Biomass Power

May 19, 2014

BPA, BIO comment on EPA's treatment of biogenic emissions in rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerThe Biomass Power Association and Biotechnology Industry Organization are among the more than 1.24 million groups and individuals that provided public comments on a proposed U.S. EPA rule that would regulated carbon emissions at certain power plants. READ MORE

May 16, 2014

IRENA: Renewables employ 6.5 million globally

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has published a study that determined 6.5 million people were employed by the renewable energy globally last year. The report highlights the role that renewables play in the global economy. READ MORE

May 15, 2014

Vermeer to showcase perennial grasses at its global headquarters

BY CenUSA Bioenergy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsVermeer Corp. and CenUSA Bioenergy, a multi-state USDA sponsored research project led by Iowa State University, have announced a new, perennial grass energy collaboration. READ MORE

May 15, 2014

Repreve Renewables adds genetic assets from Mendel

BY Repreve Renewables Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsRepreve Renewables announced it has purchased certain genetic assets or germplasm for its giant miscanthus grass product development program from Mendel Biotechnology Inc., a privately held company in Hayward, Calif. READ MORE

May 15, 2014

Clarke Energy to supply Biffa with GE Jenbacher engines

BY Clarke Energy Found In:Power, BiogasGE Power & Water's Distributed Power business has announced Clarke Energy,has been selected to supply U.K. waste management company Biffa with eight of GE's Jenbacher landfill gas engines. READ MORE

May 14, 2014

Purdue, Navy partner to advance the use of alternative energy

BY Purdue University Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Department of the Navy and Purdue University signed a statement of cooperation May 8, agreeing to work together to convert up to half of the Navy and Marine Corps' energy consumption to alternative sources, including biofuels, by 2020. READ MORE

May 13, 2014

DECC announces which technologies will compete for initial CfDs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerOn May 13, the U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change published several renewable energy proposals that are likely to impact the availability of support mechanisms for renewable energy technologies, including those in the bioenergy sector. READ MORE

May 13, 2014

HSU wins $5.8 million federal grant for biomass research

BY Humboldt State University Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalHumboldt State University, along with 15 regional partners, has received a $5.88 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy under the Biomass Research and Development Initiative to conduct innovative biomass research. READ MORE

May 13, 2014

UK report highlights economic impact of bioenergy, biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.K.-based Renewable Energy Association has published the results of an analysis that determined the renewable energy supports more than 100,000 jobs in the U.K. and has attracted almost $50.95 billion in investment since 2010. READ MORE

May 13, 2014

Bluesphere begins detailed engineering on N.C. biogas project

BY Bluesphere Corp. Found In:Power, BiogasBluesphere Corp., a clean energy company that develops, manages and owns waste-to-energy projects, has announced commencement of detailed design and engineering work for its 5.2 MW waste-to-energy project in Charlotte, N.C. READ MORE

May 12, 2014

Drax announces progress with biomass projects, co-firing

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerDrax Group plc released an interim management statement on May 9, reporting progress with its biomass energy operations and the development of its U.S. pellet plants. In May, the company began operating an enhanced co-firing unit. READ MORE

May 09, 2014

USDA accepting applications for REAP funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA is seeking applications for the Rural Energy for America Program. Up to $12.3 million in grants and $57.8 million in loan guarantees is expected to be made available for the fiscal year 2014 awards. READ MORE

May 09, 2014

FortisBC seeks applications from biogas developers

BY FortisBC Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasFortisBC is seeking expressions of interest from potential biomethane suppliers for its renewable natural gas program. The call for applicants will help grow the province's supply of this renewable and carbon neutral energy source. READ MORE

May 09, 2014

Opcon: Saxlund wins major UK bioenergy contract

BY Saxlund Found In:PowerEnergy and environmental technology group Opcon has won a major bioenergy contract for Saxlund's fuel handling and biomass combustion technology in the U.K. The project is expected to undergo commissioning in 2015. READ MORE

May 08, 2014

EPA seeks comments on RE-Powering initiative draft action plan

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. EPA is seeking public comments on its new draft action plant for the RE-Powering America's Land Initiative. The program promotes renewable energy development on current and formerly contaminated lands, landfills and mine sites. READ MORE

