Biomass Power

February 12, 2018

ABC: Budget act extends biogas, biomass PTC through 2017

BY American Biogas Council Found In:Power, BiogasThe American Biogas Council has released a statement in response to passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which only includes a one year retroactive extension of the Production Tax Credit for biogas and biomass through 2017. READ MORE

February 12, 2018

PA Biomass Energy Association expands to Mid-Atlantic

BY Mid-Atlantic Bioenergy Council Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe Pennsylvania Biomass Energy Association has expanded its focus beyond the keystone state to the region and will now be known as the Mid-Atlantic Bioenergy Council. The material focus of the organization remains the same. READ MORE

February 12, 2018

DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office evaluated in new report

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsU.S. DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office conducts a biennial peer review that enables external stakeholders to provide feedback on its R&D portfolio and develop recommendations. On Feb. 6, BETO published the results of last year's peer review. READ MORE

February 09, 2018

Organic Power to install 2 MW AD plant in Puerto Rico

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasOrganic Power Ltd. is installing a Global Water Engineering Raptor anaerobic digestion plant at its green energy facility in Bega Baja, Puerto Rico. Once fully operational in mid-2018, the facility is expected to produce 2.055 MW of electricity. READ MORE

February 08, 2018

EPA expands list of non-waste fuels under NHSM rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalThe U.S. EPA has published a final rule adding creosote-borate, copper naphthenate and copper naphthenate-borate treated railroad ties to its list of non-waste fuels under the Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials regulations. READ MORE

February 08, 2018

EIA updates bioenergy forecasts in February report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the February edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting nonhydropower renewables will provide approximately 10 percent of U.S. electricity generation in 2018 and 2019. READ MORE

February 07, 2018

FERC: US adds 268 MW of biomass capacity in 2017

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasData released by the federal government shows the U.S. added 268 MW of biomass capacity last year, more than double the 110 MW of biomass capacity that was installed in 2016. An additional 890 MW of biomass capacity is proposed to be added by 2021. READ MORE

February 06, 2018

Pinnacle Renewable Holdings completes IPO in Canada

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerCanadian pellet producer Pinnacle Renewable Holdings Inc. announced the successful closing of its initial public offering (IPO) and secondary offering of its common shares. The common shares began trading Feb. 6 on the Toronto Stock Exchange. READ MORE

February 06, 2018

ElectraTherm supplies generator to Japanese biomass plant

BY ElectraTherm Found In:Power, ThermalElectraTherm shipped a Power-plus Generator to Japan to generate fuel-free, emission-free electricity. The Power-plus will utilize the waste heat streams from three reciprocating engines running on biomass. READ MORE

February 05, 2018

CDFA extends application deadline for dairy digester program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe California Department of Food and Agriculture has extended the grant application deadline for the Dairy Digester Research and Development Program through Feb. 23. The application period was original set to conclude Jan. 26. READ MORE

February 01, 2018

Japanese facility to use Anaergia technology

BY Anaergia Inc. Found In:Power, BiogasAnaergia Inc. has announced the start of construction at a facility in Japan that will convert farm waste and food waste into renewable energy. The facility will use Anaergia’s advanced solid waste processing and wastewater treatment equipment. READ MORE

February 01, 2018

Andritz to supply biomass-fired BFB boiler to Finland plant

BY Andritz Found In:PowerAndritz has received an order from Pori Energia, Finland, to deliver an EcoFluid bubbling fluidized bed boiler (BFB) with flue gas cleaning system for an existing biomass power plant at Pori Energia’s Aittaluoto facility. READ MORE

January 31, 2018

Proposed Arizona energy reform addresses forest health, bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe Arizona Corporation Commission, the state’s public utilities commission, has proposed comprehensive energy reform that includes new clean energy and energy storage targets. It also calls for utilities to procure power from biomass sources. READ MORE

January 31, 2018

Duke Energy renews contract with biomass energy producer

BY Duke Energy Found In:PowerDuke Energy has renewed a long-term power purchase agreement with a 50-megawatt biomass facility in North Carolina, continuing the company's pursuit to diversify its electricity mix with biomass and alternative energy. READ MORE

January 31, 2018

Opinion: The Original Major Market Driver

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe past couple of heating seasons have been a rocky for many U.S. manufacturers because of warmer temperatures and cheap oil and natural gas, but the brutal cold this winter has brought so far has finally turned the tide, READ MORE

