Biomass Power

May 10, 2018

UK college opens bioenergy training center

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalU.K. Prime Minister Theresa May recently helped celebrate the opening of a new bioenergy training center at the U.K.-based Berkshire College of Agriculture. The new energy center will provide training in in biofuel engineering and related skills. READ MORE

May 10, 2018

CEC chooses DP CleanTech for biomass power plant in China

BY DP CleanTech Found In:PowerIn April 2018, CEC signed a third biomass project contract with DP CleanTech whereby DP will provide its most advanced complete biomass solution to CEC. The 30 MW project will be in Nanyang Economic Development Zone, Baixiang County, Hebei province. READ MORE

May 10, 2018

Air Products acquires Shell’s gasification technology

BY Air Products Found In:Power, ThermalAir Products has acquired gasification technology from Shell. The acquisition includes Shell’s associated patent portfolios for solids (coal and biomass) gasification and sharing of patent rights for residue and biomass gasification. READ MORE

May 09, 2018

EIA: 600,000 tons of densified biomass fuel sold in January

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. Energy Information Administration recently announced that U.S. manufacturers of densified biomass fuel reported producing 620,000 tons and selling 600,000 tons of fuel products in January. READ MORE

May 09, 2018

Report analyzes biomass supply, demand in Asia to 2030

BY Hawkins Wright Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalAsia’s demand for biomass is growing rapidly. Wood pellet imports into South Korea and Japan have grown exponentially in the past few years. In 2017 South Korea imported 2.4 million tons (Mt) of wood pellets, 20 times more than was imported in 2012. READ MORE

May 04, 2018

USDA solicits applications for Repowering Assistance Program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA is soliciting applications for up to $5 million in funding under its Repowering Assistance Program, which helps eligible biorefineries use biomass as a replacement for fossil fuels used to create heat or power. READ MORE

May 04, 2018

Pingree, Young launch bipartisan food waste caucus

BY Rep. Chellie Pingree's office Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasOn April 30, Reps. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, and David Young, R-Iowa, launched a bipartisan House Food Waste Caucus to explore opportunities to reduce food waste. The American Biogas Council spoke at a recent briefing hosted by Pingree. READ MORE

May 03, 2018

Chempolis, Fortum, NRL partner to build biorefinery in India

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsChempolis, Fortum and Numaligarh Revinery Ltd. have formed a joint venture to develop a biorefinery in India that will convert 300,000 tons of bamboo annually into ethanol, furfural, acetic acid and biocoal. READ MORE

May 03, 2018

DOE offers bioenergy research funding opportunities

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced four funding opportunities totaling up to $78 million to support early-stage bioenergy research and development under the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office. READ MORE

May 02, 2018

Covanta: Fairfax plant runs at record levels in Q1

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerCovanta Holding Corp. recently released first quarter 2018 financial results. During an April 26 investor call, the company provided updates of its waste-to-energy projects, including the restart of the Fairfax County, Virginia, plant. READ MORE

May 02, 2018

Wood formation model to fuel progress in bioenergy

BY North Carolina State University Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA new systems biology model that mimics the process of wood formation allows scientists to predict the effects of switching on and off 21 pathway genes involved in producing lignin, a primary component of wood. READ MORE

April 30, 2018

EIA: Subsidies for renewables down as tax credits diminish

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsFederal subsidies for renewable energy—including biofuels for transportation use and renewable generation of electricity—dropped to $6.7 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2016, a 56 percent decline from FY 2013. READ MORE

April 30, 2018

EIB launches financing initiative for bioeconomy, agriculture

BY European Investment Bank Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe European Investment Bank, the EU bank, announced the launch of a new financing initiative April 16 that aims to unlock close to EUR 1 billion of investment in the agriculture and bioeconomy sector. READ MORE

April 27, 2018

EPC contractor appointed for South African biomass project

BY ELB Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd. Found In:PowerA consortium comprised of ELB Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd., KC Cottrell and the ELB Educational Trust have been appointed as EPC contractor for a 25 MW biomass project under development in South Africa. READ MORE

April 26, 2018

California bill on pipeline integration of RNG clears committee

BY Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsA proposed bill sponsored by the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas that seeks to accelerate the production and integration of green gas into California’s natural gas supply passed out of the State Assembly’s Utilities and Energy Committee April 26. READ MORE

