Biomass Power

February 13, 2014

Virgin Islands biogas project progressing

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasA biogas project being developed by Tibbar Energy in the U.S. Virgin Island's St. Croix is making steady progress. CEO Tania Tomyn said the 7 MW project, which will utilize Viaspace Inc.-licensed Giant King Grass, is moving full speed ahead. READ MORE

February 13, 2014

DECC opens consultation on Offtaker of Last Resort proposal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change has opened a public consultation on its Offtaker of Last Resort proposal, which would provide eligible renewable electricity producers with a guaranteed backstop route-to-market at discounted prices. READ MORE

February 12, 2014

Covanta discusses biomass, energy facilities in financial results

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerCovanta Holdings Corp. has released financial results for 2013, reporting operating revenue of $1.63 billion, down from $1.643 billion in 2012. Income from continuing operations was $45 million, compared to $134 million in 2012. READ MORE

February 11, 2014

EIA revises wood, waste biomass forecasts in monthly report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalThe U.S. Energy Information Administration revised its forecast for energy production from wood and waste biomass in its February Short-Term Energy Outlook. The industrial sector is expected to be the largest consumer of wood biomass this year. READ MORE

February 11, 2014

50 MW Dutch bioenergy plant commences operations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerA 49.9-megawatt (MW) biomass power plant recently began operations at the Delfzijl port in the northern region of the Netherlands. The Bio Golden Raand facility is operated by the Dutch utility Eneco. READ MORE

February 07, 2014

Obama signs Farm Bill, announces Made in Rural America initiative

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsPresident Obama signed the 2014 Farm Bill into law during a Feb. 7 ceremony at Michigan State University. During his speech, Obama also announced the launch of a new "Made in Rural America" export and investment initiative. READ MORE

February 07, 2014

2014 International Biomass Conference & Expo to address Farm Bill

BY BBI International Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe passage of the Farm Bill will positively impact the biomass industry and help to spur on additional development of renewable energy, according to several leading biomass companies and organizations that praised the long-awaited bill. READ MORE

February 06, 2014

Report provides estimates of bioenergy capacity, investments

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe 2014 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook, produced for the Business Council for Sustainable Energy by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, provides estimates of new bioenergy production capacity and recent project investments. READ MORE

February 05, 2014

OSU receives grant to investigate redcedar, biofuels and water

BY Oklahoma State University Found In:Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsEastern redcedar trees are extremely invasive, are an incredible fire danger, and large, open-grown trees can use upwards of 42 gallons of water a day during the summer. However, removed invasive trees could serve as a biofuel feestock. READ MORE

February 05, 2014

EPA names landfill gas projects of the year

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasThrough its Landfill Methane Outreach Program, the U.S. EPA has recognized three U.S. landfill gas-to-energy projects as being exceptional projects of 2013. The projects are located in North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Georgia. READ MORE

February 04, 2014

Senate approves Farm Bill conference report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Feb. 4, the U.S. Senate approved the conference report for the 2014 Farm Bill by a vote of 67 to 32. The vote was the final legislative action needed before President Obama can sign the legislation into law. READ MORE

February 04, 2014

REACT Energy gains funding for phase 2 of Newry project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerU.K.-based REACT Energy plc, a company formerly known as Kedco plc, has announced approval from Ulster Bank Ireland Ltd. for the funding of the second phase of its joint venture biomass gasification project located in Newry, Northern Ireland. READ MORE

February 04, 2014

Constellation to develop biogas cogeneration plant in California

BY Constellation Energy Resources LLC Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasConstellation Energy Resources LLC has announced that it has signed an agreement with the city of Los Angeles to design, build and operate a 27-megawatt (MW) renewable energy power plant at L.A. Sanitation's Hyperion Treatment Plant. READ MORE

January 31, 2014

FERC: 777 MW of biomass capacity came online in 2013

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects has reported that 269 megawatts (MW) of biomass capacity was brought online in December, bringing the total for 2013 to 777 MW of new biomass capacity. READ MORE

January 30, 2014

Farm Bill: Offerings for plant operators, investors, developers

BY Kyle Althoff Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Farm Bill is a five-year piece of legislation that typically takes six years to develop and reach consensus among U.S. senators, representatives, and the president. Orchestrating this feat is nothing short of a miracle. READ MORE

