Biomass Power

April 15, 2015

Scientists a step closer to developing renewable propane

BY The University of Manchester Found In:Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsResearchers at the University of Manchester have made a breakthrough in the development of synthetic pathways that will enable renewable biosynthesis of the gas propane.This study provides new insight to the development of advanced biofuels. READ MORE

April 15, 2015

EnviTec commissions biogas plant in Japan

BY EnviTec Found In:Power, BiogasTogether with Renagen Inc., a Japanese biogas company, EnviTec Biogas has successfully commissioned its first biogas plant in Osaka Prefecture in Japan. The 250 kW plant is the pilot project for the strategic partnership between the two companies. READ MORE

April 14, 2015

Vencor International to test hemp as bioenergy feedstock

BY Vencor International Inc. Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalVencor International Inc. recently announced it has entered into an agreement to begin testing industrial hemp as a feedstock used to manufacture various torrefied products, including bio-coal, a renewable energy product. READ MORE

April 13, 2015

U.K. DECC releases 2014 bioenergy data

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change recently published provisional annual data for last year, reporting significant increases in bioenergy generation. The U.K. generated 22.9 TWh of energy from biomass resources in 2014. READ MORE

April 12, 2015

Opinion: Playing A Global Game

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBiomass Magazine Executive Editor Tim Portz discusses how the global nature of the biomass industry allows it to flourish despite policy fluctuation and uncertainty. READ MORE

April 10, 2015

Ceres reports favorable sorghum growth in Brazil in Q2 results

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn April 9, Ceres Inc. released financial results for the second quarter of 2015, reporting growing conditions in Brazil have been generally favorable for its sweet-sorghum collaboration with Raizen across most multi-hybrid field evaluation sites. READ MORE

April 10, 2015

BCSE: FY 2016 climate funding aids U.S. clean energy companies

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe Business Council for Sustainable Energy has sent letters to members of Congress on behalf of its membership expressing support for the U.S. contribution to two climate funds in the administration’s fiscal year (FY) 2016 federal budget request. READ MORE

April 10, 2015

SBP accepts SCS Global Services as applicant certification body

BY SCS Global Services Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsSCS Global Services, a leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, announced that it has been accepted as an applicant certification body for the Sustainable Biomass Partnership. READ MORE

April 10, 2015

Deal forged on Minnesota bioeconomy legislation

BY Bioeconomy Coalition of Minnesota Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBiobased industry, agriculture, and environmental interests recently reached agreement on legislation in Minnesota that would create production-based incentives for renewable chemicals, advanced biofuels and biomass thermal energy. READ MORE

April 10, 2015

I Say Climate Change, You Say Climate Cycle

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBiologue discusses an op-ed regarding climate change partisanship by N.D. meteorologist John Wheeler. READ MORE

April 10, 2015

Opinion: Proving Biomass Power Economics

BY Bob Cleaves Found In:PowerBiomass Power Association President and CEO Bob Cleaves reiterates the symbiotic relationship between responsible forest management, sustainable forests and the biomass power industry. READ MORE

April 09, 2015

New York opens $160 RFP for large-scale clean energy projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerNew York has announced plans to make a $160 million investment under the state's Reforming the Energy Vision strategy to aid in the growth of clean energy projects. The funding is being made available to support public-private sector partnerships. READ MORE

April 09, 2015

U.S. Forest Service highlights accomplishments of CFLRP

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. Forest Service has published a five-year report on its Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program, noting the program has made 2.1 million green tons of biomass available for energy production. READ MORE

April 09, 2015

USDA awards funds to expand, accelerate wood energy markets

BY USDA Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalOn April 9, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the award of over $9 million to expand and accelerate wood energy and other wood product markets. The federal funds will leverage $22 million in investments from partners. READ MORE

April 09, 2015

California biomass gasification project awarded CEC grant

BY Phoenix Energy Found In:PowerA biomass gasification project under development by North Fork Community Power LLC, a joint venture of Phoenix Energy and the North Fork Community Development Council, was recently awarded a $4.9 million grant from the California Energy Commission. READ MORE

