Biomass Power

September 29, 2016

Opinion: On Campus

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsCollege and university campuses are loaded with physical attributes that make them ripe for biomass deployments. READ MORE

September 28, 2016

Court hears oral arguments in Clean Power Plan challenge

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerOn Sept. 27, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging the U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan. The hearing, held before a panel of 10 judges, spanned nearly seven hours. READ MORE

September 27, 2016

E.ON and SBI open Denmark’s largest biogas plant

BY E.ON Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasE.ON and Sonderjysk Biogas Invest recently brought Denmark’s largest biogas plant, Sonderjysk Biogas, into operation. The facility will convert 540,000 tons of livestock manure, straw and other organic residues per year into green energy. READ MORE

September 26, 2016

299-MW UK biomass plant selects boiler supplier

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerMGT Teesside Ltd.’s Tees Renewable Energy Plant planned for Teesport near Middlesbrough in North East England will deploy the world's largest circulating fluidized boiler utilizing only biomass as fuel, once the facility is up and running in 2020. READ MORE

September 26, 2016

Iona Capital invests in UK biomass project

BY Iona Capital Found In:Power, ThermalNewbridge Energy will be doubling the size of its workforce and installing three biomass generating units in North Wales after a multi-million pound investment from the independent energy and environmental investment company, Iona Capital. READ MORE

September 25, 2016

Opinion: Biomass Policy: States Doing Their Part

BY Bob Cleaves Found In:PowerWith much of the federal legislative and regulatory activity with potential to benefit biomass on hold for now, state activities can make a big difference in the future of the biomass industry. READ MORE

September 22, 2016

Biomass terminal construction celebrates milestone

BY Graham Construction Found In:Pellets, PowerGraham Construction is celebrating after recording 1 million man hours free of any RIDDOR notifiable incidents while building the biomass terminal at the Port of Liverpool for its client Peel Ports. READ MORE

September 21, 2016

Energy, ag, business groups push for tax credit extensions

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsMore than 50 groups in the energy, agriculture, transportation and other business sectors have banded together to pressure Congress for a multiyear extension of tax provisions set to expire at the end of the year. READ MORE

September 21, 2016

Brown signs bill that encourages renewable gas production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Sept. 19, California. Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed legislation that establishes the nation’s toughest restrictions of destructive super pollutants, including black carbon, fluorinated gases and methane. READ MORE

September 21, 2016

Lockheed Martin opens advanced bioenergy plant in New York

BY Lockheed Martin Found In:PowerLockheed Martin opened a new bioenergy facility in Owego, New York, at a ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 21. The system, which is now completing commissioning, uses Concord Blue’s advanced technology that will convert waste into renewable energy. READ MORE

September 20, 2016

EC approves state aid for bioenergy CHP project in Lithuania

BY European Commission Found In:Power, ThermalThe European Commission has approved support for a combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant in Vilnius, Lithuania, under European Union state aid rules. The facility will generate electricity for the power grid and heat for a district heating system. READ MORE

September 20, 2016

KPA Unicon, Renewa join forces in Europe

BY KPA Unicon Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalTwo Finnish energy solution suppliers are joining forces through a merger in which KPA Unicon Group Oy is purchasing the entire share capital of Renewa Oy. The parties aim to finalize the acquisition by the end of September. READ MORE

September 16, 2016

Coproducts and Product Diversification

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasNovember is a unique topic for Biomass Magazine—Coproducts & Product Diversification. READ MORE

September 15, 2016

Website now available for wood-to-energy checkoff program

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe wood-to-energy checkoff initiative that’s been in the works for the past few years recently launched a website to provide updated information about the program as well as a way to ask questions about the initiative. READ MORE

September 15, 2016

Report details biomass heat, power production in Japan

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe USDA Foreign Agricultural Service recently released a Global Agricultural Information Network report on Japan’s renewable fuel industry, which reviews the country’s renewable fuel mandates/policy and progress toward meeting them. READ MORE

