Biomass Power

June 15, 2015

Everbright International secures biomass project in China

BY China Everbright International Ltd. Found In:PowerChina Everbright International Ltd. recently announced that it has signed an investment agreement with the People’s Government of Rugao City of Jiangsu Province for the investment, construction and operation of a biomass power generation project READ MORE

June 12, 2015

SAB Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel schedules 3 teleconferences

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. EPA's Science Advisory Board has announced the SAB Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel will hold three teleconferences over the next several months to review the EPA's biogenic carbon emissions framework. READ MORE

June 12, 2015

Cutting NOx at Covanta Burnaby

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, ThermalCovanta, which operates 43 waste-to-energy (WTE) and wood-fired biomass power plants worldwide installed an updated emission control system at its Metro Vancouver WTE plant. READ MORE

June 11, 2015

Unlocking the biofuel energy stored in plant cell walls

BY Cherie Winner, Penn State Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsPenn State plant scientist Daniel Cosgrove has devoted decades to studying the cell walls that make plant matter resistant to chemical conversion. His research aims to overcome that challenge and enable greater energy production. READ MORE

June 11, 2015

E4tech to lead ETI project focused on biomass processing options

BY Energy Technologies Institute Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe Energy Technologies Institute has selected E4tech to lead a consortium that will deliver the latest project in its bioenergy program, a techno-economic assessment of biomass pre-processing. READ MORE

June 10, 2015

EIA to collect, publish data on densified biomass

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. Department of Energy recently announced plans to conduct regular surveys of U.S. pellet producers. Data gathered through the surveys will be published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. READ MORE

June 10, 2015

FutureMetrics publishes strategy to cofire wood pellets with coal

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, PowerIn light of upcoming federal policy, like the U.S. EPA's Clean Power Plan, William Strauss, founder and president of FutureMetrics, published a paper describing a strategy for a gradual transition to a less carbon-intensive power generation sector. READ MORE

June 10, 2015

REA reports increased bioenergy employment in the U.K.

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.K.-based Renewable Energy Association recently announced employment in the country’s renewable energy sector grew by 9 percent in 2013-'14, reaching 112,026 workers. Biomass heating was the highest performing renewable energy sector. READ MORE

June 10, 2015

Researchers edit plant DNA using mechanism evolved in bacteria

BY University of Georgia Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsResearchers at the University of Georgia have used a gene editing tool known as CRISPR/Cas to modify the genome of a tree species for the first time. Their research opens the door to more rapid and reliable gene editing of plants. READ MORE

June 10, 2015

DNC Energy to build biomass plant in Ukraine

BY DNC Energy Found In:PowerDNC Energy recently announced that it plans to construct a waste wood and crop residue fired biomass electric generation plant in Ukraine's Kyiv region. The 25 MW facility is the 13th biomass plant to be built in the Ukraine. READ MORE

June 10, 2015

Mayo Renewable Power closes financing for Ireland biomass plant

BY Mayo Renewable Power Ltd. Found In:PowerMayo Renewable Power Ltd. recently announced it has closed on the finance for its 42.5 MW electricity generating station and biomass fuel processing facility to be built in Killala in County Mayo, Ireland. READ MORE

June 10, 2015

Peel Environmental's proposed biomass plant given the green light

BY Peel Environmental Found In:PowerPlans by Peel Environmental to develop a renewable energy center at the site of the former Houghton Main Colliery in Barnsley, England, have been approved by the local government. The bioenergy project is expected to have a capacity of 20 MW. READ MORE

June 09, 2015

Hawaii law to require 100 percent renewables by 2045

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerHawaii has become the first state in the U.S. to require 100 percent renewable energy. A bill signed by Hawaii Gov. David Ige on June 8 will require the state's utilities to achieve 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. READ MORE

June 09, 2015

California bill to incentivize biomass fuel passes Assembly

BY Katie FletcherFound In:PowerLast Week, California Assembly Bill 590 passed the Assembly Committee on Appropriations unanimously with bipartisan support and is on its way to the Senate. The bill will add incentives for biomass utilization of agricultural waste and forest waste. READ MORE

June 09, 2015

EIA updates bioenergy forecasts in short-term outlook

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the June edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting renewables used in the electric power sector will increase by 2.6 percent this year. READ MORE

