Industrial Thermal Energy & District Heating

14 hours ago

Russian pellet production, exports expected to grow

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe Russian Federation recently filed its annual biofuels report with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network, reporting wood pellet production and exports are expected to increase by 10 percent this year. READ MORE

14 hours ago

UCSC awarded $250,000 grant from U.S. Forest Service

BY Scott Rappaport, University of California, Santa Cruz Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. Forest Service awarded a $250,000 grant to the Center for the Study of the Force Majeure at UC Santa Cruz.The center will use the grant to study the economic feasibility of developing an innovative forest industry cluster near Reno, Nevada. READ MORE

July 20, 2017

Trump announces nominations for 3 USDA posts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsPresident Donald Trump has announced nominations for three USDA posts, including deputy secretary and two under secretary positions. Ted McKinney has been nominated to fill the new under secretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs post. READ MORE

July 19, 2017

Funding allows ORNL to accelerate biofuel, bioproducts research

BY U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Center for Bioenergy Innovation, led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is one of four bioenergy centers chosen by DOE to advance a new biobased economy with the production of fuels and other products directly from nonfood biomass. READ MORE

July 18, 2017

DOE provides $40 million for 4 DOE Bioenergy Research Centers

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced $40 million in awards for the establishment of four DOE Bioenergy Research Centers that will provide scientific breakthroughs for a new generation of sustainable, cost-effective bioproducts and bioenergy. READ MORE

July 18, 2017

RNG Coalition adds Kapoor to team

BY Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas has added Nina Kapoor as manager of legislative and regulatory affairs in Sacramento, California. The addition of Kapoor will bolster the RNG Coalition's advocacy and education efforts. READ MORE

July 14, 2017

EIA: 460,000 tons of densified biomass fuel sold in April

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalOn July 10, the U.S. Energy Information Administration released new data on the U.S. densified biomass fuel industry, reporting there was nearly 12.71 million tons of capacity in place in April, with an additional 163,500 tons under development. READ MORE

July 14, 2017

Engie inaugurates biomass boiler at French district heating plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:ThermalIn France, Engie recently announced the inauguration of a 26.5 MW biomass boiler unit at Plaine Commune Energie, a district heating plant that serves 40,000 housing units located in four municipalities. READ MORE

July 11, 2017

Grants help maple syrup makers install pellet, wood chip systems

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, ThermalIn Vermont, The Clean Energy Development Fund at the state’s Public Service Department is offering grant funding of up to $20,000 to help sugar makers install evaporators fueled with wood pellets or wood chips. READ MORE