January 30, 2014

Seminar addresses carbon accounting and forest management

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalResources for the Future hosted a seminar Jan. 29 focused on the issues of carbon accounting and forest management. The event, titled “Considering the Contributions of Forests in the Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions,” was cosponsored by the Soc READ MORE

January 30, 2014

In Depth: Catalyzing Energy Crops

BY Chris HansonFound In:Power, Advanced FuelsThe United Kingdom’s Renewable Heating Incentive encourages use of energy crops for thermal applications, but economics need improvement before it's done on a notable scale. READ MORE

January 29, 2014

Forth Energy announces government approval for biomass CHP plant

BY Forth Energy Found In:Power, ThermalForth Energy, a joint venture between Forth Ports Ltd. and SSE plc, confirms that the Scottish government has granted consent for a wood fueled renewable combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant at the Port of Rosyth. READ MORE

January 29, 2014

Opinion: Kudos to Our Ag Innovators

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBiomass Magazine Executive Editor Tim Portz discusses the impact farmers and ag innovators are making on energy crop development. READ MORE

January 29, 2014

Houses approves Farm Bill conference report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. House of Representatives has approved the conference report for the 2014 Farm Bill by a vote of 251 to 166. The farm bill conference committee approved the conference report for the bill on Jan. 27. A U.S. Senate vote is expected next week. READ MORE

January 29, 2014

Obama: climate change is a fact

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsJob creation, higher wages and investments in the U.S. education system were a few of several focus points during President Obama's State of the Union address, which reiterated the administration's "all-of-the-above" energy strategy. READ MORE

January 28, 2014

Conference committee passes Farm Bill, votes expected soon

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe agriculture committees of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate have announced a bipartisan agreement on a new five-year Farm Bill. The House is expected to vote on the measure on Jan. 29, with a Senate vote expected soon after. READ MORE

January 25, 2014

Opinion: Green Light Requisites for Biopower

BY Chris J. Zygarlicke Found In:PowerThe Energy & Environmental Research Center's Deputy Association Director for Research Chris Zygarlicke discusses components of a successful biomass power project. READ MORE

January 25, 2014

In Depth: Masterminding Miscanthus

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, PowerResearchers and companies are crafting custom recipes for planting and managing miscanthus for power and biofuel production. READ MORE

January 24, 2014

Opinion: A Fresh Take on Clean Energy Incentives

BY Bob CleavesFound In:PowerBiomass Power Association President Bob Cleaves discusses Montana Sen. Max Baucus's discussion draft of possible reforms to existing energy tax provisions. READ MORE

January 24, 2014

Meeting the needs of famers critical to biomass, residue harvest

BY Sue Retka SchillFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsWhile the baling of crop residues and forage crops is nothing new, the sheer volume that will be required to supply a commercial biorefinery makes developing a reliable, cost effective supply chain a challenge. READ MORE

January 23, 2014

Army to prepare EIS for proposed biofuel power plant in Hawaii

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe U.S. Army has filed a notice in the Federal Register announcing its intent to prepare a joint environmental impact statement lease of land in Hawaii to the Hawaiian Electric Co. for a proposed 50-megawatt plant fueled by diesel and biofuel. READ MORE

January 23, 2014

EurObserv'ER solid biomass report reflects growth in the EU

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalEurObserv'ER has published its annual Solid Biomass Barometer, reporting that primary energy production from solid biomass is growing. The analysis estimates that solid biomass use in the E.U. increased to 82.3 million tons of oil equivalent in 2012. READ MORE

January 22, 2014

EU proposal sets renewable energy targets, ignores biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe European Commission has published a proposal calling for a greenhouse gas reduction of 40 percent below the 1990 level along with an EU-wide 27 percent binding target for renewable energy by 2030. The proposal doesn't address transport fuels. READ MORE

January 22, 2014

California joint venture to recycle waste cooking oil into biogas

BY Encina Wastewater Authority Found In:Power, BiogasThe Encina Wastewater Authority has announced the award of a contract to J.R. Filanc Construction and partnership with Liquid Environmental Solutions to build an alternative fuel receiving facility that will recycle waste cooking oil and other waste. READ MORE