Biomass Power

July 16, 2018

In Depth: Protecting the Process

BY Jeff Nichols Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalProper analysis, design, engineering and administrative controls, training, and housekeeping will ensure your plant is safe as possible. READ MORE

July 13, 2018

EPA seeks nominations to SAB, agricultural science committee

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. EPA has announced it is seeking nominations for scientific experts to serve on its Science Advisory Board and four SAB standing committees, including the SAB Agricultural Science Committee. READ MORE

July 13, 2018

Spanner RE2 supplies 10 biomass CHP plants to company in Japan

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalSpanner RE2 has announced it will install 10 biomass combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plants, including peripherals, at a major corporation in Nagano, Japan, later this year. The plants will have a combined capacity for 490 kWe and 1.1 MWth. READ MORE

July 13, 2018

California awards $69.9 million for dairy digester projects

BY California Department of Food and Agriculture Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe California Department of Food and Agriculture has awarded $69.9 million in grant funding to 40 dairy digester projects across the state. These projects will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from manure on California dairy farms. READ MORE

July 13, 2018

ElectraTherm installs waste heat-to-power generator in California

BY ElectraTherm Found In:Power, ThermalElectraTherm commissioned its first Power-plus generator in California to generate fuel-free power from a biomass boiler. The Organic Rankine Cycle generator is part of a California Energy Commission grant for CHP/prime power generation from biomass. READ MORE

July 11, 2018

FERC: US adds 50 MW of biomass capacity in May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects has released its Energy Infrastructure Update for May, reporting that the U.S. added 50 MW of biomass power capacity during the month. READ MORE

July 11, 2018

Enel, F2i reach agreement for the sale of biomass plants in Italy

BY Enel Group Found In:PowerThe Enel Group has reached an agreement with F2i SGR for the sale of its entire portfolio of biomass generation plants in Italy, with a total net installed capacity of approximately 108 MW. READ MORE

July 10, 2018

EIA updates short-term bioenergy capacity, generation estimates

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the July edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting that nonhydropower renewables will provide more than 10 percent of electricity generation this year, up from slightly from 2017. READ MORE

July 10, 2018

Foresight acquires 5 operational AD plants in Germany

BY Foresight Group Found In:Power, BiogasForesight Group has acquired 100 percent of the shares in a portfolio of five operational anaerobic digestion (AD) plants in Germany from Lindhorst Gruppe. Foresight now owns 20 AD plants in the U.K. and Germany with a combined 154 MW of capacity. READ MORE

July 10, 2018

Opinion: Deflagration Prevention and Protection in Biomass Facilities

BY Geffrey Mitchell Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalExplosions in the biomass industry are constant threats that have the potential to harm employees, stop production or destroy an entire facility READ MORE

July 09, 2018

ISO committee advances development of standards for solid biofuel

BY American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalDevelopment of international standards for solid biofuels advanced at a recent meeting of the ISO committee responsible for that work, according to the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. READ MORE

July 09, 2018

Pöyry awarded EPC contract for 25 MW biomass plant

BY Pöyry Found In:PowerNorth Negros Biopower Inc. (NNBP) has awarded Pöyry with the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) assignment for its 25 MW biomass power plant located in Northern Negros, Philippines. The facility be be fueled with sugarcane residues. READ MORE

July 06, 2018

UK renewable energy generation sets new record

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerThe U.K. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has released first quarter 2018 energy statistics, reporting that the renewables’ share of electricity generation increased to a record high of 30.1 percent during the quarter. READ MORE

July 05, 2018

Pruitt resigns, Wheeler to become acting administrator of the EPA

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn July 5, President Trump announced the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the administrator of the U.S. EPA. Deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler is set to assume the role of acting administrator of the EPA on July 9. READ MORE

July 05, 2018

RNG produced by CR&R flows into SoCalGas pipelines

BY Southern California Gas Co. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSouthern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and waste management company CR&R Environmental announced July 2 they are now injecting renewable natural gas produced at CR&R's anaerobic digestion facility in Perris, California, into SoCalGas pipelines. READ MORE

