Biomass Power

April 20, 2016

Nova Scotia ends must-run requirement for Port Hawkesbury plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerIn early April, the government of Nova Scotia, Canada, announced it had ended a legal requirement to operate the Nova Scotia Power biomass plant in Port Hawkesbury as a must-run facility. READ MORE

April 20, 2016

Rallying for a Rebound

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsAll week, I have been working to catch up after the International Biomass Conference & Expo. READ MORE

April 19, 2016

Maine passes bill to boost biomass industry

BY Anna SimetFound In:PowerMaine’s struggling biomass power industry can breathe a little easier with the passage of a bill that will inject a maximum of $13.4 million into the sector via renewed and new power purchase agreements. READ MORE

April 19, 2016

Vecoplan Midwest introduces containerized pellet plant

BY Vecoplan Midwest Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalVecoplan Midwest has introduced its containerized pellet plant, which has the capacity to produce 1 to 2 tons of pellets per hour. The turnkey pellet production plant is housed in standard shipping containers. READ MORE

April 19, 2016

Air Liquide accelerates its development in biogas purification

BY Air Liquide Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsAir Liquide has announced the commissioning of 12 biogas purification units in the last 12 months in Europe. With these new units, Air Liquide has tripled its biogas purification capacity on the European continent. READ MORE

April 15, 2016

Vermont Public Service Board authorizes RNG project

BY Vermont Public Service Board Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe Vermont Public Service Board has authorized the construction and operation of a biogas facility on a farm in Salisbury, Vermont. The project will produce pipeline-grade natural gas for sale to Middlebury College and Vermont Gas Systems. READ MORE

April 14, 2016

EIA updates short-term bioenergy forecasts in recent reports

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the April edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting total renewables used in the electric power sector will increase by 10 percent in 2016 and by 5.1 percent in 2017. READ MORE

April 14, 2016

ORNL hosts Southeast bioenergy meeting, study tour

BY Oak Ridge National Laboratory Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsResearchers and others interested in establishing a sustainable bioeconomy in the U.S. are taking part in a five-day study tour led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. READ MORE

April 14, 2016

USDA ARS: Algae enlisted to produce biofuel using papayas

BY Jan Suszkiw, USDA Agricultural Research Service Found In:Power, Advanced FuelsAlgae are the star players in an effort by USDA scientists in Hilo, Hawaii, to produce a renewable source of oil for conversion into biodiesel to help meet the island state's energy needs. READ MORE

April 14, 2016

NEOMA criticizes impact IESO’s new contract process on bioenergy

BY North Eastern Ontario Municipal Association Found In:PowerNorth Eastern Ontario's municipalities are disappointed by Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator's announcement to reduce the total allocation from biomass power. READ MORE

April 13, 2016

University of Iowa, Iowa DNR agreement expands biofuel testing

BY Iowa State University, Wendy Moorhead Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe University of Iowa and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources have reached a landmark agreement that will help advance the UI’s renewable-energy goals while continuing to protect Iowa’s air quality. READ MORE

April 12, 2016

Inslee vetoes bill that would have benefited bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerWashington Gov. Jay Inslee recently vetoed legislation that would have benefited older biomass facilities by allowing those producing electricity through certain recent capital investments to generate renewable energy credits. READ MORE

April 12, 2016

Thompson, Roeslein biogas project awarded at biomass conference

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsRecipients of the annual industry awards—Excellence in Bioenergy and Groundbreaker of the Year—were announced at the 2016 International Biomass Conference & Expo, currently underway at the Charlotte Convention Center April 11-14. READ MORE

April 12, 2016

Industry talks lows, highs, opportunities at biomass conference

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsLow oil and power prices and a warm winter are the predominant reasons that it’s been a challenging year for every sector of the biomass industry. READ MORE

April 11, 2016

BPA commends EPA on substantive biomass workshop

BY Biomass Power Association Found In:Pellets, PowerThe Biomass Power Association has thanked the U.S. EPA for its April 7 workshop on the role of biomass in the Clean Power Plan. During the event, scientific and state policy experts testified on the essential role biomass will play for many states. READ MORE

