Biomass Power

July 12, 2016

Gaz Metro converts biomass into renewable natural gas

BY Gaz Metro Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasGaz Metro has been conducting a demonstration project aimed at converting forestry biomass into second-generation renewable natural gas. The trials were carried out in collaboration with G4 Insights at the Natural Gas Technologies Centre. READ MORE

July 12, 2016

Opinion: What’s Next for the UK?

BY Seth GintherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalWhile it is too early to know the full implications of the U.K. vote to leave the European Union, Ginther provides some insight on what it might mean for export/import industries, like the pellet industry. READ MORE

July 11, 2016

USDA awards REAP funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsThe USDA has awarded Rural Energy for America Program funding to 821 projects supporting energy efficiency improvements and the installation of renewable energy systems, including $43.2 million in loan guarantees and $11.6 million in grants. READ MORE

July 11, 2016

Spencer Group to design, build pellet facilities at Port of Tyne

BY Spencer Group Found In:Pellets, PowerSpencer Group has won a contract from Lynemouth Power Ltd. to design and build wood pellet facilities at the Port of Tyne. The contract includes design and construction of a facility for the handling, storage and rail-loading of wood pellets. READ MORE

July 11, 2016

In Depth: Sweden’s Strong Suit

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalForssjö Pellets exemplifies the Swedish pellet industry, at one time the global leader in pellet production and consumption. READ MORE

July 08, 2016

More On Brexit

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsWith the United Kingdom’s recent vote to exit the European Union, it has left many in the renewables sector—over here in the U.S., largely global pellet market stakeholders—what might happen to the country’s biomass sector. READ MORE

July 08, 2016

Hadfield Wood Recyclers wins North Wales biomass plant contract

BY Hadfield Wood Recyclers Found In:Power, Thermal Hadfield Wood Recyclers has won a contract to supply 45,000 metric tons of biomass fuel to a new 5.4-MW, wood-fueled plant in Wrexham, North Wales. READ MORE

July 08, 2016

REA: New fossil power fails to deliver as biomass, renewable can

BY Renewable Energy Association Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe United Kingdom Department of Energy and Climate Change data reveals that 5 GW of conventional, fossil fuel-powered generation that were awarded contracts under the Capacity Market scheme have missed their targets for delivering the projects. READ MORE

July 06, 2016

PHG Energy Tennesee waste gasification project progressing

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerWork is progressing at the city of Lebanon, Tennessee, waste-to-energy plant, and Field Rep. Evann Freeman from Sen. Lamar Alexander’s office recently visited the site to check in on progress. READ MORE

July 05, 2016

Valmet to supply biomass-fired boiler to Russian pulp mill

BY VALMET Found In:Power, ThermalValmet will deliver a biomass-fired boiler plant and related automation and environmental systems to Segezha Pulp and Paper Mill in the Republic of Karelia, Russia. Valmet’s delivery is scheduled for 2017. READ MORE

July 05, 2016

FutureMetrics releases dashboard to see Brexit market impacts

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, PowerFutureMetrics recently released a pellet supply chain dashboard to see what the vote by the U.K. to leave the EU could mean for the industrial pellet sector. READ MORE

July 01, 2016

Ontario awards contracts to 14 small-scale bioenergy projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasOntario’s Independent Electricity System Operator has announced it is offering 396 long-term contracts for 241.43 MW of small-scale renewable generation, including 14 contracts for 3.45 MW of bioenergy. READ MORE

July 01, 2016

RWE commissions German biogas plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasRWE recently commissioned a state-of-the-art biogas plant in Bergheim-Paffendorf, Germany. The facility has a thermal capacity of 7.4 MW and is designed to feed up to 700 cubic meters into the gas grid per hour. READ MORE

July 01, 2016

UK REA: 5th Carbon Budget crucial first step reassuring investors

BY U.K. Renewable Energy Association Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.K. has confirmed the Committee on Carbon Change’s recommended carbon budget, laying out a 57 percent reduction in carbon emissions from 1990 levels during 2027-2032 and providing renewables industry and investors more long-term confidence. READ MORE

