Biomass Power

October 08, 2014

DECC responds to criticism of Drax conversion, CfD contracts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerThe U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change has spoken out to criticize an article published by the U.K.-based Daily Mail that questions the environmental benefits of the Drax Group biomass conversion and the sustainability of U.S. wood pellets. READ MORE

October 07, 2014

EPA reports GHG emissions data for 2013

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe U.S. EPA has released updated data gathered through its Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program, which details greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution trends and emissions broken down by several category types. READ MORE

October 07, 2014

RWE sells share in Italian biomass facility

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerRWE Innogy recently announced the sale of its stake in the Sicilian biomass power plant Enna to FriEl Green Power, Bozen. The 18.7 MW facility has been operating since mid-2013. The company is not expected to pursue additional biomass projects. READ MORE

October 07, 2014

Cellulosic ethanol project planned in Slovak Republic

BY Biochemtex Found In:Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsBiochemtex and Beta Renewables recently announced they have signed a definitive agreement with Energochemica SE for the construction of a second generation ethanol plant and the annexed energy block for the generation of power and steam. READ MORE

October 06, 2014

AD project celebrates grand opening in Wisconsin

BY Dane County Wisconsin Found In:Power, BiogasA unique partnership is turning cow waste from farms into renewable energy. La Crosse, Wisconsin-based Gundersen Health System and Dane County are partnering with three Dane County farm families on the GL Dairy Biogas Project. READ MORE

October 03, 2014

USIPA conference wraps with impassioned producer panel

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, PowerThe final panel at USIPA's Exporting Pellets conference featured producers frustrated but resigned to the fact that they will have to continue efforts to prove that their industry is sustainable. READ MORE

October 03, 2014

Anaergia busy in biogas with recent start-up and other ventures

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasAnaergia Inc. has demonstrated its active presence in the biogas space with three recent announcements, including the start-up of a anaerobic digestion system in California and agreements for proposed projects in Illinois and Arizona. READ MORE

October 02, 2014

UK DECC: Bioenergy generation reached record 5.6 TWh in Q2

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerNew energy statistics released by the U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change indicate that bioenergy generated increased 8.8 percent in the second quarter when compared to the same period of 2013. READ MORE

October 02, 2014

Republic Services opens 2 landfill gas-to-energy projects

BY Republic Services Inc. Found In:PowerRepublic Services Inc. has announced its latest landfill gas-to-energy projects involving its Forward and Vasco Road Landfills, both located in the Bay Area of California. READ MORE

October 02, 2014

USIPA conference opens with blend of optimism and caution

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, PowerThe fourth annual Exporting Pellets Conference, hosted and produced the U.S. Industrial Pellet Association, opened with a blend of reported progress and urged caution. READ MORE

October 01, 2014

Greenpoint awaits city approval for Connecticut AD project

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasGreenpoint Energy Partners LLC is developing an anaerobic digestion (AD) facility near the wastewater treatment plant and transfer facility in Ansonia, Connecticut. The project aims to convert food waste to energy. READ MORE

October 01, 2014

Bill would alter tax credit for open-loop biomass, MSW facilities

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerSen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., recently introduced legislation that aims to alter the Section 45 tax credit for renewable energy produced from certain open-loop biomass and trash facilities. READ MORE

September 30, 2014

ReEnergy awarded contract to provide power to Fort Drum

BY ReEnergy Holdings LLC Found In:PowerThe U.S. Defense Logistics Agency has awarded a 20-year contract to ReEnergy Black River. Under the terms of this renewable energy supply agreement, ReEnergy Black River will provide secure, renewable electricity to Fort Drum. READ MORE

September 29, 2014

GE launches AnMBR technology, announces collaboration

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasOn Sept. 29, GE made two announcements regarding the introduction of its anaerobic membrane bioreactor technology, a membrane-based wastewater treatment technology that combines anaerobic digestion technology with GE's ZeeWeed 500 membranes. READ MORE

September 29, 2014

Anaergia announces startup of Omnivore biogas project

BY Anaergia Inc. Found In:Power, BiogasThe Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Sept. 26 to mark the successful start-up of the operation of its new Omnivore biogas production system, supplied by Anaergia Inc. READ MORE

