Biomass Power

August 23, 2016

US Army, Hawaiian Electric break ground on bioenergy facility

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Advanced FuelsOn Aug. 22, the U.S. Army and Hawaiian Electric Co. broke ground on a 50 MW power plant that will run on a mixture of biofuel and conventional fuels. The facility is scheduled to be operational by spring 2018. READ MORE

August 23, 2016

EKPC expanding landfill gas power plant at Kentucky landfill

BY East Kentucky Power Cooperative Found In:Power, BiogasEast Kentucky Power Cooperative is expanding its landfill gas-to electric plant at Bavarian’s Landfill in Boone County. The plant, which has four existing generators, is getting an additional generating unit. READ MORE

August 23, 2016

ElectraTherm generates clean energy from biogas in Germany

BY ElectraTherm Found In:Power, BiogasElectraTherm has shipped the Power+ Generator to a biogas facility in Bad Kostritz, Germany, its second German order in 2016. The site will generate fuel-free, emission-free power while using 100 percent of the heat from several biogas engines. READ MORE

August 22, 2016

Ecostrat releases white paper on woody biomass procurement

BY Katie FletcherFound In:PowerEcostrat Inc. has released a White Paper for current and prospective owners and operators of small- to medium-scale woody biomass energy plants. The publication provides an overview of five common mistakes in wood procurement and how to fix them. READ MORE

August 22, 2016

IFC, Canada, Clean Technology Fund to invest in bioenergy project

BY IFC Found In:PowerIFC, a member of the World Bank Group, with support from the government of Canada and the Clean Technology Fund, recently announced an investment of $161 million in three biomass power plants in Negros Occidental, the Visayan island. READ MORE

August 19, 2016

DBEIS releases 2016 Digest of U.K. Energy Statistics

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy recently released the Digest of U.K. Energy Statistics 2016, providing detailed analysis of production, transformation and consumption of energy in 2015. READ MORE

August 19, 2016

UK GIB: Nottinghamshire AD plant secures funding

BY U.K. Green Investment Bank Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasMore than £13 million ($17.12 million) in funding has been committed to a new anaerobic digestion plant in Nottinghamshire, U.K., that will generate renewable energy. The facility will take in poultry litter, straw, and other materials as feedstock. READ MORE

August 18, 2016

German biogas industry adds 150 plants in 2015

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasGermany added 23 MW in biogas electricity last year among 150 plants built, most of which were small, manure-based plants. While that number sounds impressive, it’s the smallest annual increase since 2000. READ MORE

August 18, 2016

Norden, Enviva sign contracts for transport of wood pellets

BY Dampskibsselskabet Norden A/S Found In:Pellets, PowerDampskibsselskabet Norden A/S, a global independent shipping company founded in 1871, has contracted with the Enviva family of companies to transport 11 million tons of wood pellets from the U.S. to Europe over a 15-year period. READ MORE

August 17, 2016

Schneider Electric launches tool for renewable energy development

BY Katie FletcherFound In:PowerSchneider Electric launched a collaborative online platform called the NEO Network to help commercial and industrial companies identify and evaluate renewable energy, cleantech and energy-efficiency prospects around the world. READ MORE

August 17, 2016

Fortum contracts with MGT Teesside to operate, maintain facility

BY Fortum Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalFortum has signed a 10-year operation and maintenance (O&M) agreement with MGT Teesside Ltd. in the UK. The agreement covers the operation and maintenance services of a new 299 MW biomass-fired combined-heat-and-power plant to be located in the U.K. READ MORE

August 15, 2016

Tees REP finalizes project financing, Enviva off-take agreement

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerOn Aug. 8, MGT Teesside Ltd. announced it has finalized financing arrangements for the U.K.-based Tees Renewable Energy Plant. A few days later, Enviva announced its previously announced agreement to supply wood pellets to the plant is now firm. READ MORE

August 12, 2016

Canfor celebrates recent completion of two Canadian pellet plants

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThis summer Canfor Corp. officially marked the opening of its two new pellet plants collocated at company sawmills in Chetwynd and Fort St. John. Combined, the plants have a capacity of 175,000 metric tons of industrial-grade wood pellets. READ MORE

August 12, 2016

Application period opens for biomass support program in Manitoba

BY Manitoba government Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe Canada and Manitoba governments are supporting a greener, more sustainable economy through the $1-million Biomass Energy Support Program, which awards grants to support the switch from coal to biomass and for applied biomass research. READ MORE

