Biomass Power

September 21, 2016

Lockheed Martin opens advanced bioenergy plant in New York

BY Lockheed Martin Found In:PowerLockheed Martin opened a new bioenergy facility in Owego, New York, at a ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 21. The system, which is now completing commissioning, uses Concord Blue’s advanced technology that will convert waste into renewable energy. READ MORE

September 20, 2016

EC approves state aid for bioenergy CHP project in Lithuania

BY European Commission Found In:Power, ThermalThe European Commission has approved support for a combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant in Vilnius, Lithuania, under European Union state aid rules. The facility will generate electricity for the power grid and heat for a district heating system. READ MORE

September 20, 2016

KPA Unicon, Renewa join forces in Europe

BY KPA Unicon Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalTwo Finnish energy solution suppliers are joining forces through a merger in which KPA Unicon Group Oy is purchasing the entire share capital of Renewa Oy. The parties aim to finalize the acquisition by the end of September. READ MORE

September 16, 2016

Coproducts and Product Diversification

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasNovember is a unique topic for Biomass Magazine—Coproducts & Product Diversification. READ MORE

September 15, 2016

Website now available for wood-to-energy checkoff program

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe wood-to-energy checkoff initiative that’s been in the works for the past few years recently launched a website to provide updated information about the program as well as a way to ask questions about the initiative. READ MORE

September 15, 2016

Report details biomass heat, power production in Japan

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe USDA Foreign Agricultural Service recently released a Global Agricultural Information Network report on Japan’s renewable fuel industry, which reviews the country’s renewable fuel mandates/policy and progress toward meeting them. READ MORE

September 15, 2016

Finnvera to provide financing for MGT Teesside biomass plant

BY Finnvera Found In:Pellets, PowerFinnvera is contributing GBP 100 million ($132.37 million), or roughly EUR 120 million, in financing for MGT Teesside's 299 MW biomass power plant under development in the U.K. The facility is expected to begin operations in 2020. READ MORE

September 14, 2016

California governor signs bill benefiting biomass power

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerCalifornia Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. has signed a bill that will support biomass plants within the state by calling on electricity retailers to enter into five-year contracts for 125 MW of biomass capacity with facilities using certain feedstocks. READ MORE

September 14, 2016

Clarkson University researcher to study energy from waste

BY Clarkson University Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasStefan J. Grimberg, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Clarkson University, has been selected as a Scholar-in-Residence at McGill University where he will collaborate on a project to divert organic waste from landfills. READ MORE

September 13, 2016

Report details the economic, employment impact of Drax conversion

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerOxford Economics recently released a report that details the total impact of Drax Group on the U.K. economy, reporting that Drax contributed approximately GBP 1.2 billion ($1.58 billion) to the U.K.’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2015. READ MORE

September 13, 2016

RSB reaccredited weeks after EU court slams certification system

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe European Commission recently reaccredited RSB's EU Renewable Energy Directive sustainability program. The re-recognition came just weeks after the EU Court of Auditors said the EU certification system for sustainability is not fully reliable. READ MORE

September 13, 2016

NIB provides loan to biomass CHP plant in Stockholm

BY Nordic Investment Bank Found In:Power, ThermalThe Nordic Investment Bank has signed a 10-year loan of SEK 600 million ($70.31 million) with Fortum Varme Holding to finance the recently inaugurated biomass combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant in Vartan, Stockholm of Sweden. READ MORE

September 12, 2016

CBD delivers pneumatic fuel conveying system to Lynemouth plant

BY Clyde Bergemann Found In:Pellets, PowerClyde Bergemann has been chosen to deliver the pneumatic conveying systems for the U.K.-based Lynemouth biomass conversion. The 420 MW power plant burnt its last coal in December 2015 and will reopen burning wood pellets early in 2018. READ MORE

September 12, 2016

RSB EU RED re-recognized by the European Commission

BY Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials is pleased to announce its re-recognition by the European Commission. The decision was published by the commission on Aug. 9 in the Official Journal of the European Union and is valid for five years. READ MORE

September 11, 2016

Opinion: What Next for the Atlantic Pellet Market?