September 26, 2014

EIA: Bioenergy capacity continues to increase

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the September issue of its Electric Power Monthly report, indicating total in-service bioenergy capacity equaled 13,431.4 MW as of the close of July, up from 13,368.4 MW at the close of June. READ MORE

September 26, 2014

USDA grant supports bioenergy project at Tarleton's dairy center

BY Tarleton State University Found In:Power, BiogasTexas A&M AgriLife Research has been awarded a USDA grant to support a two-year project that will demonstrate technologies for water purification, treatment and recycling and power generation using biomass at Tarleton State University's dairy center. READ MORE

September 25, 2014

Vega Biofuels' pilot torrefaction joint venture wins USDA grant

BY Vega Biofuels Inc. Found In:Power, ThermalVega Biofuels Inc. has announced that its Allendale, South Carolina, joint venture project with Agri-Tech Producers LLC has been awarded a Value-Added Producer Grant from the USDA in the amount of $200,000. READ MORE

September 25, 2014

NexSteppe raises $22 million in series C financing

BY NexSteppe Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsNexSteppe recently announced it has raised $22 million in its third round of funding. New investors Total Energy Ventures and ELFH Holding GmbH join existing investors Braemar Energy Ventures, CYM Ventures, DuPont Ventures and others. READ MORE

September 24, 2014

Neste Oil adds biopropane production to Rotterdam biorefinery

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsFinland-based Neste Oil has announced plans to add biopropane production capabilities to its biorefinery in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Construction of the project is expected to begin immediately, with biopropane sales commencing in 2016. READ MORE

September 23, 2014

Legislation would extend biofuel, bioenergy tax credits

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsLegislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Sept. 19 aims to enact two-year extensions for several clean energy tax incentives. The bill is titled the Bridge to a Clean Energy Future Act of 2014. READ MORE

September 23, 2014

ESF faculty member contributes to biogenic carbon report

BY State College of New York Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsRobert W. Malmsheimer, a professor at the State College of New York, was part of the Society of American Foresters team that provided policy makers with a summary of the existing science regarding forest bioenergy and "carbon debts." READ MORE

September 23, 2014

Vecoplan opens technology center in Germany

BY Vecoplan AG Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsVecoplan AG recently celebrated the grand opening of its new 17,000 square-foot technology center in Germany. The facility is equipped with more than 25 machines for the processing, recycling or repurposing of waste and biomass. READ MORE

September 22, 2014

USDA announces REAP funding for bioenergy projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasOn Sept. 18, the USDA announced it is investing $68 million in 540 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects under the Rural Energy for America Program. Bioenergy projects were among those selected to receive funding. READ MORE

September 22, 2014

In Depth: Achieving Sustainability Goals

BY The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsFish and Wildlife Agencies can play a role in successful biomass production for bioenergy. READ MORE

September 20, 2014

In Depth: A Body of Work

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalExcited by the new market the pellet sector offers for low value fiber, forest landowners work to assure pellet buyers of existing sustainable practices. READ MORE

September 19, 2014

IRENA report features bioenergy supply, demand projections

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe International Renewable Energy Agency has published a new report predicting a major role for modern, sustainable biomass technologies in the world's energy mix. It includes forecasts for power, thermal and liquid fuels production. READ MORE

September 18, 2014

Nebraska Forest Service offering biomass energy system grants

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, ThermalThe Nebraska Forest Service announced it will offer two cost-share assistance grants for organizations including municipalities, universities, hospitals and greenhouses that wish to install woody biomass-fired energy systems. READ MORE

September 18, 2014

In Depth: Caretaking Colorado’s Crown Jewel

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerSustainability is symbiotic when it comes to biomass power plant Eagle Valley Clean Energy and the fuel it uses. READ MORE

September 17, 2014

EPA extends Clean Power Plan comment period

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerThe U.S. EPA has extended the comment period on its proposed Clean Power Plan for an additional month and a half. The deadline to submit comments is now set for Dec. 1. READ MORE