Biomass Power

April 01, 2016

Anaergia to supply equipment to New Jersey AD project

BY Anaergia Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasAnaergia Inc. has entered an agreement with New Jersey’s Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority to design and supply equipment for new anaerobic digesters and to design, build and operate a 3.8 MW cogeneration system at a water treatment plant. READ MORE

March 31, 2016

Wyden supports additional FY 2017 bioenergy funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalSen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., is advocating for increased production of sustainable biomass to heat and power homes and businesses while reducing the risk of wildfires and creating jobs in rural areas. READ MORE

March 31, 2016

Landfill gas project opens in Orange County, California

BY Orange County, California Found In:Power, BiogasA ribbon-cutting was recently held to open the Bowerman Power Project renewable energy facility. The landfill gas-to-electricity plant at the Frank R. Bowerman landfill will power thousands of local homes and businesses in Anaheim, California. READ MORE

March 31, 2016

Eptisa to provide services during assembly of 2 biomass plants

BY Eptisa Found In:PowerENEL Green Power has awarded Eptisa the carry out of technical assistance services on site during the civil works and electromechanical assembly installation of the Selective Catalytic Reduction Systems in two Spanish biomass plants. READ MORE

March 30, 2016

DOE releases first annual energy employment report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Department of Energy has released its first annual energy employment analysis. The report focuses on how changes in America’s energy profile are affecting energy sector employment. It includes data related to biofuel and bioenergy jobs. READ MORE

March 30, 2016

Opinion: Biomass Power’s Momentum in Maine

BY Bob Cleaves Found In:Pellets, PowerIn the first few months of 2016, Maine lawmakers and the media have shown that when the (wood) chips are down, they will rally to do everything in their power to keep plants open. READ MORE

March 30, 2016

In Depth: Staving Off a Sunset

BY Bruce Dorminey Found In:PowerWhile California’s biomass power industry continues its struggle for survival, fuel suppliers are left without a home for mounting materials. READ MORE

March 28, 2016

Report: Midwest clean energy jobs continue to grow

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA report recently released by Clean Energy Trust and Environmental Entrepreneurs has determined nearly 569,000 people currently work in clean energy throughout the Midwest, with that number expected to grow by more than 4 percent over the next year. READ MORE

March 28, 2016

Weltec Biopower installs AD system at German facility

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasWeltec Biopower has announced plans to install an anaerobic digestion unit at a wastewater treatment plant in Bavaria, Germany. The upgrade will allow the facility to produce heat and power from sewage gas. READ MORE

March 28, 2016

Opinion: Stay of Clean Power Plan: Opportunity for Biomass Industry?

BY Joel Stronberg Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalFor the biomass industry, a stay of the Clean Power Plan may offer an opportunity otherwise lost, had the EPA been allowed to go forward with its implementation efforts. READ MORE

March 27, 2016

In Depth: Woody Biomass, Forest Operations in the Inland Northwest

BY David Jackson and Patrick Wilson Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalIf forest restoration projects in the Inland Northwest region were to become major suppliers of woody biomass for bioenergy, government subsidies in the form of tax credits, loan guarantees or other types of financial aid will be essential. READ MORE

March 27, 2016

In Depth: Delivering Renewable Energy From Irish Forests

BY Des O'Toole Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalIreland’s forestry sector, a major economic driver in the country, is poised for growth along with the bioenergy industry. READ MORE

March 25, 2016

ElectraTherm ORC to generate clean energy from biogas in Germany

BY ElectraTherm Found In:Power, BiogasElectraTherm has shipped the Power+ Generator 4200 to a biogas facility in Germany, its third application in the country to utilize biogas to generate emission-free electricity. The project is expected to be commissioned this spring. READ MORE

March 25, 2016

UT center continues quest for low-cost, high-quality bioenergy

BY University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsScientists with the University of Tennessee Center for Renewable Carbon are continuing efforts to develop renewable and cost-competitive biofuels and biobased products that can be useful for society and to advance rural economies. READ MORE

March 24, 2016

Amec Foster Wheeler supplies biomass dust combustion plant

BY Amec Foster Wheeler Found In:Pellets, PowerAmec Foster Wheeler recently announced that it has been awarded a contract to supply a biomass dust combustion plant for Finnish utility company Seinajoen Energia Oy. READ MORE

