Biomass Power

June 27, 2014

Impact Bioenergy announces portable food waste digester

BY Impact Bioenergy Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasSeattle-based Impact Bioenergy has expanded the unique model AD185 digester design that enables facility operators to generate energy from their own food scraps and paper products. The new AD185-2 unit features five times the processing capacity. READ MORE

June 27, 2014

E.ON's Blackburn Meadows biomass plant generates electricity

BY E.ON UK plc Found In:PowerE.ON UK plc has announced that its Blackburn Meadows biomass facility in Sheffield, England, generated electricity and synchronized with the local distribution network for the first time on June 24. READ MORE

June 26, 2014

GIB highlights achievements in annual report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.K. Green Investment Bank recently released its 2013-'14 annual report and announced new funding to help small and medium enterprises make investments in energy efficiency, including biomass boilers. READ MORE

June 26, 2014

SCE launches solicitation for small-scale renewable projects

BY Southern California Edison Found In:PowerSouthern California Edison has launched another round of solicitations for small-scale renewable source projects, including solar, wind, geothermal and biomass, with the goal of procuring up to 290 MW from smaller-scale renewable projects. READ MORE

June 26, 2014

N.Y. bill would incentivize cellulosic fuels, biomass pellets

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsOn June 19, the New York Assembly voted to pass a bill that aims to amend the state's tax law to provide tax credits for the production of cellulosic ethanol, densified biofuel and renewable fuel oil. READ MORE

June 26, 2014

Cleanergy launches bioenergy system for old, closed landfills

BY Cleanergy Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasCleanergy's GasBox has been developed to generate electricity and heat from landfill sites that are more than 10 years old. The system can take in biogas with methane concentrations as low as 18 percent. READ MORE

June 26, 2014

Model may help growers mitigate costly droughts

BY University of Florida Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA University of Florida-created model may help growers plant at optimal times and avoid crop-destroying drought, which can cost millions of dollars in a given year, according to one of the tool's creators. READ MORE

June 26, 2014

Areva delivers biomass power plant to U-Thong Bio Power

BY Areva Found In:PowerAreva successfully delivered a biomass power plant to its Thai customer U-Thong Bio Power Co. Ltd. Built jointly by Areva and its partner Ensys, this installation is located in the Suphanburi Province in Thailand. READ MORE

June 26, 2014

In Depth: Fire Threat Turns Energy Asset

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerCabin Creek Biomass Energy will reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfire in Placer County while producing 2 MW power, heat and biochar. READ MORE

June 25, 2014

In Depth: Tucker RNG: Little Machine, Big Impact

BY Maureen Essen, Caroline Morris and Nate Anderson Found In:PowerPublic and private collaboration has resulted in a unique and highly efficient distributed-scale fast pyrolysis system. READ MORE

June 25, 2014

Opinion: Buy Local, It’s Cheaper

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBiomass was the earliest source of light and heat, warming and illuminating small bands of ancient humans. Today, it continues to excel as an energy source in smaller applications. READ MORE

June 25, 2014

USDA REAP sinks $3.4 billion into rural economies

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThough the USDA Rural Energy for America Program has been hugely successful since it was first implemented in the 2002 Farm Bill, numerous changes have been implemented over the years in order to maximize program value. READ MORE

June 25, 2014

Vega Biofuels lands large bio-coal order from European company

BY Vega Biofuels Inc. Found In:Pellets, PowerVega Biofuels Inc. has entered into an agreement with Austrian-based ECEM Salzburg Energy and Environment Consulting GmbH to sell 50,000 tons of bio-coal each year for the next five years. The deal will generate approximately $57 million in revenue. READ MORE

June 25, 2014

EIA: U.S. added 15.6 MW of bioenergy capacity in April

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has published the June issue of its Electric Power Monthly report, indicating that the U.S. added 15.6 MW of bioenergy capacity in April. The additions include capacity from landfill gas and waste biomass. READ MORE

June 24, 2014

Supreme Court issues its decision on EPA's GHG Tailoring Rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn June 23, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision on the U.S. EPA's Tailoring Rule. It did not, however, address the uncertainty faced by those in the biomass industry with regard to the EPA's treatment of biogenic emissions. READ MORE

