Industrial Thermal Energy & District Heating

April 19, 2019

Lawmakers urge robust funding for Farm Bill energy title programs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsMore than 50 federal lawmakers have spoken out to encourage the members of the Senate and House appropriations committees to provide robust fiscal year 2020 funding for Farm Bill energy title programs. READ MORE

April 16, 2019

EU approves state aid for Irish heat scheme, Polish WtE plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe European Commission announced April 15 that it has approved state aid for an Irish scheme for renewable heat generation and for a waste-to-energy (WtE) cogeneration plant under development in Poland. READ MORE

April 15, 2019

USDA: Eligibility criteria released for tribal biomass program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsThe Forest Service has released eligibility criteria for Indian tribes and Alaska tribal organizations that want to develop demonstration projects to promote biomass energy production under amendments made to the Tribal Forest Protection Act of 2004. READ MORE

April 11, 2019

DSM: Biomass CHP project reduces CO2 emissions at vitamin plant

BY DSM Found In:Power, ThermalRoyal DSM is reducing carbon dioxide emissions at its vitamin production facility in Sisseln, Switzerland, through a new biomass combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant on the site. The new CHP plant opened April 9. READ MORE

April 09, 2019

EPA to propose rule on biomass carbon neutrality this summer

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasU.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler recently informed federal lawmakers that the agency is working on a rulemaking that will define biomass as carbon neutral. A proposed rule is expected to be released this summer. READ MORE

April 05, 2019

EIA: 790,000 tons of densified biomass sold in December

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 710,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in December, with sales reaching 790,000 metric tons. READ MORE

April 05, 2019

Opinion: ENplus: The US Perspective

BY Chris Wiberg Found In:Pellets, ThermalThe ENplus quality certification scheme serves an important role for U.S. wood pellet producers, but there is at least one key issue that has limited its adoption within the U.S. READ MORE

April 04, 2019

Roeslein Alternative Energy acquires AERG

BY Roeslein Alternative Energy Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasAs of April 1, Roeslein Alternative Energy has acquired Alternate Energy Resources Group, an environmental engineering and construction firm, located in Texas. The two companies have been collaborating for several years on multiple projects. READ MORE

April 04, 2019

DOE: Journal issue addresses challenges to bioenergy production

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe DOE has announced a compendium of new research that explores how grinding, sifting, drying, pelletizing and chemically treating biomass before it reaches the biorefinery could help solve big challenges plaguing today's bioenergy industry. READ MORE