Biomass Power

June 03, 2015

Proposed rule for EPA’s Clean Power Plan undergoes OMB review

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerOn June 1, U.S. EPA's proposed rule for the Clean Power Plan was delivered to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review, marking a final step before the release of a final rule. READ MORE

June 03, 2015

Bluesphere breaks ground on 3.2 MW biogas plant in Rhode Island

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasOn May 28, Bluesphere Corp. held a groundbreaking ceremony for its 3.2-MW waste-to-energy (WTE) project in Johnston, Rhode Island. Once operational, the facility will sell the electricity it generates from food waste to the national grid. READ MORE

June 02, 2015

N.Y. funds biotech accelerator, along with pellet and AD projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced funding for the Central New York Biotech Accelerator. Separate initiatives recently announced by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority will support pellet and biogas projects. READ MORE

June 02, 2015

Scottish companies cooperate on bioenergy for industrial market

BY Cochran Ltd. Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalU.K.-based Cochran Ltd., a supplier of industrial steam and hot-water boiler plants, and Scotland-based Scot Heat & Power Ltd., s supplier of biomass fuel, have signed an agreement to cooperate in the development of industrial biomass projects. READ MORE

June 01, 2015

EIA publishes updated wood, biomass waste SEDS data

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalOn May 29, the U.S. Energy Information Administration updated the wood and biomass waste data associated with its State Energy Data System, which is the source of the EIA's comprehensive state energy statistics. READ MORE

June 01, 2015

Infinis Energy results yield increased LFG revenue, gross profit

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasOn May 28, Infinis Energy plc released its preliminary results for the 12 months ending March 31, reporting its landfill gas (LFG) business exported 1,842 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity and high levels of engine fleet reliability at 95 percent. READ MORE

June 01, 2015

Two free ISCC events coming up in Miami

BY Holly JessenFound In:Pellets, Power, Advanced FuelsThe International Sustainability and Carbon Certification group is holding two free events in the United States in late June, including a Global Risk Assessment Services workshop and a regional stakeholder meeting. READ MORE

June 01, 2015

USDA announces restart of BCAP

BY USDA Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsOn June 1, the USDA announced that incentives will resume this summer for farmers, ranchers and forest landowners interested in growing and harvesting biomass for renewable energy. The support comes through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. READ MORE

May 29, 2015

Opinion: A People-Powered Industry

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBiomass Magazine Executive Editor discusses the impact that dedicated contributors have on the industry's growth and momentum. READ MORE

May 28, 2015

DOE previews 2016 Billion-Ton Update in webinar

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA recent U.S. Department of Energy webinar included preview of the 2016 U.S. Billion-Ton Study update, which is currently scheduled for release in June 2016. The event was presented by DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office. READ MORE

May 28, 2015

Report highlights Mexico’s renewable growth potential

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsMexico has the potential to quadruple its use of renewable energy over the next 15 years, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency. Biomass shows potential for use in the electricity, heat and transportation sectors. READ MORE

May 28, 2015

Renewables share of U.S. energy consumption highest since 1930s

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsRenewable energy accounted for 9.8 percent of total domestic energy consumption in 2014. This marks the highest renewable energy share since the 1930s, when wood was a much larger contributor to domestic energy supply. READ MORE

May 28, 2015

Coalition announces Biomass101 campaign

BY American Forest & Paper Association Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalA leading coalition of forest owners, wood suppliers and manufacturers of pulp and paper goods have announced the creation of Biomass101.org, a clearinghouse for scientifically sound information on carbon-neutral bioenergy. READ MORE

May 28, 2015

Opinion: Annual Fly-In Covers Pressing Industry Issues

BY Bob Cleaves Found In:PowerBiomass Power Association President Bob Cleaves discusses events at the organization's annual fly-in. READ MORE

May 27, 2015

Pew report tracks bioenergy investments in emerging markets

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe Pew Charitable Trusts has released a report, titled "Power Shifts: Emerging Clean Energy Markets," that shows clean energy investment in developing countries has grown in real and relative terms. READ MORE

