Biomass Power

April 11, 2016

BTEC calls on biomass supporters to support BTU Act

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe Biomass Thermal Energy Council is asking biomass supporters to take action by contacting their elected legislators and asking them to support the inclusion of the Biomass Thermal Utilization Act in legislation being considered by the U.S. Senate. READ MORE

April 11, 2016

GE’s Distributed Power business signs supply agreement

BY GE Found In:Power, BiogasGE’s Distributed Power has signed a parts supply agreement with Nixon Energy Solutions to strengthen Nixon’s ability to ensure the long-term availability and reliability of 11 of GE’s Jenbacher gas engines that will power three landfill gas projects. READ MORE

April 08, 2016

See You in Charlotte

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe International Biomass Conference & Expo starts next week in Charlotte, North Carolina. READ MORE

April 07, 2016

Maine PUC publishes renewable energy report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerOn March 31, the Maine Public Utilities Commission issued its annual report on the state’s renewable resource portfolio standard, reporting biomass was used to satisfy 92.22 percent of Class I requirements in 2014. READ MORE

April 07, 2016

Blue Sphere to acquire Italian biogas plant

BY Blue Sphere Corp. Found In:Power, BiogasBlue Sphere Corp. recently announced it has signed an exclusive term sheet to acquire a 1MW waste-to-energy biogas plant in Tortona, Italy, from Agrilandia Societa Agricola a r.l. READ MORE

April 07, 2016

Viridis Energy ceases operations at Okanagan pellet plant

BY Viridis Energy Inc. Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalViridis Energy Inc. recently announced that due to recent structural concerns at its Okanagan Pellet Co. plant and a combination of factors, it has decided to cease operations at its West Kelowna, British Columbia, plant. READ MORE

April 06, 2016

BPA holds media call in advance of EPA biomass workshop

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerOn April 6, the Biomass Power Association held a media call in advance of the U.S. EPA’s June 7 workshop on biomass and the Clean Power Plan. During the call, the BPA outlined EPA actions needed to support the biomass power industry. READ MORE

April 06, 2016

Waste-to-energy project planned in Tennessee

BY Clean Energy Technologies Inc. Found In:PowerClean Energy Technologies Inc. has announced an innovative waste-to-energy system set for completion in Tennessee later this year will mark the second commercial collaboration utilizing the Clean Cycle Generator from Clean Energy Technologies. READ MORE

April 05, 2016

EPA SAB requests additional changes to biogenic framework

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. EPA's chartered Scientific Advisory Board recently conducted a quality review of the updated draft report on the accounting framework for biogenic carbon emissions. The SAB has requested additional changes be made to the draft framework. READ MORE

April 04, 2016

DOE BETO updates Multi-Year Program Plan

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has released the 2016 update of its Multi-Year Program Plan, which serves as an operational guide to help the BETO manage and coordinate its activities. READ MORE

April 04, 2016

GE signs MOU with Cenergi SEA to advanced biogas in Malaysia

BY GE Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasGE recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Cenergi SEA Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad, to collaborate in spurring the development of the biogas industry in Malaysia. READ MORE

April 01, 2016

Anaergia to supply equipment to New Jersey AD project

BY Anaergia Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasAnaergia Inc. has entered an agreement with New Jersey’s Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority to design and supply equipment for new anaerobic digesters and to design, build and operate a 3.8 MW cogeneration system at a water treatment plant. READ MORE

March 31, 2016

Wyden supports additional FY 2017 bioenergy funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalSen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., is advocating for increased production of sustainable biomass to heat and power homes and businesses while reducing the risk of wildfires and creating jobs in rural areas. READ MORE

March 31, 2016

Landfill gas project opens in Orange County, California

BY Orange County, California Found In:Power, BiogasA ribbon-cutting was recently held to open the Bowerman Power Project renewable energy facility. The landfill gas-to-electricity plant at the Frank R. Bowerman landfill will power thousands of local homes and businesses in Anaheim, California. READ MORE

March 31, 2016

Eptisa to provide services during assembly of 2 biomass plants

BY Eptisa Found In:PowerENEL Green Power has awarded Eptisa the carry out of technical assistance services on site during the civil works and electromechanical assembly installation of the Selective Catalytic Reduction Systems in two Spanish biomass plants. READ MORE

