Biomass plant edges closer to reality

Biomass plant edges closer to reality

Two years after the California Energy Commission granted the Sierra Institute $2.6 million to build a biomass boiler in Plumas County, the project is edging ever closer to reality.

Life cycle assessment and economics of torrefied biomass to be focus of August 9 webinar

Life cycle assessment and economics of torrefied biomass to be focus of August 9 webinar

Biomass conversion technologies are the subject of a series of three webinars from the Waste to Wisdom research project this summer, with the first slated for August 9 that highlights the life cycle assessment and economics of torrefied biomass.

New Hampshire law benefits biomass power production

New Hampshire law benefits biomass power production

In New Hampshire, a new law is expected to benefit the state’s biomass power producers by increasing the price of alternative compliance payments (ACPs) for Class III sources.

Wood shavings company opens Shelton, WA plant

Wood shavings company opens Shelton, WA plant

Nestled in the woods between Shelton and Matlock, one local company has been turning out product that is in demand all over the world.

One town’s effort to save Maine’s forest economy reflects a statewide hope

One town’s effort to save Maine’s forest economy reflects a statewide hope

Tom Cushman’s not an energy trader.

Debate brews over biomass bailout’s impact on Maine’s environment

Debate brews over biomass bailout’s impact on Maine’s environment

Maine taxpayers’ support of wood-to-energy facilities around the state has been called both a waste and a lifeline to rural forest economies.

Merritt biomass power plant on track for fall start 

The Merritt Green Energy project in B.C., a 40-megawatt biomass-fuelled power plant, has finished site construction and is in the commissioning stage.

Denver-based renewable energy company SynTech Bioenergy opens office in Hawaii

Denver-based renewable energy company SynTech Bioenergy opens office in Hawaii

Denver-based renewable energy company SynTech Bionenergy has opened its first office in Hawaii.

State company buys last remaining private stake in Paide power plant 

State company buys last remaining private stake in Paide power plant 

State-owned Eesti Energia’s renewable energy subsidiary Enefit Taastuvenergia has acquired the remaining minority stake in the Paide power plant.

Sierra Pacific agreement nets PUD $13 million savings

Sierra Pacific agreement nets PUD $13 million savings

An agreement between the Grays Harbor PUD and Sierra Pacific Industries will allow the utility to save millions of dollars over the next five years.

Tequila plant to fire up clean energy industry as sugar company builds biomass refinery 

Tequila plant to fire up clean energy industry as sugar company builds biomass refinery 

The world’s largest tequila plant crop will be used to make clean energy in Queensland.

It’s settled: biomass is a carbon-saving fuel 

It’s settled: biomass is a carbon-saving fuel 

The Biomass Power Association recently completed and released a yearlong study of the carbon emissions of biomass power.

Biomass partnerships provide benefits to local community

Biomass partnerships provide benefits to local community

Residents of Navajo County get energy they can depend on, increased livestock forage and better hunting opportunities thanks to a partnership project that converts unwanted invasive plants into fuel for Arizona families.

La Tuque biomass projects get federal funding boost 

La Tuque biomass projects get federal funding boost 

Two forest sector projects in La Tuque, Que., are getting financial assistance from the federal government through the Quebec Economic Development Program.

Video: Cooling with cinnamon wood

Video: Cooling with cinnamon wood

In hot Sri Lanka, air conditioners are serious energy guzzlers.

Wood chip exporting program will cost around $US200Mil

Wood chip exporting program will cost around $US200Mil

The South Korean companies behind Fiji’s first biomass power plant are planning a second major wood chip exporting program that will cost around $US200 million ($F407.5m).

Chinese Camp biomass plant has 5-year deal with Southern California Edison

Chinese Camp biomass plant has 5-year deal with Southern California Edison

The biomass energy plant outside Chinese Camp has been awarded a five-year contract from Southern California Edison to burn wood from forest management operations and high fire hazard zones to produce 18 megawatts of electricity per hour, or 432 megawatts a day, private owners of the plant said.

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Blue Lake Power biomass plant to restart 

Blue Lake Power LLC announces its plans to restart its 12 MW biomass plant located in Blue Lake, CA (10 miles from Eureka) in July 2017.

DOE funds community-scale biomass heating project in Alaska

DOE funds community-scale biomass heating project in Alaska

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs has announced it is awarding $7.8 million to support 13 tribal energy projects, including one community-scale biomass project in Alaska.

Colorado county landfill partners with biochar company

Colorado county landfill partners with biochar company

The Larmier Couny landfill will start sending clean commercial wood waste to Biochar Now for feedstock.