Pellets & Densified Biomass

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NB Power to find new fuel source for Belledune plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerNew Brunswick, Canada-based NB Power has announced plans to eliminate coal from its energy mix by 2030 by identifying a new energy source for its Belledune Generating Station. The utility is investigating the use of hydrogen, biomass and natural gas. READ MORE

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EIA revises 2017, 2018 bioenergy, wood heating forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the December edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, revising its 2017 and 2018 forecasts for bioenergy production and residential wood heating. READ MORE

December 12, 2017

Dalhousie University biomass heat plant replacement in full swing

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, ThermalA $24.2 million project to replace the aging thermal plant at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is well underway, and has potential for an early startup. READ MORE

December 08, 2017

FutureMetrics paper discusses fighting, preventing storage fires

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PelletsFutureMetrics has released a new white paper focused on best practices for fighting and preventing fires in wood pellet storage domes and silos. The paper is authored by John Swaan, senior operations expert at FutureMetrics. READ MORE

December 07, 2017

Wood Stove Design Challenge announces initial round of finalists

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, ThermalInventors, universities, and manufacturers are competing to design an integrated thermoelectric generator and wood stove that is optimized for both home heat and electrical power output as part of the fourth Wood Stove Design Challenge. READ MORE

December 04, 2017

In Depth: Biomass in Japan’s Best Energy Mix

BY Anna Simet & Tim Portz Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalDemand for imported biomass is expected to surge in Japan, in the midst of an aggressive energy landscape overhaul. READ MORE

December 01, 2017

In Depth: Molding a New Pellet Design

BY Jason Hendry Found In:PelletsWhat began as a project focused on developing pellets that could be shipped via pipeline led to the development of a new type of torrefied pellet that has increased bulk energy density, durability, and resistance to moisture. READ MORE

November 30, 2017

Drax Biomass: LaSalle BioEnergy begins pellet production

BY Drax Biomass Inc. Found In:Pellets, PowerDrax Biomass Inc. has begun start up production at its newest facility, LaSalle BioEnergy in Urania, Louisiana. The facility is the third pellet plant in DBI’s portfolio and has an annual capacity of 450,000 metric tons. READ MORE

November 30, 2017

BETO launches new Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has established the Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium, a research and development consortium focused on biomass supply, preprocessing, and conversion technologies. READ MORE