Biomass Power

March 04, 2019

In Depth: Mission Zero Waste

BY Keith Loria Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasSweden’s recycling practices and waste-to-energy industry are unmatched. READ MORE

March 01, 2019

Valmet, Uni Viridas sign 10-year O&M agreement for biomass plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalValmet and Uni Viridas recently signed a 10-year operation and maintenance (O&M) agreement for Uni Viridas’s biomass power plant in Greda, Croatia. Valmet has been operating and maintaining the plant since 2015. READ MORE

February 28, 2019

Grassley, Wyden introduce tax extenders bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSenate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., have introduced a bill to extend 29 tax credits, including those that benefit producers of renewable diesel, second generation biofuels and bioenergy. READ MORE

February 28, 2019

Senate confirms Wheeler as EPA administrator

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Senate has voted 52 to 46 along party lines to confirm Andrew Wheeler as administrator of the U.S. EPA. Wheeler has held the post of acting EPA administrator since July 9, 2018, following Scott Pruitt’s resignation earlier that month. READ MORE

February 28, 2019

SoCalGas seeks to offer RNG to customers

BY Southern California Gas Co. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSouthern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) announced Feb. 28 it has filed a request with the California Public Utilities Commission seeking to offer renewable natural gas (RNG) to its 21 million customers in Central and Southern California. READ MORE

February 26, 2019

Drax releases 2018 results, discusses plans to reduce pellet cost

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerDrax Group plc has released fourth quarter 2018 results, reporting strong financial performance and highlighting the recent conversion of its fourth power generation unit to biomass and the successful start-up of a third pellet plant in the U.S. READ MORE

February 19, 2019

Calgren Dairy Fuels injects RNG into SoCalGas pipelines

BY Southern California Gas Co. Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasSouthern California Gas Co. and biogas producer Calgren Dairy Fuels announced Feb. 14 that renewable natural gas produced at Calgren's dairy digester facility in Pixley, California, is being injected into SoCalGas pipelines. READ MORE

February 18, 2019

Covanta announces progress with UK energy-from-waste projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerCovanta Holding Corp. has released fourth quarter 2018 financial results, reporting record operating and safety performance. The company also said it has made progress with several waste-to-energy projects under development in the U.K. READ MORE

February 15, 2019

EIA: 900,000 tons of densified biomass fuel sold in October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing that U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 750,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in October 2018, with sales reaching 900,000 tons. READ MORE

February 15, 2019

Canadian government funds new biomass research cluster

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe government of Canada has announced it will invest up to $7 million in a new biomass research cluster. An additional $3.1 million is contributions is expected from industry, bringing the total investment to $10.1 million. READ MORE

February 14, 2019

Report tracks US renewable energy investments, deployments

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasA new report published by BloombergNEF and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy shows renewable energy is continuing to grow in the U.S., with 103 megawatts of capacity from biomass and waste-to-energy sources added last year. READ MORE

February 13, 2019

EIA updates bioenergy forecasts in February STEO

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released the February edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting that nonhydropower renewables will provide 11 percent of U.S. electricity generation this year and 13 percent next year. READ MORE

February 11, 2019

BECCS project at Drax begins capturing carbon dioxide

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerDrax Group has announced the first carbon dioxide has been captured at the bioenergy carbon capture and storage (BECCS) pilot at Drax Power Station. The pilot uses technology developed by C-Capture, a spin-out from Leeds University. READ MORE

February 11, 2019

RFS Power Coalition launched by BPA, ABC, ERC

BY Biomass Power Association, American Biogas Council and Energy Recovery Council Found In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThree trade associations representing renewable electricity producers have announced the launch of the RFS Power Coalition, which aims to get the EPA to implement a law mandating the inclusion of qualifying renewable electricity under the RFS. READ MORE

February 08, 2019

FERC: US could to add 572 MW of biomass capacity by 2022

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasA report recently issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission shows the U.S added 68 MW of biomass power last year. An additional 572 MW of biomass capacity could be installed by January 2022. READ MORE

February 07, 2019

Simmons sworn in as assistant secretary of DOE’s EERE

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 a new leader. Daniel Simmons was recently sworn in assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy. READ MORE