August 12, 2016

California finishes CPP state plan draft

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerThe California Air Resources Board put out a notice in early August that it would hold a public board meeting to discuss its SIP, on Sept. 22. READ MORE

August 11, 2016

Rentech reports improved industrial pellet production during Q2

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, PowerOn Aug. 10, Rentech released second quarter 2016 results, reporting improved pellet production at its Canadian plants, with average weekly production increasing 50 percent and 10 percent at Wawa and Atikokan, respectively, compared to quarter one. READ MORE

August 11, 2016

EIA updates short-term bioenergy forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the August edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting total renewables used in the electric power sector will increase by 10.5 percent in 2016 and 4.3 percent in 2017. READ MORE

August 10, 2016

CEQ guidance addresses biogenic emissions from land management

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe Council on Environmental Quality has issued final guidance on considering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate change in National Environmental Policy Act reviews that addresses certain biogenic emissions. READ MORE

August 10, 2016

Siemens to supply 3 compact steam turbines to bioenergy plants

BY Siemens Found In:PowerWithin a period of just a few weeks, Siemens has received orders from customers in Great Britain and the United States for a total of nine compact steam turbines. Three of those steam turbines will be installed in U.K. biomass plants. READ MORE

August 09, 2016

Andritz highlights pellet, bioenergy orders in financial results

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasAndritz Group has released financial results for the first half of 2016, reporting good project and investment in the biomass pelleting sector and noting several orders related to bioenergy projects. READ MORE

August 09, 2016

PensionDanmark to invest in another biomass-fired CHP plant

BY PensionDanmark Found In:Power, ThermalCopenhagen Infrastructure II, a fund under Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, and through it PensionDanmark and 18 other institutional investors, has teamed up with Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor to acquire the Kent bioenergy facility. READ MORE

August 09, 2016

Puregas opens California office, partners with Unison Solutions

BY Puregas Solutions Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsAugust 2016 marked the official opening of Puregas Solutions new North American sales office. The company is also working in partnership with Unison Solutions Inc. to bring the CApure upgrading technology to North America. READ MORE

August 05, 2016

Covanta provides global waste-to-energy project updates

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerCovanta Energy Corp. reported a solid second quarter with improvements in waste pricing and somewhat favorable trends in the waste, energy and metals markets compared to the previous quarter. READ MORE

August 04, 2016

Enviva Q2 results highlight long-term offtake pellet contracts

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, PowerEnviva Partners LP announced its second quarter of 2016 financial and operating results, reporting increased income, quarterly distribution and outlook for the remainder of the year, driven by higher contracted wood pellet sales volumes. READ MORE

August 04, 2016

AEO announces core engineering team for New York AD project

BY American Organic Energy Found In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsAmerican Organic Energy recently announced that it has solidified its core engineering team to construct its anaerobic digester facility on Long Island, New York. The facility will produce vehicle fuel, electricity, compost and clean water. READ MORE

August 03, 2016

NY Clean Energy Standard to require 50% renewables by 2030

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe New York State Public Service Commission recently approved New York’s Clean Energy Standard, which will require 50 percent of the state’s electricity to come from renewable energy sources by 2030. READ MORE

August 03, 2016

Wheelabrator Kemsley EfW facility achieves financial close

BY Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. Found In:Power, ThermalWheelabrator Technologies recently reached financial close on a new 606,000 tons per year energy-from-waste (EfW) facility at Kemsley in Kent, U.K. The 43 MW combined-heat-and-power (CHP) facility will provide steam to an adjacent paper mill. READ MORE

August 03, 2016

Black & Veatch takes on South African waste-to-energy project

BY Black & Veatch Found In:PowerBlack & Veatch was selected by MBHE African Power (PTY) Ltd, a local renewable energy developer, to provide technical assistance for the country’s first waste-to-energy (WTE) plant. The energy plant will be located in the Western Cape. READ MORE

August 03, 2016

Researchers demonstrate method to produce hydrogen from biomass

BY Cardiff University Found In:Power, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA team of U.K. researchers, including experts from Cardiff University’s Cardiff Catalysis Institute, have shown that significant amounts of hydrogen can be unlocked from fescue grass with the help of sunlight and a cheap catalyst. READ MORE

August 02, 2016

Drax Biomass earns SBP certificates issued by SCS Global Services

BY Drax Biomass Inc. Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe first Sustainable Biomass Partnership certificates issued by SCS Global Services were recently presented to Drax Biomass Inc. for its Morehouse BioEnergy and Amite BioEnergy wood pellet manufacturing facilities. READ MORE