Industrial Thermal Energy & District Heating

November 30, 2016

In Depth: Scandinavian Swap-Out

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalLeveraging sea routes that connect to vast quantities of regional biomass, combined-heat-and-power stations across Scandinavia are retooling to capitalize on the carbon-neutral fuel. READ MORE

November 28, 2016

DOE to fund renewable energy projects on Indian land

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. DOE has announced plans to provide up to $6 million in funding to support the deployment of energy efficiency and clean energy on Indian land. Applications are due Feb. 7. An informational webinar is planned for Dec. 1. READ MORE

November 28, 2016

Opinion: The Greenest Universities

BY John Ackerly Found In:Pellets, ThermalFor high school students, these 20 universities are all excellent places to immerse themselves in renewable energy technology and policy. READ MORE

November 25, 2016

Vega files provisional patent for G4 torrefaction machine

BY Vega Biofuels Inc. Found In:Power, ThermalVega Biofuels Inc. recently announced that it has filed a provisional patent application for its generation four (G4) torrefaction machine. According to the company, the machine increases manufacturing capacity by approximately 25 percent. READ MORE

November 23, 2016

Survey identifies more than 100 million dead trees in California

BY USDA Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA recently announced that the U.S. Forest Service has identified an additional 36 million dead trees across California since its last aerial survey in May 2016. This brings the total number of dead trees since 2010 to over 102 million. READ MORE

November 22, 2016

Engineering firm warns biomass builders on cutting costs

BY Axiom Engineering Associates Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsMoves to make green energy more cost-effective, by cutting corners to reduce up-front costs cheaper, can prove to be an expensive mistake, Axiom Engineering Associates, a U.K. materials engineering company, warns. READ MORE

November 22, 2016

Investing in the 'bioeconomy' could create jobs, reduce emissions

BY WILEY Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA new article looks at the potential benefits of a Billion Ton Bioeconomy, a vision to enable a sustainable market for producing and converting a billion tons of U.S. biomass to biobased energy, fuels, and products by 2030. READ MORE

November 18, 2016

UK trade groups REA, WHA launch biomass heat campaign

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Thermal, BiogasThe Renewable Energy Association and Wood Heat Association recently launched a campaign to urge government to support the continued use of biomass as it makes its final decisions around how renewable heat technologies will be funded to 2021. READ MORE

November 18, 2016

Northgate Markets, Emerson partner on food waste-to-energy

BY Emerson Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasNorthgate Markets is using Grind2Energy, Emerson’s system to turn food waste into energy. The system grids food waste into a slurry onsite. The slurry is then transferred to an offsite anaerobic digester, where it is used to generate energy. READ MORE

November 18, 2016

NextCoal International plans bio-coal, bio-oil plant in New York

BY NextCoal International Inc. Found In:Power, ThermalNextCoal International Inc. plans to build a facility in New York to produce bio-coal for export to Japanese power plants and bio-oil for domestic industrial applications. Japanese strategic and institutional investors are involved with the project. READ MORE

November 18, 2016

2016 is a Wrap

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Wednesday, we sent the December issue of Biomass Magazine to the printer, marking the completion of volume 10 of the title. READ MORE

November 17, 2016

2017 IBCE opens call for presentation ideas

BY BBI International Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBBI International has announced its call for presentation ideas for the 2017 International Biomass Conference & Expo, taking place April 10-12 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The deadline to submit presentation ideas is Dec. 2. READ MORE

November 17, 2016

World Biogas Association launches at COP22

BY World Biogas Association Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe World Biogas Association has been launched at the United Nations Convention on Climate Change COP 22 at Marrakesh, Morocco. The association is dedicated to supporting the growth of biogas and anaerobic digestion technologies. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

White House decarbonization report addresses biofuels, biomass

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe White House has published a mid-century strategy on decarbonization that addresses biofuels and bioenergy. On Nov. 16, the report was filed with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change under the Paris climate deal. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

