Biomass Power

December 09, 2014

Enviva joint venture to construct S.C. pellet, export facilities

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalEnviva Holdings LP and John Hancock Life Insurance Co. announced plans to develop wood pellet plants and export terminals in the southeastern U.S. Construction on a pellet plant and export terminal in South Carolina is expected to begin this month. READ MORE

December 09, 2014

Danish ministry announces biomass sustainability agreement

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building recently posted a notice to its website announcing a new voluntary agreement formed with members of its domestic energy industry on sustainable biomass. READ MORE

December 09, 2014

Spart announces completion of financing for Michigan AD project

BY Sustainable Partners LLC Found In:Power, BiogasSustainable Partners LLC (Spart) has announced completion of financing for Lowell Energy AD LLC an anaerobic digestion (AD) waste-to-energy facility in Lowell, Michigan. Spart has been at work on Lowell Energy AD for two years. READ MORE

December 05, 2014

Nevada County 3 MW biomass gasification project found feasible

BY Katie FletcherFound In:PowerThe Nevada County Biomass Task Force and the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County Grass Valley, California, published a biomass feasibility assessment this December, based on a study conducted over the past year for the potential of a 3 MW project. READ MORE

December 05, 2014

Stobart announces strategic partnership, CHP project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalU.K.-based biomass supplier Stobart Energy has entered into a strategic partnership with Imperative Energy Ltd., a provider of biomass energy solutions. The board of Stobart Group Ltd. also recently announced the development of a cogeneration plant. READ MORE

December 05, 2014

Greatest Show on Earth

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsEyeing up the 2015 International Biomass Conference & Expo and working to deliver the kind of day in and day out diversity the Biomass Magazine team experiences for our attendees. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

House passes tax extenders package, Senate vote expected soon

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. House of Representatives has voted to pass a short-term tax extenders package that aims to retroactively extend several tax incentives that expired at the end of 2013 and during the current year for one year, through the end of 2014. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

Leidos provides update of Conn. bioenergy plant in Q3 results

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerLeidos Holdings Inc., the owner of the 37.5 MW Plainfield Renewable Energy biomass plant in Connecticut, has released financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2015, which ended Oct. 31. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

DOE awards $7 million to 2 feedstock logistics projects

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced up to $7 million for two projects aimed at developing and demonstrating ways to reduce the cost of delivering bioenergy feedstocks to biorefineries. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

Australian government funds biomass harvester development

BY Australian Renewable Energy Agency Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Australian Renewable Energy Agency has announced $2 million funding support to develop a solution for collecting renewable biomass from fast growing trees.The project is scheduled for completion in 2017. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

Model evaluates where bioenergy crops grow best

BY University of Illinois Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsFarmers interested in bioenergy crops now have a resource to help them determine which kind of bioenergy crop would grow best in their regions and what kind of harvest to expect. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

Forest Service exceeds yearly forest restoration goals

BY U.S. Forest Service Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Forest Service recently announced that it exceeded its forest restoration goals for fiscal year 2014, highlighting the agency's continued commitment to improving the health of the America's National Forests. READ MORE

December 03, 2014

Census Bureau releases biomass power plant data

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerThe U.S. Census Bureau recently released new economic census statistics on renewable energy, reporting that revenues for electric power generation industries that use renewable energy resources increased 49 percent from 2007 to 2012. READ MORE

December 03, 2014

Volvo Trucks' assembly plant in Virginia powered by landfill gas

BY Volvo Trucks Found In:Power, BiogasThe electric power used by Volvo's New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia, is now carbon neutral. As of November, 100 percent of the plant's electricity is generated by methane gas produced at 13 landfills in the region. READ MORE

December 02, 2014

Wartsila to provide 50 MW plant to bioenergy project in Hawaii

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Advanced FuelsWartsila Corp. recently announced it will supply a 50 MW Smart Power Generation power plant to Hawaiian Electric Co. on the island of Oahu. The facility, located at the Schofield Barracks Army Base, is expected to run a biofuel blend. READ MORE

