Industrial Thermal Energy & District Heating

April 10, 2015

BCSE: FY 2016 climate funding aids U.S. clean energy companies

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe Business Council for Sustainable Energy has sent letters to members of Congress on behalf of its membership expressing support for the U.S. contribution to two climate funds in the administration’s fiscal year (FY) 2016 federal budget request. READ MORE

April 10, 2015

SBP accepts SCS Global Services as applicant certification body

BY SCS Global Services Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsSCS Global Services, a leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, announced that it has been accepted as an applicant certification body for the Sustainable Biomass Partnership. READ MORE

April 10, 2015

Deal forged on Minnesota bioeconomy legislation

BY Bioeconomy Coalition of Minnesota Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBiobased industry, agriculture, and environmental interests recently reached agreement on legislation in Minnesota that would create production-based incentives for renewable chemicals, advanced biofuels and biomass thermal energy. READ MORE

April 09, 2015

FutureMetrics: Convert to pellets before upgrading insulation

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, ThermalFutureMetrics LLC recently published a white paper on why homeowners should switch from heating oil boilers to wood pellet boilers before upgrading the insulation in their home. READ MORE

April 09, 2015

U.S. Forest Service highlights accomplishments of CFLRP

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. Forest Service has published a five-year report on its Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program, noting the program has made 2.1 million green tons of biomass available for energy production. READ MORE

April 09, 2015

Renewable Heat NY projects support growth of biomass industry

BY New York State Energy Research and Development Authority Found In:Pellets, ThermalThe New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and Vincent's Heating and Fuel Service have announced the kickoff of 15 commercial and residential high-efficiency, low-emission wood pellet-fired heating projects. READ MORE

April 09, 2015

USDA awards funds to expand, accelerate wood energy markets

BY USDA Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalOn April 9, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the award of over $9 million to expand and accelerate wood energy and other wood product markets. The federal funds will leverage $22 million in investments from partners. READ MORE

April 09, 2015

Iowa leadership to lead trade missions to South Korea, Brazil

BY Gov. Terry E. Branstad's Office Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds announced that they will lead trade missions to South Korea and Brazil respectively. Both trips are aimed at expanding trade and investment opportunities. READ MORE

April 08, 2015

EIA updates bioenergy forecasts in short-term outlook

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the April edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, reporting total renewables used for electricity and heat generation are expected to grow by 3.4 percent this year. READ MORE

April 08, 2015

DRT announces commissioning of biomass power station in France

BY DRT Found In:Power, ThermalDRT has announced the biomass cogeneration plant at its site in Vielle-Saint-Girons, France, has become reality. After a four-month testing phase, the power plant was officially put in service in the beginning of 2015. READ MORE

April 08, 2015

In Depth: Empowering Exporters

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsResources made available by the International Trade Administration equip companies with the tools, financing and knowhow required to increase renewable exports. READ MORE

April 08, 2015

Opinion: WRI Wrong On Wood Pellets

BY William Strauss Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalFutureMetric's William Strauss counters findings of a paper released by the World Resource Institute. READ MORE

April 07, 2015

Opinion: The UK’s Untapped Market Potential

BY Neil Harrison Found In:Pellets, Thermal Neil Harrison, vice chairman of the Wood Heat Association, discusses major market drivers and trends in the U.K. heating market. READ MORE

April 06, 2015

In Depth: Navigating the Sea of Approval

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, ThermalAttempting to expand the North American wood heat sector, U.S. distributors seek proven European technology to further foster market development. READ MORE

April 03, 2015

Senators advocate for bioenergy appropriations in letter

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalA group of five senators recently sent a letter to two Senate subcommittees asking them to support funding for programs that bolster the development of thermal and electric biomass energy technologies, supply chains and market opportunities. READ MORE

April 03, 2015

Massachusetts announces $1 million expansion for AgEnergy grants

BY Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasMassachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker recently announced that Massachusetts farmers will soon be able to apply to the expanded Department of Agricultural Resources' AgEnergy Grant Program, thanks to new funding from the Department of Energy Resources. READ MORE

April 02, 2015

UK Green Investment Bank backs new biomass projects

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasU.K. Green Investment Bank has made several announcements recently about investments made for upcoming, renewable energy projects, including the Levenseat Renewable Energy Ltd. project. READ MORE

April 02, 2015

Dartmouth-led team studies climate smart dairy farming, bioenergy

BY Dartmouth Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasDartmouth and the University of Maryland have received federal funding to study the environmental and financial benefits of converting methane gas from cow manure into electricity and heat on Vermont and New York dairy farms over the next 60 years. READ MORE

April 02, 2015

Reviewing the Global Pellet Market

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe eighth annual International Biomass Conference & Expo is just a few short weeks away, and Biomass Magazine/BBI International have been busy putting the final pieces of the puzzle in place. READ MORE

April 01, 2015

Fortum to invest in a CHP plant in Poland

BY Fortum Found In:Power, ThermalFortum plans to build a new multifuel combined-heat-and-power plant in Zabrze, Poland. The facility is expected to start commercial operations in 2018. The plant will primarily be fueled by refuse derived fuel and coal, but can take in biomass. READ MORE

April 01, 2015

Scottish university wins funding for biomass energy project

BY Scottish Government Found In:ThermalThe University of St. Andrews in Scotland has been awarded funding to support the development of a green energy center that take in woody biomass as fuel. Hot water produced at the plant will heat and cool laboratories and student residences. READ MORE

March 26, 2015

New Brunswick pellet plant to double domestic volume

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalGroupe Savoie Inc., a hardwood products supplier in New Brunswick, Canada, recently announced that it plans to double the volume dedicated to the domestic side of its pellet production at its Saint-Quentin pellet plant in the coming year. READ MORE

March 26, 2015

Saxlund, Axis Industries announce new joint biomass projects

BY Saxlund International Found In:Power, ThermalFollowing their strategic partnership, biomass combustion and bulk materials handling firm Saxlund International, together with Axis Industries have announced two new biomass combustion projects to deliver combined-heat-and-power (CHP) for customers. READ MORE

March 24, 2015

Phoenix seeks trash-to-energy solutions

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe city of Phoenix is calling on the private sector for responses to a request for proposals (RFP) and call for innovators (CFI) to turn trash into resources. READ MORE

March 23, 2015

Groups laud biomass heat inclusion in federal GHG Executive Order

BY Biomass Thermal Energy Council & Pellet Fuels Institute Found In:Pellets, ThermalThe Biomass Thermal Energy Council and the Pellet Fuels Institute commend President Obama's commitment to expanding the use of renewable thermal energy with the issuance of Executive Order "Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade." READ MORE

March 23, 2015

Report provides insight on UK bioenergy future

BY Energy Technologies Institute Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBioenergy has the potential to help secure UK energy supplies, mitigate climate change, and create significant green growth opportunities if deployed effectively, according to a new report from the Energy Technologies Institute. READ MORE

March 20, 2015

AEE report illustrates growth in the U.S. advanced energy market

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Advanced Energy Economy recently commissioned a study completed by Navigant Research that found the U.S. advanced energy market grew by 14 percent last year, which is five times the rate of the U.S. economy overall. READ MORE

March 19, 2015

Obama signs executive order to reduce federal GHG emissions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasPresident Obama has signed an executive order focused on planning for federal sustainability in the next decade. Renewable energy targets and compliance with the USDA's BioPreferred program are among the issues addressed in the executive order. READ MORE

March 19, 2015

Bioenergy projects selected for CEC funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe California Energy Commission recently approved $21 million in grants for energy innovation and efficiency programs. Several bioenergy projects were among those selected for funding. READ MORE

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