Biomass Power

August 09, 2016

Puregas opens California office, partners with Unison Solutions

BY Puregas Solutions Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsAugust 2016 marked the official opening of Puregas Solutions new North American sales office. The company is also working in partnership with Unison Solutions Inc. to bring the CApure upgrading technology to North America. READ MORE

August 05, 2016

Covanta provides global waste-to-energy project updates

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerCovanta Energy Corp. reported a solid second quarter with improvements in waste pricing and somewhat favorable trends in the waste, energy and metals markets compared to the previous quarter. READ MORE

August 04, 2016

Enviva Q2 results highlight long-term offtake pellet contracts

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, PowerEnviva Partners LP announced its second quarter of 2016 financial and operating results, reporting increased income, quarterly distribution and outlook for the remainder of the year, driven by higher contracted wood pellet sales volumes. READ MORE

August 04, 2016

AEO announces core engineering team for New York AD project

BY American Organic Energy Found In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsAmerican Organic Energy recently announced that it has solidified its core engineering team to construct its anaerobic digester facility on Long Island, New York. The facility will produce vehicle fuel, electricity, compost and clean water. READ MORE

August 03, 2016

NY Clean Energy Standard to require 50% renewables by 2030

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe New York State Public Service Commission recently approved New York’s Clean Energy Standard, which will require 50 percent of the state’s electricity to come from renewable energy sources by 2030. READ MORE

August 03, 2016

Wheelabrator Kemsley EfW facility achieves financial close

BY Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. Found In:Power, ThermalWheelabrator Technologies recently reached financial close on a new 606,000 tons per year energy-from-waste (EfW) facility at Kemsley in Kent, U.K. The 43 MW combined-heat-and-power (CHP) facility will provide steam to an adjacent paper mill. READ MORE

August 03, 2016

Black & Veatch takes on South African waste-to-energy project

BY Black & Veatch Found In:PowerBlack & Veatch was selected by MBHE African Power (PTY) Ltd, a local renewable energy developer, to provide technical assistance for the country’s first waste-to-energy (WTE) plant. The energy plant will be located in the Western Cape. READ MORE

August 03, 2016

Researchers demonstrate method to produce hydrogen from biomass

BY Cardiff University Found In:Power, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA team of U.K. researchers, including experts from Cardiff University’s Cardiff Catalysis Institute, have shown that significant amounts of hydrogen can be unlocked from fescue grass with the help of sunlight and a cheap catalyst. READ MORE

August 02, 2016

Drax Biomass earns SBP certificates issued by SCS Global Services

BY Drax Biomass Inc. Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe first Sustainable Biomass Partnership certificates issued by SCS Global Services were recently presented to Drax Biomass Inc. for its Morehouse BioEnergy and Amite BioEnergy wood pellet manufacturing facilities. READ MORE

August 02, 2016

Anaergia chosen to operate biogas plant in South Africa

BY Anaergia Inc. Found In:Power, BiogasAnaergia Inc. recently announced that its South African subsidiary, Anaergia Africa Proprietary Ltd., was chosen by Bio2Watt (Pty) Ltd. to operate a commercial biogas plant in Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa. READ MORE

August 01, 2016

Drax talks operations, supply chain, Brexit in half-year results

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, PowerDrax Group plc had a very good first half of the year operationally, is generating 70 percent of its electricity from renewable resources, has drastically lowered its emissions and the Sustainable Biomass Partnership continues to grow. READ MORE

July 29, 2016

Commission to study Maine’s biomass industry to meet in August

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalA commission put together by Maine legislature to study economic, environmental and energy benefits of Maine’s biomass industry is scheduled to hold its first meeting Aug. 2. READ MORE

July 29, 2016

USDA offers funds for biorefineries to convert to bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe USDA Rural Business Cooperative Service has announced it is soliciting applications under the Repowering Assistance Program to encourage the use of renewable biomass as a replacement for fossil fuels used to provide process heat or power. READ MORE

July 28, 2016

BTEC updates mission and vision statements

BY Biomass Thermal Energy Council Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe Biomass Thermal Energy Council recently announced its updated mission and vision statements. BTEC engaged in a series of facilitated strategic planning sessions throughout the fall of 2015. These efforts reaffirmed BTEC’s mission and vision. READ MORE