December 02, 2014

BPA submits comments on Clean Power Plan to EPA

BY Biomass Power Association Found In:PowerBiomass Power Association has submitted its comments to the U.S. EPA on the Clean Power Plan, the agency's strategy for reducing carbon emissions in each state. The comments highlight the significant environmental benefits provided by biomass power. READ MORE

December 01, 2014

Ameresco announces Q3 results, opens Calif. landfill gas project

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasA grand opening celebration was held last month for Ameresco's 4.3 MW landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) project at the Foothill Landfill in Linden, California. The project is expected to generate clean energy to power nearly 2,600 local homes annually. READ MORE

November 28, 2014

Comment period on EPA's Clean Power Plan to close Dec. 1

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe public comment period on the U.S. EPA's proposed rule for the Clean Power Plan is set to close Dec. 1. The proposal aims to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants by 30 percent by 2030, when compared to 2005 emissions. READ MORE

November 26, 2014

Comments due Dec. 8 on draft California energy report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe California Energy Commission is accepting public comments on its Draft 2014 Integrated Energy Policy Report Update through Dec. 8. The report outlines the commission's assessments of a variety of energy issues currently impacting the state. READ MORE

November 26, 2014

Helsingin Energia, Vapo agree on pellet deliveries in Finland

BY Helsingin Energia Found In:Pellets, PowerHelsingin Energia and Vapo have agreed on wood pellet deliveries to the Salmisaari and Hanasaari combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plants. The delivery amounts are significant on the Finnish scale. Pellets are used for replacing imported coal. READ MORE

November 25, 2014

Drax commissions study on relative cost of biomass, offshore wind

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerDrax Power Ltd. recently commissioned a study from Frontier Economics that addresses the relative system cost of biomass and offshore wind in the U.K. The study determined the relative cost of offshore wind is significantly higher than biomass. READ MORE

November 25, 2014

DOE: Report assesses value of cofiring biomass with coal

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, PowerA joint Idaho National Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory report presents results of an evaluation funded by the Bioenergy Technologies Office that examines the effects of substituting up to 20 percent renewable biomass for coal. READ MORE

November 25, 2014

Opinion: Partners in Profit

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIn the midst of producing the final issue of Biomass Magazine in 2014, dedicated to biomass integrations, conversions and colocations, the International Panel on Climate Change released a report urging a phase-out of fossil fuel energy this century. READ MORE

November 25, 2014

In Depth: A Dot on the Map

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, PowerOntario Power Generation’s Atikokan and Thunder Bay generating station conversions mark a turning point in Canadian power generation. READ MORE

November 24, 2014

Mineral Hill acquires Avis Energy and worldwide projects

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Advanced FuelsMineral Hill Industries Ltd. is expanding its business activities into renewable energy by joining a company immersed in the development of waste management technology through the acquisition of Avis Energy Global Holdings Inc. READ MORE

November 23, 2014

Opinion: How Will 2014 Elections Impact Biomass?

BY Bob Cleaves Found In:Power We expect that renewable energy, which had been gaining momentum as a key issue among Democratic leadership, will not be as high a priority for this Congress. READ MORE

November 22, 2014

In Depth: Test to Tradition

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsWith double the events from last year, National Bioenergy Day is evolving into an annual tradition. READ MORE

November 21, 2014

Southern Oregon University considers biomass conversion

BY SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY Found In:Power, ThermalAs part of an ongoing effort to become 100 percent carbon neutral by 2050, Southern Oregon University is considering replacing its existing natural gas-fired steam boilers with a biomass cogeneration facility. READ MORE

November 21, 2014

Opinion: Paving the Way to a Clean Energy Revolution

BY Justin Price Found In:Power, ThermalNew products such as biochar, liquid fuels, and chemicals all made from some form of biomass will be aided directly in their process by the use of steam or by colocation to the generation of steam. READ MORE

November 20, 2014

House passes bill that would impact EPA rulemaking

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Nov. 19, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that aims to prohibit the U.S. EPA from proposing regulations based on science that is not transparent or not reproducible by a vote of 237 to 190. READ MORE