April 26, 2018

Biomass Secure Power enters MOU to deliver biocoal

BY Biomass Secure Power Inc. Found In:Pellets, PowerBiomass Secure Power Inc. recently announced ithas entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a power company located in the U.S. for the delivery of biocoal. Shipments are currently scheduled to begin during the third quarter of 2019. READ MORE

April 26, 2018

In Depth: Building Out Biomass in the Land Down Under

BY Patrick C. Miller Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalWill Australia use bioenergy to its full potential, or primarily serve export markets? READ MORE

April 25, 2018

Ameresco: Woodland Meadows landfill gas project now open

BY Ameresco Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsAmeresco Inc. announced April 23 that the landfill gas to renewable natural gas facility at Waste Management’s Woodland Meadows Landfill has achieved EPA approval and is now in operation. The RNG facility was commissioned in November. READ MORE

April 24, 2018

RNG Coalition releases RNG project map, database

BY Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas has relased a new map and project database of renewable natural gas production facilities in North America. The database reveals that there are now at least 76 operating RNG facilities in the U.S. and Canada. READ MORE

April 23, 2018

In Depth: From Impoverished to Empowered

BY Ron Kotrba Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa, a multidonor fund administered by the African Development Bank Group, is making headway in effecting real socioeconomic change in sub-Saharan Africa—and biomass power is an integral component. READ MORE

April 18, 2018

House committee passes 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn April 18, the House Agriculture Committee passed its version of the 2018 Farm Bill, officially titled the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. The bill reauthorizes many bioenergy programs, but provides them with only discretionary funding. READ MORE

April 18, 2018

Partnership aims to make biocoal accessible to everyone

BY Clean Electricity Generation Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsAt several locations around the world, a partnership of international companies initiated by Clean Energy Generation and Stork, a Fluor Co., plans to construct facilities for the commercial-scale production of biocoal. READ MORE

April 18, 2018

BSP licenses technology from RBE, plans Louisiana biocoal plant

BY Biomass Secure Power Inc. Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalBiomass Secure Power Inc. has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with River Basin Energy Inc. The IP covered under the agreement includes technology that will be deployed at BSP’s Louisiana plant for the manufacture of biocoal. READ MORE

April 18, 2018

Veolia launches UK online marketplace for organic resources

BY Veolia Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsVeolia is launching an online trading platform in the U.K. that makes it easier to sell and buy organic resources. The BioTrading website will be a sales and auction marketplace that connects buyers to the rest of the value chain. READ MORE

April 17, 2018

McConnell introduces the Hemp Farming Act of 2018

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn April 12, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., introduced the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, legislation that aims to legalize and clearly define hemp as an agricultural commodity and remove it from the list of controlled substances. READ MORE

April 17, 2018

Ence selects boiler manufacturer for biomass power project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerSpain-based Ence Energía y Celulosa S.A. has announced Gestamp Biomass Solutions will construct the boiler for its new 40 MW biomass power plant that is under development in Huelva, a city in southwest Spain. READ MORE

April 13, 2018

IRENA: Global bioenergy capacity increases in 2017

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, BiogasThe International Renewable Energy Agency has released new data that shows global renewable power generation capacity increased by 167 GW in 2017, reaching 2,179 GW. This represents an annual growth of approximately 8.3 percent. READ MORE

April 12, 2018

Draft 2018 Farm Bill reauthorizes Energy Title programs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn April 12, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K Michael Conaway, R-Texas, released a draft of the 2018 Farm Bill. The legislation reauthorizes many bioenergy-related programs, but provides them with only discretionary funding. READ MORE

April 11, 2018

Turboden provides power unit to biomass project in Turkey

BY Turboden Found In:PowerTurboden, a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, leader in Organic Rankine Cycle turbogenerators for distributed power generation employing renewable sources and waste heat, signed an order with AGT A.Ş. for a 5.5 MWe power-only unit. READ MORE

April 10, 2018

EIA predicts increased bioenergy capacity in 2018, 2019

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the April edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting nonhydropower renewables will provide 10 percent of electricity generation this year, increasing to 11 percent in 2019. READ MORE