Biomass Power

February 03, 2016

New report reveals how Clean Power Plan can reduce electric bills

BY Katie FletcherFound In:PowerSynapse Energy Economics Inc., a research and consulting firm, recently released a new report that reveals how EPA’s Clean Power Plan can reduce emissions and consumer electric bills. READ MORE

February 03, 2016

Brigg Renewable Energy Plant completed ahead of schedule

BY Brigg Renewable Energy Plant Found In:PowerThe commissioning phase of the U.K.-based Brigg Renewable Energy Plant has recently been completed and the renewable energy plant has been handed over to the owners for the operational phase to commence. READ MORE

February 03, 2016

UK Green Investment Bank to establish a special share

BY U.K. Green Investment Bank Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.K. government recently announced that the U.K. Green Investment Bank will create a “special share” in the company as part of the process to introduce private capital to the organization. READ MORE

February 02, 2016

Biofuels industry speaks out following results of Iowa caucus

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Feb. 1, the Iowa caucus officially kicked off the primary election season. Twelve of the 14 candidates who participated in the Iowa caucus are supportive of the renewable fuel standard (RFS). READ MORE

February 02, 2016

European Biogas Association releases biogas, biomethane report

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe European Biogas Association published its Biogas and Biomethane Report 2015, the fifth edition of this annual statistical report. The report reflects the record-high growth in the number of plants and production in Europe. READ MORE

February 01, 2016

EBRD helps Ukrainian city launch biogas production

BY European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe West Ukrainian city of Lviv is installing a biogas plant for the generation of heat and power with support from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and several other organizations. READ MORE

January 29, 2016

CARB accepts innovative Trestle Energy coproduct pathway

BY Sue Retka SchillFound In:Power, Advanced FuelsTrestle Energy LLC has received a favorable carbon intensity rating from the California Air Resources Board for a pathway approach that creates a new coproduct credit from using corn stover for electric generation. READ MORE

January 29, 2016

DOE funds 10 MW biomass project on military installation

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerOn Jan. 27, the U.S. Department of Energy announced $2.85 million in funding to support four projects that aim to advanced development of renewable energy technologies facilities across the federal government. READ MORE

January 29, 2016

Aker Solutions captures CO2 at waste-to-energy project in Norway

BY Aker Solutions Found In:PowerAker Solutions recently started a five-month test program to capture carbon emissions from the municipality-operated waste-to-energy Klemetsrud plant in Oslo, Norway. READ MORE

January 29, 2016

Tradition celebrates the launch of new environmental markets hub

BY Tradition Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsTradition, an interdealer broker in commodity and financial products, has announced the launch of Tradition Green, a business hub thst brings together all environmental products brokered by Tradition under one brand. READ MORE

January 28, 2016

EPA sets date for Clean Power Plan biomass workshop

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, PowerThe U.S. EPA has set a date for its previously announced biomass workshop regarding its role in the Clean Power Plan. The workshop will be held on April 7 at the EPA William J Clinton East building in Washington, D.C., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. READ MORE

January 28, 2016

FSA seeks comments on revision of information collection for NAP

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA’s Farm Service Agency has published a notice in the Federal Register seeking comments on a revision of a currently approved information collection in support of the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). READ MORE

January 28, 2016

Drax Biomass shelves plans Pike BioEnergy pellet plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerDrax Biomass has ceased development of a proposed pellet plant that was under development in Pike County, Mississippi. The project was being developed under the name Pike BioEnergy LLC. READ MORE

January 28, 2016

B&W awarded contract for UK waste-to-energy project

BY Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. Found In:PowerBabcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. recently announced that its Denmark-based subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Volund A/S, has been awarded a contract for more than $90 million to design, manufacture and build a waste-to-energy power plant in the U.K. READ MORE

January 28, 2016

Scottish Equity Partners invests in Ardor Energy

BY Scottish Equity Partners Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalScottish Equity Partners is investing up to £9 million ($12.92 million) from its Environmental Capital Fund to establish Ardor Energy,a new heat project focused platform that will fund a pipeline small–scale heat and combined-heat-and-power projects. READ MORE

