Biomass Power

June 01, 2016

GE’s gas engine, biosolids technology selected for UK project

BY GE Found In:Power, BiogasGE recently announced that M+W group has selected its Jenbacher gas engines and Monsal advanced anaerobic digestion system for Surrey County Council’s new Eco Park waste treatment and biogas-to-energy facility. READ MORE

June 01, 2016

UK GIB invests in 5.4 MW biomass plant

BY U.K. Green Investment Bank Found In:Power, ThermalConstruction work will soon commence on a new green energy facility in Wrexham Industrial Estate, north Wales, after developers secured a commitment of GBP 25 million ($36.03 million) from U.K. Green Investment Bank plc and Equitix. READ MORE

May 31, 2016

Impact Bioenergy’s microdigester testing waste at Seattle brewery

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasSeattle-based Impact Bioenergy, a small startup focused on distributed energy with its portable, prefabricated anaerobic digestion technology, deployed its first microdigester at the Fremont Brewery Co. in Seattle in April. READ MORE

May 31, 2016

Trestle, Larksen partner to reduce CO2 from ethanol, coal power

BY Trestle Energy LLC Found In:Pellets, Power, Advanced FuelsTrestle Energy LLC and Larksen LLC have announced a collaboration to commercialize a new fuel pathway management platform to enable ethanol producers to reduce their fuel carbon intensity and facilitate the use of biomass pellets at power plants. READ MORE

May 31, 2016

GBB, Stern Brothers announce waste-to-energy agreement

BY Gershman, Brickner & Bratton Inc. Found In:PowerGershman, Brickner & Bratton Inc. and Stern Brothers & Co. recently announced that they will enter into an agreement for waste-to-energy (WTE), infrastructure and alternative energy sector projects. READ MORE

May 27, 2016

DOE: Biomass committee schedules June meeting

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee is scheduled for June 13-14 in Washington, D.C. Members of the public can observe the business of the committee. READ MORE

May 27, 2016

Hekotek announces pellet plant orders in Latvia, Belarus

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalEstonia-based Hekotek has made two announcements regarding the development of pellet plants in recent months, including the development of a new pellet plant in Latvia and a pellet plant expansion in Belarus. READ MORE

May 27, 2016

INL successfully tests oxidation catalyst in torrefaction system

BY Advanced Torrefaction Systems LLC Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalAdvanced Torrefaction Systems LLC has collaborated with the Idaho National Laboratory to test a catalytic oxidation technology designed by ATS to address problems that have hampered the development of large-scale torrefaction plants. READ MORE

May 26, 2016

Small-scale biomass gasification plant progressing in California

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerA 2-MW biomass gasification plant in North Fork, California, will break ground later this year. The project is the result of a public-private partnership between North Fork Community Development Council and Phoenix Energy. READ MORE

May 26, 2016

Lynemouth conversion progresses, Doosan Babcock awarded contract

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerIn mid-May, the owner of U.K.-based Lynemouth Power Ltd. issued a brief statement confirming plans to convert the power station to biomass are proceeding according to schedule. Doosan Babcock has been awarded a contract to convert the facility. READ MORE

May 26, 2016

Brigg Renewable Energy Plant opens in UK

BY Brigg Renewable Energy Plant Found In:PowerThe Brigg Renewable Energy Plant was officially opened May 26. The renewable energy plant, which is the largest dedicated straw-fired biomass plant in the U.K., generates 40 MW of electricity every hour. READ MORE

May 26, 2016

Purdue workshop to explore AD for livestock operations

BY Purdue University Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe Indiana Biomass Energy Working Group will offer a workshop at Fair Oaks Farms on management of wastes from large-scale livestock operations, including anaerobic digestion, a mechanism for transforming biological waste into bioenergy. READ MORE

May 26, 2016

Enviva Forest Conservation Fund awards 2016 conservation grants

BY Enviva Holdings LP Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe Enviva Forest Conservation Fund, a $5 million, 10-year program designed to protect tens of thousands of acres of bottomland forests in northeast North Carolina and southeast Virginia, has announced the recipients of its 2016 grants. READ MORE

May 25, 2016

Ethanol plant digester to send 5 MW to California grid

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasNot only does Tulare County, California-based Calgren Renewable Fuels LLC manufacture renewable transportation fuel and utilize renewable energy to power its operations, but starting next month, the plant will also send electricity to the grid. READ MORE