DONG Energy provides update of bioenergy projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasDONG Energy recently released third quarter financial results, reporting operating profit increased by 7 percent, reaching DKK 4.5 billion ($650.83 million). The company also discussed several bioenergy projects in its quarterly investor call. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

Opinion: Asian Market Reboot

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalLast year's Asian production and consumption themed issue zeroed in on the excitement surrounding potential South Korean pellet demand, now Japan's wood pellet appetite has the potential to rapidly expand, making it this year's focus. READ MORE

November 14, 2016

USDA announces fiscal year 2017 BCAP funding

BY USDA Farm Service Agency Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsUSDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini announced Nov. 10 that $1.5 million will be available in fiscal year 2017 under the Biomass Crop Assistance Program for farmers and foresters who harvest and deliver biomass for renewable energy. READ MORE

November 14, 2016

ADBA releases map of more than 500 UK AD plants

BY Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.K. anaerobic digestion industry now has over 500 operational plants, and following the launch of the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association’s interactive map they’re easier to see and find than ever. READ MORE

November 11, 2016

Rentech offers update of ongoing ramp-up at Ontario plants

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalRentech Inc. releases results for the third quarter of 2016, reporting that the company completed the replacement of problematic conveyors and conducted other maintenance and repairs at both its Wawa and Atikokan Canadian industrial pellet plants. READ MORE

November 11, 2016

Trump is in, What Now?

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels

November 11, 2016

In Depth: Bridging a Demand Gap

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalSumitomo Corp. and Cosan Biomassa see an opportunity for pelletized Brazilian sugarcane biomass in Japan’s power market and beyond. READ MORE

November 10, 2016

UK announces plans for second CfD auction

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.K. Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has released details of the next Contracts for Difference auction. The application process for the CfD allocation round is set to open in April and is open to certain bioenergy projects. READ MORE

November 10, 2016

EIA: Biomass power production, wood heating to increase in 2017

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the November edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting nonhydropower renewables will generate 8 percent of U.S. utility-scale electricity in 2016 and 9 percent in 2017. READ MORE

November 10, 2016

Opinion: 2016 USIPA Conference

BY Seth GintherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. Industrial Pellet Association recently held its annual conference in Miami, and USIPA executive director, Seth Ginther, reviews the people who attended and important topics discussed. READ MORE

November 09, 2016

Biomass, biofuel groups hopeful Trump will support bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Nov. 8, the U.S. elected republican nominee Donald Trump to serve as its 45th president. Representatives of the biomass and biofuels industries are saying they look forward to working with the new administration to expand bioenergy production. READ MORE

November 09, 2016

US producers provide state of industry update at USIPA 2016

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalUSIPA's 2016 conference in Miami hosted a larger panel of U.S. producers to discuss the state of the industry, which USIPA executive director, Seth Ginther, attributed to the emphasis on pellet production growth at this year's conference. READ MORE

November 08, 2016

USIPA wraps in Miami with a positive outlook to 2017

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalUSIPA’s 2016 conference wraps in Miami with a generally positive outlook on the future of the industrial pellet market, emphasized by growing near-term demand opportunities for U.S. producers in Europe, Asia. READ MORE

November 07, 2016

Enviva Q3 results highlight increasing demand in core markets

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalEnviva recently released its financial and operating results for quarter three of 2016, reporting that the demand for wood pellets continues to grow, driven by recent developments in Enviva’s core markets. READ MORE

November 07, 2016

USIPA kicks off with building optimism for US producers overseas

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe 6th Annual USIPA conference kicks off in Miami with a keynote panel on Cross-Atlantic biomass perspectives, including remarks from Tom Tidwell, chief of the U.S. Forest Service; Bruce Westerman, U.S. Congressman; and Nigel Adams, U.K. MP. READ MORE

November 04, 2016

Kentucky pellet project wins $2.52 million grant

BY Gov. Matt Bevin's office Found In:Pellets, ThermalHarlan Wood Products LLC was awarded a $2.52 million grant from the U.S. Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation Enforcement to develop a 75,000-ton pellet plant that will produce pellets for export to Europe, primarily Italy and Denmark. READ MORE