July 28, 2016

Opinion: Equipped to Innovate

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIn every issue of Biomass Magazine dedicated to equipment and equipment innovations, the men and women who put these machines to work jump off the page. READ MORE

July 28, 2016

Opinion: California Biomass: Abundant Fuel Needs Policy Solution

BY Bob Cleaves Found In:PowerThe tree mortality problem in California has gotten so dire that officials aren’t waiting for a biomass solution. Rather, it is considering the use of expensive mobile incinerators. READ MORE

July 28, 2016

In Depth: Acid Gas Control Strategies

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:PowerDepending on boiler or plant size and expected lifespan, two major technologies—dry sorbent injection systems and wet scrubbers—can help biomass users effectively remove acid gases for emissions compliance. READ MORE

July 27, 2016

Biogenic carbon emissions panel to hold teleconference Oct. 12

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. EPA’s Scientific Advisory Board has announced plans to hold a public teleconference of the SAB biogenic carbon emissions panel on Oct. 12 as part of its continuing review of the framework for biogenic CO2 emissions from stationary sources. READ MORE

July 27, 2016

In Depth: Brexit and Biomass

BY Amanda Saint Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThere are real concerns about what Brexit means for the future of the U.K.’s renewable energy sector, which has grown significantly with the help of EU-funded investments and subsidies. READ MORE

July 27, 2016

Opinion: Keeping Score

BY David Spindler Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalDCM Logic has developed a simple and straightforward way of measuring Boiler Plant Effectiveness, or BPE. READ MORE

July 26, 2016

Republic Services unveils 24.1 MW landfill gas-to-energy project

BY Republic Services Inc. Found In:Power, BiogasRepublic Services Inc. and Mas Energy LLC recently unveiled a new renewable energy project serving the Atlanta, Georgia, metro area. The innovative project involves landfill gas-to-energy facilities at three area landfills. READ MORE

July 25, 2016

WBA issues report on the importance of bioenergy in Europe

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalA recent study published by the World Bioenergy Association addresses the challenges European cities are facing within global climate mitigation policy and explains the contributions biomass can offer to reduce the use of fossil fuels. READ MORE

July 25, 2016

Endowment launches updated bioenergy database, mapping tool

BY U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities recently announced the launch of the revitalized wood bioenergy facility database and mapping tool. The site, www.wood2energy.org, is the most comprehensive database of its kind in North America. READ MORE

July 24, 2016

In Depth: Baltic Rim Wood Fiber Supply and Demand

BY Tracy Leslie Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalChip quality market data will enable Baltic States to further capitalize on the energy chip export industry as it expands. READ MORE

July 22, 2016

Emerson automation aids waste-to-energy project in Poland

BY Emerson Found In:PowerAutomation technology and services from Emerson Process Management, a global business of Emerson, have helped ensure the successful startup and operation of a waste-to-energy plant in Bydgoszcz, Poland. READ MORE

July 21, 2016

Billion-Ton Update authors discuss report findings

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn July 19, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute held a briefing to discuss the U.S. Department of Energy's 2016 Billion-Ton Update, its methodology and data collection strategies, findings and goals. READ MORE

July 21, 2016

Report features data on EU pellet, biogas markets

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides an overview of the European Union’s biofuel market, including data on wood pellets and biogas. READ MORE

July 21, 2016

Evoqua awarded contract to support P&G green energy plant

BY Evoqua Found In:Power, ThermalEvoqua has been chosen by energy developer DCO Energy LLC to provide equipment and services for a new $200 million 50 MW biomass/wood waste-to-energy cogeneration project for Procter & Gamble Co. in Albany, Georgia. READ MORE

July 21, 2016

Walker signs bill to support Alaska timber industry

BY Gov. Walker's office Found In:Power, ThermalAlaska Gov. Bill Walker recently signed into law a bill designed to meet the growing demand for timber in southeast Alaska, after the lack of federal timber threatened the industry’s survival in the state. READ MORE

July 21, 2016

Mobile Incinerator Blues

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerThat biomass power industry has been struggling to compete with low natural gas, but it’s an industry that is needed—the end point for an ever-accumulating ag waste stream that farmers are struggling to find a means of disposal for. READ MORE