Biomass Power

July 13, 2015

Drax: New milestone reached in biomass supply chain

BY Drax Group Found In:Pellets, PowerA three-year partnership between Lloyds Register Rail, U.K. manufacturer WH Davis and Drax has reached a significant milestone as Drax takes delivery of its 200th specially designed biomass rail freight wagon. READ MORE

July 10, 2015

A Biomass Conveying Case Study

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerWe’re hard at work on the September issue of Biomass Magazine, which is themed biomass handling, storage and preparation. READ MORE

July 10, 2015

England's National Trust invests in biomass, other renewables

BY The National Trust Found In:Power, ThermalThe National Trust, an independent charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, recently announced its largest-ever investment: £30 million ($46.5 million) in renewable energy to provide heat and power to more of its historic places. READ MORE

July 09, 2015

FutureMetrics rebuts wood pellet myths

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, PowerIn a recent report, FutureMetrics aims to debunk two common myths regarding the use of wood pellets as a substitution for coal: that they release more carbon dioxide during combustion, and that they create a carbon debt that takes decades to repay. READ MORE

July 08, 2015

U.K. removes tax exemption benefiting renewable electricity

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerThe U.K. government has announced it will remove the Climate Change Levy exemption for renewable electricity generated after Aug. 1. The move is expected to impact Drax and other renewable energy producers in the country. READ MORE

July 08, 2015

Viessmann Group, BIOFerm selected for Canadian AD project

BY Whitney Beadle, BioFerm Energy Systems Found In:Power, BiogasViessmann Group/BIOFerm Energy Systems' high solids anaerobic digestion technology was selected by the city of Edmonton and The University of Alberta for its new anaerobic digestion facility, which will help extract energy from organic waste. READ MORE

July 07, 2015

Aurora Wood Pellets making headway on proposed plant in Canada

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalFour years ago, Aurora Wood Pellets Ltd. began the development of a 200,000-metric-ton pellet plant in the Northwest Territories of Canada. With two Forestry Management Agreements in hand, CEO Brad Mapes hopes to purchase the site's land this month. READ MORE

July 06, 2015

White House aims to modernize biotechnology regulatory process

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn July 2, the White House issued a memo on modernizing the regulatory system for biotechnology products to heads of the U.S. EPA, USDA and U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It outlines several actions the agencies will take over the next year. READ MORE

July 06, 2015

U.K. AD plant to convert cheese production residues into biogas

BY Clearfleau Ltd. Found In:Power, BiogasClearfleau Ltd., a U.K.-based provider of onsite anaerobic digestion-based treatment solutions for the food and beverage sector, has finished the first stage in a major sustainability project for First Milk at a U.K. cheese creamery. READ MORE

July 06, 2015

Grontmij converts power plant from natural gas to biomass

BY Grontmij Found In:PowerGrontmij has been appointed by Helsingor Utilities to convert the Helsingør combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant in Denmark from natural gas to biomass. Helsingor aims to reduce its CO2 emissions through the conversion. READ MORE

July 02, 2015

University of Louisville partners on wood-to-energy project

BY John R. Karman III, University of Louisville Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe University of Louisville Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research has formed a partnership with a South Carolina company to accelerate commercialization of a coal-like product made from wood and biomass materials. READ MORE

July 01, 2015

OMB weighs in on biomass language included in appropriations bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe White House Office of Management and Budget has published a statement detailing its opposition to several components of an appropriations bill pending the in the U.S. House of Representatives, including a provision related biogenic emissions. READ MORE

July 01, 2015

EIA: Hawaii, Vermont set high RPS targets

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration Found In:PowerTwo states have passed legislation requiring increases in renewable electricity generation. Hawaii has updated legislation setting a 100 percent renewable portfolio standard (RPS) by 2045.Vermont passed a bill creating a 75 percent RPS by 2032. READ MORE

July 01, 2015

McInnis Cement, ACF - St. Elzear sign biomass agreement

BY McInnis Cement Found In:Power, ThermalMcInnis Cement and the Forestry Cooperative Association - St. Elzear have announced the signing of a cooperative agreement to study the feasibility of using forest biomass as an auxiliary fuel for the cement plant under construction in Quebec. READ MORE

