Industrial Thermal Energy & District Heating
August 30, 2013
R.C. Costello & Associates Inc. and Zeton Inc. signed a memorandum of understanding to provide a customized "end-to-end" solution from feasibility studies, process simulation, front end engineering to detailed design, procurement, and fabrication.
August 23, 2013
The European Union recently published its annual biofuels report for 2013 with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service's Global Agricultural Information Network, reporting that solid biomass will play an important role in meeting renewable targets.
August 22, 2013
The U.K. Department of Energy & Climate Change has announced that starting in 2015, the biomass industry must show its fuel is sustainable to receive financial support. The requirements apply to power generators with 1 megawatt capacity or higher.
August 20, 2013
Metso announced it will be the supplier of a biomass plant for hot water district heating to energy company Elenia Lampo in Turenki, Finland. The 10 MW plant will be fired on locally sourced biomass and utilize Metso's BioGrate combustion technology.
August 19, 2013
California-based NextFuels has emerged from stealth mode and is unveiling its strategy to produce advanced biofuels from wet, unprocessed agricultural waste via a hydrothermal process originally developed by Shell in the 1980s.
August 15, 2013
On Aug. 15, the USDA awarded more than $21 million in grant and loan funding to 631 projects under the Rural Energy for America Program, several of which include the installation of biomass boilers and anaerobic digestion systems.
August 14, 2013
Detroit Renewable Energy LLC completed $55 million in long-term financing to support its investment in the environmental, renewable energy and economic development infrastructure in Detroit.
August 09, 2013
Dion Banks, director of governmental affairs for Cambridge International, is among a group of individuals appointed by Governor O'Malley to the Maryland Thermal Renewable Energy Credit Task Force in support for Senate Bill 797.
August 08, 2013
The U.S. Energy Information Administration has published the August issue of its Short-Term Energy outlook, predicting increased electricity generation from wood biomass and waste biomass in 2014.
August 07, 2013
The U.S. EPA has updated its RE-Powering Mapping and Screening Tool, which is part of the RE-Powering America's Land Initiative. The tool lists thousands of potential sites for bioenergy and biofuels on contaminated land, landfill and mine sites.
August 02, 2013
Foresight Group and the UK Green Investment Bank plc are investing in the construction of the Evermore Renewable Energy 15.8 MW wood fueled combined-heat-and-power (CHP) station to be built on a 10-acre site in Northern Ireland.
August 01, 2013
The Canadian province of Nova Scotia has proposed new regulations that would require organizations that burn wood or wood byproducts to generate 250 kW or more of heat or electricity to register with the province.
July 29, 2013
The Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry is accepting bids for a 25-year timber sale on state land near Tok. The sale will reduce fire hazards and could support the state's renewable energy goals.
July 25, 2013
Heat Smart Plus Inc., the factory representatives for Manitoba-based Piney Manufacturing, has announced that the company's new biomass heating system has gained U.S. EPA qualification for North American distribution.
July 23, 2013
Rep. Mike Michaud, R-Maine, has introduced the House version of the Biomass Thermal Utilization Act of 2013. The bill provides incentives to install residential, commercial and industrial biomass heating systems.
July 19, 2013
Goodfield, Ill.-based Chip Energy broke ground on a 100-ton-per-day biomass recycling and pelletizing plant that can condense a variety of feedstock sources. The plant configuration is designed to serve the power and cellulosic biofuels industries.
July 18, 2013
The U.S. Senate has voted to approve Gina McCarthy's nomination to lead the U.S. EPA by a vote of 59 to 40. President Obama nominated McCarthy as the EPA administrator in March.
July 18, 2013
Tomatin Distillery, a producer and blender of Scotch whisky located near Inverness, Scotland, is switching out its oil-fired boiler with a wood pellet boiler system that will replace 80 percent of its current heat load.
July 18, 2013
A report published by the Centre for Alternative Technology asserts that the U.K. can achieve a net zero carbon emissions level by leveraging existing technology. The report describes a scenario under which this benchmark is achieved by 2030.
July 16, 2013
The U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change has published tariff levels for the version of the Renewable Heat Incentive program aimed at households. A similar program has been operational in the U.K.'s non-domestic sector since November 2011.
July 15, 2013
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has thrown out the U.S. EPA's three-year deferment of biogenic emissions from the Greenhouse Gas Tailoring rule, just over one year before it expires.
July 15, 2013
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ruled in the case Center for Biological Diversity v. U.S. EPA that EPA provided insufficient legal justification to defer greenhouse gas (GHG) regulation of biogenic emissions.
July 12, 2013
The European Commission and members of European industry will invest more than EUR 22 billion ($28.70 billion) over the next seven years under the Horizon 2020 research initiative. A portion of that investment will support biobased innovations.
July 11, 2013
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a stripped down of the Farm Bill on July 11. Members of Congress voted 216-208 to approve the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, or H.R. 2642.
July 11, 2013
Planning permission for an 80,000 metric ton Energos clean energy recovery from waste facility in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, has been granted by Environment Minister of Northern Ireland Alex Attwood.
July 10, 2013
A recent white paper published by FutureMetrics and prepared by William Strauss, chief economist of the Biomass Thermal Energy Council, investigates the positive economic impacts of the Biomass Thermal Utilization Act of 2013.
July 08, 2013
The European Environment Agency has published a report that says bioenergy production should comply with E.U. objectives to use resources more efficiently. The report contains three future scenarios for bioenergy development in Europe.
June 28, 2013
With more than 500 registrants, Biomass Magazine successfully launched its new webinar series with the first session focusing on the growing European demand for American wood pellets.
June 27, 2013
Roughly six months after the U.K. Department for Business, Innovation & Skills declared it open for business, the U.K. Green Investment Bank has released its first annual report, which details several biomass investments made to date.
June 27, 2013
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Daniel Johansson, an official with the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications, have pledged to continue working together on research, technology and public policy related to the field of bioenergy.
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