Biomass Power

October 29, 2015

Resolute Forest Products releases third quarter financial results

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, PowerOn Oct. 29, Resolute Forest Products Inc. released its third quarter financial results, reporting that building on the integration of the two sawmills this year, the company is focused on completing the Calhoun continuous pulp digester project. READ MORE

October 29, 2015

Biogas technology provider helps make brewery carbon-neutral

BY Ron Kotrba Found In:Power, BiogasBDI-BioEnergy Int'l and Brau Union Österreich, part of the Heineken family, celebrated the opening of a new spent-grain fermentation plant at the Göss Brewery in Austria, the last milestone in a series of efforts to make the plant carbon-neutral. READ MORE

October 28, 2015

Pew report examines changes to evolving US power grid

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, ThermalThe Pew Charitable Trusts has released a report that shows how an array of technological, competitive and market forces are changing how the U.S. generates power and the impact of national policy on the deployment of clean energy technologies. READ MORE

October 27, 2015

FERC releases energy infrastructure update through September

BY SUN DAY Campaign Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalRenewable sources accounted for more than 60 percent of the 7,276 MW of new electrical generation placed in service in the United States during the first nine months of 2015, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's recent report. READ MORE

October 27, 2015

In Depth: Surveying a Changing Landscape

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe fifth annual Exporting Pellets Conference found an industry trying to find certainty and stability as a newly elected conservative government regains power in the United Kingdom. READ MORE

October 26, 2015

European Biomass Association releases annual bioenergy report

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe European Biomass Association (AEBIOM) recently released its annual statistical report, providing an outlook on European bioenergy for 2015, with a comprehensive overview of the latest market trends in bioheat, bioelectricty and biofuel sectors. READ MORE

October 23, 2015

Clean Power Plan published in Federal Register

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerThe U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan was published in the Federal Register on Oct. 23. In response, many lawsuits were filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia, including a coalition of 24 states. READ MORE

October 23, 2015

Opinion: Recapping National Bioenergy Day

BY Bob Cleaves Found In:PowerOct. 21 marked the third annual National Bioenergy Day. This year’s participation increased 30 percent over last year, with more than 60 organizations demonstrating their involvement with bioenergy. READ MORE

October 21, 2015

National Bioenergy Day celebrated in U.S., Canada

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, ThermalOct. 21 third marked the third annual National Bioenergy Day, which was celebrated across the U.S. and in Canada with many dozens of events. READ MORE

October 20, 2015

Eon to sell Belgian coal-fired power plant to German Pellets

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe sale of German utility Eon’s Belgium 556-MW Langerlo coal-fired power plant to wood pellet producer German Pellets is expected to close this year. Eon has signed a share sale and purchase agreement with German Pellets. READ MORE

October 20, 2015

New report shows UK needs to do more to meet energy targets

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalLast week, Carbon Connect released the report “Policy for Heat: Transforming the System," which is part two of the Future Heat Series, a series of two independent inquiries considering both the supply and demand of heat in U.K. buildings. READ MORE

October 20, 2015

Biogas, landfill gas users win EPA onsite green power awards

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasAll three winners in the U.S. EPA's Green Power Leadership Awards' onsite generation category were users of landfill gas or biogas. READ MORE

October 19, 2015

In Depth: Army Green: More Than Just a Color

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Pellets, PowerThe U.S. Army relies on renewable energy and biomass power to become more energy-secure and resilient, while meeting its congressional mandates. READ MORE

October 16, 2015

ETI report provides outlook on meeting UK climate change targets

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasA recent report released by the Energy Technologies Institute states that biomass combined with carbon capture and storage (CCS) remains the only credible route to deliver negative emissions to help meet the U.K.’s 2050 climate change targets. READ MORE

October 16, 2015

Poet Biorefining plant uses wood waste to power its facility

BY Ann BaileyFound In:Power, Advanced FuelsPoet Biorefining in Chancellor, S.D., is currently powering its plant with wood waste from Spencer, Iowa. READ MORE

