Biomass Power

November 29, 2016

In Depth: Trial by Fire

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerContinuing its years-long investigation of whether torrefied biomass could extend its life, Boardman Power Station is prepping to undergo a substantive test burn. READ MORE

November 28, 2016

DOE to fund renewable energy projects on Indian land

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. DOE has announced plans to provide up to $6 million in funding to support the deployment of energy efficiency and clean energy on Indian land. Applications are due Feb. 7. An informational webinar is planned for Dec. 1. READ MORE

November 25, 2016

Connecticut’s first food waste biogas plant nears finish

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasQuantum Energy plans to begin operations at a biogas plant in Connecticut by the end of the year. The fully-automated plant will take in 40,000 tons of food waste annually and generate 1.2 MW of power via low solids anaerobic digestion. READ MORE

November 25, 2016

ETI releases UK decarbonization strategy combining bioenergy, CCS

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, PowerThe Energy Technologies Institute released a report this month highlighting the importance of combining bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) if the U.K. is to meet its 2050 greenhouse gas emission reduction targets cost-effectively. READ MORE

November 25, 2016

Vega files provisional patent for G4 torrefaction machine

BY Vega Biofuels Inc. Found In:Power, ThermalVega Biofuels Inc. recently announced that it has filed a provisional patent application for its generation four (G4) torrefaction machine. According to the company, the machine increases manufacturing capacity by approximately 25 percent. READ MORE

November 25, 2016

Iona acquires Dryholme Biogas from Farmgen

BY Iona Found In:Power, BiogasIona has acquired Dryholme Biogas, a 1.8 MWe anaerobic digestion plant located near Silloth, Cumbria, U.K. The facility processes dairy by-products and agricultural feedstocks. Iona plans to refurbish the plant to improve operational performance. READ MORE

November 23, 2016

Survey identifies more than 100 million dead trees in California

BY USDA Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA recently announced that the U.S. Forest Service has identified an additional 36 million dead trees across California since its last aerial survey in May 2016. This brings the total number of dead trees since 2010 to over 102 million. READ MORE

November 22, 2016

Engineering firm warns biomass builders on cutting costs

BY Axiom Engineering Associates Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsMoves to make green energy more cost-effective, by cutting corners to reduce up-front costs cheaper, can prove to be an expensive mistake, Axiom Engineering Associates, a U.K. materials engineering company, warns. READ MORE

November 22, 2016

Investing in the 'bioeconomy' could create jobs, reduce emissions

BY WILEY Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA new article looks at the potential benefits of a Billion Ton Bioeconomy, a vision to enable a sustainable market for producing and converting a billion tons of U.S. biomass to biobased energy, fuels, and products by 2030. READ MORE

November 18, 2016

Northgate Markets, Emerson partner on food waste-to-energy

BY Emerson Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasNorthgate Markets is using Grind2Energy, Emerson’s system to turn food waste into energy. The system grids food waste into a slurry onsite. The slurry is then transferred to an offsite anaerobic digester, where it is used to generate energy. READ MORE

November 18, 2016

NextCoal International plans bio-coal, bio-oil plant in New York

BY NextCoal International Inc. Found In:Power, ThermalNextCoal International Inc. plans to build a facility in New York to produce bio-coal for export to Japanese power plants and bio-oil for domestic industrial applications. Japanese strategic and institutional investors are involved with the project. READ MORE

November 18, 2016

2016 is a Wrap

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Wednesday, we sent the December issue of Biomass Magazine to the printer, marking the completion of volume 10 of the title. READ MORE

November 17, 2016

More than half of UK electricity sourced from low-carbon sources

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, BiogasA recent report authored by researchers from Imperial College London, in collaboration with Drax, determined that for the first time ever more than half of Britain’s electricity came from low-carbon sources during the third quarter. READ MORE

November 17, 2016

2017 IBCE opens call for presentation ideas

BY BBI International Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBBI International has announced its call for presentation ideas for the 2017 International Biomass Conference & Expo, taking place April 10-12 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The deadline to submit presentation ideas is Dec. 2. READ MORE

