Biomass Power

March 30, 2018

Nippon celebrates opening of biomass power facility

BY Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd. Found In:Pellets, PowerNippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd. held a completion ceremony March 16 for the biomass mixed combustion power generation facility at Ishinomaki Hibarino Power Plant, operated by Nippon Paper Ishinomaki Energy Center Ltd. READ MORE

March 29, 2018

Duke Energy uses RNG from North Carolina hog farms

BY Duke Energy Found In:Power, BiogasA Duke Energy power plant is using renewable natural gas from North Carolina-based hog farms to produce electricity—the first application of the technology from in-state farms. The project is expected to yield 11,000 megawatt-hours of electricity. READ MORE

March 29, 2018

New York counties partner to build biosolid waste facility

BY New York State Energy Research and Development Authority Found In:Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsAlbany and Saratoga County leaders announced an inter-municipal partnership on March 28 that allows for the establishment of a regional biosolid waste facility. The facility will recycle biosolids, sewer sludge and food waste into methane gas. READ MORE

March 29, 2018

Opinion: Spreading the Word, Being Heard

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasWhile the export industry and demand outside North America is out of our stakeholders’ control—as are external market forces such as the weather, and the price of fossil fuels—there are things that we can and must do to influence domestic growth. READ MORE

March 28, 2018

Protacon purchases interest in Inray

BY Protacon Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalTechnology company Protacon has purchased a substantial part of Inray Ltd, a Finnish company supplying X-ray technology based measurement systems to power and thermal plants, including those fueled by biomass. READ MORE

March 27, 2018

EIA: 790,000 tons of densified biomass fuel sold in December

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalOn March 20, the U.S. Energy Information Administration announced U.S. manufacturers of densified biomass fuel reported producing 650,000 tons of product and selling 790,000 tons in December. READ MORE

March 26, 2018

USDA report shows impact of US biobased economy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA has released a new report that measures economic growth, job creation and household income from biofuel and bioenergy production, along with future growth in renewable chemicals and biobased products. READ MORE

March 26, 2018

Pöyry awarded contract for biomass power plant in Thailand

BY Pöyry Found In:PowerSino-Thai Engineering and Construction Public Co. Ltd. has awarded Pöyry with the engineering services assignment for Chana 20.6 MW net biomass power plant project in Chana District, Songkla, Thailand. READ MORE

March 23, 2018

Inslee signs bill to promote RNG in state of Washington

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn March 22, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill that is designed to increase the development and use of renewable natural gas (RNG) within the state. The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas is among the groups that supported the legislation. READ MORE

March 22, 2018

Opinion: Advanced Wood Heat Can Flatten the Duck Curve

BY Scott Nichols Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalAdvanced wood heat is a solution for the "duck curve" in the U.S. Northeast. By deploying it instead of heat pumps, states would not only flatten the duck’s head, but reduce total power consumption, and offset the use of other fossil READ MORE

March 21, 2018

EPA funds development of biomass-fueled thermoelectric stoves

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalIn mid-March, the U.S. EPA awarded $1.8 million to six small businesses to develop technologies that provide solutions for environmental issues. Two of the six companies are developing biomass-fueled thermoelectric stoves. READ MORE

March 20, 2018

USDA solicits applications for REAP funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA is soliciting applications for fiscal year 2018 Rural Energy for America Program funding. The program helps agricultural producers and rural small businesses install renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements. READ MORE

March 20, 2018

North American biomass plant installs CETY’s waste heat generator

BY Clean Energy Technologies Inc. Found In:Power, ThermalClean Energy Technologies Inc. announced March 20 that it has secured an order from a biomass plant in North America. The biomass plant utilizes wasted heat lost to the atmosphere through the exhaust stream to essentially produce free electricity. READ MORE

March 13, 2018

Connecticut bill aims to create RPS for RNG

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasPending legislation in Connecticut aims to create a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) requiring gas companies to ensure that renewable natural gas (RNG) comprises at least 5 percent of their output by 2033. READ MORE

March 12, 2018

Orsted increases the efficiency of Herning Power Station

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalOn March 5, Orsted broke ground on a project that aims to increase the efficiency of its Denmark-based Herning Power Station, a combined-heat-and-power facility that was converted to biomass fuel in 2009. READ MORE

