Biomass Power

August 03, 2016

Researchers demonstrate method to produce hydrogen from biomass

BY Cardiff University Found In:Power, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA team of U.K. researchers, including experts from Cardiff University’s Cardiff Catalysis Institute, have shown that significant amounts of hydrogen can be unlocked from fescue grass with the help of sunlight and a cheap catalyst. READ MORE

August 02, 2016

Drax Biomass earns SBP certificates issued by SCS Global Services

BY Drax Biomass Inc. Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe first Sustainable Biomass Partnership certificates issued by SCS Global Services were recently presented to Drax Biomass Inc. for its Morehouse BioEnergy and Amite BioEnergy wood pellet manufacturing facilities. READ MORE

August 02, 2016

Anaergia chosen to operate biogas plant in South Africa

BY Anaergia Inc. Found In:Power, BiogasAnaergia Inc. recently announced that its South African subsidiary, Anaergia Africa Proprietary Ltd., was chosen by Bio2Watt (Pty) Ltd. to operate a commercial biogas plant in Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa. READ MORE

August 01, 2016

Drax talks operations, supply chain, Brexit in half-year results

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, PowerDrax Group plc had a very good first half of the year operationally, is generating 70 percent of its electricity from renewable resources, has drastically lowered its emissions and the Sustainable Biomass Partnership continues to grow. READ MORE

July 29, 2016

Commission to study Maine’s biomass industry to meet in August

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalA commission put together by Maine legislature to study economic, environmental and energy benefits of Maine’s biomass industry is scheduled to hold its first meeting Aug. 2. READ MORE

July 29, 2016

USDA offers funds for biorefineries to convert to bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe USDA Rural Business Cooperative Service has announced it is soliciting applications under the Repowering Assistance Program to encourage the use of renewable biomass as a replacement for fossil fuels used to provide process heat or power. READ MORE

July 28, 2016

BTEC updates mission and vision statements

BY Biomass Thermal Energy Council Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe Biomass Thermal Energy Council recently announced its updated mission and vision statements. BTEC engaged in a series of facilitated strategic planning sessions throughout the fall of 2015. These efforts reaffirmed BTEC’s mission and vision. READ MORE

July 28, 2016

Opinion: Equipped to Innovate

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIn every issue of Biomass Magazine dedicated to equipment and equipment innovations, the men and women who put these machines to work jump off the page. READ MORE

July 28, 2016

Opinion: California Biomass: Abundant Fuel Needs Policy Solution

BY Bob Cleaves Found In:PowerThe tree mortality problem in California has gotten so dire that officials aren’t waiting for a biomass solution. Rather, it is considering the use of expensive mobile incinerators. READ MORE

July 28, 2016

In Depth: Acid Gas Control Strategies

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:PowerDepending on boiler or plant size and expected lifespan, two major technologies—dry sorbent injection systems and wet scrubbers—can help biomass users effectively remove acid gases for emissions compliance. READ MORE

July 27, 2016

Biogenic carbon emissions panel to hold teleconference Oct. 12

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. EPA’s Scientific Advisory Board has announced plans to hold a public teleconference of the SAB biogenic carbon emissions panel on Oct. 12 as part of its continuing review of the framework for biogenic CO2 emissions from stationary sources. READ MORE

July 27, 2016

In Depth: Brexit and Biomass

BY Amanda Saint Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThere are real concerns about what Brexit means for the future of the U.K.’s renewable energy sector, which has grown significantly with the help of EU-funded investments and subsidies. READ MORE

July 27, 2016

Opinion: Keeping Score

BY David Spindler Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalDCM Logic has developed a simple and straightforward way of measuring Boiler Plant Effectiveness, or BPE. READ MORE

July 26, 2016

Republic Services unveils 24.1 MW landfill gas-to-energy project

BY Republic Services Inc. Found In:Power, BiogasRepublic Services Inc. and Mas Energy LLC recently unveiled a new renewable energy project serving the Atlanta, Georgia, metro area. The innovative project involves landfill gas-to-energy facilities at three area landfills. READ MORE

