Biomass Power

April 10, 2014

EIA predicts increased energy generation from renewables

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has published the April issue of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, which includes forecasts for bioenergy production and the use of wood in home heating applications. READ MORE

April 10, 2014

Biomass Power Association addresses inaccurate report

BY Biomass Power Association Found In:PowerRather than a scientific study, the report issued by Partnership for Policy Integrity this week should be regarded as an 81-page editorial. It showcases a fundamental misunderstanding of the science surrounding forestry and biomass. READ MORE

April 09, 2014

2G Cenergy to provide technology to Ohio waste-to-energy facility

BY Chris HansonFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas2G Cenergy Power Systems Technologies Inc. announced it will supply $8 million worth of its technologies to Team Gemini LLC's Gemini Synergy Center in Grove City, Ohio. The project broke ground last year. READ MORE

April 09, 2014

EIA: US added 549 MW of biomass capacity last year

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerRecently published U.S. Energy Infrastructure Administration data shows that U.S. added 549 MW of biomass-fired power plant capacity last year. According to the EIA, 511 MW of that capacity was from wood-fire or wood waste-fired facilities. READ MORE

April 07, 2014

McCarthy addresses RFS, biogenic emissions during hearing

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA's policies with regard to the renewable fuel standard and biogenic carbon emissions were among the topics discussed during a recent EPA budget hearing held by the House Committee on Appropriations. READ MORE

April 07, 2014

Enginuity moves to Mexico, Mo., to scale up eCARB process

BY Sue Retka SchillFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalEnginuity Worldwide LLC has moved its research and development activities into the Missouri Plant Science Center in Mexico, Mo., in order to produce larger quantities of its biomass-based engineered pellets for large-scale testing. READ MORE

April 04, 2014

Associations release renewable energy outlook paper

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsMultiple renewable energy trade association have teamed up to produce a single report that contains current market reviews, outlooks and policy recommendations for each respective sector, including biomass power, biomass thermal, and waste-to-energy. READ MORE

April 04, 2014

NYSERDA funds ESF effort to boost energy value of wood chips

BY State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry Found In:Power, ThermalA research team at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry has received a $150,000 grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to study the use of flue gas to dry wood chips to improve their efficiency. READ MORE

April 03, 2014

Senate committee approves tax credit extension package

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Senate Finance Committee approved tax credit extension package on April 3 that includes several biofuel and bioenergy provisions. The committee voted down an amendment that aimed to strip biofuel and renewable energy credits from the bill. READ MORE

April 03, 2014

Covanta facility wins EPA award for clean air technology

BY Covanta Energy Corp. Found In:PowerThe Montgomery County Resource Recovery Facility, operated by Covanta, has received the prestigious 2014 Clean Air Technology Award from the U.S. EPA. The award has recognized the facility for upgrading its emission control system. READ MORE

April 03, 2014

Viaspace advances projects in California and St. Croix

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasViaspace Inc. has recently announced progress with its projects in California and St. Croix. The California project will convert Giant King Grass into advanced biofuels and power, while the St. Croix project will convert the feedstock to biogas. READ MORE

April 03, 2014

Opinion: The Biomass Industry’s Beating Heart

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBiomass Magazine Executive Editor Tim Portz discusses the incredible efforts that members of the biomass industry make to lead the industry to success. READ MORE

April 02, 2014

Biomass gasification plant in Bulgaria to use GE technology

BY GE Found In:PowerA landmark biomass-to-energy plant powered by GE's Jenbacher gas engine technology is being built near Stroevo, in Plovdiv province. The 5-MW Karlovo plant will use three of GE's Genbacher engines, one J612 and two J620 units. READ MORE

April 02, 2014

Opinion: Lessons of Winter

BY Bob Cleaves Found In:PowerBiomass Power Association President Bob Cleaves discusses lessons learned during the 2013-2014 winter season. READ MORE

April 01, 2014

Iowa bill would extend state renewable energy tax credit

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalThe Iowa Senate has passed a bill that aims to extend the deadline for renewable energy projects to qualify for the state's renewable energy tax credits. It also has provisions that apply to cogeneration projects associated with ethanol plants. READ MORE

