Biomass Power

March 20, 2015

AEE report illustrates growth in the U.S. advanced energy market

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Advanced Energy Economy recently commissioned a study completed by Navigant Research that found the U.S. advanced energy market grew by 14 percent last year, which is five times the rate of the U.S. economy overall. READ MORE

March 19, 2015

Obama signs executive order to reduce federal GHG emissions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasPresident Obama has signed an executive order focused on planning for federal sustainability in the next decade. Renewable energy targets and compliance with the USDA's BioPreferred program are among the issues addressed in the executive order. READ MORE

March 19, 2015

EIA report illustrates biofuel, bioenergy subsidies

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn March 12, the U.S. Energy Information Administration published a report on direct federal financial interventions and subsidies in energy for fiscal year (FY) 2103. The report responds to a request from two members of Congress. READ MORE

March 19, 2015

Bioenergy projects selected for CEC funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe California Energy Commission recently approved $21 million in grants for energy innovation and efficiency programs. Several bioenergy projects were among those selected for funding. READ MORE

March 19, 2015

Cleanergy announces first deployment of GasBox

BY Cleanergy Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasCleanergy recently announced the first deployment of its GasBox at a waste water treatment plant. The Jesenice plant in the north west of Slovenia is now using Cleanergys combined-heat-and-power system to generate electricity and heat from methane. READ MORE

March 19, 2015

Aria Energy begins operations at landfill gas-to-energy facility

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasAria Energy, a leading provider of baseload renewable energy, has announced the beginning of commercial operations and renewable energy production at Sarasota County's Central County Solid Waste Disposal Complex located in Nokomis, Florida. READ MORE

March 19, 2015

Bioenergy South of the Border

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalLast week, I interviewed Greg Smith from Global Energy Solutions, and during our chat I asked him about opportune countries for bioenergy project development. READ MORE

March 18, 2015

Ontario Power Generation reports strong year

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, PowerOn top of opening the largest biomass-fired power station in North America, Ontario Power Generation reported 2014 income at $568 million before extraordinary gain, a 334 percent increase compared to $135 million in 2013. READ MORE

March 18, 2015

IRS issues guidance on Section 45, Section 48 tax credits

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerOn March 11, the Internal Revenue Service published guidance pertaining to the Section 45 Production Tax Credit and Section 48 Investment Tax Credit. Legislation signed into law in late 2014 extended the credits through the end of 2014. READ MORE

March 18, 2015

Alstom signs two more biomass contracts in the U.K.

BY Alstom Found In:PowerAlstom has signed two contracts with Danish power plant specialist Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor for geared reaction steam turbines (GRT) to be used in two U.K. biomass projects. READ MORE

March 18, 2015

Progressive Waste Solutions opens renewable natural gas facility

BY Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsProgressive Waste Solutions Ltd. recently celebrated the official opening of its renewable natural gas facility, the largest of its kind in Canada and one of the largest in North America. The facility is located in Terrebonne, Quebec, near Montreal. READ MORE

March 17, 2015

Tempe approves ASU food waste-to-energy study

BY City of Tempe, Arizona Found In:Power, BiogasThe city of Tempe and Arizona State University's Global Institute of Sustainability are teaming up on a study that will analyze food waste and fats, oils and grease (FOG) to determine the feasibility of turning this material into renewable energy. READ MORE

March 17, 2015

Good For Ed Billington

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, PowerExecutive Editor offers a congratulations to Ed Billington on the recent sale of his pellet distribution business to Drax and offers some thoughts on what it says about Drax and pellet business in general. READ MORE

March 13, 2015

E2 report highlights 2014 biofuel, bioenergy job announcements

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsEnvironmental Entrepreneurs (E2) recently released its fourth quarter and year-end 2014 jobs report, which shows continued growth of clean energy and clean transportation jobs in the U.S. READ MORE

March 13, 2015

Researchers combine biomass, solar energy conversion

BY University of Wisconsin-Madison Found In:PowerIn a study published March 9 in Nature Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison chemistry Professor Kyoung-Shin Choi presents a new approach to combine solar energy conversion and biomass conversion. READ MORE