October 16, 2015

Biomass and Boardman

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerIn roughly a decade, Oregon will have completely phased out coal. Portland General Electric’s Boardman power plant, the last operating coal-fired station in the state, is scheduled to shut down by 2020. More on that further down. READ MORE

October 15, 2015

DTE Energy to close 40 MW biomass plant in Wisconsin

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerDTE Energy Services has announced it will close its Cassville, Wisconsin, biomass power plant, known as the E.J. Stoneman Electrical Station. READ MORE

October 14, 2015

EIA report summarizes Brazil’s energy sectors

BY Sue Retka SchillFound In:Power, Advanced FuelsThe Energy Information Agency recent released a report on Brazil’s energy sector, noting that the South American country is the 8th largest total energy consumer and 9th largest liquid fuels producer in the world. READ MORE

October 14, 2015

USDA seeks applications for REAP loans, grants

BY USDA Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsUSDA under secretary Lisa Mensah recently encouraged rural small businesses to apply for loans and grants to support renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. READ MORE

October 14, 2015

GSA, DOE seek technologies to improve building performance

BY U.S. General Services Administration Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. General Services Administration and U.S. Department of Energy jointly issued a request for information this week for innovative, transformational green building technologies in support of their respective GPG and HIT Catalyst programs. READ MORE

October 13, 2015

Waste to Wisdom project shows biomass energy potential

BY Humboldt State University Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalForesters and researchers are innovating unique ways to make use of forest residues—low quality trees, tree tops, limbs, and chunks that formerly would have been left in slash piles and burned, or worse, left to rot. READ MORE

October 12, 2015

BWE awarded contract for biomass CHP plant in northern England

BY Burmeister & Wain Energy A/S Found In:Power, ThermalOn Sept. 17, the EPC consortium formed by Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S and Burmeister & Wain Energy A/S were awarded the contract for the design, supply and erection of a biomass combined heat-and-power plant in northern England. READ MORE

October 09, 2015

New bed material improves combustion efficiency of waste, biomass

BY Chalmers University of Technology Found In:PowerResearchers at Chalmers University of Technology have discovered that a certain bed material improves the combustion efficiency of waste and biomass while decreasing operating and maintenance costs significantly. READ MORE

October 09, 2015

Dedicate a Day to Bioenergy

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOct. 21 is National Bioenergy Day, an annual event orchestrated by the Biomass Power Association. Now in its third year, NBD is growing. READ MORE

October 08, 2015

Guide details UK pyrolysis progress

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsThe European Bioenergy Research Institute at Aston University has released a guide that reports United Kingdom capabilities and progress in fast, intermediate and slow pyrolysis, as well as torrefaction. READ MORE

October 08, 2015

EIA short-term winter outlook forecasts renewables

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the winter edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting total renewables used in the electric power sector to decrease by 2.7 percent in 2015. READ MORE

October 07, 2015

Fortistar expands landfill gas to energy portfolio

BY Fortistar Found In:Power, BiogasFortistar recently announced that it acquired two landfill-gas-to-energy projects, expanding its landfill gas portfolio by 11 MW. The acquisitions from Green Gas Americas follow the closing last week of $150 million in financing for its LFGTE work. READ MORE

October 06, 2015

Konza Renewable Fuels commercializing wood torrefaction in Kansas

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalA group of companies in Kansas created Konza Renewable Fuels to focus on commercializing wood torrefaction technology five years ago and are now in the process of fabricating the equipment for their first sale. READ MORE

October 06, 2015

UK scientists developing ways to produce green fuel faster

BY Aberystwyth University Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences Found In:Power, ThermalAberystwyth University scientists are playing a pivotal role in a £1.8 million ($2 million) project to develop the technology required to plant the energy crop miscanthus from seed. READ MORE

October 06, 2015

IEA releases mid-term forecast for biofuels, renewable energy

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsThe International Energy Agency recently released its annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report at a Group of 20 leaders’ meeting in Turkey. The report forecasts global market trends and developments for renewable energy and biofuels to 2020. READ MORE