Biomass Power

November 24, 2015

E.ON to close Ironbridge Power Station

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerE.ON has announced plans to close the Ironbridge Power Station in Shropshire, U.K, following 46 years of service. The facility, previously coal-fired, was converted to run on biomass in 2012. READ MORE

November 24, 2015

REA: Top 10 things UK Green CSR would do to support renewables

BY Renewable Energy Association Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Nov. 25, the U.K. government will announce the contents of its long-awaited Comprehensive Spending Review. This document effectively sets the budgets of many departments and agencies, including the Department for Energy and Climate Change. READ MORE

November 24, 2015

BPA, renewable industries call for long-tern extension of the PTC

BY Biomass Power Association Found In:PowerThe Biomass Power Association has joined with the National Hydropower Association and Energy Recovery Council to send a letter to Congressional leaders, encouraging a long-term extension of the Section 45 Production Tax Credit. READ MORE

November 24, 2015

Opinion: Biomass: A Global Carbon Reduction Strategy

BY Bob Cleaves Found In:PowerThere is a lot that world leaders can do to ensure that we can take full advantage of available biomass fuel. READ MORE

November 24, 2015

In Depth: Planning For Compliance

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, PowerMonths have passed since the release of the Clean Power Plan final rules, and states and utilities are busy charting their paths forward. READ MORE

November 23, 2015

Report concludes US pellet exports no threat to southern forests

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalA report commissioned by the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, NAFO and USIPA, finds the U.S. export of industrial wood pellets to meet renewable energy goals in the EU is not a threat to the sustainability of southern U.S. forests. READ MORE

November 23, 2015

Gasification projects could benefit the environment, economy

BY UC Merced Found In:PowerTwo overlapping research projects involving UC Merced professors focused on biomass gasification and biochar could have big implications for the region's economy and effects on renewable energy, water and wildfires. READ MORE

November 20, 2015

The UK's Energy Strategy Identity Crisis

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.K. has been a role model to other countries looking to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, reduce carbon emissions and increase renewable energy generation. But, as of recent, it seems the tides may be turning. READ MORE

November 20, 2015

In Depth: The UK’s Conversion Diversion

BY Amanda Saint Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe first six months of majority Conservative rule in the United Kingdom has been characterized by drastic budget cuts, including removal of subsidies for biomass power and other renewable energy. READ MORE

November 20, 2015

ITA announces app to help companies export clean energy solutions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe International Trade Administration has announced a beta version of an interactive app to serve as a mobile business directory for U.S. clean energy exporters. Companies interested in participating are encouraged to contact the ITA. READ MORE

November 20, 2015

Renew Biomass, New Energy Farms announce partnership

BY Renew Biomass Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsRenew Biomass and New Energy Farms recently announced their long-term partnership agreement in which New Energy Farms will provide Renew Biomass with high-quality Miscanthus planting material. READ MORE

November 20, 2015

Sierra Energy selects Andy Egan as partner for California project

BY Sierra Energy Found In:PowerSierra Energy has selected Andy Egan Co. as its engineering and procurement partner for a project at Fort Hunter Liggett, a U.S. Army garrison in California. Andy Egan will aid in the design and fabrication of a FastOx gasification system. READ MORE

November 19, 2015

UK Energy Minister speech focuses on new gas, phasing out coal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerThe U.K. government has announced plans to close all coal-fired stations by 2025. Although bioenergy was not specifically mentioned in the government's announcement, Drax notes moving away from coal presents a significant opportunity for biomass. READ MORE

November 19, 2015

BPA comments to EPA on CPP

BY Biomass Power Association Found In:PowerThe Biomass Power Association delivered testimony Nov. 19 on the Clean Power Plan to the U.S. EPA at its public hearing session in Washington, D.C. According to the BPA, it will also deliver more extensive written comments to EPA in January. READ MORE

November 18, 2015

Viridis focuses Q3 results on Scotia, Okanagan plant operations

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalOn Nov. 17, Viridis Energy Inc. released financial results for its nine months and third quarter ended Sept. 30, reporting a profitable quarter at Scotia Atlantic Biomass and progress on the Okanagan pellet mill improvement project. READ MORE

November 18, 2015

Senate votes to block EPA’s CPP, Obama announces intent to veto

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe U.S. Senate has voted in favor of two resolutions that aim to block the U.S. EPA's Clean Power Plan. While the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to address its versions of the resolutions soon, President Obama plans to veto the measures. READ MORE