June 09, 2015

GE’s AD technology selected for Idaho project

BY GE Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasGE recently announced the city of Rexburg, Idaho, has selected the company's Monsal advanced anaerobic digestion and Monsal 70 technologies to treat biosolids (sewage waste) at the city's wastewater treatment facility. READ MORE

June 08, 2015

Drax provides update of biomass operations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerDrax Group plc has issued a trading update, reporting progress with its U.S. pellet plants and providing an update of the company's biomass conversion projects. The trading update also addresses operational performance and contracted power sales. READ MORE

June 08, 2015

U.S. wood pellets can help EU meet renewable energy goals

BY Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalWood pellets from the southeastern U.S. could assist the EU to meet its 2020 policy goals for increased renewable energy and reduced greenhouse gas emissions without decreasing U.S. forest inventories or diminishing their carbon storage capacity. READ MORE

June 05, 2015

USDA publishes final VAPG rule, opens comment period

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsIn May, USDA Rural Development’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service published a final rule for the Value-Added Producer Grant program and opened a 60-day comment period that closes on July 7. The program can support the production of E85 and biogas. READ MORE

June 05, 2015

Maxing Out A Panamax

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThis just in: Canada’s Pinnacle Pellet shared that it had successfully fully loaded a Panamax-class vessel with wood pellets. READ MORE

June 04, 2015

Enviva releases first quarter results, responds to criticism

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalEnviva Partners LP has released first quarter financial results, reporting the revenues of $114.3 million on a pro forma basis. The company closed its initial public offering (IPO) on May 4. READ MORE

June 04, 2015

Clemson receives grant to research crops for energy use

BY Clemson University Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA new public-private partnership led by Clemson University and a worldwide biomass and bioenergy producer will research the use of crops that can both open new markets for South Carolina landowners and support the growing demand for renewable energy. READ MORE

June 03, 2015

Proposed rule for EPA’s Clean Power Plan undergoes OMB review

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerOn June 1, U.S. EPA's proposed rule for the Clean Power Plan was delivered to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review, marking a final step before the release of a final rule. READ MORE

June 03, 2015

Bluesphere breaks ground on 3.2 MW biogas plant in Rhode Island

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasOn May 28, Bluesphere Corp. held a groundbreaking ceremony for its 3.2-MW waste-to-energy (WTE) project in Johnston, Rhode Island. Once operational, the facility will sell the electricity it generates from food waste to the national grid. READ MORE

June 02, 2015

N.Y. funds biotech accelerator, along with pellet and AD projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced funding for the Central New York Biotech Accelerator. Separate initiatives recently announced by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority will support pellet and biogas projects. READ MORE

June 02, 2015

Scottish companies cooperate on bioenergy for industrial market

BY Cochran Ltd. Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalU.K.-based Cochran Ltd., a supplier of industrial steam and hot-water boiler plants, and Scotland-based Scot Heat & Power Ltd., s supplier of biomass fuel, have signed an agreement to cooperate in the development of industrial biomass projects. READ MORE

June 01, 2015

EIA publishes updated wood, biomass waste SEDS data

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalOn May 29, the U.S. Energy Information Administration updated the wood and biomass waste data associated with its State Energy Data System, which is the source of the EIA's comprehensive state energy statistics. READ MORE

June 01, 2015

Infinis Energy results yield increased LFG revenue, gross profit

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasOn May 28, Infinis Energy plc released its preliminary results for the 12 months ending March 31, reporting its landfill gas (LFG) business exported 1,842 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity and high levels of engine fleet reliability at 95 percent. READ MORE

June 01, 2015

Two free ISCC events coming up in Miami

BY Holly JessenFound In:Pellets, Power, Advanced FuelsThe International Sustainability and Carbon Certification group is holding two free events in the United States in late June, including a Global Risk Assessment Services workshop and a regional stakeholder meeting. READ MORE

June 01, 2015

USDA announces restart of BCAP

BY USDA Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsOn June 1, the USDA announced that incentives will resume this summer for farmers, ranchers and forest landowners interested in growing and harvesting biomass for renewable energy. The support comes through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. READ MORE