Biomass Power

August 21, 2015

U.K. DECC: Bioenergy generation increased during first quarter

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, BiogasThe U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change has published updated renewable energy statistics, reporting the renewable share of electricity generation reached a record 22.3 percent during the first quarter of this year. READ MORE

August 21, 2015

FutureMetrics predicts pellet sector is poised for consolidation

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalA new paper from FutureMetrics predicts the U.S. wood pellet sector may be poised for consolidation due to the impact of lower heating oil prices and price pressure from domestic competition. READ MORE

August 21, 2015

EPA solicits comments on Agricultural Science Committee nominees

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. EPA is inviting public comments on the list of candidates being considered for appointment to its Science Advisory Board Agricultural Science Committee, which provides advice on matters related to farming and agriculture-related industries. READ MORE

August 20, 2015

Viridis reports progress at Scotia Atlantic plant in Q2 results

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalViridis Energy Inc. recently released its financial results for its first half and second quarter ended June 30, reporting a revenue increase of 18 percent to $14.5 million during the six-month period compared to the same period in 2014. READ MORE

August 20, 2015

USDA announces incentives to establish biomass crops

BY USDA Farm Service Agency Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Aug. 19, the USDA Farm Service Agency announced that enrollment has begun for farmers and forest landowners seeking financial assistance for growing new sources of biomass for designated project areas under the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. READ MORE

August 20, 2015

USTDA advances development of biogas, solar at Brazil landfills

BY U.S. Trade and Development Agency Found In:Power, BiogasThe U.S. Trade and Development Agency recently provided a grant to Solvi Valorizaçao Energetica for the development of a suite of landfill energy projects in the Brazilian states of Bahia, Sao Paulo and Rio Grande do Sul. READ MORE

August 20, 2015

Greenbacks and Green Scams

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsLately, we’ve been getting quite a few emails from readers asking for advice about which companies to invest in. While we appreciate the fact that you seem to value our opinions and insight, it’s just not our business to make those recommendations. READ MORE

August 19, 2015

Saxlund takes order for biomass handling system in the U.K.

BY Saxlund International Found In:PowerSaxlund International has received an order from Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A/S, Denmark, for the delivery of a state-of-the-art biomass handling system to a green energy project in Margam - Port Talbot, between Swansea and Cardiff in South Wales, U.K. READ MORE

August 18, 2015

Wisconsin dairy brings online second digester energy project

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasMTU Onsite Energy recently completed installing its first fully engineered anaerobic digester combined-heat-and-power (CHP) system in North America at Statz Bros. Inc.'s newly developed milking facility in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. READ MORE

August 18, 2015

In Depth: From Blueprint to Baler

BY Anna Simet Found In:Power, Advanced FuelsAGCO is well-equipped to aid the first U.S. cellulosic ethanol plants in devising efficient and effective feedstock supply chain models. READ MORE

August 17, 2015

EPA issues 2 proposals to reduce landfill gas emissions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has issued two proposals to further reduce emissions of methane-rich gas from municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. The proposals lower the threshold under which new, modified and existing landfills are required to collect landfill gas. READ MORE

August 17, 2015

Infinis Energy reports on LFG activity, increased RO sales in Q1

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasInfinis Energy plc recently released its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, reporting approximately 93 percent, or 404 gigawatt hours (GWh), of the electricity sold in the quarter was sold under the Renewable Obligation regime. READ MORE

August 14, 2015

USDA GAIN report highlights EU pellet, biogas markets

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service's Global Agricultural Information Network provides an overview of the European Union's bioenergy sector, including data on the use of wood pellets and biogas. READ MORE

August 14, 2015

Biomass Research and Development Committee to meet in August

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Committee. The event is scheduled to be held Aug. 27-28 in Washington, D.C. READ MORE

August 13, 2015

CPI to produce biogas from seaweed using anaerobic digestion

BY Centre for Process Innovation Found In:Power, BiogasThe U.K.-based Centre for Process Innovation has announced that it is leading a three-year project to produce biomethane from seaweed through anaerobic digestion. The project will initiate the development of a viable seaweed supply chain. READ MORE

