Industrial Thermal Energy & District Heating

February 23, 2018

Enviva enters contract to supply wood pellets to Japanese plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalEnviva Partners LP has released fourth quarter financial results and announced it has entered into a firm 10-year take-or-pay offtake contract with Marubeni Corp. to supply 100,000 metric tons per year of wood pellets to a new power plant in Japan. READ MORE

February 22, 2018

NASF launches first-of-its kind resource: TimberAssurance.Org

BY National Association of State Foresters Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe NASF has created an open-access clearinghouse for national and state regulations that affect the management of U.S. forests and help to demonstrate the sustainable and legal nature in which U.S. timber is harvested. READ MORE

February 22, 2018

Xebec, SAPIO to develop RNG infrastructure in Italy

BY Xebec Adsorption Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsXebec Adsorption Inc. has entered into a letter of intent to establish a three year partnership with SAPIO to help develop Italy’s renewable natural gas (RNG) upgrading infrastructure from biogas facilities. READ MORE

February 21, 2018

Process could allow treated wood to be used in pellet production

BY Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique – INRS Found In:Pellets, ThermalINRS researchers have developed a process that successfully removed more than 90 percent of the contaminants present in treated wood waste. Once decontaminated, the wood could be used to manufacture particleboard or heating pellets. READ MORE

February 20, 2018

DOE to fund energy infrastructure deployment on tribal lands

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced up to $11.5 million in new funding to deploy energy infrastructure on tribal lands. Bioenergy projects are among those eligible to apply for the funding. READ MORE

February 19, 2018

UK biomass CHP plant begins commissioning

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalA biomass combined-heat-and-power (CHP) project in southwest England is beginning the final phase of commissioning and is on track to begin commercial operations in August. The facility will generate more than 27 MW of electricity. READ MORE

February 14, 2018

Pruitt commits to creating regulatory certainty for biomass

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasEPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has provided New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu with a letter announcing EPA’s efforts to work towards a carbon-neutral policy for biomass and clarify federal procurement recommendations for responsibly managed forests. READ MORE

February 13, 2018

Paper discusses impact of weather, oil prices on pellet demand

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, ThermalFutureMetrics has published a brief white paper explaining how weather and the price of heating oil influence demand for wood pellets used for heating. The paper, published Jan. 31, was authored by William Strauss, president of FutureMetrics. READ MORE

February 12, 2018

PA Biomass Energy Association expands to Mid-Atlantic

BY Mid-Atlantic Bioenergy Council Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe Pennsylvania Biomass Energy Association has expanded its focus beyond the keystone state to the region and will now be known as the Mid-Atlantic Bioenergy Council. The material focus of the organization remains the same. READ MORE