July 25, 2016

WBA issues report on the importance of bioenergy in Europe

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalA recent study published by the World Bioenergy Association addresses the challenges European cities are facing within global climate mitigation policy and explains the contributions biomass can offer to reduce the use of fossil fuels. READ MORE

July 25, 2016

Endowment launches updated bioenergy database, mapping tool

BY U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities recently announced the launch of the revitalized wood bioenergy facility database and mapping tool. The site,, is the most comprehensive database of its kind in North America. READ MORE

July 24, 2016

In Depth: Baltic Rim Wood Fiber Supply and Demand

BY Tracy Leslie Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalChip quality market data will enable Baltic States to further capitalize on the energy chip export industry as it expands. READ MORE

July 22, 2016

Emerson automation aids waste-to-energy project in Poland

BY Emerson Found In:PowerAutomation technology and services from Emerson Process Management, a global business of Emerson, have helped ensure the successful startup and operation of a waste-to-energy plant in Bydgoszcz, Poland. READ MORE

July 21, 2016

Billion-Ton Update authors discuss report findings

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn July 19, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute held a briefing to discuss the U.S. Department of Energy's 2016 Billion-Ton Update, its methodology and data collection strategies, findings and goals. READ MORE

July 21, 2016

Report features data on EU pellet, biogas markets

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides an overview of the European Union’s biofuel market, including data on wood pellets and biogas. READ MORE

July 21, 2016

Evoqua awarded contract to support P&G green energy plant

BY Evoqua Found In:Power, ThermalEvoqua has been chosen by energy developer DCO Energy LLC to provide equipment and services for a new $200 million 50 MW biomass/wood waste-to-energy cogeneration project for Procter & Gamble Co. in Albany, Georgia. READ MORE

July 21, 2016

Walker signs bill to support Alaska timber industry

BY Gov. Walker's office Found In:Power, ThermalAlaska Gov. Bill Walker recently signed into law a bill designed to meet the growing demand for timber in southeast Alaska, after the lack of federal timber threatened the industry’s survival in the state. READ MORE

July 21, 2016

Mobile Incinerator Blues

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerThat biomass power industry has been struggling to compete with low natural gas, but it’s an industry that is needed—the end point for an ever-accumulating ag waste stream that farmers are struggling to find a means of disposal for. READ MORE

July 21, 2016

In Depth: The Intricacies of Pyrolyzer Furnace Design

BY Bradley Waites, Pamela Buzzetta and Crystal Bleecher Found In:Power, ThermalDesign considerations can make the difference in bringing a pyrolyzer technology to market versus burying it in the pyrolysis graveyard. READ MORE

July 20, 2016

ABC: Bill signals building support for nutrient recycling, biogas

BY American Biogas Council Found In:Power, BiogasLast week, Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Pat Robert, R-Kan., introduced new bipartisan legislation that aims to help farms deploy new nutrient recovery and biogas systems to recycle organic material into renewable energy and soil products. READ MORE

July 19, 2016

In Depth: Solving the Equipment Equation

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, Advanced FuelsAn experienced OEM offers the experience, advice and capabilities project developers need to maximize project efficiency. READ MORE

July 19, 2016

New research finds likely cause, solution for pellet-derived CO

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalClarkson University researchers believe they have figured out the cause of wood pellet-derived carbon monoxide, and a potential solution involving the treatment of wood fiber with ozone. The researchers expect to scale-up the study later this year. READ MORE

July 19, 2016

Government to launch app to aid renewable energy exports

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Departments of State, Commerce and Energy are inviting suppliers and providers of clean energy, smart grid and energy efficiency solutions to participate in an interactive directory of renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions. READ MORE

July 18, 2016

EPA publishes updated standards, guidelines for MSW landfills

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn July 14, the U.S. EPA issued final new source performance standards for new, modified and reconstructed municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. The agency has also issued revised guidelines for reducing emissions from existing MSW landfills. READ MORE

July 18, 2016

IKEA to install biogas-powered fuel cell systems at 4 more stores

BY IKEA Found In:Power, BiogasIKEA recently announced it is furthering its renewable commitment with plans for biogas-powered fuel cell systems at four more of its California stores. A year ago, IKEA completed installation of such a project at a San Francisco-area store. READ MORE