Biomass Power

April 30, 2015

DOE publishes Quadrennial Energy Review

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Advanced FuelsIn April, the U.S. Department of Energy released its Quadrennial Energy Review. The report focuses on energy infrastructure and identifies threats, risks, and opportunities for U.S. energy and climate security. READ MORE

April 30, 2015

U.K. households supportive of renewable energy, biomass

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change has released an updated edition of its public attitudes tracking survey, reporting that 78 percent of U.K. households said they support the use of renewable energy provide electricity, fuel and heat. READ MORE

April 30, 2015

New map shows clean energy jobs across British Columbia

BY Pembina Institute Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe Pembina Institute's new interactive B.C. Clean Energy Jobs Map quantifies the number of jobs in the clean energy sector and pinpoints where renewable energy projects are located in the province. READ MORE

April 30, 2015

Intrexon, FuturaGene collaborate on eucalyptus, poplar

BY FuturaGene Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIntrexon Corp. and FuturaGene Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A., recently announced they have entered into an exclusive collaboration to increase biomass in eucalyptus and poplar trees. READ MORE

April 29, 2015

Enviva begins trading on NYSE, provides update on pellet projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerOn April 29, Enviva Partners LP launched trading of its common units on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "EVA." The initial public offering (IPO) of 10 million common units was priced at $20 per unit. READ MORE

April 29, 2015

Waste Management releases Q1 financial results

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasWaste Management Inc. has announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, reporting revenues for the first quarter were $3 billion, down from $3.4 billion for the same period in 2014. The net loss for the quarter was $129 million. READ MORE

April 29, 2015

Astec Industries highlights pellet plant order in investor call

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalAstec Industries Inc. has released first quarter financial results, reporting net sales of $288.7 million, up 21 percent from the $238.7 million reported for the same period of 2014. Earnings were $15.1 million, or 65 cents per diluted share. READ MORE

April 29, 2015

USDA: New private funds to make investments in rural America

BY USDA Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the launch of two new private funds, known as rural business investment companies (RBICs), which make equity investments in rural businesses, helping them grow and create jobs. READ MORE

April 29, 2015

ENER-G biogas CHP improves ROI of small-scale U.K. AD projects

BY ENER-G Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasENER-G has turned up the heat on the anaerobic digestion market by launching a new sub 200 kWth combined-heat-and-power (CHP) unit that maximizes financial returns on both the highest rate renewable heat incentive (RHI) and feed in tariffs (FIT). READ MORE

April 28, 2015

Nippon to construct power plant in Japan that cofires biomass

BY Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd. and Mitsubishi Corp. Found In:PowerNippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd. and Mitsubishi Corp. have agreed to establish a company that will construct and operate a thermal electric power generation facility using mixed fuel of coal and biomass in Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture. READ MORE

April 28, 2015

VERBIO commissions straw-to-biogas facility in Germany

BY VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG Found In:Power, BiogasVERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG has successfully commissioned another major production site for the production of biomethane in Germany. The new plant uses a new internally generated technology to manufacture biomethane from 100 percent straw. READ MORE

April 27, 2015

Covanta reports strong first quarter despite challenging weather

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerCovanta Holding Corp. has released first quarter financial results, reporting plant operations and waste volumes were in line with expectations despite challenging weather conditions in the Northeast. READ MORE

April 24, 2015

Republic Services reports revenue growth in 2015, Q1 results

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasOn April 23, Republic Services Inc. released financial results for the first quarter of 2015, reporting earnings of 49 cents per share, and revenue growth of 4.4 percent to $2.169 billion in revenue, which included average yield of 2.1 percent. READ MORE

April 24, 2015

Barley, Beer & Biomass Energy

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, Thermal

April 23, 2015

Oregon bill creates exemptions for some biomass carbon emissions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Oregon Senate has passed legislation that declares biomass as carbon neutral under some circumstances. It conditionally exempts carbon dioxide emissions from the combustion or decomposition of biomass from regulation under certain pollution laws. READ MORE

April 23, 2015

USDA partners with farmers, ranchers to address climate change

BY USDA Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIn a speech April 23 at Michigan State University, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack laid out a comprehensive approach to partner with agricultural producers to address the threat of climate change. READ MORE