April 11, 2016

UK DECC releases provisional 2015 energy data

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerThe U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change has released provisional energy data for 2015, reporting renewable electricity generation reached 83.3 TWh last year, up 29 percent from 2014, with bioenergy up 28 percent. READ MORE

April 11, 2016

BTEC calls on biomass supporters to support BTU Act

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe Biomass Thermal Energy Council is asking biomass supporters to take action by contacting their elected legislators and asking them to support the inclusion of the Biomass Thermal Utilization Act in legislation being considered by the U.S. Senate. READ MORE

April 11, 2016

GE’s Distributed Power business signs supply agreement

BY GE Found In:Power, BiogasGE’s Distributed Power has signed a parts supply agreement with Nixon Energy Solutions to strengthen Nixon’s ability to ensure the long-term availability and reliability of 11 of GE’s Jenbacher gas engines that will power three landfill gas projects. READ MORE

April 08, 2016

See You in Charlotte

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe International Biomass Conference & Expo starts next week in Charlotte, North Carolina. READ MORE

April 07, 2016

Maine PUC publishes renewable energy report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerOn March 31, the Maine Public Utilities Commission issued its annual report on the state’s renewable resource portfolio standard, reporting biomass was used to satisfy 92.22 percent of Class I requirements in 2014. READ MORE

April 07, 2016

Blue Sphere to acquire Italian biogas plant

BY Blue Sphere Corp. Found In:Power, BiogasBlue Sphere Corp. recently announced it has signed an exclusive term sheet to acquire a 1MW waste-to-energy biogas plant in Tortona, Italy, from Agrilandia Societa Agricola a r.l. READ MORE

April 07, 2016

Viridis Energy ceases operations at Okanagan pellet plant

BY Viridis Energy Inc. Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalViridis Energy Inc. recently announced that due to recent structural concerns at its Okanagan Pellet Co. plant and a combination of factors, it has decided to cease operations at its West Kelowna, British Columbia, plant. READ MORE

April 06, 2016

BPA holds media call in advance of EPA biomass workshop

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerOn April 6, the Biomass Power Association held a media call in advance of the U.S. EPA’s June 7 workshop on biomass and the Clean Power Plan. During the call, the BPA outlined EPA actions needed to support the biomass power industry. READ MORE

April 06, 2016

Waste-to-energy project planned in Tennessee

BY Clean Energy Technologies Inc. Found In:PowerClean Energy Technologies Inc. has announced an innovative waste-to-energy system set for completion in Tennessee later this year will mark the second commercial collaboration utilizing the Clean Cycle Generator from Clean Energy Technologies. READ MORE

April 05, 2016

EPA SAB requests additional changes to biogenic framework

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. EPA's chartered Scientific Advisory Board recently conducted a quality review of the updated draft report on the accounting framework for biogenic carbon emissions. The SAB has requested additional changes be made to the draft framework. READ MORE

April 04, 2016

DOE BETO updates Multi-Year Program Plan

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has released the 2016 update of its Multi-Year Program Plan, which serves as an operational guide to help the BETO manage and coordinate its activities. READ MORE

April 04, 2016

GE signs MOU with Cenergi SEA to advanced biogas in Malaysia

BY GE Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasGE recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Cenergi SEA Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad, to collaborate in spurring the development of the biogas industry in Malaysia. READ MORE

April 01, 2016

Anaergia to supply equipment to New Jersey AD project

BY Anaergia Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasAnaergia Inc. has entered an agreement with New Jersey’s Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority to design and supply equipment for new anaerobic digesters and to design, build and operate a 3.8 MW cogeneration system at a water treatment plant. READ MORE

March 31, 2016

Wyden supports additional FY 2017 bioenergy funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalSen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., is advocating for increased production of sustainable biomass to heat and power homes and businesses while reducing the risk of wildfires and creating jobs in rural areas. READ MORE

March 31, 2016

Landfill gas project opens in Orange County, California

BY Orange County, California Found In:Power, BiogasA ribbon-cutting was recently held to open the Bowerman Power Project renewable energy facility. The landfill gas-to-electricity plant at the Frank R. Bowerman landfill will power thousands of local homes and businesses in Anaheim, California. READ MORE