Biomass Power

November 03, 2017

Enviva reports strong third quarter

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerEnviva Partners LP has released third quarter financial results, reporting net income of $131.5 million, up 18.7 percent. Included in the net revenue were product sales of $125.4 million on a volume of 668,000 metric tons of wood pellets. READ MORE

November 03, 2017

Bill aims to extend MLP benefits to renewables, clean energy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsSens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Jerry Moran, R-Kan., and Reps. Ted Poe, R-Texas, and Mike Thompson, D.-Calif., have reintroduced legislation that aims to level the playing field for clean energy. READ MORE

November 03, 2017

In Depth: Solving a Heat Load Hardship

BY Anna Simet Found In:Power, ThermalAfter a multiyear development process, Plumas County is replacing its Health and Human Services Center’s inadequate heating system with biomass, which will save upward of $30,000 annually. READ MORE

November 02, 2017

Biomass conversion begins at Asnæs Power Station

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalOn Oct. 30, DONG Energy kicked off the biomass conversion of the Asnæs Power Station in Kalundborg, Denmark. Following the two-year conversion process, the facility will take in wood chips and other forms of biomass as fuel. READ MORE

November 02, 2017

Phoenix Energy projects offered PPAs from Pacific Gas & Electric

BY Phoenix Energy Found In:PowerPhoenix Energy announced that North Fork Community Power and Blue Mountain Electric Co. received offers for power purchase agreements from Pacific Gas & Electric. The offers were awarded under the Bioenergy Market Adjusting Tariff. READ MORE

November 02, 2017

Drax Biomass receives award for excellence in exporting

BY Drax Group Found In:PowerDrax Biomass, a leading manufacturer of sustainably sourced compressed wood pellets, has received The Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting—New to Export Category for its dedication and commitment to Mississippi communities. READ MORE

November 01, 2017

Stobart impacted by biomass plant commissioning delays

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerStobart Group Ltd. has released interim results for the six months ended Aug. 31, reporting its Stobart Energy division was impacted by continued delays in the commissioning of third-party power plants in Europe. READ MORE

November 01, 2017

In Depth: Protein and Power: Turkey’s Chicken Gambit

BY Ron Kotrba Found In:PowerTurkey’s largest integrated egg producer, Güres Group, is working with Italian turbogenerator firm Turboden to convert 500 tons a day of chicken manure from 4 million laying hens into green power for the grid. READ MORE

October 31, 2017

Stefanik introduces bill to extend biomass, biogas tax credits

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasRep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., recently introduced legislation that aims to extend the Section 45 production tax credit (PTC) for electricity produced from closed-loop biomass, open-loop biomass, geothermal, MSW and certain other technologies. READ MORE

October 31, 2017

Port of Tyne handles record-setting cargo of wood pellets

BY Port of Tyne Found In:Pellets, PowerDocking at the Port of Tyne, the bulk cargo vessel St. Dimitrios has discharged the biggest cargo of wood pellets ever handled at the port. In total, 62,000 metric tons of wood-pellets will be unloaded over five days. READ MORE

October 31, 2017

Covanta: Dublin EFW facility has begun commercial operations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerCovanta Holding Corp. recently released third quarter financial results, reporting that the company’s energy-from-waste (EFW) facility in Dublin, Ireland, has begun commercial operations and is performing in line with expectations. READ MORE

October 31, 2017

Enviva’s Track & Trace data demonstrate sustainability commitment

BY Enviva Found In:Pellets, PowerEnviva has released its latest Track & Trace sourcing data, demonstrating the company’s ongoing commitment to a sustainable and transparent supply chain. The data system allows Enviva to monitor every truckload of wood the company procures. READ MORE

October 30, 2017

DOE schedules meeting of biomass advisory committee

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee on Nov. 15-16 in Washington, D.C. READ MORE

October 26, 2017

Astec bullish on pellet plant market outlook

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThough some design flaws at two of the large-scale wood pellet plants Astec delivered required unexpected investments this quarter, CEO Benjamin Brock said the company is still confident in the sector and its place in the company’s future. READ MORE

October 26, 2017

FPInnovations purchases land at Technoparc de Montréal

BY Technoparc Montréal Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsFPInnovations recently purchased land from Technoparc Montréal. The purchase is a first step toward building an integrated international biomaterials innovation center under FPInnovations' leadership. READ MORE

