Biomass Power

June 29, 2016

USTDA awards grant to bioenergy project in Ghana

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe U.S. Trade and Development Agency recently announced it signed an $899,995 grant agreement with Village Corps Ghana Ltd. for the development of a biomass energy project in Ghana. Virginia-based Recast Energy LLC will conduct a feasibility study. READ MORE

June 29, 2016

Andritz to supply biomass boiler island to CHP project in Denmark

BY Andritz Found In:Power, ThermalAndritz has received an order from the regional Danish municipality Helsingor Kraftvarmeaerk A/S to deliver a biomass boiler island for its combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant. Start-up is scheduled for the end of 2018. READ MORE

June 29, 2016

Opinion: A Simple Regulatory Solution for Biogenic Emissions

BY Bob Cleaves Found In:PowerThere’s a lot about the Clean Power Plan that remains unsettled, including whether it will survive legal challenges. READ MORE

June 28, 2016

Georgia Biomass earns qualification, reaches delivery milestone

BY Georgia Biomass Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalGeorgia Biomass has become the first industrial-scale pellet producer in North America to earn both ENplus A1 and Pellet Fuels Institute quality certifications. The company is also due to complete the loading of its 100th vessel for export to Europe. READ MORE

June 25, 2016

In Depth: A Brilliant Backup Plan

BY Rachel Gibbons Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalHaving the right fire suppression system and a plan B for when fire emergencies happen are a must for biomass energy facilities. READ MORE

June 24, 2016

UK votes to leave the EU, Prime Minister Cameron to resign

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerThe U.K. has voted to leave the European Union and Prime Minister David Cameron has announced his intention to resign. The referendum, known as the Brexit, was held June 23, with 51.9 percent voting to leave the EU and 48.1 percent voting to stay. READ MORE

June 24, 2016

Cleanaway powering homes with energy from landfill gas

BY Cleanaway Found In:Power, BiogasAustralia-based Cleanaway has turned landfill gas into enough renewable energy to power over 16,000 homes for a year. Last year Cleanaway collected 113 million kWh of energy from landfill gas. READ MORE

June 23, 2016

Project Potential in the Land of More Pigs Than People

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasOne state with a really unique RPS component is North Carolina. Several years ago, the state decided to require utilities to purchase 0.2 percent of their power from swine-based energy projects by 2020. READ MORE

June 23, 2016

Maine opens RFP for biomass energy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerOn June 17, the Maine Public Utilities Commission issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the sale of energy from biomass sources. The RFP relates to a law enacted earlier this year to boost Maine’s biomass industry. READ MORE

June 23, 2016

ElectraTherm generates biomass power in the UK

BY ElectraTherm Found In:Power, ThermalElectraTherm has commissioned two Power+ Generators in the U.K utilizing biomass to generate emission-free electricity. Both sites use a combination of biomass and combined-heat-and-power to generate clean energy and increase onsite efficiency. READ MORE

June 23, 2016

BIC and Vanguard Initiative sign bioeconomy MOU

BY Bio-based Industries Consortium Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsTwo leading European bioeconomy players, the Bio-based Industries Consortium and the Vanguard Initiative have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for better interregional cooperation on the bioeconomy. READ MORE

June 22, 2016

UK GIB: Northern Irish AD plants secure investment

BY U.K. Green Investment Bank Found In:Power, BiogasThe Foresight Group LLP managed Recycling and Waste LP Fund, in which U.K. Green Investment Bank plc is a cornerstone investor, has committed GBP 10.5 million ($15.4 million) to two anaerobic digestion (AD) plants in Northern Ireland. READ MORE

June 21, 2016

GE: Italy’s AB orders 115 Jenbacher engines for biogas projects

BY GE Found In:Power, BiogasGE’s Distributed Power business recently announced that AB, a globally leading combined-heat-and-power and biogas project developer based in Italy, has purchased 115 of GE’s high-efficiency Jenbacher Type 3 and Type 4 biogas engines. READ MORE

June 21, 2016

Tire plant in Finland installs biomass power plant

BY Nokian Tyres Found In:PowerNokian Tyres recently joined a joint venture to building the Nokianvirran Energia biomass power plant, which will supply energy to its factory in Nokia, Finland. The facility was commissioned June 16. READ MORE

