Biomass Power

June 09, 2014

Corn forum: Stover market emergence tipping forward

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe collection and handling of corn stover was the focus of a panel discussion at the Emerging Corn Production Technologies and Science Forum, an event collocated with the 2014 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo. READ MORE

June 06, 2014

Northeast Wood Products purchases Pennington Seed pellet mills

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalNortheast Wood Products LLC has acquired Pennington Seed Co.'s 65,000-metric-ton-per year pellet plant in Peebles, Ohio, along with assets from a facility in Virginia. The company is also in the process of acquiring a pellet plant in Indiana. READ MORE

June 06, 2014

UK wood pellet company invests in screening, handling equipment

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalMidland Bio Energy Ltd., a wood pellet company in Warwickshire, England, has invested GBP 20,000 ($27,319) in new handling and screening equipment to improve the quality of the pellets they deliver and efficiency of the operating systems. READ MORE

June 06, 2014

Trade mission to Peru to address biomass, biofuel opportunities

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration is organizing a renewable energy and energy efficiency trade mission to Peru in November that will promote the export competitiveness of U.S. technologies. READ MORE

June 05, 2014

Report provides global overview of bioenergy, biofuel development

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsA new report published by Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) provides a global overview of advances in renewable energy development, including development related to bioenergy, ethanol and other types of biofuels. READ MORE

June 05, 2014

Genera Energy COO to speak at Fuel Ethanol Workshop

BY Genera Energy Inc. Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsKeith Brazzell, chief operating officer of Genera Energy Inc., is scheduled to speak at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo June 9-12 in Indianapolis. He will discuss the company's biomass feedstock supply solutions. READ MORE

June 05, 2014

Opinion: No Injuries Reported

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsMaking energy products from biomass has inherent risks, and it is our obligation to the public to mitigate those risks as much as is humanly possible, especially as the industry continues to grow. READ MORE

June 05, 2014

Opinion: Small Town Big on Biomass

BY Bob Cleaves Found In:PowerBiomass energy doesn't just promote healthy, economically viable forests, but also sustainable communities where land can be kept in production and where young people have opportunities to follow in the footsteps of generations before them. READ MORE

June 04, 2014

Flemish decision on subsidies reportedly impacts pellet cofiring

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerA recent report filed with the USDA Global Agricultural Information Network indicates the Flemish power sector may have stopped cofiring wood pellets due to a recent reinterpretation of Flemish law that restricts the approval of Green Certificates. READ MORE

June 04, 2014

In Depth: Hampering Hazards

BY Chris HansonFound In:PowerExplosion suppression, spark detection and extinguishing technology help stave off dust explosions at biomass power plants. READ MORE

June 04, 2014

Danish government: biomass, wind, contenders for renewable goals

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe Danish Energy Agency has released a report that concludes it is technically possible the country could become fossil fuel independent by 2050, as well as reach the government's goal of fossil fuel independent electricity and heating by 2035. READ MORE

June 04, 2014

Opinion: Safety Essential to Global Biomass Use

BY Nicole Forsberg Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalSafety should be considered a core value, not a priority or a separate bullet point, that top management strives to combine with productivity, quality or even profitability. READ MORE

June 03, 2014

Stobart reports growth of biomass segment in financial results

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe Stobart Group Ltd. recently reported financial results for the fiscal year ended Feb. 28. The company's biomass operations increased supplied tonnage by 41 percent during the year, reaching more than 900,000 metric tons. READ MORE

June 03, 2014

Opinion: Response to Tragedy Can Make or Break a Business

BY Cam McAlpine Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalOrganizations with well-thought-out communications strategies fare better in the face of crises. READ MORE

June 03, 2014

Texas A&M study: Bioenergy sorghum could help with GHG emissions

BY Texas A&M AgriLife Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBioenergy sorghum may offer more than another energy supply; it may offer a "sink" for greenhouse gases, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research study funded by the AgriLife Research Cropping Systems bioenergy program and a USDA grant. READ MORE

June 02, 2014

Feasibility study to be conducted on Giant King Grass power plant

BY Viaspace Inc. Found In:PowerViaspace Inc. has announced that Energia Reino Verde, the developer of a proposed 12 MW biomass power plant to be co-located with a Giant King Grass plantation in Nicaragua, has signed a contract to conduct a formal feasibility study on the project. READ MORE

