Industrial Thermal Energy & District Heating

September 24, 2019

Brightmark Energy invests in New York dairy biogas project

BY Brightmark Energy Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBrightmark Energy announced Sept. 24 that it has partnered with four dairy farms in upstate New York to utilize anaerobic digesters that will convert a total of 225,000 gallons of dairy waste per day from 11,000 cows into biogas and other products. READ MORE

September 23, 2019

White House seeks information on US bioeconomy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is seeking public input on the U.S. bioeconomy in an effort to inform notable gaps and vulnerabilities and to identify areas in which the bioeconomy could benefit from government attention. READ MORE

September 23, 2019

NCFA: Carbon stored in forests is not decreasing

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe North Carolina Forestry Association has spoken out to dispute a recent report released by the Center for Sustainable Economy and the Dogwood Alliance that claims that carbon stored in forests is decreasing. NCFA stresses it is not. READ MORE

September 18, 2019

Saica Group adds biomass boiler at French paper mill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:ThermalSpain-based Saica Group announced Sept. 12 it has inaugurated a biomass boiler at its paper mill in Venizel, France, that uses recycled wood and material rejected from the paper production process to generate process steam. READ MORE

September 18, 2019

ABC helps develop new RNG interconnection guide

BY American Biogas Council Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Northeast Gas Association and Gas Technology Institute recently released the Interconnect Guide for Renewable Natural Gas in New York State. The ABC and its member experts aided in development of the guide. READ MORE

September 12, 2019

Canadian associations call for a national ‘Clean Fuel Strategy’

BY Wood Pellet Association of Canada Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsCanada’s national clean fuels associations forecast greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions of over 50 million metric tons (Mt) per year by 2030 through greater production and use of renewable energy in Canada. READ MORE

September 12, 2019

RNG Coalition, Biomass Magazine partner on North American RNG map

BY BBI International Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBBI International and the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas have announced that the RNG Coalition is collaborating with Biomass Magazine to produce, design and release a new 2020 North American Renewable Natural Gas Facilities Map. READ MORE

September 11, 2019

EIA updates bioenergy forecasts in September STEO

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration expects nonhydropower renewables to provide 10 percent of total utility-scale electricity generation this this year, increasing to 12 percent in 2020, according to its September Short Term Energy Outlook. READ MORE

September 11, 2019

New educational platform launched at RNG Works 2019

BY Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe RNG Global Initiative and the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas announced a new learning platform Sept. 11 that is dedicated to public education of the environmental and economic benefits resulting from converting waste into RNG. READ MORE

September 09, 2019

UK REA urges government to commit to 16% bioenergy goal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.K. Renewable Energy Association on Sept. 4 released the third and final installment of its Bioenergy Strategy, urging the government to commit to bioenergy accounting for 16 percent of the U.K.'s primary energy supply by 2032. READ MORE

September 06, 2019

USDA solicits REAP applications for fiscal year 2020 funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA announced Aug. 30 it is seeking applications for fiscal year 2020 funding under the Rural Energy for America Program, which helps agriculture producers and rural small businesses make renewable energy and energy efficiency improvements. READ MORE

September 06, 2019

Opinion: India’s Nascent Crop Residue Supply Industry

BY Aru Mangla Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasIn India, crop residue has not been able to achieve the economic potential it possesses, primarily owing to the lack of a reliable supply chain mechanism for its collection and processing, READ MORE

September 06, 2019

In Depth: Blending Passion with Flavor

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, ThermalThe grilling pellet market has experienced exponential growth over the past few years, a trend likely to continue. READ MORE

September 05, 2019

CS Energy breaks ground on RNG plant in Indianapolis

BY SCS Energy Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSCS Energy recently broke ground on construction of a 4,000-scfm landfill gas to renewable natural gas (RNG) plant in Indianapolis. Indy High Btu LLC engaged SCS Energy to build the RNG plant under an engineer/procure/construct (EPC) agreement. READ MORE

September 04, 2019

In Depth: Alternatives to Traditional Silo Designs

BY Joel Dulin Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe benefits of a horizontal system are well worth considering for your next storage project, especially for multi-product operations. READ MORE