November 17, 2016

World Biogas Association launches at COP22

BY World Biogas Association Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe World Biogas Association has been launched at the United Nations Convention on Climate Change COP 22 at Marrakesh, Morocco. The association is dedicated to supporting the growth of biogas and anaerobic digestion technologies. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

White House decarbonization report addresses biofuels, biomass

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe White House has published a mid-century strategy on decarbonization that addresses biofuels and bioenergy. On Nov. 16, the report was filed with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change under the Paris climate deal. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

DONG Energy provides update of bioenergy projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasDONG Energy recently released third quarter financial results, reporting operating profit increased by 7 percent, reaching DKK 4.5 billion ($650.83 million). The company also discussed several bioenergy projects in its quarterly investor call. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

Groups celebrate Navy’s first ‘net-zero’ energy base

BY Constellation Found In:Power, BiogasNaval Facilities Engineering Command has awarded a $170 million, 23-year energy savings performance contract to Constellation for an energy conservation and distributed generation project that will enable a base in Georgia to reduce its energy use. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

Opinion: Asian Market Reboot

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalLast year's Asian production and consumption themed issue zeroed in on the excitement surrounding potential South Korean pellet demand, now Japan's wood pellet appetite has the potential to rapidly expand, making it this year's focus. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

In Depth: Asian Wood Pellet Producer & Market Snapshot

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Pellets, PowerPellet Mill Magazine reviews Asian wood pellet production, export and import markets of Thailand, Indonesia, China, Malaysia and South Korea. READ MORE

November 15, 2016

Convergen Energy purchases Michigan biomass plant

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerTraxys Power Group’s 20-MW biomass cogeneration plant in L’Anse, Michigan, has been purchased by Convergen Energy, formerly known as Greenwood Fuels. The plant was originally fueled with coal, but began operating using biomass in 2009. READ MORE

November 15, 2016

Opinion: Asia Pacific Market – From Flatlining to Boom?

BY Hannes LechnerFound In:Pellets, PowerThe Asia Pacific market could hold potential to develop into the next hot spot of the global pellet industry, and Pöyry Management Consulting shares that demand levels may be on the rise again. READ MORE

November 14, 2016

USDA announces fiscal year 2017 BCAP funding

BY USDA Farm Service Agency Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsUSDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini announced Nov. 10 that $1.5 million will be available in fiscal year 2017 under the Biomass Crop Assistance Program for farmers and foresters who harvest and deliver biomass for renewable energy. READ MORE

November 14, 2016

ADBA releases map of more than 500 UK AD plants

BY Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.K. anaerobic digestion industry now has over 500 operational plants, and following the launch of the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association’s interactive map they’re easier to see and find than ever. READ MORE

November 14, 2016

In Depth: Japan's Rising Pellet Sun

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, PowerAs wood pellet imports in Japan begin to accelerate, industry professionals offer cautious optimism that an Asian market opportunity for North American producers has arrived. READ MORE

November 11, 2016

Rentech offers update of ongoing ramp-up at Ontario plants

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalRentech Inc. releases results for the third quarter of 2016, reporting that the company completed the replacement of problematic conveyors and conducted other maintenance and repairs at both its Wawa and Atikokan Canadian industrial pellet plants. READ MORE

November 11, 2016

California dairy digester system complete, plans expansion

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasA California dairy and its digester developer, Maas Energy Works, are hosting an open house on Nov. 17. The covered lagoon, 800-kilowatt digester system is located at Open Sky Ranch Dairy in Riverdale, California. READ MORE

November 11, 2016

Trump is in, What Now?

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels

November 11, 2016

In Depth: Bridging a Demand Gap

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalSumitomo Corp. and Cosan Biomassa see an opportunity for pelletized Brazilian sugarcane biomass in Japan’s power market and beyond. READ MORE

November 10, 2016

UK announces plans for second CfD auction

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.K. Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has released details of the next Contracts for Difference auction. The application process for the CfD allocation round is set to open in April and is open to certain bioenergy projects. READ MORE