Biomass Power

July 10, 2017

Valmet to supply biomass plant, automation system to DONG Energy

BY Valmet Corp. Found In:PowerValmet Corp. will supply a biomass power plant to DONG Energy's Asnaes Power Station located in Kalundborg, Denmark. The delivery consists of a 140 MWth biomass-fired HYBEX power boiler plant featuring bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) technology. READ MORE

July 10, 2017

SynTech Bioenergy opens Hawaii office

BY SynTech Bioenergy Found In:PowerSynTech Bioenergy, a Denver-based renewable energy technology company, has opened its first Hawaii office for sales and field service in Honolulu. The office will support local installations of SynTech Bioenergy’s technology. READ MORE

July 10, 2017

Opinion: Farm Bill Energy Programs: All-of-the-Above Value

BY Lloyd Ritter Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe all-of-the-above energy approach of the Farm Bill energy programs enables investment in rural America, supports innovation and new manufacturing industries, and generates economic opportunities and jobs. READ MORE

July 10, 2017

In Depth: All Things Biomass

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsMore than 800 attendees and 160-plus producers of biomass power, heat, pellets biogas and advanced biofuels met in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for the 10th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo. READ MORE

July 07, 2017

Vermont report on clean energy addresses bioenergy employment

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalIn June, the Vermont Department of Public Service released its 2017 Clean Energy Industry Report, revealing the number of Vermonters engaged in the clean energy industry has grown 29 percent since 2013. READ MORE

June 30, 2017

BTU Act reintroduced, biomass thermal, power could benefit

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalSeveral legislators have again introduced an act that would level the playing field for biomass heating technologies—and potentially, some biomass power facilities. READ MORE

June 29, 2017

In Depth: Cogeneration as a Universal Power Solution

BY Christian Mueller Found In:Power, ThermalCogeneration technologies are poised to play an increasingly important role in the energy mix of the future. READ MORE

June 26, 2017

South Korea, Japan wood pellet imports near records in late 2016

BY Wood Resources International Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalWood pellet imports to Asia reached an all-time-high in the Q4 2016, when Japan and South Korea together imported 630,000 tons of pellets. READ MORE

June 26, 2017

California biomass plant to restart, calls for fuel suppliers

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerA northern California biomass plant readying to recommence operations is seeking fuel suppliers. Blue Lake Power LLC, a 12-MW power station in Blue Lake, California, issued a call for fuel suppliers last week. READ MORE

June 23, 2017

EC approves Danish aid for Dong Energy biomass conversion

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalOn June 21, the European Commission announced it has found that Danish support for the biomass conversion of a cogeneration plant owned by Dong Energy Thermal Power A/S is in line with state aid rules. READ MORE

June 23, 2017

Elecnor secures contract to build 2 biomass plants in Portugal

BY Elecnor Found In:PowerElecnor has been awarded the contract to build two biomass-fueled plants in Portugal. Each plant will have a power capacity of 15 MW and run on forest-based fuel. Both facilities are expected to be operational within 24 months. READ MORE

June 22, 2017

Renewable energy groups share vision of 21st century power grid

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasIn the wake of political actions impacting U.S. clean energy development, leaders of a variety of renewable energy organizations have banded together to further the growth of the renewable industry via a shared vision for the national power grid. READ MORE

June 22, 2017

UK cuts support for small-scale energy generation

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasIn the U.K., Ofgem has announced it will reduce a specific payment to some small electricity generators receive for producing electricity at peak times. Embedded generators with less than 100 MW capacity are among those impacted. READ MORE

June 22, 2017

Bill aims to provide tax incentive for biogas investments

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasReps. Rom Reed, R-N.Y, and Ron Kind, D-Wisc., recently introduced the House version of the Agricultural Environmental Stewardship Act, which provides incentives for farmers and rural electric cooperatives to invest in biogas. READ MORE

June 22, 2017

Companies dedicate Kentucky landfill gas project expansion

BY East Kentucky Power Cooperative Found In:Power, BiogasOfficials from East Kentucky Power Cooperative and Bavarian Waste Services recently dedicated the expansion of the cooperative’s power plant, which is fueled by methane gas from the landfill. READ MORE