April 23, 2015

Massachusetts supermarket breaks ground on AD system

BY Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. LLC Found In:Power, BiogasThe Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. LLC has announced the groundbreaking of the company's first anaerobic digester at its distribution center in Freetown, Massachusetts. The digester is part of the company's goal to divert waste from the landfill. READ MORE

April 22, 2015

Census Bureau highlights bioenergy in Earth Day statistics

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalIn honor of Earth Day, the U.S. Census Bureau has released an edition of Profile America Facts and Features that includes examples of Census Bureau statistics pertaining to energy and the environment, including those related to bioenergy. READ MORE

April 22, 2015

IRENA launches new tool to help develop renewable energy projects

BY International Renewable Energy Agency Found In:PowerThe International Renewable Energy Agency recently launched its Project Navigator tool, which provides renewable energy project developers with the knowledge, tools, case studies and best practices needed to support their projects. READ MORE

April 21, 2015

Detroit Zoo opens crowdfunding campaign for AD system

BY Detroit Zoological Society Found In:Power, BiogasThe Detroit Zoological Society and Michigan Economic Development Corp. recently announced a new crowdfunding campaign through Patronicity. The campaign will support an energy-producing biodigester that harness the power of poo at the Detroit Zoo. READ MORE

April 21, 2015

Blue Sphere closes on joint venture for 3.2 MW biogas project

BY Blue Sphere Corp. Found In:Power, BiogasBlue Sphere Corp. has announced the closing of a joint venture with an affiliate of York Capital Management to develop, construct and operate a 3.2 MW biogas generation facility in Johnston, Rhode Island. READ MORE

April 21, 2015

2015 IBCE commences with updates from association leaders

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe 2015 International Biomass Conference & Expo kicked off on the morning of April 21, with conversations amongst industry association leadership. READ MORE

April 21, 2015

ORNL researchers contribute to bioenergy, sustainability report

BY Oak Ridge National Laboratory Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA multinational report on bioenergy and sustainability released in April concludes the sustainable production of bioenergy can be an important tool for addressing climate change. Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers contributed to the report. READ MORE

April 21, 2015

Egger, Ontario Power Generation land awards at biomass conference

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBiomass Magazine and the International Biomass Conference & Expo have announced this year’s recipients of its annual industry awards, which were distributed during a ceremony prior to the April 21 general session. READ MORE

April 20, 2015

Drax Biomass' first vessel sails from Port of Baton Rouge

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, PowerOn April 7, the first vessel sailed away from Drax Biomass' Baton Rouge port facilities to the Port of Tyne located on the U.K.'s East Coast. The MV TBC Princess was loaded with pellets from Drax Biomass’ southern pellet mills for power generation. READ MORE

April 20, 2015

Renew Biomass acquires MFA Oil Biomass assets

BY Renew Biomass Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalRenew Biomass, a newly formed investor-owned company based in Springfield, Missouri, has announced the purchase of MFA Oil Biomass assets, effective April 15. MFA Oil Biomass was formed in 2010 between MFA Oil and Aloterra Energy. READ MORE

April 20, 2015

2015 Heating the Midwest conference commences in Minnesota

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalCollocated with the 2015 International Biomass Conference & Expo being held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Heating the Midwest conference began with a discussion on overcoming obstacles to speed up the deployment of biomass thermal solutions. READ MORE

April 16, 2015

Flourishing faster: How to make trees grow bigger and quicker

BY University of Manchester Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsScientists at The University of Manchester have discovered a way to make trees grow bigger and faster, which could increase supplies of renewable resources and help trees cope with the effects of climate change. READ MORE

April 16, 2015

NexSteppe demonstrates biomass crops at commercial scale

BY NexSteppe Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsNexSteppe has announced that it sold more than 10,000 hectares (25,000 acres) of its Palo Alto biomass sorghums in Brazil this past growing season, compared to just over 1,000 hectares in the previous year. READ MORE

April 15, 2015

EIA annual outlook predicts bioenergy growth

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released its Annual Energy Outlook 2015, which presents updated projections for U.S. energy markets through 2040 based on six different scenarios. The outlook includes bioenergy forecasts. READ MORE