Biomass Power

November 08, 2016

Rumpke breaks ground on landfill gas-to-energy project in Ohio

BY Rumpke Found In:Power, BiogasRumpke is partnering with Energy Developments to construct a landfill gas-to-electric generating facility at the Brown County Landfill in Georgetown, Ohio. The 4.8 MW facility is estimated to produce enough electricity to power nearly 3,000 homes. READ MORE

November 07, 2016

Enviva Q3 results highlight increasing demand in core markets

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalEnviva recently released its financial and operating results for quarter three of 2016, reporting that the demand for wood pellets continues to grow, driven by recent developments in Enviva’s core markets. READ MORE

November 07, 2016

Duke Energy Carolinas issues RFP for renewable energy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasDuke Energy Carolinas recently issued a request for proposals (RFP), seeking up to 750,000 MWh of energy located in its territory. Biomass and landfill gas are among the renewable energy resources eligible to apply. READ MORE

November 07, 2016

USIPA kicks off with building optimism for US producers overseas

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe 6th Annual USIPA conference kicks off in Miami with a keynote panel on Cross-Atlantic biomass perspectives, including remarks from Tom Tidwell, chief of the U.S. Forest Service; Bruce Westerman, U.S. Congressman; and Nigel Adams, U.K. MP. READ MORE

November 04, 2016

Hopeful Takeaways From Miami

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalIn anticipation of the 6th annual U.S. Industrial Pellet Association conference, the associate editor of Pellet Mill Magazine shares what she hopes herself and others can learn while visiting Miami. READ MORE

November 03, 2016

EPA adds more treated railroad ties to nonwaste fuels list

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, ThermalThe U.S. EPA has proposed an amendment that will add railroad ties processed with creosote-borate, copper naphthenate and copper naphthenate-borate to its list of categorical nonwaste fuels under the Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials Rule. READ MORE

November 03, 2016

Work starts on biomass CHP plant in the UK

BY Eco Sustainable Solution Found In:Power, ThermalA Dorset, U.K., company is investing more than GBP 5 million ($6.15 million) in renewable energy. Work has started on a biomass combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant at Eco Sustainable Solution’s Parley site. READ MORE

November 02, 2016

UK wood pellet imports expected to reach new record in 2016

BY Wood Resources International LLC Found In:Pellets, PowerWood pellet imports to the U.K. fell 24 percent year-over-year in August after record high imports during the first half of 2016, but are expected to reach a new all-time high this year, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. READ MORE

November 01, 2016

Ameresco announces LFGTE project, releases financial results

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Oct. 31, Ameresco Inc. announced the completion of a 16 MW landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) project at the Orchard Hills Generating Station near Rockford, Illinois. The following day, the company released third quarter financial results. READ MORE

November 01, 2016

Preconstruction underway on Maine heat-treated woodchip facility

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, ThermalMaine Biomass Exports teams up with energy consultant UFSDA to distribute MBE’s future heat-treated woodchips to customers in Europe. MBE expects to complete its processing facility toward the end of next year and ship in early 2018. READ MORE

October 31, 2016

Energy consulting firm launches new company for wood fiber sales

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalAeon Energy Solutions recently launched UFSDA LLC, a company created to focus on the fiber side of the business, sourcing and supplying biomass-based products and feedstocks, while AES remain focused on biomass equipment sales. READ MORE

October 28, 2016

Stobart aims to supply 2 million metric tons of biomass annually

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerStobart Group Ltd. has released interim results for the six months ended Aug. 31, reporting strong growth in its biomass business is expected over the next two years. The company aims to deliver 2 million metric tons of biomass annually by 2018. READ MORE

October 28, 2016

Biomass research and development committee to meet in November

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 has been scheduled to be held Nov. 17-18 in Washington, D.C. READ MORE

October 27, 2016

Opinion: A Shot in the Arm

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsEnergy revenues alone are not enough right now.The open question is whether or not coproduct markets can grow enough to make a difference. READ MORE

October 26, 2016

Covanta provides plant project updates

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerCovanta’s waste-to-energy plant under construction in Dublin, Ireland, is on track to undergo first fire by the end of Q1, CEO and President Stephen Jones said during the company’s Q3 financial earnings call. READ MORE

