Biomass Power

September 28, 2021

AEG provides update on CoalSwitch reference projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerU.K.-based Active Energy Group discussed progress made at its CoalSwitch projects in Ashland, Maine, and Lumberton, North Carolina, as part its first half interim financial results, released Sept. 28. READ MORE

September 22, 2021

Drax, NFU partner to boost UK energy crop market

BY Drax Found In:Pellets, PowerDrax Group has teamed up with the National Farmers Union of England and Wales to identify opportunities to scale up perennial energy crop production and help the U.K. meet its ambitious climate goals. READ MORE

September 20, 2021

Drax: Construction starts on second Arkansas pellet plant

BY Drax Group Found In:Pellets, PowerDrax Group has started construction on the second of three satellite pellet plants in Arkansas, the company announced Sept. 20. The faciltiy, located in Russellville, Arkansas, is expected to begin commerical operations in 2022. READ MORE

September 20, 2021

UGI, CalBio, Sevana Bioenergy partner on South Dakota RNG project

BY UGI Corp. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsMBL Bioenergy LLC announced Sept. 16 that it has entered into definitive agreements to develop several clusters of dairy farm digester projects to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) from multiple farms in South Dakota. READ MORE

September 16, 2021

Massachusetts bills aim to eliminate wood biomass from RPS, APS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerTwo bills pending in the Massachusetts legislature aim to prevent woody biomass energy from participating in the state’s renewable energy portfolio standard (RPS) and alternative energy portfolio standard (APS). READ MORE

September 16, 2021

FutureMetrics paper addresses the biomass carbon debt fallacy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalFutureMetrics on Sept. 9 published a new white paper revisiting the flawed assumption that there is a carbon debt after wood is harvested and explaining why some academics continue to perpetuate the carbon debt fallacy. READ MORE

September 16, 2021

Drax urges businesses to join BECCS supplier engagement program

BY Drax Found In:Pellets, PowerDrax is calling on U.K. businesses of all sizes to join the U.K.’s first bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) supplier engagement program. The company will host a series of nationwide events next year focused on the BECCS supply chain. READ MORE

September 15, 2021

UK to launch fourth round of CfD energy scheme

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerU.K. has announced the fourth round of its Contracts for Difference (CfD) energy scheme. Landfill gas, sewage gas, energy-from-waste with CHP, large-scale anaerobic digestion, and dedicated biomass with CHP are among the eliglbe technologies. READ MORE

September 15, 2021

FortisBC to reopen its RNG program on Oct. 15

BY FortisBC Energy Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasFortisBC Energy Inc. has announced it will reopen its renewable natural gas (RNG) program to its natural gas customers on Oct. 15, 2021. The RNG program was launched in 2011, with approximately 10,000 customers currently subscribed. READ MORE

September 08, 2021

EPA opens comment period related to pyrolysis, gasification regs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. EPA on Sept. 8 issued an ANPRM seeking public comments to assist in the potential development of regulations for pyrolysis and gasification units that are used to convert solid or semi-solid feedstocks into useful products, such as fuels. READ MORE

September 08, 2021

Feenstra introduces Biofuel Cell Research Act

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsRep. Randy Feenstra, R-Iowa, on Aug. 24 introduced a bill that aims to establish a research, development and demonstration program for a commercially viable fuel cell system that uses biofuels as the main fuel source. READ MORE

September 08, 2021

EIA updates 2021, 2022 bioenergy forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration currently predicts renewables will account for 20 percent of U.S. electricity generation this year, according to the agency’s latest Short Term Energy Outlook, released Sept. 8. READ MORE

September 08, 2021

Clarke Energy, BioTown Biogas announce RNG project

BY Clarke Energy USA Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsClarke Energy USA Inc. has announced an agreement with BioTown Biogas to design, supply and install a biogas upgrading plant in India. The project will inject RNG into the gas grid and includes a biogas-fired cogeneration facility. READ MORE

August 30, 2021

ITA aims to make US clean technologies exports more competitive

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration on Aug. 30 announced it is seeking public comments to help inform development of its U.S. Clean Technologies Export Competitiveness Strategy. READ MORE

