SUNY ESF to install biomass CHP system

The State University College of Environmental Science & Forestry will use a $963,000 state grant to install a biomass combined-heat-and-power (CHP) system. The $2.4 million system will be fueled by wood pellets from nearby manufacturers.
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Petition seeks a stay on Boiler MACT and CISWI rules

A coalition led by AF&PA is petitioning the EPA for a stay on its Boiler Maximum Achievable Control Technology and Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incinerator rules. The stay would temporarily stop the judicial proceedings in the rule making.
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Vermont to implement wood pellet heating incentive

Out of concern for energy independence and a desire to boost the use of locally sourced fuel and equipment, the Vermont governor has called on Efficiency Vermont and the Department of Public Service to incentivize a switch to wood pellet heat.
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Preventing pellet plant design errors

First-time biomass plant developers commonly use the trial and error method, but the road to success doesn't always have to be littered with mistakes, according to Karl-Heinz Schulz, vice president of technology and engineering at BiEnergy Group.
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BCAP project area proposal deadline nearing

The USDA Farm Service Agency has issued a notice to remind applicants that the deadline for Biomass Crop Assistance Program project area proposals is May 27.
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Taylor Biomass will receive loan guarantee

Taylor Biomass Energy LLC, a biomass gasification plant under construction in Orange County, N.Y., will receive its $100 million loan guarantee after several months of uncertainty.
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ReVenture's yard waste feedstock ruled renewable

North Carolina state regulators recently determined yard waste a renewable source, clearing the way for proposed eco-industrial area ReVenture Park to sell its biopower and renewable energy credits.
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REAP application deadline approaching

The deadline for fiscal year 2011 applications under the USDA's Rural Energy for America Program is June 15. The program assists eligible renewable energy and energy efficiency projects by providing funding up to 25 percent of the total project cost.
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Oregon Senate passes biomass inventory bill

The Oregon Senate has passed a bill that would require the state forestry department to perform inventories of potential woody biomass resources for energy production. SB 862 will now go to the Oregon House.
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Babcock to build new waste-to-energy plant in Florida

The Babcock & Wilcox Co. and consortium partner BE&K Construction Co. LLC will design, engineer, construct and operate a new waste-to-energy power plant for the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County in Florida.
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