Industrial Thermal Energy & District Heating

February 01, 2016

EBRD helps Ukrainian city launch biogas production

BY European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe West Ukrainian city of Lviv is installing a biogas plant for the generation of heat and power with support from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and several other organizations. READ MORE

January 29, 2016

Tradition celebrates the launch of new environmental markets hub

BY Tradition Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsTradition, an interdealer broker in commodity and financial products, has announced the launch of Tradition Green, a business hub thst brings together all environmental products brokered by Tradition under one brand. READ MORE

January 29, 2016

Calling On Pellet Producers

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, ThermalPellet Mill Magazine is conducting a survey to find out how the warmer winter and low fuel oil prices are affecting the industry. READ MORE

January 29, 2016

Opinion: Bullish on the Baltics

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, ThermalPellet Mill Magazine's first issue of 2016 takes a deep dive into pellet markets ascending in eastern Europe. The Baltic States and Russia are increasing pellet production and exports to surrounding European countries. READ MORE

January 28, 2016

FSA seeks comments on revision of information collection for NAP

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA’s Farm Service Agency has published a notice in the Federal Register seeking comments on a revision of a currently approved information collection in support of the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). READ MORE

January 28, 2016

Scottish Equity Partners invests in Ardor Energy

BY Scottish Equity Partners Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalScottish Equity Partners is investing up to £9 million ($12.92 million) from its Environmental Capital Fund to establish Ardor Energy,a new heat project focused platform that will fund a pipeline small–scale heat and combined-heat-and-power projects. READ MORE

January 28, 2016

Opinion: Facts Matter

BY Seth GintherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe United States Industrial Pellet Association and many of its members are making new waves on social media through Twitter, Facebook and other mediums to cut through the white noise and spread the message that #factsmatter. READ MORE

January 27, 2016

Opinion: Pass Me Along

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThreaded throughout this issue, in which Biomass Magazine once again turns it editorial gaze to dust management and plant safety, is a continued call for greater education, regardless of an employee’s position within a facility. READ MORE

January 27, 2016

In Depth: Waking Up the Bear

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, ThermalAs demand for wood pellets continues to grow across Europe, Russia’s wood pellet industry asserts itself to earn its fair market share, constrained only by a lack of adequate infrastructure. READ MORE

January 26, 2016

2015 Dairy Roadmap report published in UK

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasAt the close of the 2015, Dairy U.K. Ltd. released the 2015 Dairy Roadmap report, showing that the U.K. dairy industry has made significant strides in its environmental performance. READ MORE

January 26, 2016

Canada, Manitoba governments fund bioenergy projects

BY Manitoba Found In:ThermalThe Canada and Manitoba governments are providing up to $500,000 for 12 projects that will increase the use and development of biomass fuels. The program is funded in part through the Manitoba Coal Tax. READ MORE

January 26, 2016

Opinion: Wood Stoves and Washington Lobbyists

BY John Ackerly Found In:Pellets, ThermalInfluenced by states and groups that want to deploy more of the cleanest and most efficient appliances, the EPA is slowly beginning to treat the wood stove sector not just as an emitter of particulates, but also as a way to reduce fossil fuels. READ MORE

January 26, 2016

Opinion: What the World Can Learn From Europe

BY Michelle RebiereFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalFollowing the Paris Climate Conference, Rebiere says the heat market remains significant, but she believes the real strides in greenhouse gas emission reduction will be in the zero-carbon power generation sector. READ MORE

January 25, 2016

Froling Energy awaits funding to begin facility expansion plans

BY Katie FletcherFound In:ThermalLate last year, Froling Energy responded to request for proposals from the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission in the hopes of receiving funding to expand and automate its precision wood chip production facility in Peterborough, New Hampshire. READ MORE

January 25, 2016

USDA report details Rural Development investments

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA has released a report detailing the impacts investments made by its Rural Development team have had on rural America. Bioenergy investments are among those highlighted in the document. READ MORE

January 25, 2016

Hurst Boiler commissions new poultry litter-fueled biomass boiler

BY Hurst Boiler Found In:ThermalHurst Boiler, an international manufacturer of a complete line of gas, oil, coal and hybrid biomass fuel fired steam and hot water boilers since 1967, announces the commissioning of its third poultry litter-fueled boiler. READ MORE

January 25, 2016

In Depth: Pellet Offgassing: Simple Problem, Simple Solution?