June 21, 2016

In Depth: The Future of Freight

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsThe primary mode of biomass transport—diesel power—continues to get cleaner and more efficient. READ MORE

June 17, 2016

DOE seeks input in support of developing a billion-ton bioeconomy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has issued a request for information (RFI) regarding the ability to eventually supply up to a billion dry tons of biomass feedstock annually for a variety of end uses. READ MORE

June 17, 2016

Georgia Biomass qualifies into PFI Standards Program

BY Pellet Fuels Institute Found In:Power, ThermalPellet Fuels Institute recently announced the qualification of Georgia Biomass of Waycross, Georgia, into the PFI Standards Program. There are now 14 pellet manufacturing companies with a combined 23 facilities qualified under the program. READ MORE

June 17, 2016

Peel Ports announces milestone in supply of biomass to Drax

BY Peel Ports Found In:Pellets, PowerSeven months after opening phase 1 of its biomass terminal, Peel Ports has dispatched more than 400 freight services from the railheads at the Port of Liverpool to Drax power station in North Yorkshire. READ MORE

June 16, 2016

PHI Group to acquire pellet plant in Southeast US

BY PHI Group Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalPHI Group recently announced it has signed a letter of intent to acquire a wood pellet manufacturing company in Southeastern United States. The identity of the target company and certain details are being kept confidential until closing. READ MORE

June 16, 2016

Pacific Ag acquires Calagri

BY Pacific Ag Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsPacific Ag has acquired Calagri. The transaction further solidifies Pacific Ag's ability to ensure cost-competitive, year-round supply and more streamlined harvesting and delivery of forages and other crop residues to customers. READ MORE

June 16, 2016

CE&P awards Technip engineering services agreement

BY California Ethanol & Power LLC Found In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsCalifornia Ethanol & Power LLC has awarded a engineering services agreement to Technip for its proposed biorefinery project in Imperial Valley, California. The facility will produce ethanol, electricity and biogas. READ MORE

June 15, 2016

EIB provides loan to biomass plant in Finland

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalThe European Investment Bank has announced a loan agreement with an energy utility company in Finland for the deployment of a biomass-fired facility that will provide district heat. READ MORE

June 14, 2016

REN21 report shows increased use of biomass in heat, power

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasREN21 recently published its annual overview on the state of renewable energy, reporting 2015 was a record year for renewable energy installations. Renewable power and renewable heat both increased, along with renewables used in transportation. READ MORE

June 13, 2016

White paper discusses state of pellet market, Japanese potential

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalFutureMetrics released a white paper discussing the current state of the industrial wood pellet markets and new opportunities for growth in the Japanese market. A dashboard associated with coal-to-wood pellet conversions also received updates. READ MORE

June 10, 2016

Ontario finalizes cap and trade program, releases action plan

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThree weeks after Ontario finalized its cap and trade program, which takes effect July 1, the provincial government released the full version of its new Climate Change Action Plan. READ MORE

June 10, 2016

REA reports UK energy growth threatened by recent policy changes

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsU.K.-based Renewable Energy Association recently published its annual statistical REView 2016 report on the U.K renewable energy industry, reporting that despite record employment levels in 2015 recent policy changes threaten renewable energy growth. READ MORE

June 09, 2016

Cooperative establishes checkoff to grow Ontario biomass sector

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOntario Biomass Producers Cooperative Inc., a group of Ontario farmers producing and marketing biomass, recently launched an effort to make it easier for its members to sell the miscanthus and switchgrass they produce to various markets. READ MORE

June 08, 2016

EIA revises short-term bioenergy forecasts in June outlook

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the June edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting total renewables used in the electric power sector will increase 13 percent this year and 3.3 percent next year. READ MORE

June 07, 2016

Vermont clean energy jobs report features wood energy data

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalA recent report on Vermont’s clean energy industry has determined the state has the highest number of per capita clean energy jobs in the nation. The wood energy industry is among the clean energy industry segments addressed in the report. READ MORE

June 06, 2016

DOE accepting nominations for biomass committee members

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced it is soliciting nominations for members to fill vacancies on the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. Nominations are due June 30. READ MORE