Biomass Power

February 14, 2020

Drax’s biomass policy meets highest sustainability standards

BY Drax Found In:Pellets, PowerIn its first report, an Independent Advisory Board has found that Drax’s sustainable biomass sourcing reflects recommendations made by Forest Research—the research agency of the Forestry Commission widely considered the industry gold standard. READ MORE

February 11, 2020

Indigenous First Nations in Saskatchewan to get biomass power

BY Turboden Found In:PowerTurboden S.p.A. has concluded a contract to provide the Meadow Lake Tribal Council, representing nine Indigenous First Nations in Saskatchewan, Canada, with an 8,000 kW ORC power generation system that uses sawmill residual woody biomass as fuel. READ MORE

February 11, 2020

UK waste-to-energy facility achieves financial close

BY Covanta Holding Corp., Biffa plc and Macquarie’s Green Investment Group Found In:PowerJV partners Covanta, Biffa and GIG announced that the Newhurst Energy-from-Waste Facility in Leicestershire, England, has reached financial close. Covanta and GIG will own 50 percent of the project while waste provider Biffa will own the other half. READ MORE

February 04, 2020

Biomass leaders provide state of the industry at int’l event

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe 13th Annual International Biomass Conference & Expo opened with a roundtable discussion among biomass association leaders that covered topics including the state of the industry, policy, carbon markets, and what is needed to grow public support. READ MORE

February 04, 2020

Washington House passes bill to create clean fuels program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe state of Washington is one step closer to enacting a clean fuels program that would limit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per unit of transportation fuel to 10 percent below 2017 levels by 2028 and 20 percent below 2017 levels by 2035. READ MORE

February 03, 2020

Report: Waste biomass can help California meet net-zero goal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA new report released by LLNL has determined California can achieve its goal of carbon neutrality by 2045 at modest cost using technology that is already demonstrated and mature, including carbon capture from waste biomass utilization. READ MORE

January 31, 2020

ITA committee focused on renewable energy exports to meet Feb. 6

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has announced an open meeting of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee will be held on Feb. 6 in Washington, D.C. READ MORE

January 30, 2020

Greenlane to finance biogas upgrading systems in Europe

BY Greenlane Renewables Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsGreenlane Renewables Inc. announced on Jan. 28 it has signed an agreement in principle with SWEN Capital Partners based in Paris, France, to create a joint venture company to accelerate deployment of Greenlane’s biogas upgrading systems in Europe. READ MORE

January 28, 2020

Innogy sells German biomass cogeneration plant, pellet facility

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalGerman energy company Innogy has sold a biomass cogeneration plant and adjacent wood pellet plant to Austria-based Cycleenergy Holding GmbH. The company also recently announced its U.S. pellet plant is operating above nameplate capacity. READ MORE

January 28, 2020

Seven companies join American Biogas Council board

BY American Biogas Council Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe American Biogas Council announced on Jan. 28 seven companies have joined its board of directors, including U.S. Gain, Air Liquide, Trillium, VGS, Bioenergy DevCo, Mendota Agri-Products, and Baker Tilly. READ MORE

January 24, 2020

NV Energy seeks proposals for renewable energy projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasNV Energy, a Nevada energy utility, announced on Jan. 21 it is seeking proposals for biomass, biogas, solar, geothermal and wind project that are compliant with the state’s existing renewable portfolio standards. READ MORE

January 24, 2020

Opinion: New Year, New Decade

BY Anna Simet Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsIt’s a new year, and the future is bright for the North American wood pellet industry. This is true for both the domestic and export industry segements. READ MORE

January 23, 2020

DOE offers $96 million for bioenergy R&D projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Department of Energy on Jan. 23 announced it will award up to $96 million for bioenergy research and development to reduce the price of drop-in biofuels, lower the cost of biopower, and enable high-value products from biomass or waste resources. READ MORE

January 23, 2020

Eqtec receives approval for RDF testing at French university

BY Eqtec plc Found In:Power, ThermalEqtec plc announced that its wholly owned subsidiary has received approval from the the University of Lorraine's research laboratory on wood material to carry out tests utilizing refuse derived fuel at an R&D plant located at the university. READ MORE

January 22, 2020

BLM issues notice on tribal biomass demonstration projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsThe Bureau of Land Management has published a notice focused on eligibility and selection criteria for a program that provides woody biomass from BLM and Forest Service lands to support tribal and Alaskan Native biomass demonstraton projects. READ MORE

