Industrial Thermal Energy & District Heating

March 19, 2015

Cleanergy announces first deployment of GasBox

BY Cleanergy Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasCleanergy recently announced the first deployment of its GasBox at a waste water treatment plant. The Jesenice plant in the north west of Slovenia is now using Cleanergys combined-heat-and-power system to generate electricity and heat from methane. READ MORE

March 19, 2015

Bioenergy South of the Border

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalLast week, I interviewed Greg Smith from Global Energy Solutions, and during our chat I asked him about opportune countries for bioenergy project development. READ MORE

March 18, 2015

Progressive Waste Solutions opens renewable natural gas facility

BY Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsProgressive Waste Solutions Ltd. recently celebrated the official opening of its renewable natural gas facility, the largest of its kind in Canada and one of the largest in North America. The facility is located in Terrebonne, Quebec, near Montreal. READ MORE

March 17, 2015

Minnesota bill aims to create cellulosic biomass incentives

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsLegislation pending in Minnesota aims to establish state production incentives for advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals and biomass thermal. The measure was introduced in the Minnesota House of Representatives and the Minnesota Senate in February. READ MORE

March 13, 2015

Blazing a trail for biomass apprentices

BY re:heat Found In:Pellets, ThermalLeading players in the U.K.'s biomass industry have joined forces to develop a skills standard under the British government's Apprenticeship Trailblazers program. The Biomass Installation Engineer program is led by Neil Harrison of re:heat. READ MORE

March 12, 2015

RWE drops biomass power, adds biomass thermal, wind

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, ThermalWhile RWE Group reported it achieved its earnings targets for 2014 and EBITDA was better than planned, low electricity prices and unusually mild weather negatively affected business performance, which dropped 25 percent from 2013 to 2014. READ MORE

March 12, 2015

JBEI researchers use proteomics to profile switchgrass

BY Joint BioEnergy Institute Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsJoint BioEnergy Institute researchers have used advanced proteomic techniques to identify 1,750 unique proteins in shoots of switchgrass, a North American native prairie grass that is widely viewed as one of the most promising fuel crop candidates. READ MORE

March 12, 2015

Valmet to deliver a biomass boiler plant to project in Finland

BY Valmet Corp. Found In:Power, ThermalValmet Corp. will deliver a boiler plant that utilizes biomass to Nokianvirran Energia in Finland. Valmet's delivery will include a HYBEX boiler with a steam power of 68 MW. READ MORE

March 12, 2015

Celebrating Industry Leaders

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsFor the past three years, Biomass Magazine has recognized outstanding industry contributions and achievements through two special awards granted at the International Biomass Conference & Expo. READ MORE

March 11, 2015

Report highlights potential of U.K. bioeconomy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.K. government has published a policy paper that highlights the economic and environmental potential of the emerging bioeconomy. The report finds significant potential in the utilization of waste resources. READ MORE

March 10, 2015

EIA reports illustrate bioenergy growth

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the March issue of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, forecasting that total renewables used for electricity and heat generation will grow by 2.9 percent this year. READ MORE

March 10, 2015

Project aims to help Adirondack residents switch to pellet heat

BY Northern Forest Center Found In:Pellets, ThermalFinancial and technical assistance to help homeowners and businesses switch to high-efficiency wood pellet heating is now available to Adirondack homeowners and businesses through the Adirondack Model Neighborhood Wood Heat Initiative. READ MORE

March 09, 2015

RWE officially opens 65 MW Markinch biomass plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalRWE Innogy has officially unveiled its 65 MW biomass-fired combined-heat-and-power (CHP) facility in Fife, Scotland. The Markinch facility was opened March 5 by Scotland Energy Minister Fergus Ewing MSP. READ MORE

March 09, 2015

Viridis Energy subsidiary secures supply agreement

BY Viridis Energy Inc. Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalViridis Energy Inc. recently announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Viridis Merchants Inc., has secured a contract with an existing supplier for exclusive distribution of up to 18,000 metric tons of 100 percent Douglas fir pellets. READ MORE