March 12, 2018

Stobart on track to deliver 2 million metric tons of biomass fuel

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerOn March 8, Stobart Group released preliminary financial results for 2017 and provided an update on the operations of its energy division, which supplies biomass fuel to power plants in Europe. Full results are expected to be released in May. READ MORE

March 09, 2018

EIA revises short-term bioenergy, residential wood heat forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the March edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting that non-hydropower renewables will provide 10 percent of U.S. electricity generation in 2018 and nearly 11 percent in 2019. READ MORE

March 09, 2018

Rockwell invests in Ecoremedy technology

BY Rockwell Venture Capital Found In:Power, ThermalRockwell Venture Capital recently announced an asset purchase of Ecoremedy, an innovative waste conversion technology that repurposes problematic municipal, agricultural, and industrial byproducts into renewable energy and recovered nutrients. READ MORE

March 08, 2018

BPA welcomes new members Granite Shore Power, Veolia

BY Biomass Power Association Found In:PowerGranite Shore Power, the owner of the biomass power facility Schiller Station in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Veolia, a multinational firm with expertise in energy operations, technology and engineering, have joined the Biomass Power Association. READ MORE

March 07, 2018

Letter urges reauthorization of energy title in next Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn March 6, a group of more than 200 companies and trade associations sent a letter to House and Senate Agricultural Committee leaders urging them to reauthorize and fund energy title programs in the next Farm Bill. READ MORE

March 07, 2018

Secretary Perdue administers oath of office to Bill Northey

BY USDA Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsU.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue administered the oath of office to Bill Northey March 7 at the Annual Iowa Ag Leaders Dinner. Northey previously served as Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture, a position he had held for more than 11 years. READ MORE

March 07, 2018

Scania engines being tested with raw untreated biogas

BY Scania Found In:Power, BiogasIn collaboration with Linköping-based energy recovery specialists Tekniska verken, Scania Engines is currently testing one of its engines using raw biogas that is not cleaned or upgraded to remove wastewater, carbon dioxide and other particles. READ MORE

March 06, 2018

Opinion: Wood Becomes High-Tech, Biomass Power Gains Steam

BY Bob Cleaves Found In:Power In this new wood economy, where does biomass power fit in? Do these new products represent competition for wood fibers? READ MORE

March 06, 2018

In Depth: Powering Paradise

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:PowerA decade of project development for Honua Ola Bioenergy, formerly known as Hu Honua, on the big island of Hawaii nears completion. READ MORE

March 06, 2018

Opinion: Farm Bill Energy Title’s Record of Success

BY Lloyd Ritter Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe Farm Bill Energy Title programs represent one-tenth of a percent of the overall bill’s cost. Yet, they have such a huge impact on rural economies—diversifying crops, sustaining and creating jobs, new industries and supporting new technologies. READ MORE

March 05, 2018

Enviva: Chesapeake terminal impacted by Feb. 27 fire

BY Enviva Partners LP Found In:Pellets, PowerEnviva Partners LP reports that a fire commenced at its deep-water marine terminal in Chesapeake, Virginia, late on Feb. 27. The fire was quickly controlled. Enviva said the fire may impact the timing and number of shipments in the first quarter. READ MORE

March 05, 2018

In Depth: From Concept to Construction

BY Patrick C. Miller Found In:Power, BiogasFiberight’s new Maine waste-to-energy plant has persevered development challenges, and will soon turn the waste of over 100 communities into biogas and compost. READ MORE

March 02, 2018

EIA: 640,000 tons of densified biomass fuel produced in November

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalOn Feb. 28, the U.S. Energy Information Administration announced U.S. manufacturers of densified biomass fuel reported producing 640,000 million tons of product in November, and selling 670,000 tons. READ MORE

March 01, 2018

In Depth: Are Black Pellets Ready to Compete with White Pellets?

BY William Strauss and Laurenz Schmidt Found In:Pellets, PowerAdvanced wood pellets, often called black pellets due to their appearance after thermal treatment, have long been touted as a superior fuel to conventional white wood pellets. READ MORE

February 28, 2018

In Depth: From Plant to Port

BY David Marks Found In:Pellets, PowerBefore being used as fuel at Drax’s U.K. power station, wood pellets make a long journey that the company has fine-tuned. READ MORE