Biomass Power

March 27, 2014

3-MW on-farm AD facility opens in the UK

BY Tamar Energy Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasA new anaerobic digestion facility that turns organic waste into green energy for thousands of homes was opened March 20 in Retford, Nottinghamshire. The facility is a joint venture between Tamar Energy and Sutton Grange Anaerobic Digestion. READ MORE

March 27, 2014

EurObserv'ER annual report highlights EU bioenergy sector

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsEurObserv'ER has released the 2013 edition of its annual renewable energy report, which determined that final energy consumption from renewable resources, including biofuels and biomass, increased significantly in 2012. READ MORE

March 27, 2014

Xergi to build large biogas plant in France

BY Xergi A/S Found In:Power, BiogasThe biogas company Xergi A/S has just landed a new order to build France's largest biogas plant to date based on waste products from agriculture and the food industry. The facility is expected to be operational next year. READ MORE

March 26, 2014

Exhibitors report positive outlook, serious interest at IBCE

BY Sue Retka SchillFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsMore than 1,100 attendees at the 2014 International Biomass Conference and Expo in Orlando, Fla., March 24-26 came from 41 counties, 48 states and eight Canadian provinces to learn more about the growing biomass-to-energy sector. READ MORE

March 26, 2014

Enel Green Power, SECI Energia to develop 30 MW plant in Italy

BY Enel Green Power Found In:PowerEnel Green Power and SECI Energia introduced a project to construct a new Powercrop biomass plant in the town of Russi, Italy, near Ravenna. The facility, with an installed power generation capacity of 30 MW, will be fueled by chipped virgin wood. READ MORE

March 26, 2014

Global biomass development panel details Mexico, Nicaragua

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerThere's a great deal of biomass power project potential in Mexico, which has abundant feedstocks and a desperate need for cheaper power. READ MORE

March 25, 2014

Biomass association leaders discuss triumphs, troubles

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsLeaders of seven bioenergy trade associations participated in the International Biomass Conference & Expo's State of the Industry general session on March 25 in Orlando, Fla. READ MORE

March 24, 2014

MagneGas unveils new technology at biomass conference

BY Chris HansonFound In:Power, ThermalMagneGas Corp. revealed its mobile liquid biomass technology that processes liquid waste into sterilized water for irrigation and fertilization, in addition to hydrogen-based fuel, at the International Biomass Conference & Expo in Orlando, Fla. READ MORE

March 21, 2014

Green Investment Bank funds bioenergy projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalThe U.K. Green Investment Bank has announced its support for several bioenergy projects in recent weeks, including investments in a waste-fueled power plant and a project to install biomass-fired boilers. READ MORE

March 21, 2014

USDA highlights $33 million in rural business investments

BY Holly JessenFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA recently released USDA report tells the story of more than $33 million in investments to support rural businesses, infrastructure and housing in 2013. A new interactive website map also features funding information. READ MORE

March 21, 2014

E2 report highlights biofuel, bioenergy job creation

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Advanced FuelsEnvironmental Entrepreneurs (E2) has published a new report on clean energy jobs, reporting that bioenergy and biofuel projects created thousands of jobs last year. READ MORE

March 21, 2014

New landfill gas-to-energy project under development in S.C.

BY Pacolet Milliken Enterprises Inc. Found In:Power, BiogasLockhart Power Co. and Pacolet Milliken Enterprises Inc. have announced plans to develop a landfill gas-to-power renewable energy facility at the Republic Services Inc.'s Upstate Regional Landfill near Cross Anchor in Union County, S.C. READ MORE

March 19, 2014

Duke University report characterizes U.S. biogas potential

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasA new report published by the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University seeks to uncover under what conditions a substantial, decentralized domestic biogas market could develop in the United States by 2040. READ MORE

March 18, 2014

Hawaiian biomass power and processing facility hit auction block

BY Chris HansonFound In:PowerBig Island Carbon LLC's biomass power plant and activated carbon facility in Hawaii are scheduled to be auctioned off by Tiger Remarketing Services and Aaron Equipment on April 4. Big Island Carbon filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in November 2012. READ MORE