June 21, 2017

DOE awards STTR, SBIR grants to several bioenergy projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy is awarding 263 grants totaling $116 million to 184 small businesses under the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. Several of the awards support bioenergy projects. READ MORE

June 21, 2017

Nelja Energia announces startup of Latvian pellet, CHP facilities

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerEstonia-based Nelja Energia recently announced the opening of a wood chip-fueled cogeneration facility and 120,000 metric-ton per year pellet plant in Brocēni, Latvia. Most of the pellets produced at the plant are exported to the European market. READ MORE

June 21, 2017

WEF, ABC to accelerate generation of renewable energy

BY Water Environment Federation Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Water Environment Federation and the American Biogas Council are partnering to expand the conversion of organic waste into renewable energy and valuable soil products at facilities across the U.S. READ MORE

June 21, 2017

Perdue names 3 to USDA leadership roles

BY USDA Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsSecretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently named three individuals who will take on leadership roles as the USDA continues the reorganization announced on May 11. READ MORE

June 19, 2017

Nevada governor vetoes bill to increase RPS to 40 percent by 2030

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasOn June 16, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoed a bill that aimed to increase the state’s clean energy standard to 40 percent renewables by 2030, up from the current requirement of 25 percent renewable energy by 2025. READ MORE

June 16, 2017

ARC awards $1.5 million to support biorefinery center at ASC

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded $1.5 million to New York-based Alfred State College to support its Biorefinery Development and Commercialization Center project, which aims to leverage wood resources to create sustainable business. READ MORE

June 16, 2017

Biogest builds fifth gas-to-grid biogas plant in the UK

BY Biogest Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasBiogest recently announced a contract for the construction of its fifth gas-to-grid biogas plant in the U.K. The plant has an output of 1,400 standard cubic meters of biogas per hour, which corresponds to a thermal output of approximately 7 MW. READ MORE

June 15, 2017

Enviva considers building pellet facility in Virginia

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerThe city of Danville, Virginia, recently announced the approval of a purchase agreement with Enviva Development Holdings LLC for a 168-acre tract of land in the Berry Hill Industrial Park in Pittsylvania County. READ MORE

June 15, 2017

Students attend pop-up Drax virtual tour

BY Drax Group Found In:Pellets, PowerSchoolchildren at a North Yorkshire primary school recently experienced a unique new “pop up” planetarium developed by Drax to support STEM learning—science, technology, engineering and math—in the curriculum. READ MORE

June 15, 2017

DOE names new director of ORNL

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsU.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry recently announced the appointment of Thomas Zacharia as the new Director of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He was unanimously selected by the UT-Battelle board of governors to succeed Thom Mason. READ MORE

June 14, 2017

Hazlett selected to lead USDA Rural Development agencies

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAgriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has named Anne Hazlett to lead USDA’s Rural Development agencies. Hazlett, who’s title will be assistant to the secretary for Rural Development, will report directly to Perdue. READ MORE

June 12, 2017

ElectraTherm generates biomass power in Maryland

BY ElectraTherm Found In:Power, ThermalElectraTherm recently shipped a Power-plus Generator 4400 to Maryland, where it will utilize waste heat to generate emission-free electricity. This is the first application of its kind to cleanly burn chicken manure to generate clean energy. READ MORE

June 09, 2017

EIA updates short-term bioenergy forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Infrastructure Administration has released the June edition of Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting nonhydropower renewables will provide 9 percent of U.S. electricity generation in 2017, increasing to nearly 10 percent in 2018. READ MORE

June 09, 2017

Veolia awarded O&M contract for North Carolina biomass facility

BY Veolia Found In:Power, ThermalThrough a $9 million annual operations and maintenance contract with North Carolina Renewable Power–Lumberton LLC, Veolia Energy Operating Services LLC will manage a cogeneration plant that plant that converts poultry litter and wood chips to energy. READ MORE

June 08, 2017

NYSERDA, NYPA issue record renewable energy RFP

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasThe New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and New York Power Authority have issued requests for proposals (RFP) for up to 2.5 million megawatt-hours of renewable power, totaling the largest renewable RFP issued by any state. READ MORE