Biomass Power

October 06, 2015

UK scientists developing ways to produce green fuel faster

BY Aberystwyth University Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences Found In:Power, ThermalAberystwyth University scientists are playing a pivotal role in a £1.8 million ($2 million) project to develop the technology required to plant the energy crop miscanthus from seed. READ MORE

October 06, 2015

IEA releases mid-term forecast for biofuels, renewable energy

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsThe International Energy Agency recently released its annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report at a Group of 20 leaders’ meeting in Turkey. The report forecasts global market trends and developments for renewable energy and biofuels to 2020. READ MORE

October 06, 2015

IRENA report indicates renewable energy potential in Africa

BY International Renewable Energy Agency Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe African continent could generate nearly a quarter of its energy needs through the use of indigenous, clean, renewable energy by 2030, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency. READ MORE

October 02, 2015

Sumitomo to build 50 MW biomass plant in Japan

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerSumitomo Corp. has made public plans to construct a 50-MW wood biomass power plant in Sakata City, Yamagata Prefecture through its wholly owned subsidiary Summit Energy Corp. READ MORE

October 02, 2015

An Option For Coal Plants

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalA few weeks ago, I wrote a story about the 2,000-MW Eggborough Power Station in North Yorkshire, England, and how it had officially decided that it would close, and not convert to biomass, which was once quite a viable option. READ MORE

September 30, 2015

U.S. DOE publishes roadmap to double energy productivity by 2030

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThis month, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced a roadmap in support of President Obama’s goal to double U.S. energy productivity by 2030. The report lays out a path businesses, state and local governments, consumers and others can use. READ MORE

September 30, 2015

U.S. DOE requests information on clean energy for remote Alaska

BY U.S. DOE Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. DOE is proposing a new initiative to significantly accelerate adoption of sustainable clean and energy efficiency strategies in remote rural Alaskan communities. READ MORE

September 29, 2015

Rutgers report assesses New Jersey bioenergy potential

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsA recent Rutgers University assessment on bioenergy potential in New Jersey found that the state producers over 7 million dry tons of biomass annually, over 4 million of which could be recovered and used to generate power, heat or vehicle fuel. READ MORE

September 28, 2015

U.S. DOE releases second Quadrennial Technology Review

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThis month, the U.S. DOE released its second Quadrennial Technology Review. The report examines the current status of clean energy technologies, identifying clean energy research opportunities for the power sector. READ MORE

September 28, 2015

Opinion: A Great Fit

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsEach year, during the production of the on-site and small-scale issue of Biomass Magazine, a theme we hadn’t anticipated emerges. READ MORE

September 27, 2015

Opinion: Advocate for Biomass via Fuel Survey

BY Bob Cleaves Found In:PowerAfter years of regulatory uncertainty, in August the U.S. EPA took two actions that could have a big impact on the biomass industry READ MORE

September 25, 2015

Westervelt Renewable Energy earns SBP certification

BY Sustainable Biomass Partnership Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalWestervelt Renewable Energy has achieved Sustainable Biomass Partnership certification from NSF Sustainability, a division of global public health organization NSF International. READ MORE

September 24, 2015

Opinion: Maximizing Biogas Project Value

BY Amanda Bilek Found In:Power, BiogasAlthough biogas projects have multiple configurations that present some challenges in resource scale up, the flexible feedstock sources and end-use utilization make them a worthwhile pursuit. READ MORE

September 23, 2015

Pelletfinger: An Epilogue

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, PowerPellet Mill Magazine Executive Editor Tim Portz doubles back to his USIPA conference preview to see if his questions were answered and what he learned. READ MORE

September 23, 2015

Senate democrats release national energy bill

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBuilding on the U.S. DOE’s Quadrennial Energy Review installment released earlier this year, U.S. Senate democrats released a tax reform proposal that aims to early on address U.S. energy challenges predicted in the report. READ MORE

September 23, 2015

In Depth: A Trending On-site Power Option

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Power, BiogasMore and more big-name companies are installing fuel cells, some powered by biogas and some marketed as such, for on-site power production. READ MORE

