Biomass Power

June 10, 2015

Peel Environmental's proposed biomass plant given the green light

BY Peel Environmental Found In:PowerPlans by Peel Environmental to develop a renewable energy center at the site of the former Houghton Main Colliery in Barnsley, England, have been approved by the local government. The bioenergy project is expected to have a capacity of 20 MW. READ MORE

June 09, 2015

Hawaii law to require 100 percent renewables by 2045

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerHawaii has become the first state in the U.S. to require 100 percent renewable energy. A bill signed by Hawaii Gov. David Ige on June 8 will require the state's utilities to achieve 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. READ MORE

June 09, 2015

California bill to incentivize biomass fuel passes Assembly

BY Katie FletcherFound In:PowerLast Week, California Assembly Bill 590 passed the Assembly Committee on Appropriations unanimously with bipartisan support and is on its way to the Senate. The bill will add incentives for biomass utilization of agricultural waste and forest waste. READ MORE

June 09, 2015

EIA updates bioenergy forecasts in short-term outlook

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the June edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting renewables used in the electric power sector will increase by 2.6 percent this year. READ MORE

June 09, 2015

GE’s AD technology selected for Idaho project

BY GE Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasGE recently announced the city of Rexburg, Idaho, has selected the company's Monsal advanced anaerobic digestion and Monsal 70 technologies to treat biosolids (sewage waste) at the city's wastewater treatment facility. READ MORE

June 08, 2015

Drax provides update of biomass operations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerDrax Group plc has issued a trading update, reporting progress with its U.S. pellet plants and providing an update of the company's biomass conversion projects. The trading update also addresses operational performance and contracted power sales. READ MORE

June 08, 2015

U.S. wood pellets can help EU meet renewable energy goals

BY Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalWood pellets from the southeastern U.S. could assist the EU to meet its 2020 policy goals for increased renewable energy and reduced greenhouse gas emissions without decreasing U.S. forest inventories or diminishing their carbon storage capacity. READ MORE

June 05, 2015

USDA publishes final VAPG rule, opens comment period

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsIn May, USDA Rural Development’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service published a final rule for the Value-Added Producer Grant program and opened a 60-day comment period that closes on July 7. The program can support the production of E85 and biogas. READ MORE

June 05, 2015

Maxing Out A Panamax

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThis just in: Canada’s Pinnacle Pellet shared that it had successfully fully loaded a Panamax-class vessel with wood pellets. READ MORE

June 04, 2015

Enviva releases first quarter results, responds to criticism

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalEnviva Partners LP has released first quarter financial results, reporting the revenues of $114.3 million on a pro forma basis. The company closed its initial public offering (IPO) on May 4. READ MORE

June 04, 2015

Clemson receives grant to research crops for energy use

BY Clemson University Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA new public-private partnership led by Clemson University and a worldwide biomass and bioenergy producer will research the use of crops that can both open new markets for South Carolina landowners and support the growing demand for renewable energy. READ MORE

June 03, 2015

Proposed rule for EPA’s Clean Power Plan undergoes OMB review

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerOn June 1, U.S. EPA's proposed rule for the Clean Power Plan was delivered to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review, marking a final step before the release of a final rule. READ MORE

June 03, 2015

Bluesphere breaks ground on 3.2 MW biogas plant in Rhode Island

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasOn May 28, Bluesphere Corp. held a groundbreaking ceremony for its 3.2-MW waste-to-energy (WTE) project in Johnston, Rhode Island. Once operational, the facility will sell the electricity it generates from food waste to the national grid. READ MORE

June 02, 2015

N.Y. funds biotech accelerator, along with pellet and AD projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced funding for the Central New York Biotech Accelerator. Separate initiatives recently announced by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority will support pellet and biogas projects. READ MORE

June 02, 2015

Scottish companies cooperate on bioenergy for industrial market

BY Cochran Ltd. Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalU.K.-based Cochran Ltd., a supplier of industrial steam and hot-water boiler plants, and Scotland-based Scot Heat & Power Ltd., s supplier of biomass fuel, have signed an agreement to cooperate in the development of industrial biomass projects. READ MORE

