Biomass Power

December 12, 2014

California report emphasizes need for renewable gas standard

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasThe nonprofit Bioenergy Association of California has published a report detailing why California needs a renewable gas standard. The report concludes that the biogas sector needs an effective regulatory framework and greater long-term certainty. READ MORE

December 12, 2014

Oregon opens $1.5 million renewable energy funding opportunity

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe Oregon Department of Energy has opened a renewable energy funding opportunity, announcing that up to $1.5 million in grants are available for renewable energy production systems. Biomass, landfill gas and biogas are among the eligible technogies. READ MORE

December 12, 2014

Genera announces investment from WindSail Capital Group

BY Genera Energy Inc. Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsGenera Energy Inc. has received a strategic financing commitment from WindSail Capital Group, a Boston-based investment firm that provides growth financing to companies advancing energy innovation and sustainability. READ MORE

December 12, 2014

On Location: Koda Energy

BY Tim PortzFound In:PowerExecutive Editor Tim Portz paid a visit to editorial board member Stacy Cook from Koda Energy to get a cover photo. He got a cover photo and a tour of Koda's new fuel receiving infrastructure, designed for maximum safety. READ MORE

December 11, 2014

Alstom renews electrostatic precipitators at bioenergy in Hungary

BY Alstom Found In:PowerThermal Power Service division of Alstom Hungary Ltd. has successfully accomplished its first air quality project. Alstom supplied and put in operation two new electrostatic precipitators in one of the biomass-fired blocks of Pecs Power Plant. READ MORE

December 10, 2014

FERC: 102 MW of biomass capacity added in October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects recently published its Energy Infrastructure Update for October, reporting seven biomass units with a combined 102 MW capacity was were placed into service during the month. READ MORE

December 10, 2014

Indiana landfill gas-to-energy project begins operations

BY Republic Services Inc. Found In:Power, BiogasRepublic Services recently announced the start of operations at its latest landfill gas-to-energy project. The new 6 MW project at County Line Landfill involves four engines operating at one energy generation facility. READ MORE

December 09, 2014

Enviva joint venture to construct S.C. pellet, export facilities

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalEnviva Holdings LP and John Hancock Life Insurance Co. announced plans to develop wood pellet plants and export terminals in the southeastern U.S. Construction on a pellet plant and export terminal in South Carolina is expected to begin this month. READ MORE

December 09, 2014

Danish ministry announces biomass sustainability agreement

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building recently posted a notice to its website announcing a new voluntary agreement formed with members of its domestic energy industry on sustainable biomass. READ MORE

December 09, 2014

Spart announces completion of financing for Michigan AD project

BY Sustainable Partners LLC Found In:Power, BiogasSustainable Partners LLC (Spart) has announced completion of financing for Lowell Energy AD LLC an anaerobic digestion (AD) waste-to-energy facility in Lowell, Michigan. Spart has been at work on Lowell Energy AD for two years. READ MORE

December 05, 2014

Nevada County 3 MW biomass gasification project found feasible

BY Katie FletcherFound In:PowerThe Nevada County Biomass Task Force and the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County Grass Valley, California, published a biomass feasibility assessment this December, based on a study conducted over the past year for the potential of a 3 MW project. READ MORE

December 05, 2014

Stobart announces strategic partnership, CHP project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalU.K.-based biomass supplier Stobart Energy has entered into a strategic partnership with Imperative Energy Ltd., a provider of biomass energy solutions. The board of Stobart Group Ltd. also recently announced the development of a cogeneration plant. READ MORE

December 05, 2014

Greatest Show on Earth

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsEyeing up the 2015 International Biomass Conference & Expo and working to deliver the kind of day in and day out diversity the Biomass Magazine team experiences for our attendees. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

House passes tax extenders package, Senate vote expected soon

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. House of Representatives has voted to pass a short-term tax extenders package that aims to retroactively extend several tax incentives that expired at the end of 2013 and during the current year for one year, through the end of 2014. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

Leidos provides update of Conn. bioenergy plant in Q3 results

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerLeidos Holdings Inc., the owner of the 37.5 MW Plainfield Renewable Energy biomass plant in Connecticut, has released financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2015, which ended Oct. 31. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

