Biomass Power

April 19, 2019

Lawmakers urge robust funding for Farm Bill energy title programs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsMore than 50 federal lawmakers have spoken out to encourage members of the Senate and House appropriations committees to provide robust fiscal year 2020 funding for Farm Bill energy title programs. READ MORE

April 18, 2019

California Ethanol & Power wins $10 million tax credit

BY California Ethanol & Power LLC Found In:Power, Advanced FuelsOn April 17, California Ethanol & Power LLC (CE&P) announced that it was awarded a $10 million income tax credit as part of the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) California Competes program. READ MORE

April 16, 2019

EU approves state aid for Irish heat scheme, Polish WtE plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe European Commission announced April 15 that it has approved state aid for an Irish scheme for renewable heat generation and for a waste-to-energy (WtE) cogeneration plant under development in Poland. READ MORE

April 15, 2019

USDA: Eligibility criteria released for tribal biomass program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsThe Forest Service has released eligibility criteria for Indian tribes and Alaska tribal organizations that want to develop demonstration projects to promote biomass energy production under amendments made to the Tribal Forest Protection Act of 2004. READ MORE

April 15, 2019

Increases in biomass power generation stop after decade of growth

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration Found In:Power, BiogasExpansion in electricity generation from biomass and waste has ended in recent years, after growing from 2004 through 2014, and in 2018 was 2 percent below its peak generation of 71.7 million MWh in 2014, according to the EIA. READ MORE

April 11, 2019

DSM: Biomass CHP project reduces CO2 emissions at vitamin plant

BY DSM Found In:Power, ThermalRoyal DSM is reducing carbon dioxide emissions at its vitamin production facility in Sisseln, Switzerland, through a new biomass combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant on the site. The new CHP plant opened April 9. READ MORE

April 09, 2019

EPA to propose rule on biomass carbon neutrality this summer

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasU.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler recently informed federal lawmakers that the agency is working on a rulemaking that will define biomass as carbon neutral. A proposed rule is expected to be released this summer. READ MORE

April 09, 2019

Andritz to supply biomass handling system for Brazil power plant

BY Andritz Found In:PowerInternational technology Group Andritz has received an order from Eldorado Brasil to supply a biomass handling system for its new Onça Pintada plant in Três Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2020. READ MORE

April 05, 2019

EIA: 790,000 tons of densified biomass sold in December

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 710,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in December, with sales reaching 790,000 metric tons. READ MORE

April 04, 2019

Sustainability requirements in Japan could increase pellet demand

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerThe Japanese government is reportedly considering enacting a policy that would require palm kernel shells (PKS) to be meet sustainability criteria. A new FutureMetrics whitepaper predicts the policy could increase demand for wood pellets. READ MORE

April 04, 2019

Roeslein Alternative Energy acquires AERG

BY Roeslein Alternative Energy Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasAs of April 1, Roeslein Alternative Energy has acquired Alternate Energy Resources Group, an environmental engineering and construction firm, located in Texas. The two companies have been collaborating for several years on multiple projects. READ MORE

April 04, 2019

DOE: Journal issue addresses challenges to bioenergy production

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe DOE has announced a compendium of new research that explores how grinding, sifting, drying, pelletizing and chemically treating biomass before it reaches the biorefinery could help solve big challenges plaguing today's bioenergy industry. READ MORE

April 02, 2019

UK bioenergy capacity, generation increased in 2018

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, BiogasThe U.K. government has released new energy data, reporting that renewables accounted for a record 33.3 percent of electricity generation last year. Bioenergy generation increased 12 percent when compared to 2017. READ MORE

April 01, 2019

SAB sends letter to EPA regarding review of biogenic framework

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasA recent letter authored by the chair of the U.S. EPA’s SAB and addressed to Administrator Wheeler outlines the SAB’s findings with regard to its review of the EPA’s 2014 Framework for Assessing Biogenic CO2 Emissions from Stationary Sources. READ MORE

April 01, 2019

USDA: January wood pellet exports reach 386,779 tons

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerOn March 27, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service released updated export data that indicates the U.S. exported 386,778.7 metric tons of wood pellets in January, up from the 374,531.2 tons exported in January 2018. READ MORE

