Biomass Power

July 26, 2016

Republic Services unveils 24.1 MW landfill gas-to-energy project

BY Republic Services Inc. Found In:Power, BiogasRepublic Services Inc. and Mas Energy LLC recently unveiled a new renewable energy project serving the Atlanta, Georgia, metro area. The innovative project involves landfill gas-to-energy facilities at three area landfills. READ MORE

July 25, 2016

WBA issues report on the importance of bioenergy in Europe

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalA recent study published by the World Bioenergy Association addresses the challenges European cities are facing within global climate mitigation policy and explains the contributions biomass can offer to reduce the use of fossil fuels. READ MORE

July 25, 2016

Endowment launches updated bioenergy database, mapping tool

BY U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities recently announced the launch of the revitalized wood bioenergy facility database and mapping tool. The site, www.wood2energy.org, is the most comprehensive database of its kind in North America. READ MORE

July 24, 2016

In Depth: Baltic Rim Wood Fiber Supply and Demand

BY Tracy Leslie Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalChip quality market data will enable Baltic States to further capitalize on the energy chip export industry as it expands. READ MORE

July 22, 2016

Emerson automation aids waste-to-energy project in Poland

BY Emerson Found In:PowerAutomation technology and services from Emerson Process Management, a global business of Emerson, have helped ensure the successful startup and operation of a waste-to-energy plant in Bydgoszcz, Poland. READ MORE

July 21, 2016

Billion-Ton Update authors discuss report findings

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn July 19, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute held a briefing to discuss the U.S. Department of Energy's 2016 Billion-Ton Update, its methodology and data collection strategies, findings and goals. READ MORE

July 21, 2016

Report features data on EU pellet, biogas markets

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides an overview of the European Union’s biofuel market, including data on wood pellets and biogas. READ MORE

July 21, 2016

Evoqua awarded contract to support P&G green energy plant

BY Evoqua Found In:Power, ThermalEvoqua has been chosen by energy developer DCO Energy LLC to provide equipment and services for a new $200 million 50 MW biomass/wood waste-to-energy cogeneration project for Procter & Gamble Co. in Albany, Georgia. READ MORE

July 21, 2016

Walker signs bill to support Alaska timber industry

BY Gov. Walker's office Found In:Power, ThermalAlaska Gov. Bill Walker recently signed into law a bill designed to meet the growing demand for timber in southeast Alaska, after the lack of federal timber threatened the industry’s survival in the state. READ MORE

July 21, 2016

Mobile Incinerator Blues

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerThat biomass power industry has been struggling to compete with low natural gas, but it’s an industry that is needed—the end point for an ever-accumulating ag waste stream that farmers are struggling to find a means of disposal for. READ MORE

July 21, 2016

In Depth: The Intricacies of Pyrolyzer Furnace Design

BY Bradley Waites, Pamela Buzzetta and Crystal Bleecher Found In:Power, ThermalDesign considerations can make the difference in bringing a pyrolyzer technology to market versus burying it in the pyrolysis graveyard. READ MORE

July 20, 2016

ABC: Bill signals building support for nutrient recycling, biogas

BY American Biogas Council Found In:Power, BiogasLast week, Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Pat Robert, R-Kan., introduced new bipartisan legislation that aims to help farms deploy new nutrient recovery and biogas systems to recycle organic material into renewable energy and soil products. READ MORE

July 19, 2016

In Depth: Solving the Equipment Equation

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, Advanced FuelsAn experienced OEM offers the experience, advice and capabilities project developers need to maximize project efficiency. READ MORE

July 19, 2016

New research finds likely cause, solution for pellet-derived CO

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalClarkson University researchers believe they have figured out the cause of wood pellet-derived carbon monoxide, and a potential solution involving the treatment of wood fiber with ozone. The researchers expect to scale-up the study later this year. READ MORE

July 19, 2016

Government to launch app to aid renewable energy exports

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Departments of State, Commerce and Energy are inviting suppliers and providers of clean energy, smart grid and energy efficiency solutions to participate in an interactive directory of renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions. READ MORE

