Industrial Thermal Energy & District Heating

February 19, 2016

Tour a New Biogas Plant

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasBiomass Magazine recently launched registration for the International Biomass Conference & Expo tour sites; one of the destinations is Blue Sphere Corp.’s new 5.2-MW biogas plant in Charlotte, North Carolina. READ MORE

February 18, 2016

UK housing association to install biomass heating system

BY Forrest Found In:ThermalForrest has been appointed to deliver a GBP 7 million ($10.03 million) energy efficient biomass heating system across five tower blocks in Knowsley for Villages Housing Association. The project includes the installation of two biomass units. READ MORE

February 18, 2016

Forest Fuels acquires Lakes Biomass

BY Forest Fuels Found In:Pellets, ThermalU.K.-based Forest Fuels has broadened its network of high-quality local wood-fuel-distribution depots by purchasing established Cumbrian operator Lakes Biomass, which delivers kiln-dried logs, kindling, woodchip, and pellets to customers. READ MORE

February 17, 2016

ART announces investment in biomass CHP project

BY Alpha Real Trust Ltd. Found In:Power, ThermalAlpha Real Trust Ltd. announces it has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire a the long leasehold interest in a site in Scotland for the installation of a wood-fired combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant. READ MORE

February 16, 2016

EPA deems C&D wood, railroad ties, paper waste as nonwaste fuels

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, ThermalThe U.S. EPA has finalized an amendment to its nonhazardous secondary materials (NHSM) rule that will add three sources of fuel to its list of categorical nonwaste fuels, potentially making it easier for biomass energy facilities to make use of them. READ MORE

February 16, 2016

DECC publishes new reports evaluating RHI renewable heat programs

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, ThermalU.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change recently published reports demonstrating over 80 percent of applicants to the renewable heat incentive are satisfied with their new systems, such as biomass boilers, to promote renewable heat generation. READ MORE

February 11, 2016

UK research supports AD food-based digestate use as fertilizer

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasWRAP has released results from The Digestate and Compost in Agriculture field experiments, providing an evidence base to support the use of food-based digestate, a product of anaerobic digestion, and composts by growers as renewable fertilizers. READ MORE

February 11, 2016

German Pellets files for insolvency

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalOn Feb. 11, German Pellets GmbH announced a German court has appointed a provisional insolvency administrator with regard to insolvency proceedings that have been initiated against the assets of the company. READ MORE

February 11, 2016

Active Energy Group announces launch of AEG CoalSwitch

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalU.K.-based Active Energy Group Plc recently announced the launch of its AEG CoalSwitch division. According to the company, its AEG CoalSwitch technology creates a biomass-based drop-in replacement for coal. READ MORE

February 11, 2016

North American pellet exports increased during the third quarter

BY North American Wood Fiber Review Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalNorth American overseas pellet exports increased for the second consecutive quarter in the third quarter of 2015, rising 15 percent from the previous quarter to reach a new record high of just over 1.6 million tons. READ MORE

February 10, 2016

Details announced for industry tour at 2016 IBCE

BY BBI International Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBBI International has announced the agenda for the industry tour taking place April 14 at the ninth annual International Biomass Conference & Expo . This tour will provide an in-depth look at the biogas industry in Charlotte, North Carolina. READ MORE

February 09, 2016

Floreat Group seeds biomass ventures, invests in UK renewables

BY Floreat Group Found In:Pellets, ThermalFloreat Group has committed $50 million to the U.K. biomass sector and launched FCM Bioenergy Ltd., trading as Vesta. Vesta is an energy supply company specializing in providing low-cost, long-term green energy contracts using biomass. READ MORE

February 09, 2016

UK biogas plant recycles waste heat using Orcan Energy technology

BY Orcan Energy AG Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasShropshire Energy (U.K.) Ltd. is recycling the waste heat from its biogas plant in Littleport, Cambridgeshire, in order to generate electricity with five ORC units from Orcan Energy, also known as ePacks. READ MORE

