Biomass Power

March 11, 2015

Repreve Renewables to help power the University of Iowa

BY Repreve Renewables LLC Found In:PowerRepreve Renewables LLC has been chosen to provide the agricultural and business development services for the University of Iowa's Biomass Fuel Project, which aims to assess and improve the environmental aspects of biomass crops and fuels. READ MORE

March 10, 2015

EIA reports illustrate bioenergy growth

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the March issue of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, forecasting that total renewables used for electricity and heat generation will grow by 2.9 percent this year. READ MORE

March 09, 2015

RWE officially opens 65 MW Markinch biomass plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalRWE Innogy has officially unveiled its 65 MW biomass-fired combined-heat-and-power (CHP) facility in Fife, Scotland. The Markinch facility was opened March 5 by Scotland Energy Minister Fergus Ewing MSP. READ MORE

March 09, 2015

Viridis Energy subsidiary secures supply agreement

BY Viridis Energy Inc. Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalViridis Energy Inc. recently announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Viridis Merchants Inc., has secured a contract with an existing supplier for exclusive distribution of up to 18,000 metric tons of 100 percent Douglas fir pellets. READ MORE

March 06, 2015

Miscanthus ethanol increases environmental benefits, profits

BY University of Illinois ACES Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA recent study simulated a side-by-side comparison of the yields and costs of producing ethanol using miscanthus, switchgrass, and corn stover. The fast-growing energy grass miscanthus was the clear winner. READ MORE

March 06, 2015

Opinion: Super Bowl of Politics: Debating the President’s Budget

BY Bob Cleaves Found In:PowerPresident Obama recently released the fiscal year 2016 budget. Cleaves says as in the past, it's helpful understanding the priorities of the administration and how budget and tax issues might help the industry. READ MORE

March 05, 2015

PHG Energy lands Tennessee gasification project

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerPHG Energy and the city of Lebanon, Tennessee, have signed a deal to install a gasification plant at the city's wastewater treatment plant. The project will employ PHGE's downdraft gasification technology. READ MORE

March 05, 2015

N.D. survey shows support for biomass tax incentives

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe North Dakota Alliance for Renewable Energy has published results of a statewide public opinion survey on renewable energy and energy efficiency. Biomass energy one of the renewable energy types addressed in the survey. READ MORE

March 05, 2015

Stobart to supply biomass to 40 MW UK facility

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerStobart Group Ltd. recently announced it has signed a 20-year biomass supply agreement with Brite Partnership (North East) Ltd. to provide 260,000 metric tons of fuel annually to a 40 MW bioenergy facility in the U.K. READ MORE

March 05, 2015

Drax acquires Billington Bioenergy

BY Drax Group Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalDrax has announced the acquisition of Billington Bioenergy Ltd., the U.K.'s second largest wood pellet distributor. The move signals the power generator's intention to enter the country's growing biomass heat sector. READ MORE

March 05, 2015

Startup lands grant to advance microbial fuel cell technology

BY Oregon BEST Found In:Power, BiogasA cleantech startup that has developed a microbial fuel cell capable of cleaning wastewater at breweries and other food and beverage producers while generating electricity has been awarded a $225,000 Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I grant. READ MORE

March 05, 2015

Emergent Technologies Institute breaks ground

BY Leo A Daly Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsFlorida Gulf Cost University officials recently held groundbreaking ceremonies for the Emergent Technologies Institute, a new research campus that will team academics and private sector partners to study and incubate renewable energy technology. READ MORE

March 05, 2015

Foresight, UK GIB back 10 MW gasification plant

BY U.K. Green Investment Bank Found In:PowerForesight Group and the U.K. Green Investment Bank plc have announced an investment in the construction of a new advanced-technology waste-to-energy gasification facility in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire. READ MORE

March 05, 2015

The (Not-So) Great Garbage Patches

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsWe must continue developing new technologies that will use our waste—not just plastic— in different ways, including energy and fuel purposes. READ MORE