March 31, 2014

White House releases methane reduction strategy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasOn March 28, the White House released its Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions under the President's Climate Action Plan. The strategy addresses methane from landfills, agriculture, coal mines and oil and gas operations. READ MORE

March 31, 2014

React Energy releases financial results, acquires thermal assets

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalU.K.-based React Energy plc has released financial results for the six months ended Dec. 31, reporting progress with development of its Enfield Biomass project. The company also recently announced the acquisition of biomass thermal assets. READ MORE

March 28, 2014

New Harris Poll finds public perception of biomass held steady

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalA recently released Harris Poll addresses public perception of a variety of energy technologies, including biomass energy. The results show that many U.S. adults are unfamiliar with biomass energy and its benefits. READ MORE

March 28, 2014

Anaergia commissions 1.5 MW biogas facility in London

BY Anaergia Inc. Found In:Power, BiogasAnaergia Inc. has announced that UTS Biogas Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Anaergia based in the United Kingdom, has successfully constructed and commissioned a 1.5 MW biogas facility at Dagenham, London, for its client TEG Environmental Ltd. READ MORE

March 28, 2014

In Depth: Power Pundits

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerSteve Bossotti, Bob Cleaves and Mark Paisley are making a mark on the biomass power industry. READ MORE

March 27, 2014

EPA proposal classifies wood fuel from construction, demolition

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalOn March 27, the U.S. EPA released a proposed rule to amend its Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials. The proposal would add wood processed from construction and demolition debris to the list of fuels covered by the regulation. READ MORE

March 27, 2014

Forth Energy abandons plans for 3 biomass power plants

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalU.K.-based Forth Energy, a joint venture between SSE Ltd. and Forth Ports, has announced it will not continue with plans to develop its previously announced Grangemouth and Rosyth biomass power plants in Scotland. READ MORE

March 27, 2014

3-MW on-farm AD facility opens in the UK

BY Tamar Energy Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasA new anaerobic digestion facility that turns organic waste into green energy for thousands of homes was opened March 20 in Retford, Nottinghamshire. The facility is a joint venture between Tamar Energy and Sutton Grange Anaerobic Digestion. READ MORE

March 27, 2014

EurObserv'ER annual report highlights EU bioenergy sector

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsEurObserv'ER has released the 2013 edition of its annual renewable energy report, which determined that final energy consumption from renewable resources, including biofuels and biomass, increased significantly in 2012. READ MORE

March 27, 2014

Xergi to build large biogas plant in France

BY Xergi A/S Found In:Power, BiogasThe biogas company Xergi A/S has just landed a new order to build France's largest biogas plant to date based on waste products from agriculture and the food industry. The facility is expected to be operational next year. READ MORE

March 26, 2014

Exhibitors report positive outlook, serious interest at IBCE

BY Sue Retka SchillFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsMore than 1,100 attendees at the 2014 International Biomass Conference and Expo in Orlando, Fla., March 24-26 came from 41 counties, 48 states and eight Canadian provinces to learn more about the growing biomass-to-energy sector. READ MORE

March 26, 2014

Enel Green Power, SECI Energia to develop 30 MW plant in Italy

BY Enel Green Power Found In:PowerEnel Green Power and SECI Energia introduced a project to construct a new Powercrop biomass plant in the town of Russi, Italy, near Ravenna. The facility, with an installed power generation capacity of 30 MW, will be fueled by chipped virgin wood. READ MORE

March 26, 2014

Global biomass development panel details Mexico, Nicaragua

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerThere's a great deal of biomass power project potential in Mexico, which has abundant feedstocks and a desperate need for cheaper power. READ MORE

March 25, 2014

Biomass association leaders discuss triumphs, troubles

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsLeaders of seven bioenergy trade associations participated in the International Biomass Conference & Expo's State of the Industry general session on March 25 in Orlando, Fla. READ MORE

March 24, 2014

MagneGas unveils new technology at biomass conference

BY Chris HansonFound In:Power, ThermalMagneGas Corp. revealed its mobile liquid biomass technology that processes liquid waste into sterilized water for irrigation and fertilization, in addition to hydrogen-based fuel, at the International Biomass Conference & Expo in Orlando, Fla. READ MORE