June 01, 2015

EIA publishes updated wood, biomass waste SEDS data

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalOn May 29, the U.S. Energy Information Administration updated the wood and biomass waste data associated with its State Energy Data System, which is the source of the EIA's comprehensive state energy statistics. READ MORE

June 01, 2015

Infinis Energy results yield increased LFG revenue, gross profit

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasOn May 28, Infinis Energy plc released its preliminary results for the 12 months ending March 31, reporting its landfill gas (LFG) business exported 1,842 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity and high levels of engine fleet reliability at 95 percent. READ MORE

June 01, 2015

Two free ISCC events coming up in Miami

BY Holly JessenFound In:Pellets, Power, Advanced FuelsThe International Sustainability and Carbon Certification group is holding two free events in the United States in late June, including a Global Risk Assessment Services workshop and a regional stakeholder meeting. READ MORE

June 01, 2015

USDA announces restart of BCAP

BY USDA Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsOn June 1, the USDA announced that incentives will resume this summer for farmers, ranchers and forest landowners interested in growing and harvesting biomass for renewable energy. The support comes through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. READ MORE

May 29, 2015

Opinion: A People-Powered Industry

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBiomass Magazine Executive Editor discusses the impact that dedicated contributors have on the industry's growth and momentum. READ MORE

May 28, 2015

DOE previews 2016 Billion-Ton Update in webinar

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA recent U.S. Department of Energy webinar included preview of the 2016 U.S. Billion-Ton Study update, which is currently scheduled for release in June 2016. The event was presented by DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office. READ MORE

May 28, 2015

Report highlights Mexico’s renewable growth potential

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsMexico has the potential to quadruple its use of renewable energy over the next 15 years, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency. Biomass shows potential for use in the electricity, heat and transportation sectors. READ MORE

May 28, 2015

Renewables share of U.S. energy consumption highest since 1930s

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsRenewable energy accounted for 9.8 percent of total domestic energy consumption in 2014. This marks the highest renewable energy share since the 1930s, when wood was a much larger contributor to domestic energy supply. READ MORE

May 28, 2015

Coalition announces Biomass101 campaign

BY American Forest & Paper Association Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalA leading coalition of forest owners, wood suppliers and manufacturers of pulp and paper goods have announced the creation of, a clearinghouse for scientifically sound information on carbon-neutral bioenergy. READ MORE

May 28, 2015

Opinion: Annual Fly-In Covers Pressing Industry Issues

BY Bob Cleaves Found In:PowerBiomass Power Association President Bob Cleaves discusses events at the organization's annual fly-in. READ MORE

May 27, 2015

Pew report tracks bioenergy investments in emerging markets

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe Pew Charitable Trusts has released a report, titled "Power Shifts: Emerging Clean Energy Markets," that shows clean energy investment in developing countries has grown in real and relative terms. READ MORE

May 27, 2015

ElectraTherm commissions whole-log woody biomass power plant

BY ElectraTherm Found In:PowerElectraTherm partnered with Air Burners to develop the first whole-log wood waste burner utilizing ElectraTherm's organic rankine cycle (ORC) power generating technology. The PGFireBox eliminates large amounts of wood waste without any preprocessing. READ MORE

May 27, 2015

Viaspace conducting engineering plan for 2 MW biogas plant

BY Viaspace Inc. Found In:Power, BiogasViaspace Inc. announced that it has been engaged by Clean Energy Solutions Pacific to provide engineering and design work for a 2 MW biogas power plant fueled by Giant King Grass. CES is an independent power producer focused on emerging markets. READ MORE

May 27, 2015

In Depth: PHOTO REVIEW: International Biomass Conference & Expo

BY Biomass Magazine Staff Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA photo review of the 2015 International Biomass Conference & Expo in Minneapolis. READ MORE

May 26, 2015

DOE hosts webinar on biofuel affordability

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office has announced it will host a webinar on biofuel affordability on May 27. The event, titled "A Changing Market for Biofuels and Bioproducts," will address research related to biomass supply. READ MORE