Biomass Power

May 01, 2017

DONG Energy Herning biomass CHP plant scores deal, plans upgrade

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalAfter two years of negotiations, DONG Energy has reached a deal to continue delivering district heating to three Danish energy companies via its Herning, Central Jutland, Denmark, biomass-fired combined-heat-and-power plant. READ MORE

April 28, 2017

Senators propose 100 percent renewable energy in US by 2050

BY Office of Sen. Jeff Merkley Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOregon Sen. Jeff Merkley and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, along with Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Massachusetts, and Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, introduced climate legislation that would transition the U.S. to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. READ MORE

April 27, 2017

PG&E makes call for renewable energy project proposals

BY Pacific Gas & Electric Co. Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasPacific Gas and Electric Company has announced a call for proposals for renewable energy developers to build new projects for a clean energy program available to PG&E customers. READ MORE

April 27, 2017

Toshiba fires up 50-MW biomass power plant in Japan

BY Toshiba Corp. Found In:PowerToshiba Corp. started commercial operation of its first ever biomass power plant on April 27, a 50-MW facility that will supply enough electricity for 80,000 households and reduce CO2 emissions to about 300,000 tons a year. READ MORE

April 26, 2017

Drax completes acquisition of Louisiana pellet plant

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, PowerDrax Group plc announced it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Louisiana Pellets, at a price of $35.4 million. READ MORE

April 25, 2017

Construction of England waste gasification plant begins

BY Energy Technologies Institute Found In:Power, ThermalWork has started to build an innovative waste gasification plant in England's West Midlands, creating around 100 construction jobs and 25 new permanent jobs once operational. READ MORE

April 25, 2017

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue confirmed as US ag secretary

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsIn an 87-11 vote, on April 24, the U.S. Senate confirmed Sonny Perdue as the 31st U.S. secretary of agriculture. Perdue brings to the USDA a farming background and lengthy career of public service. READ MORE

April 24, 2017

UK operates coal-free for a day

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe United Kingdom went without coal power for 24 hours on April 21, reported National Grid, the system operator for the country’s electric grid. READ MORE

April 21, 2017

Maine RPS satisfied by mostly biomass power in 2015

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerThe Maine Public Utilities released its annual report on state renewable portfolio standard (RPS) requirements last month, which indicates that in 2015, the vast majority of renewable power used to meet the mandate was derived from biomass power faci READ MORE

April 19, 2017

Opinion: Our Most Abundant Feedstock

BY Tim PortzFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsWaste is this industry’s most available and most widely utilized feedstock. it is also the most broadly defined. READ MORE

April 19, 2017

IRS issues 2017 production tax credits, ups closed-loop biomass

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe Internal Revenue Service has published guidance pertaining to the Section 45 Production Tax Credit for 2017. The PTC provides a per-kilowatt-hour tax credit for electricity generated and sold by qualified energy resources. READ MORE

April 18, 2017

Proposed California biomass CHP plant wins NFF contest

BY National Forest Foundation Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThis year's National Forest Foundation Barrett Foundation Business Concept Challenge combines energy production, sustainable forestry and community development in innovative proposal receives $100,000 in prize money. READ MORE

April 17, 2017

Oregon Senate passes bill adding woody biomass to green tech list

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalPassed in a 30-0 vote, Oregon Senate has passed a bill that adds woody biomass to list of types of green energy generating technology that must be included in the construction, reconstruction or renovation of public buildings. READ MORE

April 17, 2017

In Depth: Solid Organic Waste Conversion in Small Communities

BY Babatunde Olateju, Xiaomei Li and Axel Meisen Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsA study was conducted to identify the most promising technologies and their providers for converting 10,000 to 100,000 tonnes of SOW per year, generated by or in the vicinity of small and medium communities in Alberta. READ MORE

April 14, 2017

Viridor names contractor for England waste-to-energy plant

BY Viridor Found In:Power, BiogasViridor, one of the U.K.’s largest recycling and renewable energy companies, has appointed CNIM S.A. and Clugston Construction Ltd to build a new £252 million Energy Recovery Facility on an industrial site in Avonmouth on the outskirts of Bristol. READ MORE