November 18, 2015

DOE biomass advisory committee schedules November meeting

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee is scheduled for Nov. 18-19. The event will be held in Emeryville, California. READ MORE

November 18, 2015

Toyota to power Kentucky plant with landfill gas

BY Toyota Found In:Power, BiogasToyota has announced its Georgetown, Kentucky, manufacturing plant will begin generating electricity from methane, a byproduct of trash decomposition at the nearby Central Kentucky Landfill, on Nov. 23. READ MORE

November 18, 2015

Constellation, LA Sanitation begin construction on biogas plant

BY Constellation Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasConstellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corp., and LA Sanitation recently announced the start of construction of a 25-MW biogas-fueled cogeneration plant, which will supply steam and electricity to LA Sanitation's Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant. READ MORE

November 17, 2015

OPG’s biomass-converted stations positively contribute in Q3

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, PowerOPG releases third quarter results, reporting increased earnings from its contracted generation portfolio segment due to the new hydroelectric units on the Lower Mattagami River and the conversion to biomass fuel at Atikokan and Thunder Bay. READ MORE

November 17, 2015

EIA revises biomass forecast in short-term outlook

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe U.S. Energy Information Administration's Short-Term Energy Outlook for November predicts total renewables used in the electric power sector will decrease by 2 percent this year. Power production from woody biomass is expected to increase in 2016. READ MORE

November 17, 2015

DVO launches 2 digesters with Green Cow Power in Indiana

BY DVO Inc. Found In:Power, BiogasGreen Cow Power is now converting off-farm organic wastes and dairy manure into energy with two DVO Inc. Two-Stage Mixed Plug Flow digesters. Located in Goshen, Indiana, it is the largest waste-to-energy facility in Elkhart County. READ MORE

November 17, 2015

Sen. Shaheen, EPA Administrator McCarthy tour bioenergy project

BY U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's office Found In:Power, ThermalU.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy recently joined company leadership at Lavalley Middleton Building Supply in Middleton and biomass stakeholders to discuss the federal initiative to reduce carbon emissions. READ MORE

November 16, 2015

EPA addresses biomass in Clean Power Plan, plans workshop

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, PowerU.S. EPA Acting Assistant Administrator Janet McCabe has published a blog that addresses the potential role of biomass in the Clean Power Plan, and announced that the EPA will hold a workshop on the topic early next year. READ MORE

November 16, 2015

Ener-G invests in 5 South African landfill gas power plants

BY ENER-G Found In:Power, BiogasA consortium led by biogas expert Ener-G Systems is investing GBP 11 million ($16.72 million) in five landfill gas generation plants in Johannesburg, South Africa. This is the largest landfill gas-to-power project to be developed in the country. READ MORE

November 13, 2015

California Boosts Bioenergy with Beetle-Kill

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, ThermalTo combat the state's dead and dying forest problem, California Gov. Jerry Brown has called for 19 different initiatives, the majority of which are related to getting the materials to bioenergy facilities. READ MORE

November 12, 2015

IRENA report identifies increased renewables use in Germany

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, ThermalAccording to a report released this week by IRENA, Germany is on track to reach its 2030 renewable energy targets. However, to meet even higher shares of renewables, the deployment of renewable heating and transport technologies needs to accelerate. READ MORE

November 11, 2015

Turboden supplies 6.5 MW ORC biomass unit in U.K.

BY Turboden Found In:Power, ThermalTurboden announced it was selected to supply a 6.5 MW power-only unit by Kantor Energy Ltd. to be implemented in a biomass power plant in Sheffield, U.K. The unit will generate electricity utilizing wood waste from demolition sites. READ MORE

November 10, 2015

Utilities, pellet producers discuss important issues at WPAC 2015

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe Wood Pellet Association of Canada conference held last week in Halifax, Nova Scotia, hosted a power panel uniquely composed of both pellet producers and utilities sharing viewpoints on a variety of subjects. READ MORE

November 06, 2015

Weltec Biopower breaks ground on Australian biogas project

BY Weltec Biopower Found In:Power, BiogasWeltec Biopower has broken ground on a 1-MW plant in a Melbourne, Australia, suburb. The facility will use 100 tons of organic waste per day. READ MORE