March 06, 2015

Green Building Standard under consideration to include biomass

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, ThermalThe Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings, or Standard 189.1, may include a definition of biomass, as well as requirements pertaining to the use of the source in the future. READ MORE

March 06, 2015

Miscanthus ethanol increases environmental benefits, profits

BY University of Illinois ACES Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA recent study simulated a side-by-side comparison of the yields and costs of producing ethanol using miscanthus, switchgrass, and corn stover. The fast-growing energy grass miscanthus was the clear winner. READ MORE

March 05, 2015

Drax acquires Billington Bioenergy

BY Drax Group Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalDrax has announced the acquisition of Billington Bioenergy Ltd., the U.K.'s second largest wood pellet distributor. The move signals the power generator's intention to enter the country's growing biomass heat sector. READ MORE

March 05, 2015

Emergent Technologies Institute breaks ground

BY Leo A Daly Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsFlorida Gulf Cost University officials recently held groundbreaking ceremonies for the Emergent Technologies Institute, a new research campus that will team academics and private sector partners to study and incubate renewable energy technology. READ MORE

March 05, 2015

UN funds biomass heating projects in Moldova

BY United Nations Development Programme Found In:Pellets, ThermalThe United Nations Development Programme has announced the second stage of a project in Moldova that aims to install dozens of biomass heating plants and hundreds of biomass boilers. READ MORE

March 05, 2015

In Depth: Trial By Fire

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, ThermalA year after firing up a Hurst biomass combined-heat-and-power system to service two critical-use properties in Unity, New Hampshire, Sullivan County attests to the robust unit's reliability. READ MORE

March 04, 2015

DOE updates announcement for biomass advisory committee meeting

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy updated its notice for the recently announced meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. The meeting will now take place as a webinar on March 5. READ MORE

March 04, 2015

Capstone microturbines to power biogas CHP system

BY Capstone Turbine Corp. Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasCapstone Turbine Corp. recently announced that it has received an order to upgrade the Irvine Ranch Water District's Michelson Water Recycling Plant in Irvine, California, with five C200 microturbines. READ MORE

March 03, 2015

GAIN report highlights status of U.K. pellet demand

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Global Agricultural Information Network focuses on the U.K. wood pellet market. The report estimates the U.K. imported 4.6 million metric oven dried tons of wood pellets last year. READ MORE

March 03, 2015

Ontario landfill gas project celebrates milestone

BY Walker Environmental Group Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasWalker Environmental Group's landfill gas utilization partnership company in Thorold, Ontario has eliminated the need for more than 200 meters of natural gas since 2002 by providing landfill gas to nearby Resolute Forest Products. READ MORE

March 03, 2015

OkoFEN introduces prototype cogeneration pellet boiler in Europe

BY ÖkoFEN Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalA 5 kWe cogen pellet boiler prototype system, designed and manufactured by OkoFEN, with Qnergy's Stirling engine inside, was introduced to the market at the The World Sustainable Energy Days in Wels, Austria. READ MORE

March 03, 2015

Opinion: Getting Woodstoves From Here To There—In Utah and US

BY John Ackerly Found In:Pellets, ThermalThe wood heating community recently experienced two upheavals, one in Utah with a proposed ban on wintertime stove use, and the other the release of new national stove regulations. Industry agrees with the goals of each, but not the way to get there. READ MORE

March 02, 2015

USDA publishes final BCAP rule

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA has released the final rule for the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. Although the general scope of BCAP is not changing, there are some key changes being made to several components of the program. A public comment period is now open. READ MORE

March 02, 2015

Stobart highlights biomass growth in 2014 annual report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalThe Stobart Group has published its 2014 annual report, announcing that its biomass division supplied 900,000 metric tons of biomass last year, up 42 percent from 650,000 metric tons supplied in 2013. READ MORE

February 27, 2015

U.K. AD industry doubles in three years

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.K. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has released its third and final annual report on the 2011 anaerobic digestion strategy and action plan, which highlights progress made by the U.K. government and industry. READ MORE

February 27, 2015

DOE announces biomass advisory committee meeting

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee will be held March 5-6 in Washington, D.C. Members of the public are welcome to observe the business of the committee. READ MORE