July 01, 2015

Supreme Court Ruling, MATS & the Clean Power Plan

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, PowerOn Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court of Justice made an interesting ruling. One that, I think, a lot of people had a tough time understanding, myself included. READ MORE

June 29, 2015

U.K. GIB announces results, plans to raise private capital

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.K. Green Investment Bank has announced 2014-'15 results and a plan to raise private capital. The organization also noted that after 2.5 years of operations, it has reached profitability. READ MORE

June 26, 2015

Opinion: The Inevitable Battle

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBiomass Magazine Executive Editor Tim Portz reflects on the July issue and the battles faced by the entire biomass energy industry. READ MORE

June 25, 2015

Bill aims to extend master limited partnerships to renewables

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsU.S. Sens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Jerry Moran, R-Kan., and Reps. Ted Poe, R-Texas, and Mike Thompson, D-Calif., have announced the reintroduction of the Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act, which aims to level the playing field for renewables. READ MORE

June 25, 2015

Oregon declares biomass carbon neutral

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAfter a House vote of 44-9, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed a bill that exempts biomass-derived carbon dioxide emissions from regulation under certain air pollution laws. READ MORE

June 25, 2015

Professor wins funding to scale up energy-from-waste system

BY Morgan State University Found In:PowerMorgan State University professor Seong W. Lee and his research team are the recipients of a $100,000 Phase 1 award from the Maryland Innovation Initiative to transition his CycloBurn Combustion System from prototype to commercialization. READ MORE

June 25, 2015

Globally, 2014 a Good Year for Renewables

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsLate last week, the Worldwatch Institute released a 2015 global status report for renewables. READ MORE

June 25, 2015

Opinion: California Biomass Support Sets Good Example

BY Bob Cleaves Found In:PowerBiomass Power Association Bob Cleaves discusses challenges currently being faced by the California biomass power industry. READ MORE

June 24, 2015

AgEC: Ag appropriations bill aims to cut Energy Title funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn June 17, the House Appropriations Committee released the fiscal year 2016 Agricultural Appropriations bill. The proposed legislation funds a variety of agricultural and food programs, including rural development and farm services programs. READ MORE

June 24, 2015

In Depth: Readying for a Regulatory Landing

BY Katie Fletcher Found In:PowerBiomass’s role in the federal Clean Power Plan is up in the air, but the industry hopes for a smooth touchdown. READ MORE

June 23, 2015

New U.K. port facility to provide pellets to Drax

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerU.K.-based Peel Ports Group has announced plans for a new biomass terminal at the Port of Liverpool that will be capable of handing up to 3 million metric tons of pellets per year. The facility will supply pellets to the Drax power station in Selby. READ MORE

June 23, 2015

Tennessee awards $250,000 grant to waste-to-energy project

BY PHG Energy Found In:PowerA $250,000 matching funds grant has been awarded to the city of Lebanon, Tennessee, to assist with construction of a new waste-to-energy facility that will reduce landfill usage and provide clean electrical power. READ MORE

June 22, 2015

Enviva inflates first pellet storage dome at North Carolina port

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, PowerLast week Enviva Partners LP inflated the first of two 170-foot wood pellet storage domes located on North Carolina State Ports’ property in Wilmington for shipment to Europe. Now that the outer shell is up, work has begun inside the dome. READ MORE

June 20, 2015

In Depth: Thermal Reinforcement

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, ThermalWhile some states are juggling attempts to freeze, lower or dismantle state renewable portfolio standards, others are strengthening and fine-tuning them. READ MORE

June 19, 2015

BPA highlights letter of biomass support from Congress to EPA

BY Biomass Power Association Found In:PowerU.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., and Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Airzona, sent a bipartisan letter of support for biomass power to the U.S. EPA. READ MORE

June 18, 2015

BIOFerm, Viessmann selected for biogas project in New York

BY Whitney Beadle, BIOFerm Energy Systems/Viessmann Group Found In:Power, BiogasNorth Elba, New York, has selected BIOFerm Energy Systems/Viessmann Group as the anaerobic digester technology provider for a community organic diversion project expected to begin this year. READ MORE