June 02, 2014

EPA's CO2 reduction proposal could be positive for biomass energy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe U.S. EPA published a proposed rule that aims to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing power plants by 30 percent in 2030. The proposal specifically recognizes that biomass fuels can play an important role in reaching that goal. READ MORE

May 30, 2014

Saskatoon landfill gas facility operational

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasA 1.63 MW landfill-gas-to-energy plant at the Saskatoon city landfill is now sending electricity to the grid, enough to power roughly 1,300 homes. Work on the project has been ongoing for the past couple of years. READ MORE

May 30, 2014

BioStar Systems to construct AD plant in Missouri

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThis fall, BioStar Systems LLC will begin construction of an anaerobic digestion (AD) facility in Pettis County, Mo. The 1.6 MW project, located at an egg farm operated by Rose Acre Farms, will produce heat, power, fertilizer and clean water. READ MORE

May 29, 2014

Ohio legislature passes bill to freeze, alter state RPS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe Ohio legislature has passed a bill that could freeze the state's renewable portfolio standard (RPS) for two years. A recent statement made by the governor suggests he is likely to sign the legislation. READ MORE

May 29, 2014

EIA: U.S. added 59.6 MW of bioenergy capacity in March

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasU.S. Energy Information Administration data shows the U.S. added 59.6 MW of bioenergy capacity in March, including 20 MW of capacity from wood and wood waste sources, 9 MW from landfill gas and 20.6 MW of capacity from other waste biomass sources. READ MORE

May 29, 2014

Senators advocate for EPA biogenic carbon emissions framework

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasA group of 12 Senators recently sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Gina MCarthy, asking her to address the regulatory uncertainty over biogenic carbon emissions. READ MORE

May 29, 2014

Project aims to integrate biogas with solar thermal power

BY Technical University of Madrid Found In:Power, BiogasThe Hysol project aims to integrate biomethane in concentrating solar thermal power plants to achieve a better efficiency, productive capacity and a reduction in its carbon footprint. READ MORE

May 28, 2014

Garb grabs pellet gear in asset purchase agreement

BY Chris HansonFound In:Pellets, PowerFlorida-based Garb Oil & Power Corp. has entered into an asset purchase agreement to acquire process equipment for pellet production and a 40,000 square foot warehouse. The agreement is expected to close later this year. READ MORE

May 28, 2014

U.S. Navy supports ASU's development of algae-based biofuels

BY Arizona State University Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsDennis McGinn, U.S. Navy assistant secretary for energy, installations and environment, recently visited Arizona State University, where he spoke about the parallels between the Navy's energy challenges and those of civilian cities and industries. READ MORE

May 27, 2014

Burgess BioPower earns RPS certification, wraps up commissioning

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe Berlin, N.H.-based Burgess BioPower LLC facility was officially certified as a Class I renewable energy source in Connecticut on May 20. The 75-MW plant began operations in late 2013 and is expected to wrap up the commissioning phase this week. READ MORE

May 23, 2014

Minn. funds 5 biofuel and bioenergy projects, thermal RFP soon

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Minnesota Department of Agriculture has named five in-state bioenergy projects as recipients of NextGen Energy grants. The projects include those in the biofuel, bioenergy and biochemical sectors. READ MORE

May 23, 2014

Strauss: Pellets to be solution for inevitable US carbon policy

BY Sue Retka SchillFound In:Pellets, PowerThe U.S. is likely to follow the E.U.'s lead in increasing use of renewables for power generation to lower carbon footprint. Sustainably managed wood pellets are solution to reliable baseload generation. READ MORE

May 22, 2014

FERC: US added 20 MW of biomass capacity in April

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has published its Energy Infrastructure Update for April, reporting that five new biomass units with a combined capacity of 10 MW came online last month. READ MORE

May 22, 2014

USDA to offer BCAP funding

BY USDA Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA has announced support for agriculture producers and energy facilities working to turn renewable biomass materials into clean energy. The support comes through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program, which was reauthorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. READ MORE