March 12, 2015

RWE drops biomass power, adds biomass thermal, wind

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, ThermalWhile RWE Group reported it achieved its earnings targets for 2014 and EBITDA was better than planned, low electricity prices and unusually mild weather negatively affected business performance, which dropped 25 percent from 2013 to 2014. READ MORE

March 12, 2015

JBEI researchers use proteomics to profile switchgrass

BY Joint BioEnergy Institute Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsJoint BioEnergy Institute researchers have used advanced proteomic techniques to identify 1,750 unique proteins in shoots of switchgrass, a North American native prairie grass that is widely viewed as one of the most promising fuel crop candidates. READ MORE

March 12, 2015

Valmet to deliver a biomass boiler plant to project in Finland

BY Valmet Corp. Found In:Power, ThermalValmet Corp. will deliver a boiler plant that utilizes biomass to Nokianvirran Energia in Finland. Valmet's delivery will include a HYBEX boiler with a steam power of 68 MW. READ MORE

March 12, 2015

B&W Volund awarded contracts for U.K. biomass power plant

BY Babcock & Wilcox Co. Found In:PowerThe Babcock & Wilcox Co. has announced that its Denmark-based subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Volund A/S, has been awarded contracts totaling more than $220 million to design, manufacture and operate a biomass power plant in Rotherham, England. READ MORE

March 12, 2015

Celebrating Industry Leaders

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsFor the past three years, Biomass Magazine has recognized outstanding industry contributions and achievements through two special awards granted at the International Biomass Conference & Expo. READ MORE

March 11, 2015

Report highlights potential of U.K. bioeconomy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.K. government has published a policy paper that highlights the economic and environmental potential of the emerging bioeconomy. The report finds significant potential in the utilization of waste resources. READ MORE

March 11, 2015

ICM, JUM Global sign contract for advanced gasification project

BY ICM Inc. Found In:PowerICM Inc. is pleased to announce a signed contract with JUM Global LLC, a global waste solution developer contracted with the City of San Jose, California, for a gasification demonstration unit using ICM's proprietary technology. READ MORE

March 11, 2015

Repreve Renewables to help power the University of Iowa

BY Repreve Renewables LLC Found In:PowerRepreve Renewables LLC has been chosen to provide the agricultural and business development services for the University of Iowa's Biomass Fuel Project, which aims to assess and improve the environmental aspects of biomass crops and fuels. READ MORE

March 10, 2015

EIA reports illustrate bioenergy growth

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the March issue of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, forecasting that total renewables used for electricity and heat generation will grow by 2.9 percent this year. READ MORE

March 09, 2015

RWE officially opens 65 MW Markinch biomass plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalRWE Innogy has officially unveiled its 65 MW biomass-fired combined-heat-and-power (CHP) facility in Fife, Scotland. The Markinch facility was opened March 5 by Scotland Energy Minister Fergus Ewing MSP. READ MORE

March 09, 2015

Viridis Energy subsidiary secures supply agreement

BY Viridis Energy Inc. Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalViridis Energy Inc. recently announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Viridis Merchants Inc., has secured a contract with an existing supplier for exclusive distribution of up to 18,000 metric tons of 100 percent Douglas fir pellets. READ MORE

March 06, 2015

Miscanthus ethanol increases environmental benefits, profits

BY University of Illinois ACES Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA recent study simulated a side-by-side comparison of the yields and costs of producing ethanol using miscanthus, switchgrass, and corn stover. The fast-growing energy grass miscanthus was the clear winner. READ MORE

March 06, 2015

Opinion: Super Bowl of Politics: Debating the President’s Budget

BY Bob Cleaves Found In:PowerPresident Obama recently released the fiscal year 2016 budget. Cleaves says as in the past, it's helpful understanding the priorities of the administration and how budget and tax issues might help the industry. READ MORE

March 05, 2015

PHG Energy lands Tennessee gasification project

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerPHG Energy and the city of Lebanon, Tennessee, have signed a deal to install a gasification plant at the city's wastewater treatment plant. The project will employ PHGE's downdraft gasification technology. READ MORE

March 05, 2015

N.D. survey shows support for biomass tax incentives

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe North Dakota Alliance for Renewable Energy has published results of a statewide public opinion survey on renewable energy and energy efficiency. Biomass energy one of the renewable energy types addressed in the survey. READ MORE