Biomass Power

October 30, 2014

FERC: 140 MW of biomass capacity added in first 9 months of 2014

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Office of Energy Projects has published its Energy Infrastructure Update for September 2014, reporting the U.S. added 38 biomass power generation units during the first nine months of the year. READ MORE

October 30, 2014

EU GHG deal calls for 27 percent renewables by 2030

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerOn Oct. 24, the European Council issued a statement announcing it has agreed on the 2030 climate and energy policy framework for the European Union. One component of the plan sets a 27 percent renewable energy target. READ MORE

October 30, 2014

DTE Biomass dedicates landfill gas facility in N.C.

BY DTE Biomass Energy Found In:Power, BiogasDTE Biomass Energy recently celebrated the completion of its 9.6-MW landfill gas-to-energy project at the Uwharrie Environmental Landfill in Mt. Gilead, North Carolina. READ MORE

October 29, 2014

Opinion: Engaging Communities Nationwide with Bioenergy

BY Bob Cleaves Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasOct. 22 marked the second annual National Bioenergy Day. What started as a grassroots effort to help bioenergy organizations engage better with their communities is becoming a widespread recognition of the benefits of the many types of bioenergy. READ MORE

October 29, 2014

WM to close sale of Wheelabrator in late 2014, early 2015

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerWaste Management is nearing completion on the sale of waste-to-energy business subsidiary Wheelabrator Technologies Inc., WM President and CEO David Steiner reported during an Oct. 29 quarterly earnings call. READ MORE

October 29, 2014

Herty launches Consortium for Advanced Wood-to-Energy Solutions

BY Georgia Southern University Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe Herty Advanced Materials Development Center has announced the launch of the Consortium for Advanced Wood-to-Energy Solutions, which aims to spearhead development of commercially-viable, advanced wood-to-energy products. READ MORE

October 28, 2014

Covanta releases Q3 results

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerCovanta Holding Corp. has released third quarter financial results, reporting revenue of $414 million, down from $425 million during the same period of 2013. Net income from continuing operations for the quarter was $6 million. READ MORE

October 28, 2014

Harvest Power raises $20 million in new financing

BY Harvest Power Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasHarvest Power Inc. has announced a $20 million financing round. The lead investors were Chicago-based True North Venture Partners, San Francisco-based Industry Ventures, and London-based Generation Investment Management. READ MORE

October 24, 2014

Growing Along With the Industry

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal

October 23, 2014

EPA funds student bioenergy projects under P3 program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. EPA recently awarded funding to 42 student teams to pursue projects that deliver sustainable, alternative approaches to address environmental problems as part of its People, Prosperity and Plant program. READ MORE

October 23, 2014

CBiRC helps ISU researchers launch startup companies

BY Iowa State University Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Biobased Foundry, established by the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals based at Iowa State University, is helping researchers launch startup companies. READ MORE

October 22, 2014

National Bioenergy Day events held nationwide

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn and around Oct. 22, nearly 50 coordinated events in the U.S. and Canada are celebrating the second annual National Bioenergy Day. Events feature collaborations by the U.S. Forest Service, governments, universities and bioenergy businesses. READ MORE

October 21, 2014

ZooShare's Toronto Zoo biogas project hits $1 million milestone

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasZooShare Biogas Cooperative Inc.'s proposed 500-kW biogas plant in Toronto recently gained traction with the help of 150 investors purchasing bonds, totaling over $1 million in financing for the project. READ MORE

October 21, 2014

German Pellets provides update of La. plant in financial report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalGerman Pellets has released financial results for the first half of the year, reporting increased net income. The company also indicated its Urania, Louisiana, facility is on track to begin production by the end of the year. READ MORE

October 21, 2014

GE gas engines to power Phoenix Energy's Calif. bioenergy plants

BY General Electric Co. Found In:PowerGE's Distributed Power business, Western Energy Systems and Phoenix Energy recently announced they have signed an agreement for GE to supply ecomagination qualified Jenbacher gas engines to several California bioenergy projects. READ MORE

