Pellets & Densified Biomass

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Nether Netherlands

BY Tim PortzFound In:PelletsIn this installment of Ash Content I preview an article I'm writing on the developing market opportunity for wood pellets in the Netherlands. The opportunity is a good one, but will the Dutch smother it with overwrought sustainability requirements? READ MORE

November 26, 2014

Helsingin Energia, Vapo agree on pellet deliveries in Finland

BY Helsingin Energia Found In:Pellets, PowerHelsingin Energia and Vapo have agreed on wood pellet deliveries to the Salmisaari and Hanasaari combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plants. The delivery amounts are significant on the Finnish scale. Pellets are used for replacing imported coal. READ MORE

November 25, 2014

Drax commissions study on relative cost of biomass, offshore wind

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerDrax Power Ltd. recently commissioned a study from Frontier Economics that addresses the relative system cost of biomass and offshore wind in the U.K. The study determined the relative cost of offshore wind is significantly higher than biomass. READ MORE

November 25, 2014

DOE: Report assesses value of cofiring biomass with coal

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, PowerA joint Idaho National Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory report presents results of an evaluation funded by the Bioenergy Technologies Office that examines the effects of substituting up to 20 percent renewable biomass for coal. READ MORE

November 25, 2014

Opinion: Partners in Profit

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIn the midst of producing the final issue of Biomass Magazine in 2014, dedicated to biomass integrations, conversions and colocations, the International Panel on Climate Change released a report urging a phase-out of fossil fuel energy this century. READ MORE

November 25, 2014

In Depth: A Dot on the Map

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, PowerOntario Power Generation’s Atikokan and Thunder Bay generating station conversions mark a turning point in Canadian power generation. READ MORE

November 24, 2014

In Depth: Hand and Glove

BY Tim PortzFound In:PelletsAppalachian Wood Pellets and Malheur Pellet Mill grew out of existing sawmill operations that learned to leverage a colocation strategy for maximum operational benefits. READ MORE

November 22, 2014

In Depth: Test to Tradition

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsWith double the events from last year, National Bioenergy Day is evolving into an annual tradition. READ MORE

November 20, 2014

House passes bill that would impact EPA rulemaking

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Nov. 19, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that aims to prohibit the U.S. EPA from proposing regulations based on science that is not transparent or not reproducible by a vote of 237 to 190. READ MORE