August 12, 2015

Forest Concepts awarded SBIR contract to improve biomass drying

BY Forest Concepts LLC Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsForest Concepts LLC was recently notified that it has been awarded a two-year $499,997 Small Business Innovation Research contract from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture to improve biomass drying efficiency. READ MORE

August 11, 2015

Rentech reports delays at Atikokan, Wawa pellet plants

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalOn Aug. 11, Rentech Inc. released its financial earnings for the three and six months ended June 30, reporting a revenue increase compared to the prior year period, but combined output, losses for its Canadian pellet plants worse than expected. READ MORE

August 11, 2015

EIA short-term outlook highlights bioenergy production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the August edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting total renewables used in the electric power generation sector will decrease by 2.6 percent this year. READ MORE

August 11, 2015

Viaspace Giant King Grass converted to coal replacement

BY Viaspace Inc. Found In:Power, ThermalViaspace Inc. has announced that PCS Biofuels Inc. of Vancouver, Canada, has converted Giant King Grass into a high-energy, carbon neutral, drop-in replacement for coal using its patented polymer carbon solid (PCS) thermal catalytic process. READ MORE

August 10, 2015

Capstone reports revenue growth, significant orders in Q1 results

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasCapstone Turbine Corp. recently released its quarter one financial results, reporting a total revenue increase of 16 percent to $27 million, compared with $23.3 million for the same period in the prior year. READ MORE

August 10, 2015

Abengoa selected to build world’s largest biomass CHP plant

BY Abengoa Found In:Power, ThermalAbengoa and Toshiba Corp. have been selected as preferred bidders to build the Tees Renewable Energy Plant. The project is owned by MGT Teesside and will have a capacity of 299 MW of electricity and steam. READ MORE

August 10, 2015

USDA announces $63 million in REAP awards

BY USDA Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced $63 million in loans and grants for 264 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects nationwide that USDA is supporting through its Rural Energy for America Program. READ MORE

August 07, 2015

Report predicts increase in Russian wood pellet production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service's Global Agricultural Information Network provides an overview of the Russian Federation's pellet sector. Russia is currently the third largest exporter of wood pellets to the EU. READ MORE

August 06, 2015

Enel Energia begins work on first mini-biomass plant

BY Enel Energia Found In:Power, ThermalEnel Energia has begun construction of an innovative combined-cooling,-heat-and-power (CCHP) mini-biomass plant at the historic Luxottica factory in Agordo, in the Veneto region's Belluno province of Italy. READ MORE

August 06, 2015

Pacific Ag raises $7 million from ACAP

BY Pacific Ag Found In:Pellets, Power, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsPacific Ag has announced $7 million investment from Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners LP. The capital will enable Pacific Ag to accelerate the expansion of its operations through acquisitions, technology, equipment, sales and marketing. READ MORE

August 06, 2015

Argonne scientists study benefits of bioenergy crop integration

BY U.S. DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsScientists at Argonne National Laboratory are studying multifunctional landscapes and how they can benefit farmers, the environment, and the bioenergy industry nationwide. Their study is set to be published in the journal Biomass and Bioenergy. READ MORE

August 06, 2015

WSU: New course offers hands-on training in bioproducts

BY Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA new summer course, titled Survey of Technical Equipment for Processing, is offered through Washington State University Tri-Cities and covers topics from fermentation and pyrolysis of biomaterials to process controls and industrial maintenance. READ MORE

August 06, 2015

Genera Energy launches unique biomass crop planning app

BY Genera Energy Inc. Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsGenera Energy Inc. announced the launch of its first mobile agriculture app, Biomass. The Biomass app was developed to serve as a practical, easy-to-use mobile crop planning and learning tool for biomass farmers and landowners. READ MORE

August 04, 2015

Letter urges recognition of the carbon neutrality of bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalOn July 31, 154 members of the U.S. House of Representatives issued a letter to the USDA, U.S. Department of Energy, and U.S. EPA urging the recognition of carbon neutrality of biomass energy. READ MORE

August 04, 2015

EPC announces new version of the ENplus Handbook

BY European Pellet Council Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe European Pellet Council has announced the release of an updated version of the ENplus Handbook, which which defines the rights, responsibilities and obligations of all the participants in the certification program. READ MORE