October 26, 2016

NEB report illustrates Canadian renewable power landscape

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerIn mid-October, the National Energy Board released a report, noting Canada generates almost two-thirds of its electricity from renewable resources. Hydro is the dominant source of renewable power in the country, followed by wind, biomass and solar. READ MORE

October 26, 2016

First biomass test burn begins at Salt River Project’s CGS

BY Salt River Project Found In:PowerSalt River Project is beginning a three-week test burn of more than 3,900 tons of forest debris biomass at its Coronado Generating Station. The first scheduled test at CGS Unit 1 in St. Johns will be a one-day, two-load burn on Oct. 26. READ MORE

October 25, 2016

USDA awards $327 million in REAP funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe USDA is investing more than $300 million to help hundreds of small businesses adopt renewable energy sources or implement more efficient energy options. The investment includes $327 million in Rural Energy for America Program funding. READ MORE

October 25, 2016

State partnerships can promote increased bioenergy production

BY University of Missouri Found In:PowerResearchers at the University of Missouri have identified the most effective ways for various Midwest states to partner and share resources in order to increase the amount of renewable energy they produce through burning woody biomass. READ MORE

October 25, 2016

Bruel & Kjaer Vibro wins monitoring order for Tilbury plant

BY Bruel & Kjaer Vibro Found In:PowerThe Danish engineering and contracting company Aalborg Energie Technik has selected a Bruel & Kjaer Vibro online condition monitoring solution for machine condition monitoring of the 40 MW Tilbury Green Power biomass power plant in the London area. READ MORE

October 25, 2016

Opinion: The United Kingdom's New Path

BY Frank Aaskov Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalOver the past six months, the political landscape in the United Kingdom has changed significantly. READ MORE

October 25, 2016

In Depth: Bioenergy Byproduct to Soil Savior

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalProduction and sale of biochar at biomass-using plants can result in significant financial gains, but the industry is still working at building its myriad of potential markets. READ MORE

October 24, 2016

European Biomass Association releases 2016 bioenergy outlook

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsAEBIOM releases its annual statistical report, providing an in-depth look at the European bioenergy sector. Recent editions have included analysis of support schemes for biomass heating, electricity and transport, and market forecasts. READ MORE

October 21, 2016

Biomass gasification project to break ground

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerNorth Fork Community Power, a 2-MW biomass gasification plant in North Fork, California, is set to break ground next month.The Yosemite Sequoia RC&D Council and Phoenix Energy will host a groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 3. READ MORE

October 21, 2016

USDA to invest in expanding wood energy markets

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe USDA has announced it will invest up to $7 million in grants for projects designed to expand wood products and wood energy markets that support sustainable forest management, especially in areas with high wildfire risk. READ MORE

October 21, 2016

In Depth: The Ins and Outs of Heat Exchangers

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Power, ThermalCapturing and reusing waste heat in biomass plants is paramount to efficient, effective operations. READ MORE

October 20, 2016

UK government compromises on tariff reductions for biomass CHP

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.K. Renewable Energy Association has announced a government official has acknowledged that the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy will soften changes introduced to tariffs for certain biomass combined-heat-and-power plants. READ MORE

October 20, 2016

Enviva to acquire Sampson plant from joint venture affiliates

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerOn Oct. 17, Enviva Partners LP announced that Enviva Wilmington Holdings LLC has offered to sell it the entity that owns a pellet plant in Sampson County, North Carolina, along with a 10-year, 420,000 metric-ton-per-year off-take contract. READ MORE

October 20, 2016

Drax Biomass collaborates to protect Louisiana wetlands

BY Drax Biomass Inc. Found In:Pellets, PowerDrax Biomass Inc., a pellet manufacturer operating in the Southeast, marked National Bioenergy Day by declaring the cypress and tupelo stands found in forested wetlands, including the Atchafalaya Basin, to be off-limits for its timber purchases. READ MORE

October 20, 2016

American Biogas Council announces 2016 biogas industry awardees

BY American Biogas Council Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasOct. 19, the American Biogas Council announced the winners of its Biogas Industry Awards. The winners included five biogas systems, one innovation and one individual all recognized for their contributions to the growth of the U.S. biogas industry. READ MORE