Biomass Power

September 08, 2015

Yokogawa to install controls at Brazil's largest biomass plant

BY Yokogawa Electric Corp. Found In:PowerYokogawa America do Sul has received an order from AREVA Renewables Brazil, a subsidiary of the French firm AREVA SA, to deliver a control system for a biomass power plant that will be the largest facility of its type in Brazil. READ MORE

September 08, 2015

FutureMetrics releases dashboard on pellet demand for cofiring

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalOn Sept. 7, FutureMetrics provided a new dashboard analyzing and calculating industrial wood pellet demand for U.S. power plants under various cofiring scenarios. READ MORE

September 04, 2015

Vermont law school releases report on sustainable biomass use

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe Institute of Energy and Environment at Vermont Law School recently released a report covering sustainable ways to increase the use of woody biomass for electricity generation while protecting Vermont’s forests. READ MORE

September 04, 2015

Biomass Magazine's Big-Deal Directory

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsAround 8,500 copies of Biomass Magazine's industry directory will be mailed out to biomass power plants, pellet plants, attendees of our International Biomass Conference & Expo, and lots of other industry events. READ MORE

September 03, 2015

IEA Bioenergy newsletter features New Zealand biofuel prospects

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIEA Bioenergy Task 39, a group of international experts working to commercialize sustainable transportation biofuels, recently released its latest newsletter, featuring an update on opportunities for biofuels in New Zealand. READ MORE

September 02, 2015

Eggborough Power Station to close, biomass not an option

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, PowerA 2,000-MW, coal-fired power plant in North Yorkshire, England, announced it will stop producing power at the end of March and close, rather than converting to biomass as once proposed. READ MORE

September 01, 2015

Swedish pulp company invests $7 million in biomass boiler

BY Waggeryd Cell Found In:Power, ThermalWaggeryd Cell in Sweden has invested 60 million SEK ($7.1 million) in a biomass boiler in order to replace liquid propane gas (LPG)with bioenergy as energy source for the flash dryer. READ MORE

August 28, 2015

PHG Energy to build biomass gasification plant in Tennessee

BY PHG Energy Found In:Power, ThermalSolid Waste in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, has engaged PHG Energy to build a new biomass gasification plant capable of cleanly converting more than 30 tons of composted material daily into thermal energy while producing a valuable high-carbon biochar. READ MORE

August 28, 2015

Partnership focuses on renewable fuel sources in Missouri

BY Ameren Missouri, Enginuity Worldwide, ECAP LLC Found In:PowerAmeren Missouri, Enginuity Worldwide and ECAP LLC partner to focus on development of renewable fuel sources that may provide a new revenue opportunity for rural businesses and help diversify power generation fuel sources in Missouri. READ MORE

August 28, 2015

Is Coal-Derived Methane Power Renewable?

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasThis week, I learned of an operating project by Hoosier Energy that converts coalbed methane into electricity. The company has it listed in its renewable energy project portfolio and titles it thusly—the Osprey Point Renewable Energy Station. READ MORE

August 27, 2015

Opinion: Getting It Right

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSo often in this industry, our gaze falls to the moment biomass is converted into power, thermal energy, biofuels or pellets. READ MORE

August 26, 2015

Opinion: Biomass’s Role in Clean Power Plan

BY Bob Cleaves Found In:PowerOn Aug. 3, the Obama administration released the final version of its Clean Power Plan, an ambitious state-by-state roadmap for reducing carbon emissions from all sources. READ MORE

August 25, 2015

UK releases Digest of Energy Statistics 2015

BY Katie FletcherFound In:PowerThis summer, the Department of Energy and Climate Change released the Digest of U.K. Energy Statistics 2015 and three other key publications—U.K. Energy in Brief, Energy Flow Chart and Energy Consumption in the U.K. READ MORE

August 25, 2015

In Depth: California's Homeless Biomass Problem

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:PowerBiomass power generation in California is threatened by expiring contracts, low energy prices and an unlevel playing field, leaving millions of tons of biomass fuel without a use. READ MORE