January 21, 2020

Renewables account for record share of UK electricity in Q3 2019

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, BiogasThe U.K. recently released third quarter 2019 energy statistics, reporting the renewables share of electricity generation reached a record 38.9 percent during the quarter, up from 32.9 percent during the same period of 2018. READ MORE

January 21, 2020

Brightmark Energy announces Florida RNG project

BY Brightmark Energy Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBrightmark Energy has partnered with four dairy farms in central Florida to build and operate three anaerobic digesters that will convert a total of 230,000 tons of dairy manure per year from 9,900 cows into renewable natural gas (RNG). READ MORE

January 15, 2020

EIA predicts modest increase for waste biomass power capacity

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasU.S. electricity generation from renewable sources is expected to reach 19 percent in 2020 and 22 percent in 2021, up from 17 percent in 2019, according to the U.S. Energy Information’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released Jan. 14. READ MORE

January 14, 2020

Ence inaugurates 50 MW biomass power plant in Spain

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerSpain-based energy producer Ence Energia y Celulosa SA announced on Jan. 9 the inauguration of a new, low-emissions biomass power plant. The 50 megawatt (MW) facility is located near Puertollano, Spain. READ MORE

January 14, 2020

DOE to provide $75 million for bioenergy crops research

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Jan. 10, the U.S. Department of Energy announced a plan to provide up to $75 million over five years for research to develop sustainable bioenergy crops tolerant of environmental stress and resilient to changing environmental conditions. READ MORE

January 14, 2020

PCI Gases: DOCS can replace use of liquid oxygen in gasification

BY PCI Gases Found In:Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsPCI Gases os offering the DOCS (deployable oxygen concentrator system) as an attractive and safe on-site alternative to using liquid oxygen (LOX) or other oxygen technologies in gasification processes. READ MORE

January 10, 2020

In Depth: Northern Ambition

BY Matt Merritt Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe steady build-out of Canada’s industrial wood pellet industry continues, driven by multiple motivations. READ MORE

January 09, 2020

Smithfield Foods generates RNG from wastewater

BY Smithfield Food Inc. Found In:Power, BiogasSmithfield Foods Inc., in partnership with Duke Energy and OptimaBio LLC, is now producing renewable natural gas (RNG) from the wastewater treatment system at its Tar Heel, North Carolina, pork processing facility. READ MORE

January 09, 2020

Opinion: The Wide Umbrella of Bioenergy

BY Anna Simet Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe versatility and wide umbrella of biomass fuel and technologies are some of my favorite things about the industry. READ MORE

January 09, 2020

Opinion: Carbon Capture Technologies: Biomass Industry’s Unique Opportunity

BY Jessie Stolark Found In:PowerSpurred by interest and growing recognition of the role biomass can play in mitigating climate change, project developers and policy makers are putting biomass on the map, but perhaps under a name you are less familiar with—carbon capture. READ MORE

January 08, 2020

In Depth: Commercial and Institutional Biomass Projects: Dos and Don’ts

BY Bede W. Wellford Found In:Power, ThermalThere are many important factors to consider and key steps to take when pursuing an on-site biomass heating project. READ MORE

January 07, 2020

Drax Biomass appoints new leader

BY Drax Biomass Inc. Found In:Pellets, PowerDrax Biomass Inc. announced Jan. 6 that Matt White will become its new senior vice president and run Drax’s U.S. biomass operations from its headquarters in Monroe, Louisiana. Drax Biomass produces wood pellets for use at Drax Power Station. READ MORE

January 07, 2020

Opinion: The RFS: Where Things Stand

BY Bob Cleaves Found In:Power

January 06, 2020

Financial close reached on 2MW bioenergy project in California

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerU.K.-based gasification company Eqtec plc announced on Jan. 2 that the company has reached financial close on a proposed 2 megawatt biomass project in North Fork, California. The project is currently scheduled to begin commissioning in early 2021. READ MORE

January 06, 2020

In Depth: Biomass Magazine's Sponsor Spotlight

BY Sponsored Content Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThis month's Sponsor Spotlight details Continental Blower's efforts in the biogas and RNG industry, TerraSource Global's Jeffrey Radar TubeFeeder technology for fiber storage and reclaim, and E=MC3's progress toward developing a high-quality, high- READ MORE