September 04, 2019

Valmet supplies biomass boiler to CHP plant in Germany

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalValmet will supply a biomass-fired boiler and a flue gas treatment plant to BS Energy’s CHP plant in Braunschweig, Germany. The plant will produce approximately 20 MW of electricity and 60 MW of thermal energy for use in district heating. READ MORE

September 04, 2019

Alberta mine reclamation project to produce willow for bioenergy

BY Alberta Innovates Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAlberta Innovates is contributing $1.5 million to a project that will use municipal organic waste to replenish soil at at an Alberta coal mine to grow a willow crop that may be used as a biomass feedstock for renewable energy. READ MORE

September 04, 2019

In Depth: Biochar: If You Make It, Will They Come?

BY Kathleen Draper Found In:Power, ThermalMarkets for biochar, most commonly produced as a gasification or pyrolysis byproduct, are expanding. READ MORE

August 28, 2019

EPA proposes federal plan under 2016 landfill gas regulations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe EPA took two actions in August relating to the timing and implementation of 2016 emission guidelines for existing MSW landfills. One is a rule to align state plan timing requirements with ACE regulations. The other is a proposed federal plan. READ MORE

August 28, 2019

Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic cauldron to be fueled with pellets

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, ThermalThe Olympic cauldron for the 2020 Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland, will be fueled with domestically produced wood pellets, according to information released by the organizing committee of the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games in July. READ MORE

August 28, 2019

DOE funds bioimaging projects for bioenergy

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy announced Aug. 23 $13.5 million in funding for six projects to develop new approaches to microscopic imaging of plants and microbes, with the goal of advancing bioenergy research. READ MORE

August 23, 2019

Report shows exponential growth in EU biogas production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBioenergy Europe, in collaboration with the European Biogas Association, recently released its 2019 report on biogas, which shows biogas production in Europe has grown exponentially since 1990. The EU had approximately 17,783 biogas plants in 2017. READ MORE

August 22, 2019

Canada awards $7.6 million to UBC’s biomass expansion project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalThe Canadian government announced Aug. 19 it will provide $7.6 million to support the University of British Columbia’s biomass expansion project, which will increase the university’s renewable energy capacity. READ MORE

August 22, 2019

DOE announces $64 million to help develop bioenergy crops

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy announced Aug. 21 $64 million in funding for 25 university-led genomics research projects on plants and microbes for bioenergy and bioproducts. The projects aim to improve features like drought resistance and crop yield. READ MORE

August 14, 2019

Bioenergy DevCo receives $106 million investment, buys BTS Biogas

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBioenergy DevCo announced Aug. 8 it has received a $106 million investment from Newlight Partners LP to grow anaerobic digestion (AD) technology in North America. The following day, the company announced the acquisition of BTS Biogas. READ MORE

August 14, 2019

EIA updates bioenergy generation, capacity forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. Energy Information Administration currently expects nonhydro renewables to provide 10 percent of U.S. utility-scale generation in 2019, increasing to 12 percent in 2020, according to the agency’s latest Short Term Energy Outlook. READ MORE

August 13, 2019

DOE seeks input on its FY 2019 EERE, BETO research priorities

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Department of Energy’s Office of Efficiency and Renewable Energy is seeking public input on its EERE and Bioenergy Technologies Office research priorities, including those focused on corn fiber biofuel, food waste, data efforts and algae biomass. READ MORE

August 05, 2019

Oregon governor signs RNG bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOregon Gov. Kate Brown recently signed SB 98 into law. The bill sets voluntary renewable natural gas (RNG) goals for the state’s natural gas utilities, creating a path for RNG to become an increasing part of Oregon’s energy supply. READ MORE

August 05, 2019

Report: EU demand for wood pellets continues to grow

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalA recent report filed with the USDA FAS's GAIN predicts the EU market for wood pellets will likely grow this year but cautions future expansions could be limited by sustainability requirements introduced by individual member states. READ MORE

August 01, 2019

Engie to build, operate 29 MW biomass heating plant in Spain

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:ThermalEngie announced July 24 it has been awarded a contract to construct and operate a new biomass heating plant in Pamplona, Spain, that will supply heat to 4,500 homes and several public buildings. READ MORE