February 05, 2016

Chinese group to invest nearly $3 billion in 2 UK biomass plants

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, ThermalChinese investment group SinoFortone recently confirmed £2 billion ($2.9 billion) to back two biomass plants and associated food production centers in Wales, England. The food stations will use waste heat from the biomass plants to grow food. READ MORE

February 05, 2016

A Call For Columnists

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsHave a great idea for content, or a message to share? I want to hear about it. READ MORE

February 04, 2016

EBA promotes further use of biogas in EU heating, cooling sector

BY Katie FletcherFound In:ThermalLast month, the European Biogas Association released a position paper that strongly supports the European Commission’s plans to establish a common EU strategy for the heating and cooling sector. READ MORE

February 03, 2016

Energy Bill amendments aim to impede biofuels, benefit bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Senate is currently considering the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015. To date, lawmakers have introduced more than 275 amendments to the bill, including several that would impact biofuels and bioenergy. READ MORE

February 03, 2016

UK Green Investment Bank to establish a special share

BY U.K. Green Investment Bank Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.K. government recently announced that the U.K. Green Investment Bank will create a “special share” in the company as part of the process to introduce private capital to the organization. READ MORE

February 02, 2016

Biofuels industry speaks out following results of Iowa caucus

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Feb. 1, the Iowa caucus officially kicked off the primary election season. Twelve of the 14 candidates who participated in the Iowa caucus are supportive of the renewable fuel standard (RFS). READ MORE

February 02, 2016

European Biogas Association releases biogas, biomethane report

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe European Biogas Association published its Biogas and Biomethane Report 2015, the fifth edition of this annual statistical report. The report reflects the record-high growth in the number of plants and production in Europe. READ MORE

February 01, 2016

EBRD helps Ukrainian city launch biogas production

BY European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe West Ukrainian city of Lviv is installing a biogas plant for the generation of heat and power with support from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and several other organizations. READ MORE

January 29, 2016

Tradition celebrates the launch of new environmental markets hub

BY Tradition Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsTradition, an interdealer broker in commodity and financial products, has announced the launch of Tradition Green, a business hub thst brings together all environmental products brokered by Tradition under one brand. READ MORE

January 29, 2016

Calling On Pellet Producers

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, ThermalPellet Mill Magazine is conducting a survey to find out how the warmer winter and low fuel oil prices are affecting the industry. READ MORE

January 29, 2016

Opinion: Bullish on the Baltics

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, ThermalPellet Mill Magazine's first issue of 2016 takes a deep dive into pellet markets ascending in eastern Europe. The Baltic States and Russia are increasing pellet production and exports to surrounding European countries. READ MORE

January 28, 2016

FSA seeks comments on revision of information collection for NAP

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA’s Farm Service Agency has published a notice in the Federal Register seeking comments on a revision of a currently approved information collection in support of the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). READ MORE

January 28, 2016

Scottish Equity Partners invests in Ardor Energy

BY Scottish Equity Partners Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalScottish Equity Partners is investing up to £9 million ($12.92 million) from its Environmental Capital Fund to establish Ardor Energy,a new heat project focused platform that will fund a pipeline small–scale heat and combined-heat-and-power projects. READ MORE

January 28, 2016

Opinion: Facts Matter

BY Seth GintherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe United States Industrial Pellet Association and many of its members are making new waves on social media through Twitter, Facebook and other mediums to cut through the white noise and spread the message that #factsmatter. READ MORE

January 27, 2016

Opinion: Pass Me Along

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThreaded throughout this issue, in which Biomass Magazine once again turns it editorial gaze to dust management and plant safety, is a continued call for greater education, regardless of an employee’s position within a facility. READ MORE

January 27, 2016

In Depth: Waking Up the Bear

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, ThermalAs demand for wood pellets continues to grow across Europe, Russia’s wood pellet industry asserts itself to earn its fair market share, constrained only by a lack of adequate infrastructure. READ MORE

January 26, 2016

2015 Dairy Roadmap report published in UK

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasAt the close of the 2015, Dairy U.K. Ltd. released the 2015 Dairy Roadmap report, showing that the U.K. dairy industry has made significant strides in its environmental performance. READ MORE