Industrial Thermal Energy & District Heating

December 09, 2014

Enviva joint venture to construct S.C. pellet, export facilities

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalEnviva Holdings LP and John Hancock Life Insurance Co. announced plans to develop wood pellet plants and export terminals in the southeastern U.S. Construction on a pellet plant and export terminal in South Carolina is expected to begin this month. READ MORE

December 09, 2014

Danish ministry announces biomass sustainability agreement

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building recently posted a notice to its website announcing a new voluntary agreement formed with members of its domestic energy industry on sustainable biomass. READ MORE

December 09, 2014

Hurst boiler selected for New Hampshire district heating project

BY Hurst Boiler & Welding Company Inc. Found In:ThermalSullivan County, New Hampshire, has purchased a Hurst biomass boiler district heating system with a backpressure steam turbine/generator. The Hurst system will serve the county's nursing home, prison complex and two smaller onsite buildings in Unity. READ MORE

December 05, 2014

Pennsylvania school receives $500,000 grant for biomass boiler

BY Katie FletcherFound In:ThermalIn late October, $12.5 million in Pennsylvania Energy Department Authority grants were awarded to 28 local governments, schools and businesses for alternative and clean energy projects, including those for biomass and biogas. READ MORE

December 05, 2014

Stobart announces strategic partnership, CHP project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalU.K.-based biomass supplier Stobart Energy has entered into a strategic partnership with Imperative Energy Ltd., a provider of biomass energy solutions. The board of Stobart Group Ltd. also recently announced the development of a cogeneration plant. READ MORE

December 05, 2014

Greatest Show on Earth

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsEyeing up the 2015 International Biomass Conference & Expo and working to deliver the kind of day in and day out diversity the Biomass Magazine team experiences for our attendees. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

RFP issued for Windham County Vermont modern wood heat program

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, ThermalA request for proposals to design and administer a modern wood heating program for Windham County, Vermont, has recently been issued by the Vermont Public Service Department's Clean Energy Development Fund. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

DOE awards $7 million to 2 feedstock logistics projects

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced up to $7 million for two projects aimed at developing and demonstrating ways to reduce the cost of delivering bioenergy feedstocks to biorefineries. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

Australian government funds biomass harvester development

BY Australian Renewable Energy Agency Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Australian Renewable Energy Agency has announced $2 million funding support to develop a solution for collecting renewable biomass from fast growing trees.The project is scheduled for completion in 2017. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

Montana Western recognized for using energy from burning wood

BY University of Montana Western Found In:ThermalThe Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation recently presented the University of Montana Western with a plaque to honor the university's commitment to wood energy. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

Model evaluates where bioenergy crops grow best

BY University of Illinois Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsFarmers interested in bioenergy crops now have a resource to help them determine which kind of bioenergy crop would grow best in their regions and what kind of harvest to expect. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

Valmet to deliver biomass boiler to project in Finland

BY Valmet Corp. Found In:ThermalValmet Corp. and Nokianvirran Energia Oy signed a letter of intent for a delivery of a biomass-fired boiler plant to a steam heating station in Finland. The new heating station will supply process steam for a paper mill and district heating project. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

Forest Service exceeds yearly forest restoration goals

BY U.S. Forest Service Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Forest Service recently announced that it exceeded its forest restoration goals for fiscal year 2014, highlighting the agency's continued commitment to improving the health of the America's National Forests. READ MORE

November 25, 2014

Opinion: Partners in Profit

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIn the midst of producing the final issue of Biomass Magazine in 2014, dedicated to biomass integrations, conversions and colocations, the International Panel on Climate Change released a report urging a phase-out of fossil fuel energy this century. READ MORE

November 22, 2014

In Depth: Test to Tradition

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsWith double the events from last year, National Bioenergy Day is evolving into an annual tradition. READ MORE

November 21, 2014

Southern Oregon University considers biomass conversion

BY SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY Found In:Power, ThermalAs part of an ongoing effort to become 100 percent carbon neutral by 2050, Southern Oregon University is considering replacing its existing natural gas-fired steam boilers with a biomass cogeneration facility. READ MORE

November 21, 2014

Opinion: Paving the Way to a Clean Energy Revolution

BY Justin Price Found In:Power, ThermalNew products such as biochar, liquid fuels, and chemicals all made from some form of biomass will be aided directly in their process by the use of steam or by colocation to the generation of steam. READ MORE

November 20, 2014

House passes bill that would impact EPA rulemaking

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Nov. 19, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that aims to prohibit the U.S. EPA from proposing regulations based on science that is not transparent or not reproducible by a vote of 237 to 190. READ MORE

November 20, 2014

Fairbanks air quality plan released for public review

BY Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Found In:Pellets, ThermalThe Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is releasing for public review and comment a draft "State Implementation Plan" that the community and state will take to address air pollution in the Fairbanks North Star Borough. READ MORE

November 20, 2014

RSB partners with Elements Traceability Software

BY Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials and Elements Software Ltd. are working together to help RSB members track their biofuel feedstocks. Elements is a web based traceability platform that will help with Renewable Energy Directive compliance. READ MORE

November 19, 2014

Biomass industry triumphs in EPA's biogenic emissions framework

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. EPA has never before made such a clear and emphatic endorsement of biomass, commented Biomass Power Association President Bob Cleaves on release of the agency's updated biogenic emissions framework. READ MORE

November 19, 2014

EPA releases updated biogenic emissions framework

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. EPA has released a revised framework for assessing biogenic CO2 emissions from stationary sources, along with a memo that provides regulatory guidance on how the framework will impact the Clean Power Plan and certain permitting requirements. READ MORE

November 19, 2014

San Joaquin Valley incentive program gets additional $2 million

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, ThermalThe California San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District will provide an additional $2 million in funding to its Burn Cleaner Incentive Program to support the installation of natural gas or certified wood or pellet burning units. READ MORE

November 18, 2014

Saxlund to supply biomass combustion solution to Sweden sawmill

BY Saxlund International Found In:ThermalSaxlund International has won a contract to provide fuel handling and biomass combustion technology to Hilmer Anderson, a leading privately owned sawmill in Sweden. The solution includes a fuel handling system and combustion technology. READ MORE

November 17, 2014

In Depth: Mobile Cloud Computing in the Biomass Industry

BY David Waechter Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsMobile supply chain management integrates software applications with mobile devices to allow users to wirelessly operate at any location. READ MORE

November 14, 2014

EIA: More wood to be used in heating, power applications in 2015

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the November issue of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, which includes updated forecasts for the use of wood and biomass fuels in U.S. heat and power production. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

U.K. DECC annual energy statement addresses bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasU.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey recently delivered his annual energy statement to Parliament. Bioenergy investments were among those discussed in the statement and addressed in a complimentary report. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

ElectraTherm Green Machine generates power from biomass in Italy

BY ElectraTherm Found In:Power, ThermalElectraTherm commissioned a Green Machine to generate emission-free electricity from biomass in Badia Prataglia, Italy. The facility operates a biomass boiler burning a mix of sawdust and ground up waste wood from a saw mill. READ MORE

November 11, 2014

Montana DNRC awards Bridger Bowl a $20,000 grant for boiler

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, ThermalThe Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation has announced the distribution of $110,000 in grants to three wood energy projects. Troy Public Schools, Bridger Bowl Ski Area and SmartLam Technologies Group were the recipients. READ MORE

November 11, 2014

Bioenergy helps Wisconsin health system gain energy independence

BY Gundersen Health System Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasGundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin, recently achieved its first days of energy independence, becoming the first health system in the nation to attain the distinction. Bioenergy and biomass projects have aided in the achievement. READ MORE