July 05, 2018

Drax rebrands train wagons used to deliver biomass

BY Drax Group Found In:Pellets, PowerSince it upgraded half of the power station near Selby in North Yorkshire to use sustainable biomass instead of coal, Drax has transformed its business to become Europe’s biggest decarbonization project. READ MORE

July 03, 2018

Hennepin County opens RFQ for anaerobic digestion companies

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasHennepin County, Minnesota, has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) soliciting submissions from entities engaged in the anaerobic digestion of commercial and/or residential source-separated organic materials to produce energy. READ MORE

July 03, 2018

Land O'Lakes, CalBio partner to advance ‘barn to biogas’

BY Land O’Lakes Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsLand O’Lakes Inc. and California Bioenergy LLC have launched a first-of-its-kind collaboration to support the financing, installation and management of on-farm methane digesters to generate renewable compressed natural gas fuel in California. READ MORE

July 03, 2018

TEP opens RFI on biomass generation technologies, opportunities

BY Tucson Electric Power Found In:PowerTucson Electric Power is seeking information about forest biomass generation systems that could generate power for customers while improving the health of Arizona forests. READ MORE

July 03, 2018

Saipem signs MOU with California Ethanol & Power

BY Saipem Found In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSaipem has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) as well as an exclusive agreement with California Ethanol & Power LLC for the realization of a low carbon emission plant for the production of ethanol, electricity, biomethane and other products. READ MORE

June 29, 2018

Senate passes 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn June 28, the U.S. Senate passed its version of the 2018 Farm Bill with a strong bipartisan 86-11 vote. The legislation, titled “The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018,” includes mandatory funding for Energy Title programs. READ MORE

June 28, 2018

Lawmakers ask EPA to approve RFS pathway for biomass power

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Advanced FuelsA bipartisan delegation of California lawmakers is urging the U.S. EPA to resolve any issues that prevent biomass and waste-to-energy pathways from receiving the same level of support as other forms of energy under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

June 28, 2018

Buena Vista biomass power plant to be sold at auction

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe assets of Buena Vista Biomass Power plant are set to be sold at auction in July, according to information released by Mass Companies. The 18 MW facility is located in Ione, California. The deadline for offers is July 19. READ MORE

June 27, 2018

EIA: 600,000 tons of densified biomass fuel sold in March

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing that U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 650,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in March, with sales reaching 600,000 tons during the month. READ MORE

June 27, 2018

In Depth: From Neutral to Negative

BY Patrick C. Miller Found In:Pellets, PowerDrax’s plan to demonstrate a new carbon capture and storage technology at its power station in the United Kingdom has global implications. READ MORE

June 26, 2018

In Depth: The Utility of Cyclones

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:PowerWith a long history of performance, cyclones play vital roles in dust collection and emissions reductions in a variety of biomass-related applications. READ MORE

June 21, 2018

Connecticut DEEP selects AD project through recent RFP

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe Connecticut department of Energy and Environmental Protection has selected more than 250 MW of renewable energy projects through a recent request for proposals (RFP), including a 1.6 MW anaerobic digestion project. READ MORE

June 20, 2018

Sununu vetoes bill to provide support to biomass plants

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerNew Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has vetoed a bill that aimed to require electric distribution companies to purchase energy from the state’s six independent biomass plants and single waste-to-energy facility. READ MORE

June 19, 2018

DOE: 31 projects will advance fundamental science for bioenergy

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn June 18, the U.S. Department of Energy announced $40 million in funding for 31 projects to advance research in the development of microbes as practical platforms for the production of biofuels and other bioproducts from renewable resources. READ MORE

June 15, 2018

EIA: Bioenergy capacity, generation to increase in 2019

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the June edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting nonhydropower renewables will provide more than 10 percent of electricity generation in 2018, up from less than 10 percent in 2017. READ MORE