April 14, 2017

Amec Foster Wheeler wins contract for Finland biomass heat plant

BY Amec Foster Wheeler Found In:Power, ThermalAmec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a contract by Lahti Energia Oy, a municipality-owned energy supplier, for the design, supply and assembly of a circulating fluidized-bed steam generator plant for the new biomass heating plant in Lahti, Finland. READ MORE

April 11, 2017

Bioenergy leaders gather in Minneapolis for annual discussion

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBioenergy industry leaders gathered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on April 11, for their annual state-of-the-industry discussion at the 10th International Biomass Conference & Expo. READ MORE

April 11, 2017

Hess, Highland Pellets win biomass industry awards

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBBI International and Biomass Magazine have named their annual industry award winners as J. Richard Hess of Idaho National Laboratory and Highland Pellets of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. READ MORE

April 11, 2017

In Depth: A First in 20 Years

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasThough a new waste-to-energy plant hadn’t been built in the U.S. in nearly two decades, the Palm Beach Renewable Energy Facility No. 2 is proving that it can still be done economically, innovatively and environmentally friendly. READ MORE

April 10, 2017

Opinion: RFS: New Revenue Stream for Biomass Facilities?

BY Bob Cleaves Found In:PowerUnbeknownst to many in the biomass power sector, there may be a role for biomass power producers to play in the RFS. READ MORE

April 10, 2017

In Depth: At the Intersection of Biomass & Urban Ecology

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Power, ThermalIn downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota, District Energy St. Paul continues to find new ways to innovate through increased efficiency and biomass utilization. READ MORE

April 07, 2017

UK government funds England biomass, waste district heat projects

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe United Kingdom Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has announced £24 million in funding for nine heat network projects across 13 local authorities in England, two of which will utilize waste or biomass as fuel. READ MORE

April 06, 2017

Born Global makes call for bio-based technologies

BY Born Global Inc. Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Challenge establishes Bio-Based conversion platforms to support emerging technologies and complete utilization pathways for the delivery of Bio-Based products. READ MORE

April 05, 2017

KEPCO, Mitsubishi joint venture focused on biomass power in Japan

BY Mitsubishi Corp. Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalMitsubishi Corp. Power Systems Inc. and Kansai Electric Power Co. Inc. (KEPCO) have established a new joint venture that will promote and develop biomass power generation business in Japan. READ MORE

April 05, 2017

IRENA: 2016 record year for renewables, bioenergy

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsA new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency finds that 2016 was a banner year for addition of global renewable energy capacity, and bioenergy specifically. READ MORE

April 03, 2017

Drax to enter acquisition process for Louisiana Pellets

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalDrax has notified its investors that following the conclusion of a March 30 auction, it has been provisionally successful in its bid to acquire the assets of Louisiana Pellets in Urania, Louisiana. READ MORE

March 31, 2017

ETI project to focus on biomass impurities, bioenergy economics

BY Energy Technologies Institute Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsThe Energy Technologies Institute has launched a new biomass feedstock improvement process project that aims to show how the removal of impurities and contaminated material from sustainable biomass could make bioenergy cheaper and more efficient. READ MORE

March 30, 2017

Opinion: What Tangled Webs

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe April issue of Biomass Magazine, the companion issue for the International Biomass Conference & Expo, offers a data-rich and comprehensive assessment of the role that imports and exports play in the broader biomass-to-energy segment. READ MORE

March 30, 2017

Second California small-scale bioenergy plant nets $4.9M grant

BY Regine Miller, Camptonville Community Partnership Found In:Power, ThermalA planned community-scale Camptonville, California, forest bioenergy power plant is proposed to receive $4.9MM in funding from the California Energy Commission as part of its Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) grant program, READ MORE

March 29, 2017

Trump Executive Order puts Clean Power Plan on chopping block

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasA new Executive Order signed by the president on March 28 requires a review of the Obama-enacted Clean Power Plan, and eliminates numerous other climate and environmental regulations, including rescinding a moratorium on mining coal on federal land. READ MORE