July 18, 2016

EPA publishes updated standards, guidelines for MSW landfills

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn July 14, the U.S. EPA issued final new source performance standards for new, modified and reconstructed municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. The agency has also issued revised guidelines for reducing emissions from existing MSW landfills. READ MORE

July 18, 2016

IKEA to install biogas-powered fuel cell systems at 4 more stores

BY IKEA Found In:Power, BiogasIKEA recently announced it is furthering its renewable commitment with plans for biogas-powered fuel cell systems at four more of its California stores. A year ago, IKEA completed installation of such a project at a San Francisco-area store. READ MORE

July 15, 2016

USDA GAIN report highlights Russian pellet potential

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides an overview of the Russian federation’s biofuels industry, including data on likely growth with wood pellet production and exports. READ MORE

July 15, 2016

SRP to test burn forest debris at coal plant

BY Salt River Project Found In:PowerSalt River Project is exploring the feasibility of using forest debris as a supplemental fuel at its Coronado Generating Station in St. Johns, Arizona, to improve the health of Arizona's forests and watersheds. READ MORE

July 15, 2016

New hybrid sweetgum trees could boost paper, bioenergy production

BY University of Georgia Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsResearchers at the University of Georgia have crossed American sweetgums with their Chinese cousins, creating hybrid sweetgum trees that have a better growth rate and denser wood than natives, and can produce fiber year-round. READ MORE

July 15, 2016

Opinion: On Our Behalf

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalAnyone who has worked in the renewable energy sector generally and the wood pellet sector specifically understands how important public policy is to industry growth and stability, a notion underscored multiple times in the July/August issue. READ MORE

July 15, 2016

In Depth: Taming the Power-Hungry Beast

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalNew federal regulations went into effect June 1 that require motor manufacturers to produce an even broader scope of more efficient designs for the U.S. industrial market. READ MORE

July 14, 2016

UK government eliminates Department of Energy and Climate Change

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsNewly appointed U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has abolished the U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change as part of a larger ministerial overhaul. The functions of the DECC will be transferred to other government departments. READ MORE

July 14, 2016

Vermont AD system demonstrates operational success

BY Vermont Technical College Found In:Power, Biogas“Big Bertha,” the anaerobic digester at Vermont Technical College, is operating at full capacity and successfully putting electricity onto the grid. At full power, the system transforms 16,000 gallons of waste to 8,800 kwh of electricity daily. READ MORE

July 14, 2016

Veolia signs contract to operate, maintain AD system in Michigan

BY Veolia Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasVeolia recently signed a five-year contract with Lowell Energy AD, managed by Sustainable Partners of Grand Rapids, Michigan, for the operations and maintenance of its Lowell Energy Anaerobic Digester. READ MORE

July 14, 2016

UK plant hosts scientists, farmers interested in miscanthus

BY BWSC North Lincs Found In:PowerThe Brigg Renewable Energy Plant recently hosted a visit from scientists and farmers to explore the use of miscanthus as a fuel for renewable energy and support groundbreaking research into miscanthus growing. READ MORE

July 14, 2016

(Just a Little On) Ag Pellet Potential

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalCofiring is one of the themes for the December issue of Biomass Magazine, along with conversions and integrations. READ MORE

July 13, 2016

UK DECC publishes Q1 2016 energy statistics

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change recently released first quarter 2016 energy statistics in its Energy Trends and Energy Prices publications, reporting 8.3 percent of final energy consumption in 2015 came from renewables. READ MORE

July 13, 2016

DOE releases update of billion-ton report on biomass

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsWithin 25 years, the U.S. could produce enough biomass to support a bioeconomy, including renewable aquatic and terrestrial biomass resources that could be used for energy and to develop products for a variety of uses and benefits. READ MORE

July 13, 2016

NTU, NEA collaborate to develop waste-to-energy research facility

BY Nanyang Technological University Found In:PowerThe National Environment Agency recently signed a collaboration agreement with the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore to co-fund the development of a S$40 million ($29.7 million) waste-to-energy (WTE) research facility. READ MORE