Industrial Thermal Energy & District Heating

September 10, 2020

Elkem to build biocarbon pilot plant in Canada

BY Elkem Found In:ThermalElkem has decided to invest in a new biocarbon pilot plant in Canada. The project aims to secure industrial verification of Elkem’s technology for renewable biocarbon, with a long-term goal of contributing to climate-neutral metal production. READ MORE

September 10, 2020

Biogenic CO2 Coalition files petition for rulemaking with EPA

BY Biogenic CO2 Coalition Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Biogenic CO2 Coalition has filed a petition for rulemaking with the U.S. EPA providing a detailed explanation of the scientific and legal basis for the agency recognize the carbon neutrality of biogenic carbon emissions from crops. READ MORE

September 09, 2020

EIA updates 2020, 2021 bioenergy forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasU.S. electricity generation from renewable energy sources is expected to rise from 17 percent in 2019 to 20 percent in 2020 and 22 percent in 2021, according to data released by the EIA in latest Short-Term Energy Outlook on Sept. 9. READ MORE

September 09, 2020

AFBF: Trump, Biden outline agricultural priorities

BY American Farm Bureau Federation Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA new look into the priorities for rural America of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden is revealed in responses to a questionnaire distributed by the American Farm Bureau Federation. READ MORE

September 09, 2020

Ethanol industry award winners to be recognized during FEW

BY BBI International Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsDoug Tiffany and Doug Durante, the respective winners of the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo's Award of Excellence and High-Octane Award, will deliver acceptance speeches at the virtual FEW on Sept. 16. READ MORE

September 08, 2020

RNG will help Smithfield meet carbon negative goal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSmithfield Foods Inc. on Sept. 3 committed to making all of its company-owned operations in the U.S. carbon negative by 2030. The company’s renewable natural gas (RNG) projects will help meet that goal. READ MORE

September 08, 2020

Wastewater treatment plants can profit by coprocessing food waste

BY California Environmental Protection Agency Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsA new report issued Aug. 24 by the California Environmental Protection Agency shows that at least half of California’s landfill-bound food waste could be processed at the state’s wastewater treatment plants and serve as an innovative power source. READ MORE

September 04, 2020

Report provides insight into Vermont’s wood fuels industry

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalVermont’s wood fuels sector employed 1,794 workers and contributed more than $64.3 million to the state’s gross regional product last year, according to a clean energy report recently released by the Vermont Public Service Department. READ MORE

September 03, 2020

Grant opportunity could help Tribes develop bioenergy resources

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe Bureau of Indian Affairs on Sept. 3 announced it is providing funding to hire consultants to identify, evaluate or assess the market for energy or mineral resources that a Tribe will process, use or develop, including waste or woody biomass. READ MORE

September 02, 2020

Report quantifies impact of the Minnesota Bioincentive Program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Thermal, Advanced FuelsThe Bioeconomy Coalition of Minnesota has released the results of a new analysis that shows Minnesota’s Bioincentive Program is working to generate significant economic and job benefits for the state’s biobased industrial product companies. READ MORE

September 02, 2020

Opinion: How Biomass Works, Even During a Pandemic

BY Carrie Annand Found In:Power, ThermalDespite the global coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. biomass power fleet continues to operate. READ MORE

September 01, 2020

CCC urges House to add carbon capture language to upcoming bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Carbon Capture Coalition on Aug. 31 sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives asking lawmakers to look for opportunities to include Section 503 of the House Energy and Commerce’s CLEAN Future discussion draft in any upcoming legislation. READ MORE

September 01, 2020

SUNY ESF receives USDA grant to develop biomass systems, products

BY SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalSUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry has received $630,000 over five years from the USDA to develop biomass systems and products with the potential to put abandoned lands and people back to work. READ MORE

September 01, 2020

Opinion: Three Ways Boilers and Burners Can Affect Bottom Lines

BY Mike Winkelmann Found In:Power, ThermalKeeping boilers and burners tuned should be an integral part of any industrial, institutional and commercial maintenance program. READ MORE

