Industrial Thermal Energy & District Heating

September 20, 2021

UGI, CalBio, Sevana Bioenergy partner on South Dakota RNG project

BY UGI Corp. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsMBL Bioenergy LLC announced Sept. 16 that it has entered into definitive agreements to develop several clusters of dairy farm digester projects to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) from multiple farms in South Dakota. READ MORE

September 16, 2021

FutureMetrics paper addresses the biomass carbon debt fallacy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalFutureMetrics on Sept. 9 published a new white paper revisiting the flawed assumption that there is a carbon debt after wood is harvested and explaining why some academics continue to perpetuate the carbon debt fallacy. READ MORE

September 15, 2021

FortisBC to reopen its RNG program on Oct. 15

BY FortisBC Energy Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasFortisBC Energy Inc. has announced it will reopen its renewable natural gas (RNG) program to its natural gas customers on Oct. 15, 2021. The RNG program was launched in 2011, with approximately 10,000 customers currently subscribed. READ MORE

September 08, 2021

EPA opens comment period related to pyrolysis, gasification regs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. EPA on Sept. 8 issued an ANPRM seeking public comments to assist in the potential development of regulations for pyrolysis and gasification units that are used to convert solid or semi-solid feedstocks into useful products, such as fuels. READ MORE

September 08, 2021

EIA updates 2021, 2022 bioenergy forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration currently predicts renewables will account for 20 percent of U.S. electricity generation this year, according to the agency’s latest Short Term Energy Outlook, released Sept. 8. READ MORE

September 08, 2021

Clarke Energy, BioTown Biogas announce RNG project

BY Clarke Energy USA Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsClarke Energy USA Inc. has announced an agreement with BioTown Biogas to design, supply and install a biogas upgrading plant in India. The project will inject RNG into the gas grid and includes a biogas-fired cogeneration facility. READ MORE

September 01, 2021

Court denies HPBA challenge to wood heater test standards

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, ThermalThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Aug. 27 denied a petition for review filed by the HPBA asking the court to vacate the audit testing provisions of the agency's 2015 NSPS for residential wood heating applicances. READ MORE

August 30, 2021

ITA aims to make US clean technologies exports more competitive

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration on Aug. 30 announced it is seeking public comments to help inform development of its U.S. Clean Technologies Export Competitiveness Strategy. READ MORE

August 26, 2021

Construction on 50 MW biomass plant in Japan to begin in May 2022

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, ThermalConstruction on the Niigata East Port Biomass Power Plant, a proposed 50-megawatt (MW) facility under development in Niigata, Japan, is set to begin in May 2022. The plant is currently expected to be operational in October 2024. READ MORE