Biomass Power

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

January 22, 2014

UK trade unions ask for government meeting to discuss Eggborough

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerTrade unions in the U.K. are asking to meet with government officials to discuss the omission of the Eggborough Power Station from a list of renewable energy projects that are likely to receive subsidies. READ MORE

January 22, 2014

Dean Tiessen Memorial Fund to honor agricultural entrepreneur

BY Rural Ontario Institute Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA memorial fund has been established to honor the vision and memory of southwestern Ontario agricultural entrepreneur Dean Tiessen of New Energy Farms, who died tragically in Brazil late last year. READ MORE

January 21, 2014

Sonoco dedicates $75 million biomass boiler facility

BY Sonoco Found In:Power, ThermalSonoco has dedicated the new biomass facility at its Hartsville, S.C., plant. The biomass boiler is part of a $100 million investment in the Darlington County compound. It will be fueled primarily by woody biomass from regional logging activities. READ MORE

January 21, 2014

Biomass system to be sold at auction

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe Piney Creek Power Plant in Clarion, Pa., is being sold at auction. According to information released on the sale, the facility's assets include a biomass system manufactured by West Salem Machinery that was installed in 2012. READ MORE

January 17, 2014

Craft brewer purchases EcoVolt bioelectric technology

BY Cambrian Innovation Found In:Power, BiogasCambrian Innovation and Bear Republic Brewing Co. have announced the unveiling of an EcoVolt water treatment system at Bear Republic's brewery in Cloverdale, Calif. The proprietary biogas technology treats wastewater and generates energy. READ MORE

January 15, 2014

AgEC says 2014 budget agreement highlights need for Farm Bill

BY Agriculture Energy Coalition Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe 2014 Consolidated Appropriations agreement to be considered by Congress today leaves Farm Bill energy programs with no discretionary funding for the year, highlighting the need for Congress to prioritize consideration of the 5-year Farm Bill. READ MORE

January 15, 2014

Genera Energy showcases commercial biomass harvesting concept

BY Genera Energy Inc. Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsGenera Energy Inc. is showcasing some of the most cutting-edge, effective and innovative commercial harvesting techniques available in the biomass industry as it begins its latest harvest of biomass energy crops. READ MORE

January 14, 2014

Georgia Power's Plant Mitchell opts out of biomass

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerGeorgia Power has announced that it will not convert Unit 3 at its 155-megawatt (MW) coal-fired Plant Mitchell near Albana, Ga., to biomass, contrary to plans approved by the Georgia Public Service Commission in 2009. READ MORE

January 13, 2014

Researchers identify a coppicing response gene in biomass willow

BY Rothamsted Research Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsRothamsted Research scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge, funded by the BBSRC Crop Science Initiative, have discovered a gene that contributes to the coppicing response of willows. READ MORE

January 10, 2014

Murphy-Brown, Roeslein to develop Missouri biogas plant

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasMurphy-Brown of Missouri and Roeslein Alternative Energy have announced joint plans to develop a $100 million renewable biogas project in northern Missouri to produce energy for regional distribution. READ MORE