Biomass Power

October 21, 2016

USDA to invest in expanding wood energy markets

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe USDA has announced it will invest up to $7 million in grants for projects designed to expand wood products and wood energy markets that support sustainable forest management, especially in areas with high wildfire risk. READ MORE

October 21, 2016

In Depth: The Ins and Outs of Heat Exchangers

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Power, ThermalCapturing and reusing waste heat in biomass plants is paramount to efficient, effective operations. READ MORE

October 20, 2016

UK government compromises on tariff reductions for biomass CHP

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.K. Renewable Energy Association has announced a government official has acknowledged that the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy will soften changes introduced to tariffs for certain biomass combined-heat-and-power plants. READ MORE

October 20, 2016

Enviva to acquire Sampson plant from joint venture affiliates

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerOn Oct. 17, Enviva Partners LP announced that Enviva Wilmington Holdings LLC has offered to sell it the entity that owns a pellet plant in Sampson County, North Carolina, along with a 10-year, 420,000 metric-ton-per-year off-take contract. READ MORE

October 20, 2016

Drax Biomass collaborates to protect Louisiana wetlands

BY Drax Biomass Inc. Found In:Pellets, PowerDrax Biomass Inc., a pellet manufacturer operating in the Southeast, marked National Bioenergy Day by declaring the cypress and tupelo stands found in forested wetlands, including the Atchafalaya Basin, to be off-limits for its timber purchases. READ MORE

October 20, 2016

American Biogas Council announces 2016 biogas industry awardees

BY American Biogas Council Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasOct. 19, the American Biogas Council announced the winners of its Biogas Industry Awards. The winners included five biogas systems, one innovation and one individual all recognized for their contributions to the growth of the U.S. biogas industry. READ MORE

October 20, 2016

Process generates electricity, heat with zero emissions

BY Gas Technology Institute Found In:Power, ThermalHigh-level government officials and special invited guests recently attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorating the construction and commissioning of an oxy-fired pressurized fluidized bed combustion pilot test facility at CanmetENERGY-Ottawa. READ MORE

October 19, 2016

New Jersey bill aims to generate energy from food waste

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasA bill in New Jersey that would require large food waste generators to separate and recycle food waste and amends the definition of Class I renewable energy took a step forward on Oct. 13 when it was approved by a state senate committee. READ MORE

October 19, 2016

BPA marks fourth Annual Bioenergy Day

BY Biomass Power Association Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIn honor of the Fourth Annual Bioenergy Day, more than 40 organizations across the United States and Canada opened their doors on Oct. 19 to local residents and stakeholders, inviting them to learn more about biobased power, thermal and fuels. READ MORE

October 18, 2016

Oregon company opens torrefied briquette demo plant

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerHM3 has successfully completed a demonstration-scale torrefied biomass briquetting plant in Troutdale, Oregon, and is licensing its technology to a Japanese utility that intends to site a commercial-scale facility in the U.S. READ MORE

October 18, 2016

Yeongdong biomass conversion in Korea to be complete in 2017

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerIn 2015, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction secured a contract from Korea South-East Power to convert the Yeongdong Thermal Power Plant Unit 1 to biomass. That conversion project is currently under way, with completion expected early next year. READ MORE

October 18, 2016

Pöyry reports biomass cofiring as one option to coal conundrum

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, PowerPöyry Management Consulting released a point of view report this month, considering the role of coal in a lower-carbon economy. Pöyry makes the argument that the future role of coal in the global energy mix must include cofiring with biomass. READ MORE

October 18, 2016

VTT develops combustion technologies for biomass

BY VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is seeking a carbon capture technology for Finnish power and heat production plants. The first pilots were implemented, using wood pellets, at VTT's Bioruukki and the results are promising. READ MORE

October 17, 2016

FutureMetrics offers wood pellet demand, spot pricing estimates

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalFutureMetrics LLC released a white paper with estimates of industrial wood pellet tonnage demand and spot prices. The tonnage estimates are based on optimistic scenarios for cofiring or full-firing wood pellets in large pulverized coal power. READ MORE

October 17, 2016

Murphy reaches milestone on biomass CHP plant

BY Murphy & Sons Ltd. Found In:Power, ThermalMurphy & Sons Ltd. has successfully completed the first phase of work on the UK’s first large-scale reheat biomass combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant. Work on the facility is scheduled to be complete in mid-2017. READ MORE