May 27, 2015

ElectraTherm commissions whole-log woody biomass power plant

BY ElectraTherm Found In:PowerElectraTherm partnered with Air Burners to develop the first whole-log wood waste burner utilizing ElectraTherm's organic rankine cycle (ORC) power generating technology. The PGFireBox eliminates large amounts of wood waste without any preprocessing. READ MORE

May 27, 2015

Viaspace conducting engineering plan for 2 MW biogas plant

BY Viaspace Inc. Found In:Power, BiogasViaspace Inc. announced that it has been engaged by Clean Energy Solutions Pacific to provide engineering and design work for a 2 MW biogas power plant fueled by Giant King Grass. CES is an independent power producer focused on emerging markets. READ MORE

May 27, 2015

In Depth: PHOTO REVIEW: International Biomass Conference & Expo

BY Biomass Magazine Staff Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA photo review of the 2015 International Biomass Conference & Expo in Minneapolis. READ MORE

May 26, 2015

DOE hosts webinar on biofuel affordability

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office has announced it will host a webinar on biofuel affordability on May 27. The event, titled "A Changing Market for Biofuels and Bioproducts," will address research related to biomass supply. READ MORE

May 26, 2015

Drax’s Haven Power signs deal with Thames Water

BY Drax Group Found In:Pellets, PowerHaven Power, the specialist electricity supplier to U.K. businesses and part of Drax Group plc, has signed a deal with Thames Water to supply their electricity requirements in a deal worth more than GBP 500 million ($769.31 million) over five years. READ MORE

May 26, 2015

In Depth: OPG’s Biomass Brothers

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerBrent Boyko and Faron Rollins are the faces of the standout utility’s biomass initiatives. READ MORE

May 22, 2015

California bill calls for state to share biomass fuel costs

BY Katie FletcherFound In:PowerLegislation pending in the California legislature aims to transfer funds within the state’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund for the purpose of maintaining the current level of biomass generation. The bill, S.B. 590, was introduced in February. READ MORE

May 22, 2015

Pallmann, Standard Bio develop new biorefinery concept

BY Pallmann Group Found In:Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsPallmann Group is joining forces with Standard Bio, an expert in novel biomass conversion technologies, to develop a new biorefinery concept that will use low-value organic waste as a resource for clean energy, natural fertilizers and animal protein. READ MORE

May 22, 2015

Two Plans, Both Alike In Priority

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasEarlier this week, I put together a round-up of recent legislation that would raise, lower or dismantle state renewable energy standards (RES), or renewable portfolio standards (RPS). READ MORE

May 21, 2015

Senate hearing addresses RES legislation, biomass thermal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalOn May 19, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a hearing on 26 pieces of legislation related to energy supply, including recently introduced legislation to establish a national renewable energy standard. READ MORE

May 21, 2015

Cirque Energy announces agreement for DGU power plant

BY Cirque Energy Inc. Found In:PowerCirque Energy Inc. has announced that it has executed a joint development agreement with Cat Cay Yacht Club for the potential development and sale of renewable energy produced using Cirque's deployable gasification unit (DGU) technology. READ MORE

May 21, 2015

Capstone to supply microturbine to Finnish waste treatment center

BY Capstone Turbine Corp. Found In:PowerCapstone Turbine Corp. recently announced that it received an order for a C1000 microturbine to upgrade an established solid waste treatment center in Tampere, Finland. Commissioning is scheduled for early 2016. READ MORE

May 21, 2015

UN SE4ALL announces global bioenergy initiative

BY Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsUN FAO, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Carbon War Room, KLM, Novozymes and the UN Foundation partner to scale up the sustainable bioenergy solutions to meet the global need for sustainable energy. READ MORE

May 20, 2015

Bills aim to raise, alter, remove state RPS programs

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, BiogasWhile Hawaii has made recently headlines in the renewable policy world with plans to raise its renewable portfolio standard higher than any state has to date, several states have seen recent attempts to freeze, dismantle or alter their programs. READ MORE

May 20, 2015

IRENA publishes renewable energy jobs report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe International Renewable Energy Agency has announced 7.7 million people worldwide were employed by the renewable energy industry in 2014, including, 822,000 jobs in biomass, 381,000 jobs in biogas, and 1.788 million in liquid biofuels. READ MORE