Biomass Power

May 21, 2015

UN SE4ALL announces global bioenergy initiative

BY Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsUN FAO, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Carbon War Room, KLM, Novozymes and the UN Foundation partner to scale up the sustainable bioenergy solutions to meet the global need for sustainable energy. READ MORE

May 20, 2015

Bills aim to raise, alter, remove state RPS programs

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, BiogasWhile Hawaii has made recently headlines in the renewable policy world with plans to raise its renewable portfolio standard higher than any state has to date, several states have seen recent attempts to freeze, dismantle or alter their programs. READ MORE

May 20, 2015

IRENA publishes renewable energy jobs report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe International Renewable Energy Agency has announced 7.7 million people worldwide were employed by the renewable energy industry in 2014, including, 822,000 jobs in biomass, 381,000 jobs in biogas, and 1.788 million in liquid biofuels. READ MORE

May 20, 2015

BioEnergy Hawaii, Ulupono Initiative partner on bioenergy project

BY Ulupono Initiative Found In:Power, BiogasBioEnergy Hawaii LLC, a designer, developer and operator of waste treatment and alternative energy systems, has partnered with Ulupono Initiative to finance a resource recovery facility planned for the west side of Hawaii Island. READ MORE

May 20, 2015

Equinix to install Bloom Energy biogas fuel cells at data center

BY Equinix Found In:Power, BiogasEquinix Inc. and Bloom Energy have announced a 1 MW biogas fuel cell project at its SV5 International Business Exchange data center, located in Silicon Valley. The 1 MW fuel cell will provide an estimated 8.3 million kWh per year of clean energy. READ MORE

May 19, 2015

Leidos: Sale of Plainfield biomass plant to be complete soon

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerLeidos Holdings Inc. has released first quarter financial results, announcing the sale of its 37.5 MW Plainfield Renewable Energy plant to Greenleaf Power is progressing as expected. The transaction is expected to close in the coming months. READ MORE

May 19, 2015

Alstom signs contract for Tilbury biomass power station in U.K.

BY Alstom Found In:PowerAlstom has signed its third contract this year with Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor, the Danish power plant specialist, for a geared reaction steam turbine (GRT) at the proposed Tilbury biomass project. READ MORE

May 19, 2015

ASABE announces new ISO standard for solid biofuels

BY American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers announces that the international community has approved a new International Organization for Standardization standard for determining the composition of solid biofuels. READ MORE

May 19, 2015

Blue Sphere acquires 4 producing biogas facilities in Italy

BY Blue Sphere Corp. Found In:Power, BiogasBlue Sphere Corp., a clean energy company that develops, manages and owns waste-to-energy projects, announced it has acquired 4 fully operational biogas facilities in Italy. Each of these facilities produce 1 MW. READ MORE

May 18, 2015

GE launches waste-to-energy project with Aseagas in Philippines

BY GE Found In:PowerAboitiz Power subsidiary's Aseagas Corp., which focuses on renewable energy solutions, has inked an agreement with GE's Distributed Power business to power its first waste-to-electricity project in Lian in the province of Batangas, Philippines. READ MORE

May 15, 2015

Biomass advisory committee to meet in May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has published a notice announcing an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee on May 20-22 in Washington, D.C. READ MORE

May 15, 2015

Stobart reports continued biomass growth in recent fiscal results

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, ThermalOn May 14, the Stobart Group released its fiscal results for the 12 months ended Feb. 28, 2015, reporting its biomass division Stobart Energy supplied over 1 million metric tons of biomass, up 29 percent year-on-year. READ MORE

May 15, 2015

German Pellets reports strong 2014, startup of Louisiana plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalGerman Pellets has released 2014 financial results, reporting that despite somewhat difficult market conditions caused by mild weather and falling oil prices, the company ended the business year with an increase in turnover and operating results. READ MORE

May 15, 2015

Show Us Your Stuff

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAlthough it’s not even June, we’re soon to begin work on the August issue of Biomass Magazine, which is our Equipment Issue. READ MORE

May 14, 2015

King bill establishes biomass emissions as carbon neutral

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerSen. Angus King, I-Maine, has introduced legislation that aims to ensure emissions generated from sustainably harvested biomass would be considered carbon neutral under the U.S. EPA's proposed Clean Power Plan. READ MORE