September 15, 2016

Finnvera to provide financing for MGT Teesside biomass plant

BY Finnvera Found In:Pellets, PowerFinnvera is contributing GBP 100 million ($132.37 million), or roughly EUR 120 million, in financing for MGT Teesside's 299 MW biomass power plant under development in the U.K. The facility is expected to begin operations in 2020. READ MORE

September 14, 2016

California governor signs bill benefiting biomass power

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerCalifornia Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. has signed a bill that will support biomass plants within the state by calling on electricity retailers to enter into five-year contracts for 125 MW of biomass capacity with facilities using certain feedstocks. READ MORE

September 14, 2016

Clarkson University researcher to study energy from waste

BY Clarkson University Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasStefan J. Grimberg, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Clarkson University, has been selected as a Scholar-in-Residence at McGill University where he will collaborate on a project to divert organic waste from landfills. READ MORE

September 13, 2016

Report details the economic, employment impact of Drax conversion

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerOxford Economics recently released a report that details the total impact of Drax Group on the U.K. economy, reporting that Drax contributed approximately GBP 1.2 billion ($1.58 billion) to the U.K.’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2015. READ MORE

September 13, 2016

RSB reaccredited weeks after EU court slams certification system

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe European Commission recently reaccredited RSB's EU Renewable Energy Directive sustainability program. The re-recognition came just weeks after the EU Court of Auditors said the EU certification system for sustainability is not fully reliable. READ MORE

September 13, 2016

NIB provides loan to biomass CHP plant in Stockholm

BY Nordic Investment Bank Found In:Power, ThermalThe Nordic Investment Bank has signed a 10-year loan of SEK 600 million ($70.31 million) with Fortum Varme Holding to finance the recently inaugurated biomass combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant in Vartan, Stockholm of Sweden. READ MORE

September 12, 2016

CBD delivers pneumatic fuel conveying system to Lynemouth plant

BY Clyde Bergemann Found In:Pellets, PowerClyde Bergemann has been chosen to deliver the pneumatic conveying systems for the U.K.-based Lynemouth biomass conversion. The 420 MW power plant burnt its last coal in December 2015 and will reopen burning wood pellets early in 2018. READ MORE

September 12, 2016

RSB EU RED re-recognized by the European Commission

BY Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials is pleased to announce its re-recognition by the European Commission. The decision was published by the commission on Aug. 9 in the Official Journal of the European Union and is valid for five years. READ MORE

September 11, 2016

Opinion: What Next for the Atlantic Pellet Market?

BY Hannes LechnerFound In:Pellets, PowerAlthough there is currently an overcapacity in the Atlantic pellet market, it's expected to clear up slowly, and as the three major European biomass conversion projects come online, they may help bring the market back to balance. READ MORE

September 10, 2016

Opinion: Distribution Model Cost Savings

BY Michele RebiereFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalRebiere highlights three major distribution models in the pellet industry today and how short-term potential savings can be realized in these costs for pellet producers to build long-term efficiencies. READ MORE

September 09, 2016

In Depth: Riding the Wave

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalSquier Lumber & Hardware Inc., a longtime staple in Monson, Massachusetts, and surrounding communities, more recently has evolved into one of the premier independent pellet retailers in the U.S. Northeast. READ MORE

September 09, 2016

BPA, ABC advocate for tax credit extensions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe Biomass Power Association and American Biogas Council are among four renewable energy trade groups that sent a letter to congressional leaders on Sept. 6 advocating for the extension of expiring renewable energy tax incentives. READ MORE

September 09, 2016

Throwing California Biomass a Lifeline

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerUnder California's SB 859, electricity retailers are required to enter into five-year contracts for 125 MW of biomass power from facilities built before 2013 that generate energy from wood harvested from high fire hazard zones. READ MORE

September 08, 2016

Brown signs bills extending California GHG reduction targets

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Sept. 8, California Gov. Edmond Brown signed legislation strengthening the state’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by requiring the state to cut emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. READ MORE

September 08, 2016

EIA updates bioenergy forecasts in Short-Term Energy Outlook

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the September edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting total renewables used in the electric power sector will increase by 9.5 percent this year and 5.8 percent next year. READ MORE