March 24, 2016

ETI calls for more emphasis on CCS, bioenergy

BY Energy Technologies Institute Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.K.-based Energy Technologies Institute has called for greater emphasis on progressing carbon capture and storage and building a U.K. bioenergy sector in the next 15 years if the U.K. is to meet its targets for decarbonizing its energy system. READ MORE

March 23, 2016

Penn State announces first harvest of shrub willow

BY Jeff Mulhollem, Penn State Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe first harvest of 34 acres of fast-growing shrub willow from a Penn State demonstration field this winter is a milestone in developing a sustainable biomass supply for renewable energy and biobased economic development, according to researchers. READ MORE

March 22, 2016

ETI seeks partners for UK biomass logistics project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.K.-based Energy Technologies Institute has announced it is seeking partners for a new six-month bioenergy project that aims to improve the understanding of the future of biomass logistics in the U.K. READ MORE

March 21, 2016

Duke Energy to buy biogas from developing N.C. plant

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasColorado-based Carbon Cycle Energy plans to build a swine- and poultry-based biogas plant in southeast North Carolina, and Duke Energy has signed an agreement with the company to purchase gas produced at the facility. READ MORE

March 21, 2016

Financial assistance available for installing wood pellet boilers

BY Northern Forest Center Found In:Power, ThermalNorthern Forest Center is expanding a program that helps Vermonters switch to high-efficiency wood pellet boilers to provide heat for homes, businesses and other properties in the Northeast Kingdom. READ MORE

March 18, 2016

Big Month for Biomass

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsFor the bioenergy industry, it's going to be a busy and interesting several weeks. READ MORE

March 17, 2016

Rentech reports Drax shipments made early this year in Q4 results

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalOn March 16, Rentech Inc. released its financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and full year ended Dec. 31, reporting the company’s fiber businesses Fulghum Fibers and New England Wood Pellets generated record EBITDA in 2015. READ MORE

March 17, 2016

Report quantifies employment, turnover impacts of EU bioeconomy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA recent study commissioned by the Belgium-based Biobased Industries Consortium has determined the European bioeconomy employs 18.3 million people and results in EUR 2.1 trillion ($2.31 trillion) in turnover. READ MORE

March 16, 2016

Lockheed Martin, Concord Blue begin next phase of bioenergy plant

BY Lockheed Martin Found In:PowerFive-thousand homes and businesses in Herten, Germany, will soon benefit from a clean, renewable energy source as Lockheed Martin and Concord Blue begin phase two of a new power generation facility that will transform waste into energy. READ MORE

March 15, 2016

Oregon governor signs bill to expand RPS, phase out coal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasOn March 11, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed legislation that doubles the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) while eliminating coal from Oregon’s energy sources. The measure also includes provisions related to biomass energy. READ MORE

March 14, 2016

EPA posts draft agenda for biomass workshop

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, BiogasThe U.S. EPA has posted the draft agenda for its April 7 workshop on the role of biomass in the Clean Power Plan. The free event is scheduled to be held in Washington, D.C., and will be broadcast live via webcast. READ MORE

March 14, 2016

WSM announces BioPrep organics processing system for compost, AD

BY West Salem Machinery Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasWith the growing need for high volume processing of organics for compost and anaerobic digestion (AD) conversion, WSM has introduced the WSM BioPrep Organics Processing System, a complete high-capacity system to convert waste into feedstock. READ MORE

March 11, 2016

House hearing focuses on DOE loan guarantee program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn March 3, two subcommittees associated with the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology held an oversight hearing on the U.S. Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program. Abengoa projects were among those discussed during the event. READ MORE

March 10, 2016

Port of Tyne reports record shipment of wood pellets

BY Port of Tyne Found In:Pellets, PowerThe Port of Tyne recently recorded the largest ever cargo of wood pellets ever handled in a single shipment at the port. The MV Agnes bulk cargo vessel delivered a record 57,845 metric tons of wood pellets into the Port of Tyne. READ MORE

March 09, 2016

EIA predicts increased electricity production from renewables

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the March edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting total renewables used in the electric power sector will increase by 8.7 percent this year and 6.5 percent next year. READ MORE