May 13, 2015

Senators introduce bill to establish national RES program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerSen. Tom Udall, D-N.M, has introduced legislation that aims to establish a national renewable electricity standard (RES). The bill would require utilities to generate 30 percent of their electricity from renewable energy sources by 2030. READ MORE

May 13, 2015

Wyden Introduces bill to boost biomass energy

BY Sen. Ron Wyden's office Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalSen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has introduced a bill that would spur the use of low-carbon biomass energy to heat and power homes and businesses, while reducing the risk of wildfires and creating jobs in rural areas. READ MORE

May 13, 2015

SRS celebrates groundbreaking of biomass heating plant

BY Ameresco Found In:Power, ThermalOn May 11, senior officials from the U.S. Department of Energy, Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., and Ameresco, Inc. gathered for a ceremonial groundbreaking to mark the start of a new project for a biomass heating plant. READ MORE

May 12, 2015

Hawaii set to be first state with 100 percent renewables goal

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, PowerAccording to the Hawaiian government, billions of dollars are diverted from the state’s economy each year because of its dependence on imported fossil fuels. A bill that sits on the governor’s desk will set a goal of 100 percent renewables by 2045. READ MORE

May 12, 2015

U.S. pellet exports increased during the fourth quarter

BY Wood Resources International LLC Found In:Pellets, PowerExportation of wood pellets from North America to Europe and Asia reached an all-time high rising 22 percent in 2014 from the previous year, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. Shipments from the US were up 40 percent year-over-year. READ MORE

May 12, 2015

DONG Energy divests its last waste-fired CHP plant

BY DONG Energy Found In:PowerDONG Energy has entered into an agreement to divest the waste-fired combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant near Holstebro, Mabjerg CHP Plant, to the Danish utility companies Struer Forsyning Fjernvarme A/S and Vestforsyning Varme A/S. READ MORE

May 08, 2015

Biomass Market Assessment Service launched in U.K.

BY Scotland’s Rural College Found In:Power, ThermalScotland's Rural College teamed up with sustainability software and data company Ecometrica to de-risk the investment in the U.K. biomass energy industry by combining a powerful computer model with state of the art mapping software. READ MORE

May 07, 2015

Report explains how bioenergy supports sustainability goals

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAccording to an international report on bioenergy and land use, informed management of bioenergy crops can alleviate factors contributing to food insecurity, as well as provide practical avenues to achieve a wide variety of benefits. READ MORE

May 05, 2015

Ener-Core system to be installed at Santiago Canyon Landfill

BY Ener-Core Found In:Power, BiogasEner-Core's 250 kW Powerstation EC250 will be installed at the closed Santiago Canyon Landfill in Orange County, California, and will allow Orange County Waste & Recycling to generate clean electricity from a gas that is currently being flared. READ MORE

May 05, 2015

Input wanted on proposed biomass energy strategy for Yukon

BY Yukon Government Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe Yukon government is seeking feedback from residents on a draft strategy for the development of a biomass energy sector. The strategy is focused primarily on wood-to-energy. Comments are due June 26. READ MORE

May 01, 2015

Army opens comment period on Hawaiian bioenergy plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PowerThe U.S. Army has opened a 45-day public comment period on its draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for the construction and operation of the proposed Schofield Generating Station Project, a 50 MW biofuel-capable power plant planned in Hawaii. READ MORE

May 01, 2015

Pressing Policy & Regulation

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsPolicy, policy and regulation was an ongoing theme at the International Biomass Conference & Expo last week, and, coincidentally, we are just beginning work on our July issue, which is themed exactly that. READ MORE

May 01, 2015

Opinion: On The Verge

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBiomass Magazine Executive Editor Tim Portz highlights the many advances the energy-from-waste sector is making. READ MORE

May 01, 2015

Opinion: Washington Update: Carbon And Tax Policy

BY Bob Cleaves Found In:PowerBiomass Power Association President Bob Cleaves discusses ongoing policy and regulatory discussions affecting the industry. READ MORE

April 30, 2015

DOE publishes Quadrennial Energy Review

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Advanced FuelsIn April, the U.S. Department of Energy released its Quadrennial Energy Review. The report focuses on energy infrastructure and identifies threats, risks, and opportunities for U.S. energy and climate security. READ MORE