March 18, 2014

USDA program offers loans to farmers for biomass storage

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA Farm Service Agency recently announced the expansion of its Farm Storage and Facility Loan program, which can provide low-interest funds to build or upgrade permanent facilities to store eligible commodities, including renewable biomass. READ MORE

March 18, 2014

Valmet-supplied gasification plant inaugurated in Sweden

BY Valmet Corp. Found In:Pellets, PowerThe Valmet Corp.-supplied gasification plant at GoBiGas (Gothenburg Biomass Gasification Project) was inaugurated on March 12 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The plant will produce gas by gasifying forest residues and wood pellets. READ MORE

March 17, 2014

DTE Energy's northern California biomass plant begins operations

BY DTE Energy Services Inc. Found In:PowerDTE Energy Services Inc. has finished its construction project to convert a shuttered coal-fired power plant at the Port of Stockton to operate on biomass fuel. The plant, known as Stockton Biomass, began commercial operations on Feb. 21. READ MORE

March 14, 2014

CEC gives Pixley Biogas final grant approval

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasCalifornia-based Pixley Biogas has been given final approval for a $4.68 million dollar grant from the California Energy Commission. The anaerobic digester will take in dairy farm manure as substrate and supply power to an adjacent ethanol plant. READ MORE

March 14, 2014

Xcel Energy funds biomass, biogas energy projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasXcel Energy has announced that Minnesota regulators recently approved 29 renewable energy projects to receive $42 million in grants from Excel Energy's Renewable Development Fund, including several bioenergy projects. READ MORE

March 14, 2014

N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative seeks grant proposals

BY North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative is seeking grant proposals focused on research and development of agricultural and forestry-based feedstocks for bioenergy production, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler recently announced. READ MORE

March 14, 2014

EIA offers new short-term bioenergy predictions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalThe U.S. Energy Information Administration projects electricity generation will average 11.3 terawatt hours per day in 2014, up 1.3 percent. The use of renewables for electricity and heat generation is expected to grow by 0.9 percent in 2014. READ MORE

March 14, 2014

Vega Biofuels enters joint venture to build torrefaction facility

BY Vega Biofuels Inc. Found In:Power, ThermalVega Biofuels Inc. recently announced it has entered into a joint venture agreement to build and operate a pilot torrefaction facility in South Carolina that will manufacture the company's bio-coal and biochar products. READ MORE

March 14, 2014

Opinion: Celebrating the Groundbreakers

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBiomass Magazine Executive Editor Tim Portz discusses the challenges of building a biomass energy project, and the dedication and drive required to bring a project to success. READ MORE

March 13, 2014

Study: Rural economies to benefit from bioenergy

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAccording to a new paper authored by two University of Missouri professors, rural regions are poised to benefit from the bioeconomy, which refers to the production of a wide range of goods and services from plant, animal and forest-based material. READ MORE

March 12, 2014

RockTenn to acquire paper mill, 55-MW biomass plant

BY RockTenn Found In:PowerRockTenn and Simpson Lumber Co. LLC have announced an agreement whereby RockTenn will acquire the Simpson Tacoma Kraft Paper Mill located in Tacoma, Wash., which operates a 55-MW green biomass fuel cogeneration facility. READ MORE

March 12, 2014

Thermogen switches technology to Zilkha

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, PowerThermogen Industries, an entity of Cate Street Capital that is developing a pellet manufacturing facility in Millinocket, Maine, has switched technology providers and will now employ Zilkha Biomass Energy's steam-exploded Zilkha Black Pellet process. READ MORE

March 12, 2014

Solvay launches production of torrefied biomass

BY Solvay Found In:Pellets, PowerSolvay has launched the production of torrefied biomass at an industrial scale in the United States. The business will be run by the recently created Solvay Biomass Energy joint venture between Solvay and U.S. company New Biomass Energy. READ MORE

March 12, 2014

Opinion: Biomass Growth in 2014: Will the Trend Hold?

BY Bob Cleaves Found In:PowerBiomass Power Association President Bob Cleaves discusses past and future growth trends in the biomass power industry. READ MORE