Biomass Power

September 16, 2014

Procter & Gamble biomass CHP project moving forward

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, ThermalA $230 million combined-heat-and-power biomass project under construction in Albany, Georgia, is progressing, it's most recent milestone being approval of a deal with the Albany-Dougherty Payroll Development Authority. READ MORE

September 16, 2014

MIPS funds 5 poultry manure-to-energy projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program has approved research projects worth $4.7 million to 18 teams, including five projects worth $1.9 million that aim to convert poultry manure into energy. READ MORE

September 15, 2014

$24.3 million AD project planned for WWTP in Duluth, Minnesota

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe Western Lake Superior Sanitary District in Duluth, Minnesota, is planning a $24.3 million upgrade to its existing anaerobic digestion facility. The project will be implemented in three phases over the next 5 years, beginning in 2015. READ MORE

September 12, 2014

N.C. power sector asks for delay in swine waste REPS requirement

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasA group of energy suppliers in North Carolina recently filed a joint motion with the N.C. Utilities Commission asking that a provision of the state's renewable energy and energy efficiency portfolio related to energy from swine waste be delayed. READ MORE

September 11, 2014

Genera Energy's BIN-SPEC reduces biomass feedstock variability

BY Genera Energy Inc. Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsGenera Energy Inc. recently introduced its newest feedstock management system module, BIN-SPEC. A proprietary preprocessing system, BIN-SPEC delivers a consistent biomass product to a customer's specifications with the least amount of variability. READ MORE

September 11, 2014

Viaspace Giant King Grass shows high yield at California site

BY Viaspace Inc. Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsViaspace Inc. has announced that the first harvest of Giant King Grass in the Imperial Valley of California, was completed on Sept. 2. Two planting methods were compared at the University of California site in Holtville, California READ MORE

September 11, 2014

New NASA probe will study Earth's forests in 3-D

BY NASA Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalA laser-based instrument being developed for the International Space Station will provide a unique 3-D view of Earth's forests, helping to fill in missing information about their role in the carbon cycle. READ MORE

September 10, 2014

Atikokan Generation Station now operating on biomass

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerOn Sept. 10, Ontario Power Generation announced that the Aitkokan Generating Station is now operation on biomass. The facility burned its last coal two years ago on Sept. 11, 2012. Conversion of the station began in mid-2012. READ MORE

September 10, 2014

Biogas CHP system powers Yuengling brewery

BY 2G Cenergy Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe oldest brewery in the U.S., operated by Yuengling, has installed a biogas-fired 2G Cenergy 400 kW/h combined-heat-and-power (CHP) power plant, which generates about 20 percent of the brewery's total energy needs. READ MORE

September 09, 2014

Wisconsin poll finds support for expansion of bioenergy, RPS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasA new poll published by Clean Wisconsin finds that most voters within the state support the increased use of biomass energy. Results of the poll also show the state's voters want to see Wisconsin's renewable portfolio standard (RPS) expand. READ MORE

September 08, 2014

Bioenergy shines in Thunder Bay

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThis week, Thunder Bay celebrates openings of the Ontario Power Generation Bioenergy Learning and Research Centre at Confederation College and OPG's converted Atikokan Generating Station, and also welcomes the Canadian Bioenergy Conference. READ MORE

September 05, 2014

Amaron Energy to demonstrate pyrolysis process at Wash. DNR event

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ChemicalsThe Washington State Department of Natural Resources has announced it is sponsoring a demonstration of Amaron Energy's 20-ton-per-day pyrolysis unit in October. Approximately 1,000 gallons of oil will be produced during the event. READ MORE

September 05, 2014

Wind River Biomass Utility wins $200,000 grant for CHP plant

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, ThermalGov. Jay Inslee recently announced a $200,000 grant to Wind River Biomass Utility LLC to support development of a combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant in Washington. The funding will be used to purchase equipment for the proposed facility. READ MORE