August 24, 2015

Largest grid-connected African biogas plant comes online

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasTropical Power has brought online a 2.4-MW biogas power plant in Kenya, reportedly the largest grid-connected biogas plant built in Africa to date. READ MORE

August 23, 2015

In Depth: Master of Logistics

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalBy securing advantageous points of distribution in the Southeast and fine-tuning its transport and storage tactics, wood pellet giant Enviva is well-positioned to satisfy growing overseas demand. READ MORE

August 21, 2015

U.K. DECC: Bioenergy generation increased during first quarter

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, BiogasThe U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change has published updated renewable energy statistics, reporting the renewable share of electricity generation reached a record 22.3 percent during the first quarter of this year. READ MORE

August 21, 2015

FutureMetrics predicts pellet sector is poised for consolidation

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalA new paper from FutureMetrics predicts the U.S. wood pellet sector may be poised for consolidation due to the impact of lower heating oil prices and price pressure from domestic competition. READ MORE

August 21, 2015

EPA solicits comments on Agricultural Science Committee nominees

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. EPA is inviting public comments on the list of candidates being considered for appointment to its Science Advisory Board Agricultural Science Committee, which provides advice on matters related to farming and agriculture-related industries. READ MORE

August 20, 2015

Viridis reports progress at Scotia Atlantic plant in Q2 results

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalViridis Energy Inc. recently released its financial results for its first half and second quarter ended June 30, reporting a revenue increase of 18 percent to $14.5 million during the six-month period compared to the same period in 2014. READ MORE

August 20, 2015

USDA announces incentives to establish biomass crops

BY USDA Farm Service Agency Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Aug. 19, the USDA Farm Service Agency announced that enrollment has begun for farmers and forest landowners seeking financial assistance for growing new sources of biomass for designated project areas under the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. READ MORE

August 20, 2015

USTDA advances development of biogas, solar at Brazil landfills

BY U.S. Trade and Development Agency Found In:Power, BiogasThe U.S. Trade and Development Agency recently provided a grant to Solvi Valorizaçao Energetica for the development of a suite of landfill energy projects in the Brazilian states of Bahia, Sao Paulo and Rio Grande do Sul. READ MORE

August 20, 2015

Greenbacks and Green Scams

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsLately, we’ve been getting quite a few emails from readers asking for advice about which companies to invest in. While we appreciate the fact that you seem to value our opinions and insight, it’s just not our business to make those recommendations. READ MORE

August 19, 2015

Saxlund takes order for biomass handling system in the U.K.

BY Saxlund International Found In:PowerSaxlund International has received an order from Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A/S, Denmark, for the delivery of a state-of-the-art biomass handling system to a green energy project in Margam - Port Talbot, between Swansea and Cardiff in South Wales, U.K. READ MORE

August 18, 2015

Wisconsin dairy brings online second digester energy project

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasMTU Onsite Energy recently completed installing its first fully engineered anaerobic digester combined-heat-and-power (CHP) system in North America at Statz Bros. Inc.'s newly developed milking facility in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. READ MORE

August 18, 2015

In Depth: From Blueprint to Baler

BY Anna Simet Found In:Power, Advanced FuelsAGCO is well-equipped to aid the first U.S. cellulosic ethanol plants in devising efficient and effective feedstock supply chain models. READ MORE

August 17, 2015

EPA issues 2 proposals to reduce landfill gas emissions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has issued two proposals to further reduce emissions of methane-rich gas from municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. The proposals lower the threshold under which new, modified and existing landfills are required to collect landfill gas. READ MORE

August 17, 2015

Infinis Energy reports on LFG activity, increased RO sales in Q1

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasInfinis Energy plc recently released its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, reporting approximately 93 percent, or 404 gigawatt hours (GWh), of the electricity sold in the quarter was sold under the Renewable Obligation regime. READ MORE

August 14, 2015

USDA GAIN report highlights EU pellet, biogas markets

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service's Global Agricultural Information Network provides an overview of the European Union's bioenergy sector, including data on the use of wood pellets and biogas. READ MORE

August 14, 2015

Biomass Research and Development Committee to meet in August

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Committee. The event is scheduled to be held Aug. 27-28 in Washington, D.C. READ MORE