August 31, 2020

USDA implements OneRD Guarantee Loan Initiative

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA on Aug. 31 announced the implementation of the agency’s OneRD Guarantee Loan Initiative and released new information on rates and terms that will help lenders apply for loan guarantees under the four affected loan guarantee programs. READ MORE

August 31, 2020

GM powers Canadian facility with landfill gas

BY General Motors Canada Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasGeneral Motors Canada and partners announced the completion of a $28 million cogeneration investment at the GM St. Catharines Propulsion plant. The 6.4 MW project uses renewable landfill gas to generate electricity and thermal energy. READ MORE

August 30, 2020

In Depth: Analyzing Automation

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, ThermalEvolving waste-to-energy and biomass plant technologies are enabling facilities to become more sophisticated, efficient, competitive and safe. READ MORE

August 29, 2020

In Depth: Forisk Wood Fiber Review: Eastern Canada Fiber Prices in Q2 2020

BY Andrew Copley Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalForisk Consulting LLC discusses the impact of COVID-19 on second quarter fiber prices in eastern Canada. READ MORE

August 28, 2020

Greenlane reports increased revenue, sales order backlog

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsCanada-based Greenlane Renewables Inc., a supplier of biogas upgrading systems, released interim financial results for the first half of 2020 on Aug. 25, reporting significant increases in revenue and sales order backlog. READ MORE

August 28, 2020

New Jersey Natural Gas joins RNG Coalition

BY Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas has welcomed New Jersey Natural Gas Co. to its membership. NJNG joins 230 companies and organizations across North America dedicated to the sustainable development, deployment and utilization of RNG. READ MORE

August 28, 2020

In Depth: Preventing Dust Explosions in Pellet Production

BY Clive Nixon Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalDust explosion prevention and mitigation systems must be tailored to the application and the specific equipment used. READ MORE

August 27, 2020

In Depth: Business as Unusual

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, ThermalA Wisconsin wood pellet producer takes precautions against COVID-19 to protect its team and the opportunity for a strong year. READ MORE

August 27, 2020

In Depth: Ensuring Plant O&M Expense Matches its Market Mission

BY Cliff Watson Found In:Power, ThermalManaging operations and maintenance (O&M) expense is a critical component in ensuring a company’s competitive position within the market. READ MORE

August 27, 2020

In Depth: Spotlight - Custom Fire and Explosion Protection

BY Biomass Magazine Found In:Power, ThermalCV Technology prides itself on tailor-made dust explosion and fire protection solutions. READ MORE

August 26, 2020

EC launches public consultation on potential revision of REDII

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe European Commission in August launched a public consultation on the potential revision of the 2018 Renewable Energy Directive to better align the policy with the EU's new Green Deal and its goal of making the EU climate neutral by 2050. READ MORE

August 26, 2020

In Depth: Connecting Fiber Makers and Fiber Takers

BY Tim Portz Found In:Pellets, ThermalWood pellet producers face a difficult challenge in balancing fiber supply and wood pellet demand. READ MORE

August 26, 2020

In Depth: RNG’s Growing Role in Decarbonization Strategies

BY Sam Lehr, David Cox and Mike Alaimo Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsRenewable natural gas (RNG) has become an increasingly important part America's push toward clean energy sources and technology. READ MORE

August 26, 2020

In Depth: Spotlight - Value-Added O&M

BY Biomass Magazine Found In:Power, ThermalBy using proven programs, industry best practices and our core guiding principles, IPSC strives to provide world-class service to each facility and project it manages. READ MORE

August 25, 2020

Climate plan addresses potential of biofuels, bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Senate Democrats Climate Committee released a new report on Aug. 25 that details how climate action by Congress can create new jobs and grow the U.S. economy. Biofuels and bioenergy are among the topics discussed. READ MORE

August 25, 2020

In Depth: Spotlight - Electronic Eyes, Nose, for Early Fire and Explosion Prevention

BY Jeramy Slaunwhite Found In:Pellets, ThermalIgnition source control is vital to the prevention of avoidable explosions. READ MORE