April 09, 2015

Iowa leadership to lead trade missions to South Korea, Brazil

BY Gov. Terry E. Branstad's Office Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds announced that they will lead trade missions to South Korea and Brazil respectively. Both trips are aimed at expanding trade and investment opportunities. READ MORE

April 09, 2015

Griffin Filters to exhibit at 2015 IBCE in Minneapolis

BY Griffin Filters Found In:PowerGriffin Filters, a subsidiary of Cemtrex Inc., has announced that it will be exhibiting at the 2015 International Biomass Conference & Expo from April 20-22. The conference is the largest gathering of biomass industry professionals in North America. READ MORE

April 08, 2015

EIA updates bioenergy forecasts in short-term outlook

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the April edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, reporting total renewables used for electricity and heat generation are expected to grow by 3.4 percent this year. READ MORE

April 08, 2015

DRT announces commissioning of biomass power station in France

BY DRT Found In:Power, ThermalDRT has announced the biomass cogeneration plant at its site in Vielle-Saint-Girons, France, has become reality. After a four-month testing phase, the power plant was officially put in service in the beginning of 2015. READ MORE

April 08, 2015

In Depth: Empowering Exporters

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsResources made available by the International Trade Administration equip companies with the tools, financing and knowhow required to increase renewable exports. READ MORE

April 08, 2015

Opinion: WRI Wrong On Wood Pellets

BY William Strauss Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalFutureMetric's William Strauss counters findings of a paper released by the World Resource Institute. READ MORE

April 07, 2015

Landfill Methane Outreach Program updates data, announces awards

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsLast month, U.S. EPA's Landfill Methane Outreach Program released updated data, and recognized LMOP partners for landfill-gas-to-energy (LFGTE) achievements. As of March, 645 unique projects were reported, and 440 candidate landfills were identified. READ MORE

April 03, 2015

Senators advocate for bioenergy appropriations in letter

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalA group of five senators recently sent a letter to two Senate subcommittees asking them to support funding for programs that bolster the development of thermal and electric biomass energy technologies, supply chains and market opportunities. READ MORE

April 03, 2015

Republic Services announces LFGTE project, sustainability report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasOn April 2, Republic Services Inc. announced the opening of a new landfill gas-to-energy project at the Upstate Regional Landfill in Union County, South Carolina. The project features two reciprocating combustion engines that generate 3,200 kW. READ MORE

April 03, 2015

Massachusetts announces $1 million expansion for AgEnergy grants

BY Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasMassachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker recently announced that Massachusetts farmers will soon be able to apply to the expanded Department of Agricultural Resources' AgEnergy Grant Program, thanks to new funding from the Department of Energy Resources. READ MORE

April 02, 2015

Tilbury biomass project scores financing, fuel contract

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerA 60-MW biomass power plant proposed at the Port of Tilbury in Essex county, northeast of London, England, recently secured a fuel supply contract with Stobart Group Ltd., and financing backed by the U.K. Green Investment Bank. READ MORE

April 02, 2015

UK Green Investment Bank backs new biomass projects

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasU.K. Green Investment Bank has made several announcements recently about investments made for upcoming, renewable energy projects, including the Levenseat Renewable Energy Ltd. project. READ MORE

April 02, 2015

Dartmouth-led team studies climate smart dairy farming, bioenergy

BY Dartmouth Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasDartmouth and the University of Maryland have received federal funding to study the environmental and financial benefits of converting methane gas from cow manure into electricity and heat on Vermont and New York dairy farms over the next 60 years. READ MORE

April 02, 2015

Reviewing the Global Pellet Market

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe eighth annual International Biomass Conference & Expo is just a few short weeks away, and Biomass Magazine/BBI International have been busy putting the final pieces of the puzzle in place. READ MORE

April 01, 2015

Industry provides input to SAB Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerIn late March, the U.S. EPA's Science Advisory Board Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel held a public face-to-face meeting to review the agency's Framework for Assessing Biogenic CO2 Emissions from Stationary Sources. A teleconference is planned in May. READ MORE