Industrial Thermal Energy & District Heating

June 22, 2018

Valmet to supply automation systems to biomass heating plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:ThermalValmet recently announced it has received an automation order from Lahti Energy for the Kymijärvi III biomass-fueled heating plant currently under construction in Lahti, Finland. The system is scheduled to be commissioned in 2020. READ MORE

June 19, 2018

DOE: 31 projects will advance fundamental science for bioenergy

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn June 18, the U.S. Department of Energy announced $40 million in funding for 31 projects to advance research in the development of microbes as practical platforms for the production of biofuels and other bioproducts from renewable resources. READ MORE

June 14, 2018

EU reaches deal on REDII, sets new goals for renewables

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn June 14, negotiators from the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Council reached a deal on a revised Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) that sets new targets for renewables. READ MORE

June 13, 2018

Senate ag committee restores 2018 Farm Bill Energy Title funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Senate ag committee has approved its version of the 2018 Farm Bill with bipartisan support. The legislation includes an amendment offered by Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., that restores mandatory funding to Farm Bill Energy Title programs. READ MORE

June 12, 2018

Veolia renews contract to operate waste-to-energy plant in France

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalVeolia recently announced that it has been awarded a contract that will allow it to continue to operate a 180-gigawatt-hour-per-year waste-to-energy in France for an additional six and a half years. READ MORE

June 12, 2018

Unilever installs biomass boiler at factory in South Africa

BY Unilever Found In:ThermalUnilever has installed a R50 million ($3.75 million) biomass boiler at its historic Maydon Wharf Factory in Durban, South Africa. The boiler is fueled by wooden pallets, waste wood and off-cuts from local furniture and door manufacturers. READ MORE

June 11, 2018

EU researchers develop biomass torrefaction process

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalA new steam drying technique for wood developed through the EU-funded SteamBio project could significantly reduce transportation costs for biomass, according to the German-based Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology. READ MORE

June 08, 2018

Senate’s 2018 Farm Bill reauthorizes Energy Title programs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry released its version of the 2018 Farm Bill on June 8. The bill reauthorizes Energy Title programs, but provides insufficient funding to ensure their success, according to the AgEC. READ MORE

June 08, 2018

Carbon utilization bill could create value for CO2 emissions

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsSen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., has introduced legislation would allow carbon utilization technologies and biogas production to access USDA loan guarantees, research programs and rural development loans. READ MORE