July 01, 2016

Opinion: Permitting Progress

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe biomass industry is working to deliver air quality and environmental benefits while also complying with existing regulations READ MORE

June 30, 2016

ITA seeking nominations for renewable energy committee

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has published a notice announcing plans to reestablish its Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Committee and solicit membership nominations. READ MORE

June 30, 2016

Novozymes to deliver enzymes for DONG Energy’s REnescience plant

BY Novozymes Found In:Power, BiogasNovozymes has announced it will deliver enzymes for DONG Energy's REnescience plant in Northwich, England. It will be the first full-scale bio plant in the world capable of handling household waste by means of enzymes. READ MORE

June 29, 2016

USTDA awards grant to bioenergy project in Ghana

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe U.S. Trade and Development Agency recently announced it signed an $899,995 grant agreement with Village Corps Ghana Ltd. for the development of a biomass energy project in Ghana. Virginia-based Recast Energy LLC will conduct a feasibility study. READ MORE

June 29, 2016

Andritz to supply biomass boiler island to CHP project in Denmark

BY Andritz Found In:Power, ThermalAndritz has received an order from the regional Danish municipality Helsingor Kraftvarmeaerk A/S to deliver a biomass boiler island for its combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant. Start-up is scheduled for the end of 2018. READ MORE

June 29, 2016

Opinion: A Simple Regulatory Solution for Biogenic Emissions

BY Bob Cleaves Found In:PowerThere’s a lot about the Clean Power Plan that remains unsettled, including whether it will survive legal challenges. READ MORE

June 28, 2016

Georgia Biomass earns qualification, reaches delivery milestone

BY Georgia Biomass Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalGeorgia Biomass has become the first industrial-scale pellet producer in North America to earn both ENplus A1 and Pellet Fuels Institute quality certifications. The company is also due to complete the loading of its 100th vessel for export to Europe. READ MORE

June 25, 2016

In Depth: A Brilliant Backup Plan

BY Rachel Gibbons Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalHaving the right fire suppression system and a plan B for when fire emergencies happen are a must for biomass energy facilities. READ MORE

June 24, 2016

UK votes to leave the EU, Prime Minister Cameron to resign

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerThe U.K. has voted to leave the European Union and Prime Minister David Cameron has announced his intention to resign. The referendum, known as the Brexit, was held June 23, with 51.9 percent voting to leave the EU and 48.1 percent voting to stay. READ MORE

June 24, 2016

Cleanaway powering homes with energy from landfill gas

BY Cleanaway Found In:Power, BiogasAustralia-based Cleanaway has turned landfill gas into enough renewable energy to power over 16,000 homes for a year. Last year Cleanaway collected 113 million kWh of energy from landfill gas. READ MORE

June 23, 2016

Project Potential in the Land of More Pigs Than People

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasOne state with a really unique RPS component is North Carolina. Several years ago, the state decided to require utilities to purchase 0.2 percent of their power from swine-based energy projects by 2020. READ MORE

June 23, 2016

Maine opens RFP for biomass energy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerOn June 17, the Maine Public Utilities Commission issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the sale of energy from biomass sources. The RFP relates to a law enacted earlier this year to boost Maine’s biomass industry. READ MORE

June 23, 2016

ElectraTherm generates biomass power in the UK

BY ElectraTherm Found In:Power, ThermalElectraTherm has commissioned two Power+ Generators in the U.K utilizing biomass to generate emission-free electricity. Both sites use a combination of biomass and combined-heat-and-power to generate clean energy and increase onsite efficiency. READ MORE

June 23, 2016

BIC and Vanguard Initiative sign bioeconomy MOU

BY Bio-based Industries Consortium Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsTwo leading European bioeconomy players, the Bio-based Industries Consortium and the Vanguard Initiative have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for better interregional cooperation on the bioeconomy. READ MORE

June 22, 2016

UK GIB: Northern Irish AD plants secure investment

BY U.K. Green Investment Bank Found In:Power, BiogasThe Foresight Group LLP managed Recycling and Waste LP Fund, in which U.K. Green Investment Bank plc is a cornerstone investor, has committed GBP 10.5 million ($15.4 million) to two anaerobic digestion (AD) plants in Northern Ireland. READ MORE