October 24, 2017

MEP proposal ups renewables targets, phases out crop-based fuels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsMEPs are calling for the European Union to source 35 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2030, set nationally binding targets for renewable energy, phase-out of palm oil and food-based biofuels and set biomass sustainability standards. READ MORE

October 24, 2017

Biomass cogeneration facility, pellet plant planned in Ontario

BY Office of Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Superior North Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe Northwestern Ontario Indigenous community of Whitesand First Nation will develop an industrial park to support new biomass and wood processing facilities thanks to investments from the governments of Canada and Ontario. READ MORE

October 24, 2017

Fuel cell power plant using biogas earns CARB certification

BY FuelCell Energy Inc. Found In:Power, BiogasFuelCell Energy Inc. has announced that the SureSource 1500 fuel cell power plant operating on anaerobic digester gas (ADG) has received certification under the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB 2013) distributed generation emission standards. READ MORE

October 23, 2017

EIA releases densified biomass fuel data for July

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released the October edition of its Monthly Densified Biomass Fuel Report, noting the 88 facilities that submitted data produced 576,521 tons of pellets in July. READ MORE

October 23, 2017

Report reveals impact of Drax Group to UK economy

BY Drax Group Found In:Pellets, PowerBritish energy business Drax Group contributed almost £1.7 billion towards U.K. GDP in 2016 and supported over 18,500 jobs across the country. The findings were revealed in a new report looking at the economic impact of Drax’s U.K. operations. READ MORE

October 20, 2017

UH Hilo researchers design sustainable wastewater systems

BY University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Hilo researchers are doing their part to help HawaiʻiIsland industries utilize more renewable and sustainable energy sources. The research includes the development of a lab-scale upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reactor. READ MORE

October 19, 2017

Forest Service to award $7 million under Wood Innovations program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. Forest Service has opened a funding opportunity for projects that expand wood products and wood energy markets, especially in areas with high wildfire risk. The announcement was made on National Bioenergy Day, Oct. 18. READ MORE

October 18, 2017

Fifth Annual Bioenergy Day attracts record participation

BY Biomass Power Association Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIn honor of the Fifth Annual Bioenergy Day, 60 organizations across the United States and Canada are participating in events Oct. 18 to recognize the economic and environmental benefits of using organic materials to produce heat, power and fuels. READ MORE

October 13, 2017

Maryland offers funding for animal waste-to-energy projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Maryland Energy Administration recently announced the opening of its fiscal year (FY) 2018 Animal Waste-to-Energy Grant Program, which is making $3.5 million available to support selected projects. READ MORE

October 12, 2017

UK releases Clean Growth Strategy, plans next CfD auction

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.K. government has released its Clean Growth Strategy, which aims to cut carbon emissions while driving economic growth. As part of the announcement, the government confirmed up to £557 million for the next Contracts for Difference auction. READ MORE

October 12, 2017

Rentech to voluntary delist common shares from Nasdaq

BY Rentech Inc. Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalRentech Inc. has notified Nasdaq of its intention to voluntarily withdraw its common shares from listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market prior to market opening on Oct.16. Rentech's common shares will be listed on the OTCQB Market effective Oct. 16. READ MORE

October 11, 2017

EIA predicts a rise in heating costs this winter

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the October edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook and Winter Fuels Outlook, predicting average household expenditures for all major home heating fuels will rise this winter. READ MORE

October 11, 2017

E.ON completes battery installation at biomass power plant

BY E.ON Found In:PowerE.ON has completed the installation and grid connection of its 10 MW battery at the Blackburn Meadows biomass plant near Sheffield in the U.K. The new energy storage project will help keep power supplies stable. READ MORE

October 10, 2017

EPA issues proposed rulemaking notice to repeal Clean Power Plan

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, BiogasU.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has begun the process to repeal the Clean Power Plan. An Oct. 10 notice of proposed rulemaking states that the EPA has proposed to determine that the Obama-era regulation exceeds the agency’s statutory authority. READ MORE

October 09, 2017

NYC proposes to expand food waste separation requirements

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) recent published a proposed rule that aims to expand organic waste source separation requirements for large commercial food retailers and food service establishments. READ MORE