October 21, 2014

What I Learned from Danny Fortson

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, PowerIn June I joined another journalist in Louisiana and Mississippi to look closely at the emerging pellet industry. His recently published story proves how difficult it can be to tell this story accurately and in the broader global energy context. READ MORE

October 20, 2014

Enviva to acquire Green Circle, Miss. project expected to proceed

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalEnviva Development Holdings LLC, an affiliate of Enviva LP, recently announced an agreement to acquire Green Circle Energy Inc. The transaction is not currently expected to impact the development of a proposed pellet plant in Mississippi. READ MORE

October 17, 2014

ISU researchers turn to robotics to study plant growth

BY Iowa State University Found In:Pellets, Power, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIowa State University faculty members are developing a new facility that will utilize a specially designed robot to gather unprecedented amounts of data on the growth of plants under different environmental conditions. READ MORE

October 16, 2014

Virginia releases new energy plan

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Oct. 14, Gov. Terry McAuliffe officially unveiled the 2014 Virginia Energy Plan, which aims to provide a strategic vision for energy policy within the state. READ MORE

October 15, 2014

Vega Biofuels breaks ground on pilot torrefaction plant

BY Vega Biofuels Inc. Found In:Power, ThermalVega Biofuels Inc. recently announced that its joint venture with Agri-Tech Producers LLC has broken ground on its Allendale, South Carolina, pilot torrefaction plant. The facility is expected to be complete during the first quarter of 2015. READ MORE

October 15, 2014

Research aims to help dairy farmers generate sustainable energy

BY University of Nevada, Reno Found In:Pellets, PowerA new, collaborative grant at the University of Nevada, Reno will further research into biomass conversion by developing a cost-effective process for large-scale dairy farmers to generate energy from manure. READ MORE

October 14, 2014

Landfill gas-to-energy project begins production in California

BY DTE Biomass Energy Found In:Power, BiogasSunshine Gas Producers has started generating electricity from landfill gas at its recently constructed renewable energy facility at the Sunshine Canyon Landfill in Sylmar, a neighborhood in Los Angeles. READ MORE

October 10, 2014

Army Talks Renewable Energy Progress

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas

October 08, 2014

DECC responds to criticism of Drax conversion, CfD contracts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerThe U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change has spoken out to criticize an article published by the U.K.-based Daily Mail that questions the environmental benefits of the Drax Group biomass conversion and the sustainability of U.S. wood pellets. READ MORE

October 07, 2014

EPA reports GHG emissions data for 2013

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe U.S. EPA has released updated data gathered through its Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program, which details greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution trends and emissions broken down by several category types. READ MORE

October 07, 2014

RWE sells share in Italian biomass facility

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerRWE Innogy recently announced the sale of its stake in the Sicilian biomass power plant Enna to FriEl Green Power, Bozen. The 18.7 MW facility has been operating since mid-2013. The company is not expected to pursue additional biomass projects. READ MORE

October 07, 2014

Cellulosic ethanol project planned in Slovak Republic

BY Biochemtex Found In:Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsBiochemtex and Beta Renewables recently announced they have signed a definitive agreement with Energochemica SE for the construction of a second generation ethanol plant and the annexed energy block for the generation of power and steam. READ MORE

October 06, 2014

AD project celebrates grand opening in Wisconsin

BY Dane County Wisconsin Found In:Power, BiogasA unique partnership is turning cow waste from farms into renewable energy. La Crosse, Wisconsin-based Gundersen Health System and Dane County are partnering with three Dane County farm families on the GL Dairy Biogas Project. READ MORE

October 06, 2014

Miami Advice

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, PowerExecutive Editor Tim Portz's candid assessment of the hottest topics at this year's U.S. Industrial Pellet Association Exporting Pellets Conference. READ MORE

October 03, 2014

USIPA conference wraps with impassioned producer panel

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, PowerThe final panel at USIPA's Exporting Pellets conference featured producers frustrated but resigned to the fact that they will have to continue efforts to prove that their industry is sustainable. READ MORE