Pellets & Densified Biomass

June 14, 2018

EU reaches deal on REDII, sets new goals for renewables

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn June 14, negotiators from the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Council reached a deal on a revised Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) that sets new targets for renewables. READ MORE

June 13, 2018

Senate ag committee restores 2018 Farm Bill Energy Title funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Senate ag committee has approved the its version of the 2018 Farm Bill with bipartisan support. The legislation includes an amendment offered by Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., that restores mandatory funding to Farm Bill Energy Title programs. READ MORE

June 11, 2018

EU researchers develop biomass torrefaction process

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalA new steam drying technique for wood developed through the EU-funded SteamBio project could significantly reduce transportation costs for biomass, according to the German-based Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology. READ MORE

June 08, 2018

Senate’s 2018 Farm Bill reauthorizes Energy Title programs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry released its version of the 2018 Farm Bill on June 8. The bill reauthorizes Energy Title programs, but provides insufficient funding to ensure their success, according to the AgEC. READ MORE

June 08, 2018

Valmet to deliver boiler, equipment to biomass plant in Japan

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerOn June 7, Valmet announced it will supply a biomass-fired 75 MWe CFB boiler and flue gas cleaning system to Air Water & Energia Power Onahama Corp.’s Onahama Plant in Japan. The plant will be primarily fueled by wood pellets and palm kernel shells. READ MORE

June 08, 2018

Carbon utilization bill could create value for CO2 emissions

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsSen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., has introduced legislation would allow carbon utilization technologies and biogas production to access USDA loan guarantees, research programs and rural development loans. READ MORE

June 07, 2018

EPA to change how it considers costs, benefits of regulations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn June 7, the U.S. EPA issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking, announcing the agency is soliciting public input on whether and how to change the way it considers costs and benefits in making regulatory decisions. READ MORE

June 07, 2018

RDIF, JBIC to develop wood pellet project in Russia

BY Russian Direct Investment Fund Found In:PelletsA coalition that includes the Russian Direct Investment Fund and JBICIG Partners have agreed to consider potential investments in Russia’s wood pellet industry. Construction on a 135,000-tom-per-year facility is expected to begin this year. READ MORE

June 06, 2018

Drax moves closer to coal-free future with unit four conversion

BY Drax Group Found In:Pellets, PowerDrax Power Station June 6 took a step closer to achieving its coal-free ambitions by taking its fourth coal-fired power generating unit offline as part of a planned outage program as it prepares to convert it to run on sustainable biomass. READ MORE