March 27, 2019

REA: Report shows bioenergy is the leader in UK renewables

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.K. Renewable Energy Association has released new a report that is the first installment in its Bioenergy Strategy, an industry-led review of bioenergy’s potential and the policies needed to maximize its potential through 2030 and beyond. READ MORE

March 27, 2019

Report details employment in biofuel, biomass power industries

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe National Association of State Energy Officials and the Energy Futures Initiative released a report in March that details current employment in a variety of U.S. energy sectors, including ethanol, other biofuels and bioenergy. READ MORE

March 27, 2019

UK’s largest waste wood gasifier becomes operational

BY Bioenergy Infrastructure Group Found In:PowerBioenergy Infrastructure Group has announced its U.K.-based Ince Bio Power facility is now fully operational. The 21.5 MW facility uses advanced thermal treatment technology, or gasification, to generate energy from wood. READ MORE

March 26, 2019

Food-waste anaerobic digestion project gains approval in New York

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasOn March 20, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced The Long Island Power Authority’s board of trustees voted to approve the first stand-alone large-scale anaerobic digester in the New York City metropolitan area. READ MORE

March 26, 2019

ERA funds wheat-ethanol plant, woody biomass project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsERA has announced funding to support several projects through its Partnership Intake Program, including a biorefinery that will produce ethanol and biogas and a technology that will utilize biomass waste materials in the production of wood biomass. READ MORE

March 25, 2019

UK port handles 30,000-ton shipment of wood pellets

BY Associated British Ports Found In:Pellets, PowerThe Port of Hull recently completed the largest shipment of wood pellets ever handled at ABP's Dry Bulks Terminal. The ABP operations team successfully discharged nearly 30,000 metric tons from the 200 meter Isadora vessel, destined for Drax. READ MORE

March 21, 2019

DOE: Biomass R&D advisory committee to meet March 27-28

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced its Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee will meet March 27-28 in Arlington, Virginia. The event is open to members of the public. READ MORE

March 20, 2019

Albioma to convert Caribbean power plant from coal to biomass

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerAlbioma recently announced it has secured a long-term loan to support the conversion a 34 MW coal-fired power plant in Guadeloupe, a group of French islands in the southern Caribbean, to 100 percent biomass. READ MORE

March 15, 2019

EIA updates bioenergy forecasts, predicts capacity increase

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the March edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting that nonhydropower renewables will provide 11 percent of U.S. electricity generation this year, increasing to 13 percent next year. READ MORE

March 15, 2019

UK renewable energy production reaches record high in 2018

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerA U.K. government agency has released provisional 2018 energy data that shows renewable energy production increased by 8.7 percent last year, with bioenergy output up by 7.2 percent. Low carbon generation approached 50 percent of supply. READ MORE

March 14, 2019

EIA: 800,000 tons of densified biomass fuel sold in November

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing that 82 operating U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 730,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in November, with sales reaching 800,000 metric tons. READ MORE

March 08, 2019

RNG Coalition announces scholarship awards for 2019

BY Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition) has notified five applicants that they will receive financial scholarships from the RNG Coalition - Tudor Williams Academic Scholarship Fund. READ MORE

March 06, 2019

Federal agencies release framework for advancing the bioeconomy

BY USDA Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe federal Biomass Research and Development (BR&D) Board unveiled a multi-agency strategy March 5 to accelerate innovative technologies that harness the nation’s biomass resources for affordable biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower. READ MORE

March 05, 2019

B&W turns over UK-based Templeborough biomass plant to customer

BY Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. Found In:PowerBabcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. announced March 4 that its Denmark-based subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Vølund, has successfully turned over operations of the Templeborough Biomass Power Plant to the customer, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners. READ MORE

March 04, 2019

Drax: New opportunities created by power station rail project

BY Drax Group Found In:Pellets, PowerThe partnership between Drax Power Station and Davis Wagon Services saw a new fleet of freight wagons designed and built by WH Davis Ltd. to deliver the biomass needed to produce renewable electricity for millions of homes. READ MORE