Biomass Power

November 19, 2014

EPA releases updated biogenic emissions framework

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. EPA has released a revised framework for assessing biogenic CO2 emissions from stationary sources, along with a memo that provides regulatory guidance on how the framework will impact the Clean Power Plan and certain permitting requirements. READ MORE

November 18, 2014

Opinion: Biomass Producers Today, Carbon Kings Tomorrow

BY Matt Carr Found In:Power, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Dec. 1, the U.S. EPA will close down the comment period for its proposed Clean Power Plan, the most significant environmental policy proposal in a generation. READ MORE

November 17, 2014

In Depth: Mobile Cloud Computing in the Biomass Industry

BY David Waechter Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsMobile supply chain management integrates software applications with mobile devices to allow users to wirelessly operate at any location. READ MORE

November 14, 2014

In Carbon Cahoots

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power

November 14, 2014

EIA: More wood to be used in heating, power applications in 2015

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the November issue of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, which includes updated forecasts for the use of wood and biomass fuels in U.S. heat and power production. READ MORE

November 14, 2014

Waste Management debuts new renewable natural gas facility

BY Waste Management Found In:Power, BiogasWaste Management celebrated the opening of a unique renewable natural gas facility creating pipeline-ready natural gas from the landfill gas produced at its Milam Landfill in Fairmont City, Illinois. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

U.K. DECC annual energy statement addresses bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasU.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey recently delivered his annual energy statement to Parliament. Bioenergy investments were among those discussed in the statement and addressed in a complimentary report. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

ElectraTherm Green Machine generates power from biomass in Italy

BY ElectraTherm Found In:Power, ThermalElectraTherm commissioned a Green Machine to generate emission-free electricity from biomass in Badia Prataglia, Italy. The facility operates a biomass boiler burning a mix of sawdust and ground up waste wood from a saw mill. READ MORE

November 11, 2014

ABO expands carbon utilization campaign

BY Algae Biomass Organization Found In:Power, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Algae Biomass Organization has unveiled a new website as part of its campaign to persuade the U.S. EPA to recognize carbon capture and utilization technologies as approved emissions reduction strategies under its new power plant regulations. READ MORE

November 11, 2014

Bioenergy helps Wisconsin health system gain energy independence

BY Gundersen Health System Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasGundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin, recently achieved its first days of energy independence, becoming the first health system in the nation to attain the distinction. Bioenergy and biomass projects have aided in the achievement. READ MORE

November 10, 2014

Novus Pacific to build full-scale Oregon renewable energy plant

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasNovus Pacific LLC will soon break ground on an approximately $20 million renewable energy plant at the Port of Morrow in Boardman, Oregon, upon finalizing its financial package. Once operational, the facility will process onion and potato waste. READ MORE

November 10, 2014

Community energy partnership qualified by OPA to submit proposals

BY Envida Community Energy Inc. Found In:Pellets, PowerGIME Energya team made up of Envida Community Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc., and a number of equity partners, has been qualified by the Ontario Power Authority to submit proposals for renewable energy biomass projects. READ MORE

November 07, 2014

Drax mulls fourth unit conversion, evaluates U.S. East Coast

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, PowerDrax has released management statements consistent with its interim report from July 1 to Nov. 3, which includes details on the company's continued conversion of its U.K.-based power station and potential expansion of operations in the U.S. READ MORE

November 07, 2014

SMUD seeks project developer for Calif. bioenergy project

BY Sacramento Municipal Utility District Found In:PowerThe Sacramento Municipal Utility District has released a request for statements of interest (RSOI) in the development of a biomass gasification project for combined-heat-and-power (CHP) application in Sacramento, California. READ MORE

November 06, 2014

Forest Service opens $5 million funding opportunity

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. Forest Service has published a notice in the Federal Register seeking proposals for projects that substantially expand and accelerate wood energy and wood products markets throughout the U.S. to support forest management needs. READ MORE