September 04, 2014

Vega Biofuels pilot torrefaction plant to use new process

BY Vega Biofuels Inc. Found In:Power, ThermalVega Biofuels Inc. has announced that its joint venture partner, Agri-Tech Producers LLC, developed a patent-pending process that dramatically reduces the cost of some feedstock for the company's Allendale, South Carolina, pilot torrefaction plant. READ MORE

September 04, 2014

EIU to reap research opportunities through land use partnership

BY Eastern Illinois University Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsFor some students at Eastern Illinois University, the traditional, enclosed classroom will soon be replaced with acres of wind-blown native grasses. Local landowners have agreed to allow Eastern to use nearly 120 acres of their property for research. READ MORE

September 04, 2014

Bioenergy research continues march toward energy independence

BY University of Tennessee Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIn September, October and November the Southeastern Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems will take to the road to show off research progress of the regional partnership, which is focused on biofuels production centered in the Southeast. READ MORE

September 03, 2014

Pure Energy Group brings AD to urban settings with new technology

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasPure Energy Group LLC's first waste-to-energy system is permitted and operational at the Devil's Canyon Brewery, located in San Carlos, California. The pilot demonstration system is in its final commissioning phase. READ MORE

September 02, 2014

RusForest provides update on Russian pellet mill in Q2 results

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerSweden-based RusForest AB has released financial results for the first half of the year, reporting the company produced 19,320 metric tons of pellets during the first six months of 2014, including 12,830 metric tons during the second quarter. READ MORE

September 02, 2014

PFI announces relationship change with HPBA

BY Pellet Fuels Institute Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe Pellet Fuels Institute has announced that it is changing its long-standing relationship with the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association in order to better provide the level of services required by its diversifying membership. READ MORE

September 02, 2014

DOE 'Knowledgebase' links biologists, computer scientists

BY Brookhaven National Laboratory Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBrookhaven National Laboratory has announced the launch of the U.S. Department of Energy's Systems Biology Knowledgebase, a new computational platform to help the biological community analyze, store, and share data. READ MORE

September 01, 2014

Opinion: Hard to Handle

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIf someone were to design an energy input with the sole aim of creating the most difficult material handling challenge imaginable, they would likely end up with something that looks very much like biomass. READ MORE

September 01, 2014

In Depth: All the Right Moves

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, ThermalThe best fuel-conveying configuration varies by operation, and today’s innovative manufacturers are ready to customize to optimize performance and meet challenges. READ MORE

August 29, 2014

IEA releases mid-term forecast for biofuels, renewable energy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe International Energy Agency has released its third annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report, which includes forecasts for global biofuel and renewable energy growth. For the first time, the report also includes an investment outlook. READ MORE

August 29, 2014

DOE seeks input on landscape design for feedstock production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy is asking for input on landscape design approaches that sustainably integrate cellulosic feedstock production into existing agricultural and forestry systems. Comments are due Sept. 2. READ MORE

August 29, 2014

GIB announces investment in waste-to-energy project

BY U.K. Green Investment Bank Found In:PowerThe U.K. Green Investment Bank is investing GBP 64 million ($106.17 million) into a new energy from waste plant in Derby. The project will take an estimated 32 months to construct and will generate enough electricity to power 14,000 homes. READ MORE

August 28, 2014

Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research wins NSF grant

BY University of Louisville Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA grant from the National Science Foundation will allow University of Louisville's Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research to expand. The $20 million award is being made for the "Powering the Kentucky Bioeconomy for a Sustainable Future" project. READ MORE

August 28, 2014

John Deere, Hillco introduce single pass round bale system

BY John Deere Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsHillco Technologies Inc., working in developmental partnership with John Deere, has developed the Hillco Single Pass Round Bale System, a revolutionary new system for harvesting corn and baling corn stover in one simple step. READ MORE

August 27, 2014

Nomination deadline for export advisory committee extended

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration has amended a recent announcement that it is accepting nominations for its renewable energy and energy efficiency advisory committee. The deadline is now set for Aug. 29. READ MORE

August 27, 2014

FutureMetrics compares costs and benefits of advanced pellets

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerFutureMetrics LLC recently published a white paper that compares the costs and benefits of torrefied pellets and steam exploded pellets with traditional white pellets. READ MORE