September 22, 2015

NSF International becomes SBP-approved certification body

BY Sustainable Biomass Partnership Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe Sustainable Biomass Partnership has today announced that NSF International has become an ‘SBP-approved’ certification body. READ MORE

September 21, 2015

Green Investment Bank funds biomass CHP plant in England

BY UK Green Investment Bank Found In:Power, ThermalThe UK Green Investment Bank plc and John Laing Group plc have committed £48m ($74.4 million) of equity to a new £138m renewable energy facility in North East England, developed by Estover Energy. READ MORE

September 21, 2015

USIPA conference opens with an eye on new leadership in UK

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, PowerUSIPA's 5th Annual Exporting Pellets Conference opened in Miami with a cautious eye on the first conservative majority in the United Kingdom in nearly 20 years, and the potential implications for the industrial wood pellet industry. READ MORE

September 18, 2015

Opinion: Pellets Still the Affordable, Available, Renewable One

BY Seth GintherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalUpcoming U.S. Industrial Pellet Association 5th Annual Exporting Conference occurring during an exciting time for the industry. Seth Ginther says it's critical the industry remain flexible as it heads into a period of expansion and diversification. READ MORE

September 18, 2015

PhyCO2, MSU develop algae tech to capture power plant CO2

BY PhyCO2 Found In:Power, Advanced FuelsMichigan State University and PHYCO2 have entered into a partnership to develop algae technologies produced from PHYCO2’s patented concept that promotes algae growth and sequesters, or captures, carbon dioxide from power plant emissions. READ MORE

September 16, 2015

Turboden to supply 5.5-MW CHP unit to biomass plant in Turkey

BY Turboden Found In:PowerTurboden, a provider of Organic Rankine Cycle turbogenerators for distributed power generation employing renewable sources and waste heat, signed an order with Starwood for a new 5.5-MW cogeneration plant in Bursa, Turkey. READ MORE

September 16, 2015

In Depth: Panamaxing It Out

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalAs the consumption of wood pellets in European power stations matures, shipping efficiency is maximized by utilizing the largest vessels available. READ MORE

September 15, 2015

Finnish technology launched into U.K. forestry, energy markets

BY MHG Systems Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalFinnish MHG Systems’ mobile and internet cloud service was launched last week, offering forest owners a tool to take control of their forest resource management. READ MORE

September 15, 2015

Joint venture to commercialize biomass processing technology

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalActive Energy Group plc and Biomass for Energy have announced a joint venture with Utah-based Biomass Energy Enhancements LLC to commercialize a pretreatment technology that BEE says enables biomass to be utilized as a direct replacement for coal. READ MORE

September 11, 2015

The Military's Renewable Fuel/Energy Progress (Or Lack Thereof)

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn this day, I’m working on the November issue of Biomass Magazine, which has a semi-befitting them: U.S. Military Bioenergy Production & Use READ MORE

September 11, 2015

GE, Phoenix Energy progress California biomass gasification plans

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerUnder a previously announced partnership, GE’s Distributed Power business, Western Energy Systems, has will supply technology to Phoenix Energy’s biomass gasification plant in North Fork, California. READ MORE

September 10, 2015

DOE offers $6 million for Native American energy projects

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThis month, the U.S. Department of Energy issued a report showing threats to tribal energy infrastructure are expected to increase, and also announced a $6 million grant opportunity to establish clean energy projects on tribal lands. READ MORE

September 10, 2015

Closed California landfill picks Ener-Core waste-to-energy tech

BY ENER-CORE INC. Found In:Power, BiogasEner-Core Inc. has received a purchase order from the Advanced Power & Energy Program of the University of California, Irvine, for the installation of Ener-Core’s 250-kilowatt Powerstation EC250 at the closed Santiago Canyon Landfill. READ MORE

September 09, 2015

NEPCon earns first Sustainable Biomass Partnership approval

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, PowerNEPCon, a Danish non-profit offering forest certification services, becomes the first certification body to earn full approval from the Sustainable Biomass Partnership to complete SBP audits for producers of woody biomass inputs. READ MORE