June 24, 2014

Cemtrex to acquire bioenergy technology company

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Biogas Cemtrex Inc. recently entered into a letter of intent to purchase all the assets of a foreign wastewater treatment and bioenergy plant technology company with approximately $14 million in annual sales for 2013. READ MORE

June 20, 2014

FERC: Bioenergy capacity was added in May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects has issued Its Energy Infrastructure Update for May, reporting that the U.S. added 19 bioenergy production units with a combined 73 MW capacity from January through May. READ MORE

June 19, 2014

Greenleaf secures $100 million to buy, build more biomass plants

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerGreenleaf Power, one of the largest biomass power producers in the U.S., recently announced the closing of a $100 million growth capital facility. The primarily purpose of the financing is to fund future growth of the Greenleaf platform. READ MORE

June 19, 2014

Pennsylvania offers funding for renewable energy projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority is offering approximately $12.5 million in funding to support alternative and renewable energy projects in the state, including biomass, solar, wind and hydro projects. READ MORE

June 19, 2014

EIB supports the development of a biomass CHP plant in Sweden

BY European Investment Bank Found In:PowerThe European Investment Bank is providing a EUR 260 million ($353.68 million) loan to the energy company Fortum Varme for the design, construction and operation of a new biomass combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant. READ MORE

June 18, 2014

EPA opens 120-day comment period on Clean Power Plan

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerThe U.S. EPA published its proposed rule to regulate carbon emissions from existing power plants in the Federal Register on June 18, officially opening a 120-day comment period. Comments will be accepted through Oct. 16. READ MORE

June 18, 2014

ND inventor reports heightened interest in BIONRG biocoal

BY Sue Retka SchillFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalNorman Miller, an entrepreneur from Mapleton, N.D., calls himself the father of biocoal. Among his inventions is the Tri-Pack machine that combines coal and biomass with a proprietary additive into a biocoal that can be left as a powder or densified. READ MORE

June 17, 2014

Bluesphere initiates multiple biogas projects in Northeast US

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasBluesphere Corp. has expanded to the Northeast U.S. The company recently received one of the most difficult permits to obtain for its waste-to-energy project in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is developing projects in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. READ MORE

June 17, 2014

Legislation to freeze Ohio's RPS becomes law

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerOhio Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill into law that will freeze the state's renewable portfolio standard for two years. Ohio first enacted its RPS in 2008. With the new law, the current 2.5 percent requirement will remain in place through 2016. READ MORE

June 16, 2014

USDA announces funding for 2 Farm Bill bioenergy programs

BY USDA Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced up to $14.5 million in funding for two USDA bioenergy programs made available through the 2014 Farm Bill. USDA also announced the availability of its new Bioeconomy Tool Shed. READ MORE

June 13, 2014

Report highlights benefits of coal-to-biomass conversions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerA new report published by FutureMetrics shows that converting old coal plants to burn wood pellets provides a ready-to-go solution for meeting carbon mitigation goals while creating jobs. READ MORE

June 13, 2014

Cornell University center funds 4 bioenergy projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsCornell University's David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future has awarded $1.4 million from its Academic Venture Fund to 12 new university projects, including several related to biomass and bioenergy production. READ MORE

June 13, 2014

Cirque Energy to develop biomass gasification project in Texas

BY Cirque Energy Inc. Found In:Power, ThermalCirque Energy Inc. announced the signing of a development agreement for a project to install a 2.5 MW biomass gasification power plant to be known as the Midland Biomass Energy Station in Midland, Texas. READ MORE

June 12, 2014

Virgin Islands FIT Act supports small biomass, renewables

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, BiogasU.S. Virgin Islands Gov. John deJongh has a bill that will allow residents to construct renewable energy projects and sell the electrical output to the local utility, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority. READ MORE

June 12, 2014

WBA report illustrates global increase in bioenergy production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe World Bioenergy Association recently released a report, titled "WBA Global Bioenergy Statistics 2014," that determined renewables contributed 18.3 percent of the global energy mix, with bioenergy alone contributing approximately 14.1 percent. READ MORE