November 06, 2014

UW, Microsoft celebrate opening of biogas project

BY University of Wyoming Found In:Power, BiogasThe University of Wyoming and Microsoft are celebrating their collaboration in developing a zero-emission green data center that is fueled by methane biogas and allows the university to run high-performance computing and modeling applications. READ MORE

November 05, 2014

Webinar explores biogas considerations, challenges and financing

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasCaterpillar Inc. installed its first biogas systems in the early 1980s beginning with landfill sites, and since then, the company has seen business soar with installation of over 1.5 gigawatts of capacity worldwide. READ MORE

November 05, 2014

Abengoa to develop 215 MW biomass power plant in Belgium

BY Abengoa Found In:PowerAbengoa has been selected by Belgian Eco Energy to develop a 215 MW biomass power plant in Belgium that will be fueled by wood chips and agricultural residues. The system will also provide thermal energy to a district heating project. READ MORE

November 04, 2014

New Bedford Waste to manufacture fuel briquette from recyclables

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsNew Bedford Waste Services LLC, a sister company of ABC Disposal Service Inc., is building a commodity, municipal solid waste (MSW) recycling and Eco-Tac briquette manufacturing facility in New Bedford, Massachusetts. READ MORE

November 03, 2014

EIA: Generation from wood-derived fuels increased in August

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration recently published the October issue of its Electric Power Monthly, which includes data through August. The report indicates the U.S. added 219.6 MW of bioenergy capacity during the month. READ MORE

November 03, 2014

Officials celebrate ReEnergy's Fort Drum contract

BY Sen. Schumer's office Found In:PowerOn Oct. 30, Sens. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., joined with Army officials for a signing ceremony at Fort Drum celebrating the recent awarding of a 20-year contract, worth up to $289 million, to ReEnergy Holdings. READ MORE

November 03, 2014

Opinion: Hurry Up and Wait

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. DOD is the single largest user of energy in the world, spending nearly $20 billion annually on heat, power and liquid fuels. READ MORE

November 03, 2014

In Depth: Contract Vehicle in the DOD Driveway

BY Katie Fletcher Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Army is equipped with the tools it needs to fulfill renewable energy targets, but project approval processes are lengthy. READ MORE

November 01, 2014

In Depth: Cautious Optimism

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalMarkets that gave rise to the pellet industry will begin to plateau, but the promise and growth of new market opportunities are very real. READ MORE

October 31, 2014

Republic Services reports 4.6 percent revenue growth in Q3

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasRepublic Services Inc. released third quarter results Oct. 30, reporting increased revenue. The waste services company currently operates 72 active landfill gas-to-energy projects, comprising approximately one-third of its landfills nationwide. READ MORE

October 30, 2014

FERC: 140 MW of biomass capacity added in first 9 months of 2014

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Office of Energy Projects has published its Energy Infrastructure Update for September 2014, reporting the U.S. added 38 biomass power generation units during the first nine months of the year. READ MORE

October 30, 2014

EU GHG deal calls for 27 percent renewables by 2030

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerOn Oct. 24, the European Council issued a statement announcing it has agreed on the 2030 climate and energy policy framework for the European Union. One component of the plan sets a 27 percent renewable energy target. READ MORE

October 30, 2014

DTE Biomass dedicates landfill gas facility in N.C.

BY DTE Biomass Energy Found In:Power, BiogasDTE Biomass Energy recently celebrated the completion of its 9.6-MW landfill gas-to-energy project at the Uwharrie Environmental Landfill in Mt. Gilead, North Carolina. READ MORE

October 29, 2014

Opinion: Engaging Communities Nationwide with Bioenergy

BY Bob Cleaves Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasOct. 22 marked the second annual National Bioenergy Day. What started as a grassroots effort to help bioenergy organizations engage better with their communities is becoming a widespread recognition of the benefits of the many types of bioenergy. READ MORE

October 29, 2014

WM to close sale of Wheelabrator in late 2014, early 2015

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerWaste Management is nearing completion on the sale of waste-to-energy business subsidiary Wheelabrator Technologies Inc., WM President and CEO David Steiner reported during an Oct. 29 quarterly earnings call. READ MORE