Biomass Power

August 04, 2015

ASABE announces progress in solid biofuel standards development

BY American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalDevelopment of international standards for solid biofuels has been ongoing since 2007; with seven of the 12 published ISO standards being completed within the past year, and another 26 standards at various stages of development. READ MORE

August 04, 2015

Everbright International, DP to develop bioenergy plant in China

BY DP CleanTech Found In:PowerDP CleanTech and China Everbright International have announced the development of a new 30 MW straw-fired biomass power plant in Nanqiao City, Anhui, China. This marks the fourth project for DP and Everbright International in 2015. READ MORE

August 03, 2015

EPA releases Clean Power Plan, uncertainty for biomass remains

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, PowerThe U.S. EPA has released the final Clean Power Plan rules, which contain some key changes from the original rule, as well as vague language related to using certain kinds of biomass fuel as a carbon reduction method. READ MORE

July 31, 2015

Opinion: Opportunity to Showcase Bioenergy

BY Carrie Annand Found In:PowerOct. 21 will mark the third annual National Bioenergy Day, a day that helps those involved in bioenergy educate their communities on the need to support energy—power, heating, cooling and fuels—from organic materials. READ MORE

July 31, 2015

DOE solicits applications for loan guarantee program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced it is soliciting applications for up to $4 billion in loan guarantees to support renewable energy and energy efficiency projects located in the U.S. that avoid, reduce, or sequester greenhouse gases. READ MORE

July 31, 2015

Wisconsin program offers funding for small-scale farm AD systems

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasWisconsin-based Focus on Energy, a statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, recently announced it is soliciting proposals for a program focused on small, farm-scale anaerobic digestion (AD) systems. READ MORE

July 31, 2015

Opinion: Well-Equipped

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsWhile bioenergy facilities are not built to optimize development of their components, this issue of Biomass Magazine makes clear that they are great incubators of innovation. READ MORE

July 30, 2015

Enviva provides second quarter earnings, development update

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, PowerOn July 30, Enviva Partners LP released its second quarter financial results, reporting revenue of $109.7 million, an increase of 60 percent over the corresponding quarter in 2014, on sales of 560,000 metric tons of pellets. READ MORE

July 30, 2015

Amec Foster Wheeler wins second CFB CHP plant contract in Poland

BY Amec Foster Wheeler Found In:Power, ThermalAmec Foster Wheeler has announced the award of a contract by Fortum Zabrze S.A. for the design, supply, construction and commissioning for a multi-fuel circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) steam generating combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant in Poland. READ MORE

July 30, 2015

Andigestion officially opens Bishops Cleeve biogas plant

BY Andigestion Found In:Power, BiogasAndigestion's new anaerobic digestion facility in Bishop's Cleeve near Cheltenham, U.K., has officially opened. The facility processes food waste into renewable energy and an organic liquid fertilizer coproduct. READ MORE

July 30, 2015

Clean Power Plan Rules Loom

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerWord is that the Clean Power Plan rules will be released next week. READ MORE

July 29, 2015

Energy bill includes language benefiting bioenergy, algae

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn July 22, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources introduced a bipartisan energy bill, titled the "Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015." The committee was scheduled to hold business meetings on the bill on July 28 and July 30. READ MORE

July 29, 2015

Viaspace completes design, engineering of biogas plant

BY Viaspace Inc. Found In:Power, BiogasViaspace Inc. recently announced that it has completed the engineering and design work for a 2 MW biogas power plant in Papua New Guinea for Salt Lake City, Utah-based Clean Energy Solutions Pacific. READ MORE

July 29, 2015

Opinion: Debunking So-Called Wood Pellet Facts

BY William Strauss Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalTwo highly inaccurate statements are often made about using wood pellets as a substitute for coal in power generation: READ MORE

July 28, 2015

Drax discusses recent regulation changes in half-year results

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, PowerOn July 28, Drax Group plc released its half-year results for the six months ended June 30, delivering Europe's largest decarbonization project, on time and on budget, while also producing 8 percent of the U.K.'s electricity. READ MORE