May 25, 2016

Southern states lead growth in biomass electricity generation

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration Found In:PowerOver the past five years, U.S. electricity generation from biomass across all sectors grew from 56 terawatthours (TWh) in 2010 to 64 TWh in 2015. Much of this growth occurred in southern states such as Virginia, Florida, and Georgia. READ MORE

May 25, 2016

Duke Energy inks second swine waste power deal in 2016

BY Duke Energy Found In:Power, BiogasDuke Energy recently announced it has finalized a second deal in 2016 to buy captured methane gas derived from swine waste. The planned project will be at farms in Kenansville, North Carolina. READ MORE

May 25, 2016

DVO announces first anaerobic digester installation in China

BY DVO Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasInstallation and commissioning are complete on a DVO Inc. anaerobic digester at Austasia Modern Dairy Farm in Xianhe, Shandong Province, China. This is DVO’s first installation in China, and the country’s first modern, operational anaerobic digester. READ MORE

May 25, 2016

Opinion: The Tip of the Industry’s Spear

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsHeavy logging equipment is the epitome of the tip of the spear when it comes to biomass harvesting, the area of focus of the June issue of Biomass Magazine. READ MORE

May 24, 2016

USDA announces application periods for BCAP

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA Farm Service Agency has announced incentives will resume this month through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. According to the USDA, $3 million is available for BCAP during fiscal year 2016. READ MORE

May 24, 2016

WesTech, Cleanergy partner to bring GasBox to US

BY WesTech Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasWesTech is partnering with Cleanergy to bring the Cleanergy GasBox biogas generator to the U.S. The GasBox generates electricity and heat from biogas using a Stirling engine. It can run on biogas with a methane concentration as low as 18 percent. READ MORE

May 24, 2016

Advanced Flow Systems, Greenlane Biogas sign agreement

BY Advanced Flow Systems Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsAdvanced Flow Systems Inc., a subsidiary of AdvanTec Global Innovations Inc., recently added Greenlane Biogas Ltd. to its existing portfolio of contract manufacturing clients by signing a two-year contract manufacturing agreement. READ MORE

May 23, 2016

USDA announces $21 million in bioenergy funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA has announced the availability of $21 million in funding through its Agriculture and Food Research Initiative to support the development of regional systems in sustainable bioenergy and biobased products, as well as education and training. READ MORE

May 23, 2016

In Depth: Rallying for a Rebound Year

BY Anna Simet, photos by Lenn Long PhotographyFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsLow oil, dipping power prices and a warm winter have presented the biomass industry with a challenging year. READ MORE

May 21, 2016

In Depth: Foraging for Efficiency

BY Anna Simet Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsNew Holland is plowing the path to commercial use of woody biomass crops for bioenergy. READ MORE

May 20, 2016

Port of Tyne to handle pellets for Lynemouth plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerThe U.K.-based Port of Tyne has announced plans to start building new facilities to handle, store and transport wood pellets for Lynemouth Power Ltd., which is making good progress with its plan to convert from coal to biomass. READ MORE

May 20, 2016

Processing plant receives 10 millionth ton of garbage

BY Great River Energy Found In:PowerGreat River Energy’s Elk River Resource Processing Plant received its 10 millionth ton of garbage in mid-April. In nearly 27 years of operation, that waste has been mostly used to generate renewable energy. READ MORE

May 20, 2016

In Depth: Workhorses of the Woods

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe Big Four equipment manufacturers in the forest harvesting space discuss product offerings and technological advancements to improve emissions, operator comfort and safety, productivity and efficiency. READ MORE

May 19, 2016

ETI seeks partners for biomass pretreatment project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalThe U.K.-based Energy Technologies Institute recently announced it is seeking partners for a new project that aims to develop technology to remove contaminants from certain biomass feedstocks. READ MORE

May 19, 2016

PFI: 2 additional plants qualify for PFI standards program

BY Pellet Fuels Institute Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe Pellet Fuels Institute recently announced the qualification of two additional pellet plants into the Pellet Fuels Institute standards program, including NWP Jasper LLC and New England Wood Pellet's Allegheny plant. READ MORE

May 19, 2016

SBP approves third certification body

BY Sustainable Biomass Partnership Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe Sustainable Biomass Partnership has announced that PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), Canada has become the third SBP-approved certification body. PwC has been approved for certification of biomass producers in Canada and the U.S. READ MORE