May 08, 2014

Konza confirms sale of torrefaction system

BY Konza Renewable Fuels Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalKonza Renewable Fuels and Aeon Energy Solutions are pleased to announce a full scale commercial 100,000 metric ton per year torrefaction system has been ordered. Expected delivery is early 2015 to a European based corporation. READ MORE

May 08, 2014

Ceres expands product development activities in Mexico

BY Ceres Inc. Found In:Power, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsCeres Inc. is expanding its current research activities in Mexico. The company's northern hemisphere plant breeding sites complement its product development activities in Brazil, where the company is commercializing sorghum hybrids. READ MORE

May 07, 2014

Obama climate change report points to bioenergy for forest health

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Obama Administration has released a new U.S. National Climate Assessment, which it describes as the most comprehensive scientific climate change assessment ever generated. READ MORE

May 07, 2014

Senate bill aims to eliminate all energy tax credits

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, has introduced legislation to eliminate all tax credits for renewable and traditional energy sources. The legislation, titled the "Energy Freedom & Economic Prosperity Act," is companion legislation to a 2013 House bill. READ MORE

May 05, 2014

Senate hearing focuses on Forest Service FY 2015 budget request

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalThe U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations' Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies recently held a hearing on the U.S. Forest Service's fiscal year 2015 budget request. The full budget request is for $5.7 billion. READ MORE

May 05, 2014

Landfill gas-to-energy project opens in Valdosta, Ga.

BY Advanced Disposal Found In:Power, BiogasRepresentatives from Advanced Disposal, Green Power EMC, and Energy Systems Group held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to commemorate completion of the Pecan Row Landfill Gas-to-Electricity facility at the Pecan Row Landfill in Valdosta, Ga. READ MORE

May 05, 2014

Valmet to equipment to bioenergy project in Finland

BY Valmet Corp. Found In:Power, ThermalTurun Seudun Energiantuotanto Oy (TSE) has chosen Valmet Corp. as the boiler supplier for their upcoming power plant in Naantali, Finland. The new power plant is scheduled to start up in the autumn of 2017. READ MORE

May 02, 2014

University of Iowa, Repreve, to host miscanthus planting day

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe University of Iowa and Repreve Renewables will host a miscanthus rhizome planting field day on May 7. During the demonstration, which is open and free to the public, 13 acres of miscanthus will be planted via Repreve's ACCU DROP planter. READ MORE

May 02, 2014

Eastern Illinois University opens biomass research facility

BY Eastern Illinois University Found In:PowerEastern Illinois University continued its dedication to clean energy today by opening its new research facility, Center for Clean Energy Research and Education, dedicated to alternative fuel exploration. READ MORE

May 01, 2014

Repreve Renewables deploys innovative biomass crop system

BY Repreve Renewables Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsRepreve Renewables is collaborating with farmers and landowners in the United States to grow giant miscanthus, combining an innovative business model with proprietary equipment technologies custom-built for rhizome-propagated crop production. READ MORE

May 01, 2014

Report: U.S. military renewable policies need more security focus

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerA new paper released by the Center for National Policy says the U.S. military must begin providing clear models for integrating renewable energy and energy security into current procurement policies and practices to fully realize its energy goals. READ MORE

May 01, 2014

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum inaugurates biodigester

BY Canada Agriculture and Food Museum Found In:Power, BiogasThe Canada Agriculture and Food Museum has unveiled its newest addition, a biodigester provided by the Saskatchewan Research Council. The system will allow CAFM to demonstrate to visitors how animal waste can be processed to produce energy. READ MORE

May 01, 2014

In Depth: Surveying the US Waste-to-Energy Fleet

BY Kolby Hoagland Found In:PowerWaste-to-energy plants in the U.S. generate nearly 2,500 MW of power and consume about 30 percent of the nation’s waste. READ MORE

May 01, 2014

In Depth: All Things Biomass

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsMembers of all sectors of the biomass industry connected at the 2014 International Biomass Conference & Expo. READ MORE

April 30, 2014

Emunite to pelletize Viaspace Giant King Grass in Guyana

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalOn April 28, Viaspace Inc. announced a contract with Emunite Energy Solutions Inc. to provide Giant King Grass for a proposed pellet mill. The company has also announced progress with Giant King Grass production in California. READ MORE