Industrial Thermal Energy & District Heating

December 14, 2018

OPINION: Climate and Fire, Why Biomass Matters to Both

BY Seth Ginther, U.S. Industrial Wood Pellet Association Found In:Pellets, ThermalWe need to move forward with workable solutions that meet today’s energy needs, while mitigating against climate change and protecting our forests at the same time. READ MORE

December 13, 2018

EIA updates 2018, 2019 bioenergy production, capacity forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. EIA has released the December edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting that nonhydropower renewables will provide 10 percent of U.S. utility-scale power generation this year, increasing to 11 percent in 2011. READ MORE

December 12, 2018

House passes 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. House of Representatives passed the $867 billion 2018 Farm Bill by a vote of 369 to 47 on Dec. 12. The legislation will now be sent to President Trump’s desk. Trump is expected to sign the bill later this week. READ MORE

December 11, 2018

Senate passes 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Dec. 11, the Senate voted 87 to 13 to pass the 2018 Farm Bill. The vote came one day after House and Senate ag committee leaders released the text of the 2018 Farm Bill conference report. The bill will now be considered by the House. READ MORE

December 10, 2018

NYSERDA offers $16M in funding for anaerobic digestion projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Dec. 4, the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority announced it is making $19 million available to accelerate the use of clean energy technologies on farms. Most of that funding will support anaerobic digestion projects. READ MORE

December 07, 2018

EIA: 760,000 tons of densified biomass fuel produced in August

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing that U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 760,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in August, with sales reaching 730,000 tons. READ MORE

December 05, 2018

UK government publishes bioeconomy strategy for 2018-2030

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.K. BEIS has published a national bioeconomy strategy for 2018 to 2030. The U.K. REA spoke out in support of the strategy, noting it endorses the use of biobased resources as fundamental to U.K. goals for decarbonization and economic growth. READ MORE

December 05, 2018

Efficiency Vermont offers $650 rebate for wood, pellet stoves

BY Efficiency Vermont Found In:Pellets, ThermalEfficiency Vermont is partnering with participating stove dealers around the state to apply a $650 discount at the point of purchase for select stove models. To qualify for the rebate the stoves must be professionally installed. READ MORE

December 04, 2018

North American RNG industry celebrates new 2018 production plants

BY Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas kicked off its annual conference by recognizing 12 companies for their development roles in eight of the RNG production facilities completed across the U.S. in 2018. READ MORE