January 28, 2016

Opinion: Facts Matter

BY Seth GintherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe United States Industrial Pellet Association and many of its members are making new waves on social media through Twitter, Facebook and other mediums to cut through the white noise and spread the message that #factsmatter. READ MORE

January 27, 2016

Opinion: Pass Me Along

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThreaded throughout this issue, in which Biomass Magazine once again turns it editorial gaze to dust management and plant safety, is a continued call for greater education, regardless of an employee’s position within a facility. READ MORE

January 27, 2016

States ask Supreme Court to block Clean Power Plan

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerOn Jan. 26, a group of 29 states, led by Texas and West Virginia, asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block implementation of the U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan until a legal challenge filed in a lower appeals court is resolved. READ MORE

January 27, 2016

Opinion: Congressional Recognition for Biomass

BY Bob Cleaves Found In:PowerThis year will be a very condensed and busy year for Congress, with a presidential election as a major focus, but exploring a tax benefit for the biomass industry will be a major focus for Biomass Power Association. READ MORE

January 26, 2016

2015 Dairy Roadmap report published in UK

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasAt the close of the 2015, Dairy U.K. Ltd. released the 2015 Dairy Roadmap report, showing that the U.K. dairy industry has made significant strides in its environmental performance. READ MORE

January 26, 2016

Opinion: What the World Can Learn From Europe

BY Michelle RebiereFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalFollowing the Paris Climate Conference, Rebiere says the heat market remains significant, but she believes the real strides in greenhouse gas emission reduction will be in the zero-carbon power generation sector. READ MORE

January 25, 2016

USDA report details Rural Development investments

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA has released a report detailing the impacts investments made by its Rural Development team have had on rural America. Bioenergy investments are among those highlighted in the document. READ MORE

January 25, 2016

In Depth: Lynemouth’s Long and Winding Road

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalBuilt to support a shuttered aluminum smelter, the U.K. power station on the shores of the North Sea in Northumberland County has a new owner and a new shot at a complete transition to biomass. READ MORE

January 24, 2016

Opinion: Simplifying Safety During Shutdowns

BY Chris McKinnon Found In:Power, ThermalIn a move designed to eliminate a point of complexity and coordination in an already complicated process, some facility safety departments are outsourcing to a single combined-safety-service provider. READ MORE

January 22, 2016

Court rejects request to delay implementation of Clean Power Plan

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerOn Jan. 21, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Colombia denied a request for a stay that would have prevented the U.S. EPA from implementing the Clean Power Plan until legal challenges are resolved. READ MORE

January 22, 2016

Clean Power Plan Stays…For Now

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, PowerAnother attempt to quash the Clean Power Plan bites the dust—for the time being. READ MORE

January 21, 2016

Construction begins on England biomass plant

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerConstruction has begun on a previously announced 40-MWe biomass cogeneration facility at Port Clarence. Eco2 partnered with Babcock Wilcox Lagan to construct the plant. Glennmont Partners is providing funding. READ MORE

January 20, 2016

NDC Technologies delivers moisture measurement system to Zilkha

BY NDC Technologies Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalNDC Technologies has delivered a comprehensive, in-process near-infrared (NIR) moisture monitoring system to one of the world’s largest producers of advanced black pellet fuel, Zilkha Biomass Energy. READ MORE

January 18, 2016

Hawaii Gas seeks proposals for the supply of biogas

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasHawaii Gas, the state’s regulated gas utility, has opened a request for proposals (RFP) to purchase raw biogas and/or renewable natural gas (RNG). The company is seeking proposals from local and national suppliers that can provide RNG. READ MORE

January 14, 2016

React Energy secures loan, announces technology provider

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerOn Jan. 8, U.K.-based React Energy plc announced it has secured a loan facility from EBIOSS Energy AD. The company will use the proceeds from the facility for the continued investment in its portfolio of U.K. biomass gasification projects. READ MORE