March 05, 2015

In Depth: Trial By Fire

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, ThermalA year after firing up a Hurst biomass combined-heat-and-power system to service two critical-use properties in Unity, New Hampshire, Sullivan County attests to the robust unit's reliability. READ MORE

March 04, 2015

DOE updates announcement for biomass advisory committee meeting

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy updated its notice for the recently announced meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. The meeting will now take place as a webinar on March 5. READ MORE

March 04, 2015

Capstone microturbines to power biogas CHP system

BY Capstone Turbine Corp. Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasCapstone Turbine Corp. recently announced that it has received an order to upgrade the Irvine Ranch Water District's Michelson Water Recycling Plant in Irvine, California, with five C200 microturbines. READ MORE

March 03, 2015

GAIN report highlights status of U.K. pellet demand

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Global Agricultural Information Network focuses on the U.K. wood pellet market. The report estimates the U.K. imported 4.6 million metric oven dried tons of wood pellets last year. READ MORE

March 03, 2015

Ontario landfill gas project celebrates milestone

BY Walker Environmental Group Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasWalker Environmental Group's landfill gas utilization partnership company in Thorold, Ontario has eliminated the need for more than 200 meters of natural gas since 2002 by providing landfill gas to nearby Resolute Forest Products. READ MORE

March 03, 2015

OkoFEN introduces prototype cogeneration pellet boiler in Europe

BY ÖkoFEN Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalA 5 kWe cogen pellet boiler prototype system, designed and manufactured by OkoFEN, with Qnergy's Stirling engine inside, was introduced to the market at the The World Sustainable Energy Days in Wels, Austria. READ MORE

March 03, 2015

In Depth: Eagar to Get Started

BY Tim PortzFound In:PowerConcord Blue Eagar LLC, a unique biomass power project that began its project development journey in 2009, is finally poised to break ground this summer, giving a unique conversion technology its first North American foothold. READ MORE

March 02, 2015

USDA publishes final BCAP rule

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA has released the final rule for the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. Although the general scope of BCAP is not changing, there are some key changes being made to several components of the program. A public comment period is now open. READ MORE

March 02, 2015

Stobart highlights biomass growth in 2014 annual report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalThe Stobart Group has published its 2014 annual report, announcing that its biomass division supplied 900,000 metric tons of biomass last year, up 42 percent from 650,000 metric tons supplied in 2013. READ MORE

February 27, 2015

U.K. AD industry doubles in three years

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.K. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has released its third and final annual report on the 2011 anaerobic digestion strategy and action plan, which highlights progress made by the U.K. government and industry. READ MORE

February 27, 2015

DOE announces biomass advisory committee meeting

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee will be held March 5-6 in Washington, D.C. Members of the public are welcome to observe the business of the committee. READ MORE

February 27, 2015

U.K. awards CfDs to 2 energy-from-waste projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change has announced the results of its first green energy auction for Contracts for Difference. Among the 27 projects selected for contracts are two energy-from-waste projects with combined-heat-and-power. READ MORE

February 26, 2015

EEA: Renewables successfully reducing European GHG emissions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalA report recently published by the European Environment Agency stresses that the deployment of renewable technologies in Europe has been an important force driving the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. READ MORE

February 26, 2015

Conn., Mass., R.I. launch multistate clean energy initiative

BY Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's Office Found In:PowerGov. Dannel P. Malloy has announced that Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island have initiated a coordinated process that will lead to a three-state request for proposals (RFP) for clean energy resources. READ MORE

February 26, 2015

Operation Rescue New Hampshire's RPS

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalNew Hampshire's Renewable Portfolio Standard has been under attack via numerous proposed bills. READ MORE

February 25, 2015

Infinis Energy announces landfill gas financial results, exports

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasInfinis Energy plc generates renewable power in the United Kingdom, operating a portfolio of landfill gas, onshore wind and hydro power plants. The company recently published its quarter three trading statement. READ MORE