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, ThermalWood pellet-derived carbon monoxide has been a cause of concern for indoor storage scenarios, but research suggests it’s an easy fix. READ MORE

January 25, 2016

In Depth: Lynemouth’s Long and Winding Road

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalBuilt to support a shuttered aluminum smelter, the U.K. power station on the shores of the North Sea in Northumberland County has a new owner and a new shot at a complete transition to biomass. READ MORE

January 24, 2016

Opinion: Simplifying Safety During Shutdowns

BY Chris McKinnon Found In:Power, ThermalIn a move designed to eliminate a point of complexity and coordination in an already complicated process, some facility safety departments are outsourcing to a single combined-safety-service provider. READ MORE

January 22, 2016

In Depth: Baltic Boom

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, ThermalAlthough still not large consumers of pellets, the Baltic states’ increasing production capacities have resounded in the export market. READ MORE

January 20, 2016

NDC Technologies delivers moisture measurement system to Zilkha

BY NDC Technologies Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalNDC Technologies has delivered a comprehensive, in-process near-infrared (NIR) moisture monitoring system to one of the world’s largest producers of advanced black pellet fuel, Zilkha Biomass Energy. READ MORE

January 20, 2016

In Depth: Defusing the Tinderbox

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Pellets, ThermalCost-effective techniques to mitigate dust-related risks are available to less sophisticated wood pellet mills, where a lack of capital, education, code knowledge, and proper cleaning and maintenance protocols may exist. READ MORE

January 18, 2016

KPA Unicon to supply a biomass boiler to Stora Enso sawmill

BY KPA Unicon Found In:ThermalStora Enso Timber Ab and KPA Unicon Oy have signed a contract of a biomass-fired hot water boiler plant delivery to Stora Enso sawmill Ala in Ljusne, Sweden. The new Unicon Biograte 15 MWth boiler plant will utilize bark and wood residues. READ MORE

January 15, 2016

The Fall Continues

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, ThermalJust over a month ago, I wrote a blog on how oil had dipped below $36 per barrel, and speculated a little on its implications to the wood pellet and wood-using energy industries. READ MORE

January 15, 2016

Scottish government funds biomass district heating project

BY Anna SimetFound In:ThermalThe Scottish government has announced it will aid in the funding of a district heating biomass project in Broomhill, Glasglow. The Cube Housing Association District Heating Project will provide heat and hot water to 701 homes. READ MORE

January 15, 2016

NYSERDA seeks proposals on renewable thermal technical assistance

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:ThermalThe New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is seeking proposals from firms qualified to provide technical information, economic and technical modeling, and policy and economic analysis in the area of renewable heating and cooling. READ MORE

January 14, 2016

Nippon Paper, FSE Energy resolve biomass boiler dispute

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalNippon Paper Industries USA Co. Ltd. and FSE Energy have issued a joint statement announcing the resolution of a legal dispute over a biomass boiler installed at Nippon Paper’s mill in Port Angeles, Washington. READ MORE

January 14, 2016

BioHiTech America collaborates to convert food waste to energy

BY BioHiTech Global Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasBioHiTech America has partnered with Natural Systems Utilities and others to test a process that will allow BioHiTech's Eco-Safe Digester to digest, tank, and deliver the effluent to anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities anywhere in the world. READ MORE

January 13, 2016

White paper highlights critical areas in pellet making process

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalOn Jan. 12, FutureMetrics released a white paper author John Swaan said could be called "wood pellet making 101." The paper highlights several critical areas in the process of making wood pellets. READ MORE

January 13, 2016

EIA updates short-term bioenergy, residential wood heat forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the January edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting total renewables used in the electric power sector will increase by 9.5 percent this year. READ MORE