March 30, 2016

DOE releases first annual energy employment report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Department of Energy has released its first annual energy employment analysis. The report focuses on how changes in America’s energy profile are affecting energy sector employment. It includes data related to biofuel and bioenergy jobs. READ MORE

March 30, 2016

Opinion: Biomass Power’s Momentum in Maine

BY Bob Cleaves Found In:Pellets, PowerIn the first few months of 2016, Maine lawmakers and the media have shown that when the (wood) chips are down, they will rally to do everything in their power to keep plants open. READ MORE

March 30, 2016

In Depth: Staving Off a Sunset

BY Bruce Dorminey Found In:PowerWhile California’s biomass power industry continues its struggle for survival, fuel suppliers are left without a home for mounting materials. READ MORE

March 28, 2016

Report: Midwest clean energy jobs continue to grow

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA report recently released by Clean Energy Trust and Environmental Entrepreneurs has determined nearly 569,000 people currently work in clean energy throughout the Midwest, with that number expected to grow by more than 4 percent over the next year. READ MORE

March 28, 2016

Weltec Biopower installs AD system at German facility

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasWeltec Biopower has announced plans to install an anaerobic digestion unit at a wastewater treatment plant in Bavaria, Germany. The upgrade will allow the facility to produce heat and power from sewage gas. READ MORE

March 28, 2016

Opinion: Stay of Clean Power Plan: Opportunity for Biomass Industry?

BY Joel Stronberg Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalFor the biomass industry, a stay of the Clean Power Plan may offer an opportunity otherwise lost, had the EPA been allowed to go forward with its implementation efforts. READ MORE

March 27, 2016

In Depth: Woody Biomass, Forest Operations in the Inland Northwest

BY David Jackson and Patrick Wilson Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalIf forest restoration projects in the Inland Northwest region were to become major suppliers of woody biomass for bioenergy, government subsidies in the form of tax credits, loan guarantees or other types of financial aid will be essential. READ MORE

March 27, 2016

In Depth: Delivering Renewable Energy From Irish Forests

BY Des O'Toole Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalIreland’s forestry sector, a major economic driver in the country, is poised for growth along with the bioenergy industry. READ MORE

March 25, 2016

ElectraTherm ORC to generate clean energy from biogas in Germany

BY ElectraTherm Found In:Power, BiogasElectraTherm has shipped the Power+ Generator 4200 to a biogas facility in Germany, its third application in the country to utilize biogas to generate emission-free electricity. The project is expected to be commissioned this spring. READ MORE

March 25, 2016

UT center continues quest for low-cost, high-quality bioenergy

BY University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsScientists with the University of Tennessee Center for Renewable Carbon are continuing efforts to develop renewable and cost-competitive biofuels and biobased products that can be useful for society and to advance rural economies. READ MORE

March 24, 2016

Amec Foster Wheeler supplies biomass dust combustion plant

BY Amec Foster Wheeler Found In:Pellets, PowerAmec Foster Wheeler recently announced that it has been awarded a contract to supply a biomass dust combustion plant for Finnish utility company Seinajoen Energia Oy. READ MORE

March 24, 2016

ETI calls for more emphasis on CCS, bioenergy

BY Energy Technologies Institute Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.K.-based Energy Technologies Institute has called for greater emphasis on progressing carbon capture and storage and building a U.K. bioenergy sector in the next 15 years if the U.K. is to meet its targets for decarbonizing its energy system. READ MORE

March 23, 2016

Penn State announces first harvest of shrub willow

BY Jeff Mulhollem, Penn State Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe first harvest of 34 acres of fast-growing shrub willow from a Penn State demonstration field this winter is a milestone in developing a sustainable biomass supply for renewable energy and biobased economic development, according to researchers. READ MORE

March 22, 2016

ETI seeks partners for UK biomass logistics project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.K.-based Energy Technologies Institute has announced it is seeking partners for a new six-month bioenergy project that aims to improve the understanding of the future of biomass logistics in the U.K. READ MORE

March 21, 2016

Duke Energy to buy biogas from developing N.C. plant

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasColorado-based Carbon Cycle Energy plans to build a swine- and poultry-based biogas plant in southeast North Carolina, and Duke Energy has signed an agreement with the company to purchase gas produced at the facility. READ MORE