Biomass Power

September 24, 2015

Opinion: Maximizing Biogas Project Value

BY Amanda Bilek Found In:Power, BiogasAlthough biogas projects have multiple configurations that present some challenges in resource scale up, the flexible feedstock sources and end-use utilization make them a worthwhile pursuit. READ MORE

September 23, 2015

Pelletfinger: An Epilogue

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, PowerPellet Mill Magazine Executive Editor Tim Portz doubles back to his USIPA conference preview to see if his questions were answered and what he learned. READ MORE

September 23, 2015

Senate democrats release national energy bill

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBuilding on the U.S. DOE’s Quadrennial Energy Review installment released earlier this year, U.S. Senate democrats released a tax reform proposal that aims to early on READ MORE

September 23, 2015

In Depth: A Trending On-site Power Option

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Power, BiogasMore and more big-name companies are installing fuel cells, some powered by biogas and some marketed as such, for on-site power production. READ MORE

September 22, 2015

NSF International becomes SBP-approved certification body

BY Sustainable Biomass Partnership Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe Sustainable Biomass Partnership has today announced that NSF International has become an ‘SBP-approved’ Certification Body. READ MORE

September 21, 2015

Green Investment Bank funds biomass CHP plant in England

BY UK Green Investment Bank Found In:Power, ThermalThe UK Green Investment Bank plc and John Laing Group plc have committed £48m ($74.4 million) of equity to a new £138m renewable energy facility in North East England, developed by Estover Energy. READ MORE

September 21, 2015

USIPA conference opens with an eye on new leadership in UK

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, PowerUSIPA's 5th Annual Exporting Pellets Conference opened in Miami with a cautious eye on the first conservative majority in the United Kingdom in nearly 20 years, and the potential implications for the industrial wood pellet industry. READ MORE

September 18, 2015

Opinion: Pellets Still the Affordable, Available, Renewable One

BY Seth GintherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalUpcoming U.S. Industrial Pellet Association 5th Annual Exporting Conference occurring during an exciting time for the industry. Seth Ginther says it's critical the industry remain flexible as it heads into a period of expansion and diversification. READ MORE

September 18, 2015

PhyCO2, MSU develop algae tech to capture power plant CO2

BY PhyCO2 Found In:Power, Advanced FuelsMichigan State University and PHYCO2 have entered into a partnership to develop algae technologies produced from PHYCO2’s patented concept that promotes algae growth and sequesters, or captures, carbon dioxide from power plant emissions. READ MORE

September 16, 2015

Turboden to supply 5.5-MW CHP unit to biomass plant in Turkey

BY Turboden Found In:PowerTurboden, a provider of Organic Rankine Cycle turbogenerators for distributed power generation employing renewable sources and waste heat, signed an order with Starwood for a new 5.5-MW cogeneration plant in Bursa, Turkey. READ MORE

September 16, 2015

In Depth: Panamaxing It Out

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalAs the consumption of wood pellets in European power stations matures, shipping efficiency is maximized by utilizing the largest vessels available. READ MORE

September 15, 2015

Finnish technology launched into U.K. forestry, energy markets

BY MHG Systems Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalFinnish MHG Systems’ mobile and internet cloud service was launched last week, offering forest owners a tool to take control of their forest resource management. READ MORE

September 15, 2015

Joint venture to commercialize biomass processing technology

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalActive Energy Group plc and Biomass for Energy have announced a joint venture with Utah-based Biomass Energy Enhancements LLC to commercialize a pretreatment technology that BEE says enables biomass to be utilized as a direct replacement for coal. READ MORE

September 11, 2015

The Military's Renewable Fuel/Energy Progress (Or Lack Thereof)

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn this day, I’m working on the November issue of Biomass Magazine, which has a semi-befitting them: U.S. Military Bioenergy Production & Use READ MORE

September 11, 2015

GE, Phoenix Energy progress California biomass gasification plans

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerUnder a previously announced partnership, GE’s Distributed Power business, Western Energy Systems, has will supply technology to Phoenix Energy’s biomass gasification plant in North Fork, California. READ MORE

September 10, 2015

DOE offers $6 million for Native American energy projects

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThis month, the U.S. Department of Energy issued a report showing threats to tribal energy infrastructure are expected to increase, and also announced a $6 million grant opportunity to establish clean energy projects on tribal lands. READ MORE