August 30, 2021

Drax expands virtual work experience program

BY Drax Found In:Pellets, PowerDrax Power Station, Britian's largest power station, announced it has expanded its virtual work experience program to offer even more young people insights into the workplace and boost employability and skills. READ MORE

August 25, 2021

UK funds 24 biomass feedstock projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.K. government on Aug. 25 awarded £4 million ($5.5 million) to 24 projects that aim to increase domestic production of biomass feedstock for energy production. Each project will receive up to £200,000. READ MORE

August 19, 2021

Bliss Industries joins CPM

BY CPM Holdings Inc. Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalCPM Holdings Inc., a leading global supplier of process equipment, services, and technology to the animal feed, oilseed, food, and engineered materials industries, on Aug. 5 announced the acquisition of Bliss Industries LLC. READ MORE

August 18, 2021

Canada funds project supporting biomass cogeneration

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalNatural Resource Canada announced it will award $205,000 to Inukshuk Synergie to help operationalize its plan for having franchises commercialize its biomass energy heating systems, providing a turnkey energy solution to regional communities. READ MORE

August 17, 2021

UK seeks comments on low-carbon hydrogen strategy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, ChemicalsThe U.K. government on Aug. 17 published a report that identifies and compares options for a standard to define “low-carbon hydrogen.” It provides lifecycle GHG estimates for a variety of hydrogen pathways, including those focused on biomass. READ MORE

August 12, 2021

USDA solicits REAP applications

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service is soliciting fiscal year (FY) 2022 grant, guaranteed loan, and combined grant and guaranteed loan applications under the Rural Energy for America Program. READ MORE

August 10, 2021

EIA revises 2021, 2022 bioenergy forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration currently predicts renewables will account for 20 percent of U.S. electricity generation this year, according to the agency’s latest Short Term Energy Outlook, released Aug. 10. READ MORE

August 10, 2021

USDA: Biobased products industry responsible for 4.6M US jobs

BY USDA Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the creation of the agency's Certified Biobased Product Label by unveiling a report that demonstrates that the biobased industry is a significant generator of economic activity and jobs. READ MORE

August 03, 2021

DOE awards $34 million to 11 MSW, algae feedstock projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy on Aug. 3 awarded nearly $34 million to 11 projects that will support research and development to improve and produce algae and MSW feedstocks for the production of biofuels, biopower and bioproducts. READ MORE

July 29, 2021

Drax reduces carbon emissions by more than 90%

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerDrax Group plc on July 29 announced it has reduced its carbon emissions by more than 90 percent over the past decade and has made significant progress with its plans for bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) over the past six months. READ MORE

July 29, 2021

Enviva provides update of expansion projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerEnviva Partners LP released second quarter financial results on July 28, announcing progress with capacity expansion projects and reporting a 70 percent increase in net revenue when compared to the same period of 2020. READ MORE

July 29, 2021

In Depth: Keeping Cyber-Attacks at Bay in Biomass Power Plants

BY Sam Miorelli Found In:Power, ThermalCyber-attacks and ransomware are a threat to energy assets, but there are tools to protect plants against loss of data, time and money. READ MORE

July 29, 2021

In Depth: If I Knew Then What I Know Now: Air Emissions Permitting Considerations for Biomass Boilers

BY John Hinkley Found In:Power, ThermalAddressing major questions early on the biomass boiler development process can help save valuable time and money. READ MORE

July 28, 2021

Report: Cooperation is best path forward for pellet industry

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerFutureMetrics has published a white paper suggesting that cooperation between industrial wood pellet advocates and consortiums that advocate for wind power, solar power and energy storage will be the most effective way forward for policy development. READ MORE

July 28, 2021

Cresta, LF partner to own, operate RNG production facilities

BY Cresta Fund Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsCresta Fund Management and LF BiOenergy have announced a partnership to develop, own and operate renewable natural gas (RNG) production facilities serving industry sectors requiring organic waste management. READ MORE

July 28, 2021

Nicor Gas receives approval for RNG pilot program

BY Nicor Gas Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsNicor Gas’ renewable gas interconnection pilot received approval July 8 from the Illinois Commerce Commission. The pilot aims to encourage the development of renewable natural gas (RNG) production facilities within Nicor Gas’ service territory. READ MORE