BY Hannes LechnerFound In:Pellets, PowerAlthough there is currently an overcapacity in the Atlantic pellet market, it's expected to clear up slowly, and as the three major European biomass conversion projects come online, they may help bring the market back to balance. READ MORE

September 10, 2016

Opinion: Distribution Model Cost Savings

BY Michele RebiereFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalRebiere highlights three major distribution models in the pellet industry today and how short-term potential savings can be realized in these costs for pellet producers to build long-term efficiencies. READ MORE

September 09, 2016

In Depth: Riding the Wave

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalSquier Lumber & Hardware Inc., a longtime staple in Monson, Massachusetts, and surrounding communities, more recently has evolved into one of the premier independent pellet retailers in the U.S. Northeast. READ MORE

September 09, 2016

BPA, ABC advocate for tax credit extensions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe Biomass Power Association and American Biogas Council are among four renewable energy trade groups that sent a letter to congressional leaders on Sept. 6 advocating for the extension of expiring renewable energy tax incentives. READ MORE

September 09, 2016

Throwing California Biomass a Lifeline

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerUnder California's SB 859, electricity retailers are required to enter into five-year contracts for 125 MW of biomass power from facilities built before 2013 that generate energy from wood harvested from high fire hazard zones. READ MORE

September 08, 2016

Brown signs bills extending California GHG reduction targets

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Sept. 8, California Gov. Edmond Brown signed legislation strengthening the state’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by requiring the state to cut emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. READ MORE

September 08, 2016

EIA updates bioenergy forecasts in Short-Term Energy Outlook

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the September edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting total renewables used in the electric power sector will increase by 9.5 percent this year and 5.8 percent next year. READ MORE

September 08, 2016

Valmet to supply biomass boiler, equipment to Denmark plant

BY Valmet Found In:Power, ThermalValmet and HOFOR Energiproduktion A/S have signed a contract regarding delivery of a biomass-fired boiler plant and related biofuel storage and conveyor systems to HOFOR's Amagerværket heat and power plant in Copenhagen. READ MORE

September 08, 2016

In Depth: Doubling Down

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalAs Drax Power Station’s biomass metamorphosis comes of age and new conversions come online, investment and innovation in Britain’s ports maintain momentum. READ MORE

September 07, 2016

Ineos Bio to sell ethanol business, including Vero Beach plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Advanced FuelsIneos Bio has announced its intent to sell its ethanol business, including the Ineos New Planet BioEnergy demonstration plant in Vero Beach, Florida, and the Ineos Bio USA Research Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas. READ MORE

September 07, 2016

FutureMetrics publishes updated white paper on CPP importance

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, PowerFutureMetrics LLC recently published a white paper that reviews the impacts of increased CO2 concentration in the atmosphere, offers thoughts on carbon policy, and discusses the Clean Power Plan and its role in supporting a more decarbonized future. READ MORE

September 07, 2016

In Depth: Business as Usual

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalBig U.K. government alterations ensued the vote to leave the EU, but for some area biomass suppliers and end users little has changed. READ MORE

September 02, 2016

Republic Service to add at least 2 landfill gas projects per year

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsRepublic Services Inc. has released a sustainability report covering the 2015 fiscal year. Increased use and production of renewable energy resources are among the various topics discussed within the report. READ MORE

September 02, 2016

Weltec announces biogas projects in Colombia, Croatia

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasWeltec Biopower recently announced an agreement to build an 800-kW biogas plant at an egg production facility in Colombia and noted a 250-kW facility it built at a Croatian pig farm is now operational. READ MORE

September 02, 2016

SuperBIO project to support EU bioeconomy innovation

BY Bio Base Europe Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsSuperBIO is an innovation project supported through the EU Horizon2020 funding program. The EUR 3.8 million ($4.24 million) project supports the development of promising industrial value chains in the bioeconomy. READ MORE

September 01, 2016

California cap-and-trade expenditure deal benefits biomass

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe California legislature has passed legislation that aims, in part, to support existing biomass plants within the state. The bill, SB 859, features an expenditure plan for unallocated cap-and-trade proceeds. READ MORE