February 06, 2019

Skeena Sawmills, PacBio enter wood pellet off-take agreement

BY Pacific BioEnergy Corp. Found In:Pellets, PowerSkeena Sawmills Ltd. and Pacific BioEnergy Corp. have entered into a long term off-take agreement for wood pellets under which PacBio will purchase all of the pellets produced at Skeena Sawmills’ new pellet plant in Terrace, British Columbia. READ MORE

February 05, 2019

Senate committee advances Wheeler’s nomination to head the EPA

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Feb. 5, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works voted 11 to 10 to advance the nomination of Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to fill the post of administrator of the agency. The full Senate will now consider his nomination. READ MORE

February 05, 2019

C-Capture raises £3.5M in funding round led by BP, Drax, IP Group

BY Drax Group Found In:Pellets, PowerC-Capture, the designer of world-leading chemical processes for carbon dioxide removal, has raised £3.5 million in new equity funding in a round led by BP Ventures, Drax, and IP Group. The company is conducting a demonstration project at Drax. READ MORE

February 04, 2019

Orsted highlights bioenergy achievements in new reports

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasDenmark-based power producer Orsted has released 2018 financial results and published its 2018 sustainability report. Within both documents, the company highlights its bioenergy achievements and goals. READ MORE

February 01, 2019

Arizona bioenergy producer urges EPA to process eRIN applications

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerNovo Power, a 28 MW biomass power plant located in Snowflake, Arizona, is urging the U.S. EPA to quickly process applications to allow biomass power producers to participate in the Renewable Fuel Program. READ MORE

January 29, 2019

Taylor Biomass Energy project receives RES approval in New York

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerTaylor Biomass Energy LLC recently announced its proposed gasification project in Montgomery, New York, has been approved for tier 1 Renewable Energy Standard provisional certification by the New York State Research and Development Authority. READ MORE

January 28, 2019

Washington, D.C., to require 100% renewable electricity by 2032

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasWashington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser recently signed legislation that mandates the district source 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2032. The district’s previous RPS called for 50 percent renewables by 2032. READ MORE

January 28, 2019

New water removal technology increases biogas CHP performance

BY HRS Heat Exchangers Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasHRS Heat Exchangers has announced its biogas dehumidification system (BDS) removes water from biogas, protecting combined-heat-and-power (CHP) engines from corrosion and cavitation. It also comes with a heat recovery section as standard. READ MORE

January 25, 2019

France considers biomass conversion of Cordemais power plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe government of France recently announced it is working in conjunction with Électricité de France (EDF), a French electric utility, to study the possibility of converting the 1,200 MW Cordemais power plant from coal to biomass. READ MORE

January 25, 2019

Minnesota bill could help businesses hurt by Benson plant closure

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerIn Minnesota, legislation to provide compensation to businesses affected by the closure of the biomass-fired Benson Power Plant has passed a key committee hurdle, according to a statement released by the Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus. READ MORE

January 24, 2019

Toshiba signs collaboration agreement for 44 MW bioenergy plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerToshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corp. recently announced that its consolidated subsidiary, Sigma Power Ariake Corp., has signed an agreement with the city of Omuta, Japan, for the construction of a new biomass power plant. READ MORE

January 24, 2019

PacBio enters 2 new contracts with Japanese power producers

BY Pacific BioEnergy Corp. Found In:Pellets, PowerPacific BioEnergy Corp. has entered into two new long-term pellet supply contracts with Japanese power producers that begin in 2020 and 2022, respectively. PacBio will supply a combined 170,000 metric tons per year under the two contracts by 2022. READ MORE

January 23, 2019

UK REA launches bioenergy review with new call for evidence

BY U.K. Renewable Energy Association Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.K. Renewable Energy Association has launched a far-reaching review into the future of bioenergy in the U.K. Bioenergy is energy generated from biobased fuels, such as wood pellets and biodiesel. READ MORE

January 22, 2019

Koda Energy urges EPA to process eRIN applications

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalShakopee, Minnesota-based Koda Energy LLC is urging the U.S. EPA to promptly process applications to allow biomass power facilities to participate in the Renewable Fuel Standard program by generating e-renewable identification numbers (eRINs). READ MORE