Biomass Power

September 01, 2016

Opinion: First Things First

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOur country’s farms and forests, municipal waste and food waste streams are producing vast streams of material, and we simply need to figure out how to effectively gather, prepare and convert it. READ MORE

August 31, 2016

PG&E seeks proposals for new renewable energy projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasPacific Gas & Electric Co. is seeking proposals from renewable energy developers to build projects for a new clean energy program available to customers. Solar, wind and biomass are among the eligible technologies. READ MORE

August 30, 2016

Blue Sphere provides update of North Carolina project

BY Blue Sphere Corp. Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasBlue Sphere Corp. recently announced that its joint venture waste-to-energy facility under construction in Charlotte, North Carolina, is nearing completion. The facility is currently undergoing testing activities. READ MORE

August 30, 2016

Opinion: Biomass in Clean Energy Incentive Program

BY Bob Cleaves Found In:PowerThe exclusion of biomass from the Clean Energy Incentive Program must not give the impression that the EPA does not support the use of biomass as a carbon reduction compliance strategy. READ MORE

August 29, 2016

Roeslein Alternative Energy's WTE project begins RNG production

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsRoeslein Alternative Energy and Smithfield Hog Production recently celebrated the production of renewable natural gas at Ruckman Farm for delivery to the national pipeline from its large manure-to-energy project. READ MORE

August 29, 2016

Technip, BTG Bioliquids to build biomass pyrolysis facilities

BY Technip Found In:Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsTechnip recently announced that it has signed an exclusive cooperation agreement with BTG BioLiquids B.V. to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for its modular pyrolysis plants. READ MORE

August 29, 2016

In Depth: The Odd Decouple

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalNational laboratories are making a strong argument that the industry’s approach to biomass handling and preparation needs a paradigm shift. READ MORE

August 27, 2016

In Depth: A Densified Decarbonization Strategy

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalA tag-team effort combining biofuels and biomass expertise aims to commercialize a fuel pathway with the potential to benefit all links in the supply chain. READ MORE

August 26, 2016

Scaling Up conference to focus on Canada’s low-carbon future

BY Sue Retka SchillFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsLow-carbon alternative energy will be the focus of a new Canadian conference in the planning. “Scaling Up: Delivering Canada’s low carbon, biobased economy through sustainable innovation,” is set for Nov. 14-16 in Ottawa. READ MORE

August 26, 2016

IKEA to install biogas-powered fuel cell at Connecticut store

BY IKEA Found In:Power, BiogasIKEA recently announced plans to further the Swedish retailer’s renewable commitment with plans for its first biogas-powered fuel cell system on the east coast, at its store in New Haven, Connecticut. READ MORE

August 25, 2016

California Biomass Energy Alliance applauds passage of SB 32

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe California legislature recently passed legislation to extend the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets through 2030. The California Biomass Energy Alliance has spoken out in support of the bill. READ MORE

August 25, 2016

M&I Electric delivers control system to Hawaii biomass project

BY American Electric Technologies Inc. Found In:PowerAmerican Electric Technologies Inc. recently announced that its M&I Electric business has completed delivery and commissioning of a biomass power generation control system project in Kauai, Hawaii. READ MORE

August 25, 2016

Poyry awarded contract for Tees Renewable Energy Plant

BY Pöyry Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalPX Engineering Consultants Ltd., part of the PX Group, has awarded Pöyry with the technical services assignment for its technical owner's engineering contract with MGT Power Ltd for the 299 MWe Tees Renewable Energy Plant. READ MORE

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