DOE awards $7 million to 2 feedstock logistics projects

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced up to $7 million for two projects aimed at developing and demonstrating ways to reduce the cost of delivering bioenergy feedstocks to biorefineries. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

Australian government funds biomass harvester development

BY Australian Renewable Energy Agency Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Australian Renewable Energy Agency has announced $2 million funding support to develop a solution for collecting renewable biomass from fast growing trees.The project is scheduled for completion in 2017. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

Model evaluates where bioenergy crops grow best

BY University of Illinois Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsFarmers interested in bioenergy crops now have a resource to help them determine which kind of bioenergy crop would grow best in their regions and what kind of harvest to expect. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

Forest Service exceeds yearly forest restoration goals

BY U.S. Forest Service Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Forest Service recently announced that it exceeded its forest restoration goals for fiscal year 2014, highlighting the agency's continued commitment to improving the health of the America's National Forests. READ MORE

December 03, 2014

Census Bureau releases biomass power plant data

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerThe U.S. Census Bureau recently released new economic census statistics on renewable energy, reporting that revenues for electric power generation industries that use renewable energy resources increased 49 percent from 2007 to 2012. READ MORE

December 03, 2014

Volvo Trucks' assembly plant in Virginia powered by landfill gas

BY Volvo Trucks Found In:Power, BiogasThe electric power used by Volvo's New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia, is now carbon neutral. As of November, 100 percent of the plant's electricity is generated by methane gas produced at 13 landfills in the region. READ MORE

December 02, 2014

Wartsila to provide 50 MW plant to bioenergy project in Hawaii

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Advanced FuelsWartsila Corp. recently announced it will supply a 50 MW Smart Power Generation power plant to Hawaiian Electric Co. on the island of Oahu. The facility, located at the Schofield Barracks Army Base, is expected to run a biofuel blend. READ MORE

December 02, 2014

BPA submits comments on Clean Power Plan to EPA

BY Biomass Power Association Found In:PowerBiomass Power Association has submitted its comments to the U.S. EPA on the Clean Power Plan, the agency's strategy for reducing carbon emissions in each state. The comments highlight the significant environmental benefits provided by biomass power. READ MORE

December 01, 2014

Ameresco announces Q3 results, opens Calif. landfill gas project

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasA grand opening celebration was held last month for Ameresco's 4.3 MW landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) project at the Foothill Landfill in Linden, California. The project is expected to generate clean energy to power nearly 2,600 local homes annually. READ MORE

November 28, 2014

Comment period on EPA's Clean Power Plan to close Dec. 1

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe public comment period on the U.S. EPA's proposed rule for the Clean Power Plan is set to close Dec. 1. The proposal aims to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants by 30 percent by 2030, when compared to 2005 emissions. READ MORE

November 26, 2014

Comments due Dec. 8 on draft California energy report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe California Energy Commission is accepting public comments on its Draft 2014 Integrated Energy Policy Report Update through Dec. 8. The report outlines the commission's assessments of a variety of energy issues currently impacting the state. READ MORE

November 26, 2014

Helsingin Energia, Vapo agree on pellet deliveries in Finland

BY Helsingin Energia Found In:Pellets, PowerHelsingin Energia and Vapo have agreed on wood pellet deliveries to the Salmisaari and Hanasaari combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plants. The delivery amounts are significant on the Finnish scale. Pellets are used for replacing imported coal. READ MORE

November 25, 2014

Drax commissions study on relative cost of biomass, offshore wind

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerDrax Power Ltd. recently commissioned a study from Frontier Economics that addresses the relative system cost of biomass and offshore wind in the U.K. The study determined the relative cost of offshore wind is significantly higher than biomass. READ MORE

November 25, 2014

DOE: Report assesses value of cofiring biomass with coal

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, PowerA joint Idaho National Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory report presents results of an evaluation funded by the Bioenergy Technologies Office that examines the effects of substituting up to 20 percent renewable biomass for coal. READ MORE

November 25, 2014

Opinion: Partners in Profit

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIn the midst of producing the final issue of Biomass Magazine in 2014, dedicated to biomass integrations, conversions and colocations, the International Panel on Climate Change released a report urging a phase-out of fossil fuel energy this century. READ MORE