September 10, 2015

Closed California landfill picks Ener-Core waste-to-energy tech

BY ENER-CORE INC. Found In:Power, BiogasEner-Core Inc. has received a purchase order from the Advanced Power & Energy Program of the University of California, Irvine, for the installation of Ener-Core’s 250-kilowatt Powerstation EC250 at the closed Santiago Canyon Landfill. READ MORE

September 09, 2015

NEPCon earns first Sustainable Biomass Partnership approval

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, PowerNEPCon, a Danish non-profit offering forest certification services, becomes the first certification body to earn full approval from the Sustainable Biomass Partnership to complete SBP audits for producers of woody biomass inputs. READ MORE

September 08, 2015

Yokogawa to install controls at Brazil's largest biomass plant

BY Yokogawa Electric Corp. Found In:PowerYokogawa America do Sul has received an order from AREVA Renewables Brazil, a subsidiary of the French firm AREVA SA, to deliver a control system for a biomass power plant that will be the largest facility of its type in Brazil. READ MORE

September 08, 2015

FutureMetrics releases dashboard on pellet demand for cofiring

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalOn Sept. 7, FutureMetrics provided a new dashboard analyzing and calculating industrial wood pellet demand for U.S. power plants under various cofiring scenarios. READ MORE

September 04, 2015

Vermont law school releases report on sustainable biomass use

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe Institute of Energy and Environment at Vermont Law School recently released a report covering sustainable ways to increase the use of woody biomass for electricity generation while protecting Vermont’s forests. READ MORE

September 04, 2015

Biomass Magazine's Big-Deal Directory

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsAround 8,500 copies of Biomass Magazine's industry directory will be mailed out to biomass power plants, pellet plants, attendees of our International Biomass Conference & Expo, and lots of other industry events. READ MORE

September 03, 2015

IEA Bioenergy newsletter features New Zealand biofuel prospects

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIEA Bioenergy Task 39, a group of international experts working to commercialize sustainable transportation biofuels, recently released its latest newsletter, featuring an update on opportunities for biofuels in New Zealand. READ MORE

September 02, 2015

Eggborough Power Station to close, biomass not an option

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, PowerA 2,000-MW, coal-fired power plant in North Yorkshire, England, announced it will stop producing power at the end of March and close, rather than converting to biomass as once proposed. READ MORE

September 01, 2015

Swedish pulp company invests $7 million in biomass boiler

BY Waggeryd Cell Found In:Power, ThermalWaggeryd Cell in Sweden has invested 60 million SEK ($7.1 million) in a biomass boiler in order to replace liquid propane gas (LPG)with bioenergy as energy source for the flash dryer. READ MORE

August 28, 2015

PHG Energy to build biomass gasification plant in Tennessee

BY PHG Energy Found In:Power, ThermalSolid Waste in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, has engaged PHG Energy to build a new biomass gasification plant capable of cleanly converting more than 30 tons of composted material daily into thermal energy while producing a valuable high-carbon biochar. READ MORE

August 28, 2015

Partnership focuses on renewable fuel sources in Missouri

BY Ameren Missouri, Enginuity Worldwide, ECAP LLC Found In:PowerAmeren Missouri, Enginuity Worldwide and ECAP LLC partner to focus on development of renewable fuel sources that may provide a new revenue opportunity for rural businesses and help diversify power generation fuel sources in Missouri. READ MORE

August 28, 2015

Is Coal-Derived Methane Power Renewable?

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasThis week, I learned of an operating project by Hoosier Energy that converts coalbed methane into electricity. The company has it listed in its renewable energy project portfolio and titles it thusly—the Osprey Point Renewable Energy Station. READ MORE

August 27, 2015

Opinion: Getting It Right

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSo often in this industry, our gaze falls to the moment biomass is converted into power, thermal energy, biofuels or pellets. READ MORE

August 26, 2015

Opinion: Biomass’s Role in Clean Power Plan

BY Bob Cleaves Found In:PowerOn Aug. 3, the Obama administration released the final version of its Clean Power Plan, an ambitious state-by-state roadmap for reducing carbon emissions from all sources. READ MORE