January 30, 2018

Kroger adds AD system at Indiana manufacturing plant

BY The Kroger Co. Found In:Power, BiogasThe Kroger Co. recently announced the successful startup of a new wastewater treatment system—an anaerobic digester—at K.B. Specialty Foods, a manufacturing plant owned and operated by the company in Greensburg, Indiana. READ MORE

January 30, 2018

In Depth: Navigating the European Landscape

BY Patrick C. Miller Found In:Pellets, PowerJohn Keppler, Enviva’s chairman and CEO, discusses the European wood pellet market, expansion plans and future opportunities. READ MORE

January 29, 2018

EIA: 670,000 tons of densified biomass fuel produced in October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. Energy Information Administration recently announced U.S. manufacturers of densified biomass fuel reported producing 670,000 tons of product in October, with sales reaching 640,000 tons. READ MORE

January 26, 2018

Biomethanation plant begins operations in Quebec

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasOn Jan. 26, government officials in Canada inaugurated a biomethanation plant in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec. The facility processes waste into renewable natural gas (RNG) that is fed into grid of Énergir, a natural gas distributor in Quebec. READ MORE

January 26, 2018

Enviva: Track & Trace data conforms sustained forest growth

BY Enviva Found In:Pellets, PowerEnviva has released new Track & Trace sourcing data, marking one year of public reporting and two years of tracking the company’s sustainable sourcing practices. The data helps measure, maintain and validate Enviva's sustainability practices. READ MORE

January 24, 2018

Graanul Invest buys bulk carrier to transport wood pellets

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerEstonia-based Graanul Invest has announced its subsidiary purchased the company’s first bulk carrier on Jan. 12. The vessel is named MB Imavere and has the capacity to transport approximately 30,000 tons of wood pellets. READ MORE

January 24, 2018

EBRD supports development of biogas CHP projects in Belarus

BY European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is supporting renewable power generation and foreign investment in Belarus by financing the construction of four biogas combined-heat-and-power plants (CHPs) across the country. READ MORE

January 23, 2018

Draft solicitation issued for California dairy RNG program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsA group of California utilities recently issued a draft solicitation for dairy biomethane pilot projects under California SB 1383. Proposed projects must demonstrate an ability to capture and process biogas from dairy cows to produce RNG. READ MORE

January 22, 2018

MHG contributes to big data project benefiting biomaterials

BY MHG Systems Found In:Power, ThermalAn international consortium is working to use big data in raw material production for the bioeconomy industry to produce food, energy and biomaterials. MHG Systems is contributing to efforts related to forest data. READ MORE

January 19, 2018

Lithuanian biomass CHP project earns European Commission support

BY European Commission Found In:Power, ThermalThe European Commission recently adopted two funding decisions to support the construction of a combined-heat-and power-plant in Vilnius, Lithuania, designed to produce electricity and heat out of biomass and municipal waste. READ MORE

January 18, 2018

Canada funds British Columbia pellet, bioenergy projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalNatural Resources Canada has awarded $6.45 million to support six projects in British Columbia that aim to promote innovation and diversification in forestry. Several of the projects focus on bioenergy. READ MORE

January 17, 2018

Drax to convert fourth unit to biomass following BEIS action

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerThe U.K. government issued its response to a consultation on cost control for additional biomass conversions under the RO, noting it will introduce a generator cap. Drax said the government's action will allow it to convert a fourth unit to biomass. READ MORE

January 17, 2018

MEPs approve renewable energy, biofuel targets under RED II

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsMembers of the European Parliament endorsed a set of proposals Jan. 17 that set new goals for renewable energy, energy efficiency and renewable transportation fuels. The proposals also cap first-generation biofuels and phase-out the use of palm oil. READ MORE

January 16, 2018

FuelCell Energy: Project using biogas earns CARB certification

BY FuelCell Energy Inc. Found In:Power, BiogasFuelCell Energy Inc. recently announced that the SureSource 3000 fuel cell power plant operating on anaerobic digester gas has received the California Air Resources Board’s Distributed Generation Certification to the 2013 Waste Gas Standard. READ MORE

January 15, 2018

PPCR seeks strategic partner for biomass CHP project in Greece

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalPPC Renewables S.A., a wholly owned subsidiary of Public Power Corp. S.A., has announced it is seeking a strategic partner to develop, finance, construct and operate a biomass combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant in Greece. READ MORE