July 28, 2015

Covanta reports on Q2 earnings, acquisitions, project activity

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerCovanta Energy reported strong operational performance in its core business, achieved record quarterly special waste revenue, and provided several updates on acquisition and commissioning activities during its Q2 2015 earnings call. READ MORE

July 28, 2015

WBA releases thermochemical gasification of biomass factsheet

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, ThermalIn June, World Bioenergy Association launched a factsheet on thermochemical gasification biomass, the eighth in a series of publications. The factsheet overviews the technology, basics of gasification, feedstock and current global use. READ MORE

July 28, 2015

RNG purchase, injection project approved in Quebec

BY Gaz Metro Found In:Power, BiogasThe Regie de l'energie du Quebec has authorized Gaz Metro to purchase renewable natural gas (RNG) produced by the city of Saint-Hyacinthe and build the infrastructure required to connect the output to its distribution network. READ MORE

July 28, 2015

MassCEC awards $1.1 million to biogas projects

BY Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe Massachusetts Clean Energy Center recently announced $1.1 million in funding for three anaerobic digestion projects across Massachusetts that will convert organic materials into energy. The projects are located in Bourne, Freetown and Hadley. READ MORE

July 27, 2015

Republic Services reports increased volumes, revenue

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasOn July 23, Republic Services Inc. released financial results for the second quarter of 2015, reporting a net income of $190.3 million, or 54 cents per share, compared to $179 million, or 50 cents per share, for the comparable period in 2014. READ MORE

July 27, 2015

Greenleaf Power acquires Plainfield bioenergy plant

BY Greenleaf Power Found In:PowerGreenleaf Power recently announced that it has finalized the purchase of the Plainfield Renewable Energy Plant located in Plainfield, Connecticut, from Leidos Inc., which has owned and operated the 37.5 MW plant since it became operational in 2013. READ MORE

July 27, 2015

Enel Green Power: Integrated geothermal, biomass plant now online

BY Enel Green Power Found In:Power, ThermalEnel Green Power has brought online the world's first biomass plant used to heat geothermal steam at the Cornia 2 geothermal power plant, which is located in Castelnuovo Val di Cecina in Tuscany, Italy. READ MORE

July 27, 2015

Opinion: Wood Waste Recycling Program Benefits

BY Jim Donaldson Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalAWWRA, a nonprofit association established in 2012, promotes sustainable, environmentally and economically sound, closed-loop wood waste recycling practices and reuse initiatives through its industry membership and resource tools. READ MORE

July 26, 2015

In Depth: Watching Wood Dry

BY Keith Loria Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalAdequately drying wood chip fuel is an important component of maximizing heat and power production, and techniques vary widely. READ MORE

July 24, 2015

Industry checkoff program development discussed at PFI conference

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalAn update of the proposed wood-to-energy (WTE) checkoff program was provided at the 2015 Pellet Fuels Institute conference in Williamsburg, Virginia. The concept is under review by industry, and a draft is expected late this year or early 2016. READ MORE

July 24, 2015

FERC: 128 MW of biomass capacity added during first half of 2015

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects has released the June edition of its Energy Infrastructure Update, reporting the U.S. added 128 MW of installed biomass capacity during the first half of this year. READ MORE

July 24, 2015

New Holland, SUNY partner on biomass research

BY New Holland Agriculture Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsNew Holland Agriculture is supplying equipment to the State University of New York that will aid in U.S. Department of Energy-funded research focused on finding ways to reduce the cost of delivering biomass for refinement. READ MORE

July 24, 2015

Closing in on Closed-Loop

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, ThermalAs you may already know if you work at a biomass power, pellet or biogas plant, we’ve changed the way we do our plant calls and data maintenance for our print and online maps. READ MORE

July 23, 2015

WM reports increased net income in second quarter results

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasWaste Management Inc. has released second quarter financial results, reporting quarterly revenue of $3.32 billion, down from $3.56 billion during the same period of the prior year. Net income for the quarter was $274 million. READ MORE

July 23, 2015

Saxlund to deliver biomass handling system to U.K. project

BY Opcon AB Found In:PowerSaxlund International GmbH has received an order from Babcock & Wilcox Volund A/S, Denmark, for the delivery of a state-of-the-art biomass handling system to a green energy project in Margam - Port Talbot, in South Wales, U.K. READ MORE