. electricity to be generated by renewables by 2035. Biomass and biogas would help meet that goal. READ MORE

June 27, 2019

UK law commits to net-zero emissions, REA says BECCS is needed

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.K. officially established a law June 27 requiring net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Earlier in the week, the U.K. REA released a paper outlining the role biorenergy carbon capture and storage (BECCS) can play in meeting that goal. READ MORE

June 27, 2019

FuelCell Energy, Drax announce new carbon capture project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerFuelCell Energy Inc. announced June 27 it has entered into a contract with Drax Power Station for an application of its carbon capture solution. Drax secured £500,000 ($633,503) in government funding to support the project. READ MORE

June 27, 2019

Wehrum leaves EPA, Isdal becomes deputy assistant administrator

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsU.S. EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation William Wehrum will leave his post at the agency at the end of June. Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator Anne Idsal will become acting assistant administrator for air and radiation. READ MORE

June 26, 2019

41 MW biomass power plant inaugurated in UK

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe U.K.-based Templeborough Biomass Power Plant was officially inaugurated June 24. Located in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, the 41 MW facility takes in waste wood as fuel and can generate enough electricity to power 78,000 homes. READ MORE

June 26, 2019

DOE announces open meeting of biomass R&D advisory committee

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced June 24 plans to hold an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee on June 26 in Missoula, Montana. READ MORE

June 26, 2019

Margam Green Energy Plant begins operations in the UK

BY Margam Green Energy Plant Found In:PowerThe U.K.-based Margam Green Energy Plant has entered commercial operation. The £160 million renewable energy plant, fueled by waste wood, will generate power for up to 75,000 homes. The facility is owned by Glennmont Partners. READ MORE

June 26, 2019

Opinion: Pressure Builds on US EPA to Process e-RINs

BY Bob Cleaves Found In:PowerThe RFS Power Coalition met with the U.S. Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs as part of its public outreach process, to share a few thoughts about electric renewable identification numbers. READ MORE

June 25, 2019

In Depth: Capturing the Value of Waste Heat

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, ThermalBurgess Biopower is securing unique partners to help the 75-MW plant capitalize on all it has to offer. READ MORE

June 24, 2019

FutureMetrics criticizes treatment of biomass in EPA’s ACE rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerFutureMetrics has released a statement criticizing the U.S. EPA’s Affordable Clean Energy Program for its treatment of biomass and calling the program’s discussion of how to measure CO2 emissions “misguided.” READ MORE

June 24, 2019

In Depth: High-Efficiency Shutdowns: Improving Boiler Reliability and Increasing Uptime

BY Rebecca M. Knecht Found In:PowerRegular inspections of boilers, pressure vessels, piping, and tanks help reduce the risk of failures, accidents and unplanned downtime. READ MORE

June 24, 2019

In Depth: Low-Carbon Cure

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:PowerA Sri Lanka-based tire factory switches from fuel oil to biomass for steam generation in the tire-curing process. READ MORE

June 21, 2019

46 MW biomass plant in Spain begins final testing phase

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerA 46-megawatt (MW) biomass power plant under development by Ence Energía y Celulosa S.A. in Huelva, Spain, has begun the final testing phase of its equipment. Commercial startup is expected later this year. READ MORE

June 20, 2019

Bill aims to extend biofuel, bioenergy tax credits through 2020

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsRep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., introduced the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2019 on June 18. The bill extends several biofuel- and bioenergy-related tax credits through 2020. The legislation was scheduled for markup on June 20. READ MORE

June 20, 2019

Lee Enterprises consulting adds team members

BY Lee Enterprises Consulting Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsLee Enterprises Consulting has added four new members to its team of 100-plus subject matter bioeconomy experts, including Chris Burk, P.E.; Daren Daugaard, Ph.D. P.E.; David Whittle; and Tad Dritz, P.E. READ MORE

June 19, 2019

EPA finalizes ACE rule, biomass co-firing not a compliance option

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerThe EPA released its final rule for its Affordable Clean Energy program June 19. The program replaces the Clean Power Plan and aims to reduce emissions from coal-fired power plants. Biomass co-firing is not a compliance option under the ACE rule. READ MORE

June 17, 2019

DOE seeks nominations for biomass R&D advisory committee

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy is seeking nominations for candidates to fill vacancies on its Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. Nominations must be submitted by June 30. READ MORE

June 17, 2019

In Depth: Self-heating Hazards of Biomass Materials

BY Vahid Ebadat Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe biomass energy sector is growing rapidly, and the number of fires and explosions in the industry is unfortunately growing along with it—it’s time to act. READ MORE

June 14, 2019

EIA: Power generation from renewables to increase in 2019, 2020

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the June edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting nonhydropower renewables will provide 11 percent of U.S. power generation in 2019, increasing to 13 percent in 2020. READ MORE

June 13, 2019

UK to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, BiogasBritish Prime Minister Theresa May announced June 12 that the U.K. Parliament has introduced legislation that will mandate the country achieves net-zero emissions by 2050. Bioenergy is expected to help reach that goal. READ MORE

June 13, 2019

Bill aims to extend MLPs to bioenergy, biofuel projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsSens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Jerry Moran, R-Kan., and Reps. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., and Ron Estes, R-Kan., reintroduced a bill June 13 that aims to give investors in clean energy projects access to the use of master limited partnerships (MLPs). READ MORE

June 12, 2019

Senators urge EPA to process eRIN applications

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsA bipartisan group of nine senators, led by Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Jeff. Merkley, D-Ore., sent a letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler June 11 urging the agency to act on pending applications for electric fuel pathways under the RFS. READ MORE

June 11, 2019

Letter urges EPA to process pending RFS fuel pathway applications

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsA bipartisan group of 21 members of Congress, led by Reps. John Shimkus, R-Ill., and Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler June 4 urging the agency to take action on pending RFS fuel pathways. READ MORE

June 07, 2019

EPA solicits nominations for SAB, related committees

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe EPA is inviting nominations of scientific experts to be considered for appointment to the agency’s Science Advisory Board and four SAB committees, including the SAB Agricultural Science Committee, which provides advice on ag-related industries. READ MORE

June 06, 2019

Pellet-fueled cogeneration plant opens in Croatia

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalResalta, an energy developer active in Central and Eastern Europe, announced June 6 that a wood pellet-fueled cogeneration plant in Slatina, Croatia, is now operational. The facility has an electric capacity of 5 MW and a heat capacity of 12 MW. READ MORE

June 05, 2019

REA: Bioenergy needed to meet net-zero GHG goals

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.K. Renewable Energy Association has released the second installment of its industry-led Bioenergy Strategy, reporting that bioenergy can meeting the U.K.’s projected shortfall of the 5th Carbon Budget and the impending nuclear gap. READ MORE

June 03, 2019

Report: Biomass accounts for 5.3% of Britain’s power in Q1

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerData recently released by Imperial College London as part of the Drax Electric Insights Quarterly report shows that biomass accounted for 5.3 percent of the Britain’s electricity supply mix during the first quarter of 2019. READ MORE