October 14, 2016

Bioenergy Conversions, Colocations and Integrations

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe December issue of Biomass Magazine is already underway, themed conversions, colocations and integrations. READ MORE

October 14, 2016

EIA predicts increase in wood heating this winter

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the October edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, along with its Winter Fuels Outlook, predicting household expenditures related to heating will increase this winter. READ MORE

October 13, 2016

Aeon Energy provides torrefaction equipment to WWD

BY Aeon Energy Solutions Inc Found In:Pellets, PowerAeon Energy Solutions Inc. announces that Western Wood Development LLC, a Northern California-based company, has fully committed to using Konza Renewable Fuel as the base torrefaction technology for its torrefied pellet product. READ MORE

October 13, 2016

UK GIB commits capital to Edinburgh energy-from-waste plant

BY U.K. Green Investment Bank Found In:PowerUK Green Investment Bank plc has recently committed GBP 28 million of debt finance to a new GBP 142 million energy-from-waste (EfW) plant near Edinburgh, Scotland. The 14.1 MW facility is expected to treat up to 155,000 metric tons of waste annually. READ MORE

October 11, 2016

BETO establishes Agile BioFoundry to streamline biomanufacturing

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has established the Agile BioFoundry, a new consortium of nine Energy Department national laboratories working to standardize and streamline the entire biomanufacturing pipeline. READ MORE

October 11, 2016

Blue Sphere teams with Stern Brothers

BY Blue Sphere Corp. Found In:Power, BiogasBlue Sphere Corp., a company that develops, owns and manages waste-to-energy facilities, recently announced that it has engaged Stern Brothers & Co. to assist it with project level activities, including transaction structuring and capital raising. READ MORE

October 10, 2016

Biogenic CO2 coalition launches grassroots campaign

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Biogenic CO2 Coalition has launched a grassroots campaign to urge the U.S. EPA to remove its regulatory roadblock to the development of the emerging bioeconomy. The coalition has also sent letters to 2016 presidential candidates. READ MORE

October 10, 2016

Studstrup Power Station now fueled by wood pellets

BY DONG Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalOne of the biggest biomass-fueled combined-heat-and-power (CHP) stations in the world is located in Denmark’s second largest city, Aarhus. The Studstrup Power Station began to use wood pellets instead of coal as fuel on Oct. 10. READ MORE

October 10, 2016

Logistec opens warehouses to handle pellets at Brunswick Terminal

BY Logistec Corp. Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalLogistec Corp. has announced the opening of its newly built bulk warehouses in Brunswick, Georgia. The update included an overhaul of the bulk load-out system, construction of a new ship loader, and significant upgrades to the conveyor system. READ MORE

October 07, 2016

Graanul seeks SBP certification for 2 Estonian pellet plants

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalGraanul Invest’s Imavere and Ebavere Estonia-based pellet plants are moving toward Sustainable Biomass Partnership certification. The first evaluation audits to be carried out by NEPCon Estonia are expected to take place in December. READ MORE

October 07, 2016

Alabama Power issues RFP for renewable power

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasAlabama Power has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for renewable energy sources. Certain biomass facilities are among those eligible to apply. Projects must range in size from 5 MWac and 80 MWac and be located in the state of Alabama. READ MORE

October 07, 2016

Study finds biomass harvesting techniques with minimal impacts

BY USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalA set of newly published studies evaluated nearly 40 years of data on the impacts of biomass utilization on soil, tree, and plant recovery and found minimal impact using certain forest harvesting techniques. READ MORE

October 06, 2016

UK DBEIS publishes Q2 2016 energy statistics

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, PowerThe U.K. Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy published Energy Trends, Energy Prices publications, covering new data for the second quarter of 2016. Bioenergy and waste production saw the largest percentage change on a year earlier. READ MORE

October 06, 2016

Everbright International announces biomass projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalIn late September, China Everbright International Ltd. announced it commenced construction of 14 projects during the third quarter of this year, including six biomass projects and five waste-to-energy projects. READ MORE

October 06, 2016

New Biomass Energy obtains majority interest in Mississippi plant

BY New Biomass Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalNew Biomass Energy recently announced that it has acquired the majority interest in the Mississippi torrefaction plant and plans to continue the production of torrefied biomass. Initial production will be supplied to Portland General Electric. READ MORE