Industrial Thermal Energy & District Heating

December 03, 2020

EIA seeks comments on extension of densified biomass fuel report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe EIA is inviting public comments on a proposed three-year extension of its form to collect data for the Densified Biomass Fuel Report, which features data on the manufacture, shipment, export, energy characteristics and sales of densified biomass. READ MORE

December 03, 2020

Greenlane signs $10 million supply contract for US RNG project

BY Greenlane Renewables Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsGreenlane Renewables Inc. has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Greenlane Biogas North America Ltd., signed a $10 million (US$7.7 million) contract for a new RNG project in the United States owned by an international energy company. READ MORE

December 01, 2020

EPA fails to extend sales deadline for Step 1 wood heaters

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, ThermalThe Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association posted a notice to its website on Nov. 18 announcing it has received confirmation from the U.S. EPA that the agency will not be providing a sell-through period for Step 1 residential wood heating appliances. READ MORE

December 01, 2020

USDA solicits FY 2021 REAP applications

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe USDA’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service is soliciting applications for FY 2021 funding under the Rural Energy for America Program. Biomass energy systems, including biogas and anaerobic digesters, are among those eligible for the program. READ MORE

November 25, 2020

CenterPoint Energy gains approval for made-in-Minnesota RNG

BY CenterPoint Energy Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsCenterPoint Energy announced Nov. 19 it has received approval from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission to open its natural gas distribution system to made-in-Minnesota renewable natural gas (RNG). READ MORE

November 24, 2020

EU seeks comments on review of RED II, biomass sustainability

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe European Commission has launched a public consultation on the EU's review of its Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) focused on aligning RED II targets with the European Green Deal and a review of sustainability criteria for for forest biomass. READ MORE

November 24, 2020

Governors urge EPA to address biogenic CO2 barrier

BY Biogenic CO2 Coalition Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Biogenic CO2 Coalition on Nov. 19 commended a bipartisan group of six U.S. governors who are urging the U.S. EPA to take prompt, science-based action to keep the United States from falling behind its competitors in the international bioeconomy. READ MORE

November 23, 2020

Senate hearing addresses Forest Health and Biomass Energy Act

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalA county official from Arizona offered testimony in favor of the Forest Health and Biomass Energy Act during a Senate hearing held Nov. 18. The bill aims incentivize the removal of dangerous overgrowth in forests. READ MORE

November 19, 2020

Quebec’s green economy plan addresses RNG, bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe government of Quebec on Nov. 16 unveiled its 2030 Plan for a Green Economy. The plan focuses primarily on clean electricity, but also addresses the use of renewable natural gas (RNG) and bioenergy for heating. READ MORE