No longer secret: Berlin biomass plant $52.3M cost to consumers

No longer secret: Berlin, NH biomass plant $52.3M cost to consumers

Eversource customers paid $52.3 million more than necessary between November of 2013 and last April due to a controversial contract between the utility and the biomass-burning Burgess BioPower plant in Berlin.

NGOs call on UK government to end biomass subsidies

NGOs call on UK government to end biomass subsidies

A group of NGOs have called upon the British government to end subsidies for biomass and instead invest in other renewable sources.

Nineteen nations say they'll use more bioenergy to slow climate change

Nineteen nations say they’ll use more bioenergy to slow climate change

China and 18 other nations representing half the world’s population said they planned to increase the use of wood and other plant matter from sustainable sources to generate energy as part of efforts to limit climate change.

Minnesotan loggers' group sues to stop shutdown of biomass power plant 

Minnesotan loggers’ group sues to stop shutdown of biomass power plant 

The Associated Contract Loggers and Truckers of Minnesota have sued to block closure of a biomass power plant in Benson.

Pine State Premium Shavings wood shavings and sawdust plant to be auctioned

Pine State Premium Shavings wood shavings and sawdust plant to be auctioned

A state-of-the-art wood shavings plant in Lincoln, Maine, is up for auction as LMJ Enterprises sells its mill and surrounding residential buildings on December 7.

Unique Portland system converts wood waste into energy

Unique Portland system converts wood waste into energy

A new biomass boiler system takes what would have been dumped in a landfill and turns it into fuel to heat Versatile Wood Products’ 40,000-square-foot facility in North Portland.

Can co-firing biomass with coal help meet international climate goals?

Can co-firing biomass with coal help meet international climate goals?

While representatives from 195 nations are now in Bonn, Germany and are grappling with how to reduce CO2 emissions, they might consider co-firing biomass with coal — all to give coal-dependent countries like Poland a shot at reaching international climate goals.

Gainesville Renewable Energy Center sells nation’s largest biomass electric generating facility to Gainesville Regional Utilities 

Gainesville Renewable Energy Center sells nation’s largest biomass electric generating facility to Gainesville Regional Utilities 

Gainesville Renewable Energy Center, a partnership of Energy Management, Inc., BayCorp Holdings, Starwood Energy and Fagen Power, LLC, has sold its 102.5-megawatt biomass facility to Gainesville Regional Utilities for $750 million dollars.

Loan to allow Burns, Oregon community ownership of biomass system

Loan to allow Burns, Oregon community ownership of biomass system

Harney County-based High Desert Biomass Co-op and regional business lender Craft3 have closed on a $1.1 million loan to allow for long-term, community ownership of an innovative, biomass district heating system in Burns.

Wood goes high-tech

Wood goes high-tech

Wood could potentially replace petrol in chemistry and concrete in construction, according to studies conducted under the National Research Programme “Resource Wood.”

DuPont's expected sale of cellulosic biofuels plant is a sign of the times

DuPont’s expected sale of cellulosic biofuels plant is a sign of the times

DuPont said it would stop operations at an advanced biofuel’s plant, or cellulosic facility.

Orsted launches wood-fuelled CHP plant

Orsted launches wood-fuelled CHP plant

Orsted, formerly known as Dong Energy, has launched its new combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Fredericia, Denmark.

Renewable coal on the horizon

Renewable coal on the horizon

UMD researchers are developing a renewable substitute for coal.

Solving a heat load hardship

Solving a heat load hardship

After a multiyear development process, Plumas County is replacing its Health and Human Services Center’s inadequate heating system with biomass, which will save upward of $30,000 annually.

PG&E makes offer to buy power from North Fork bioenergy plant

PG&E makes offer to buy power from North Fork bioenergy plant

The North Fork bioenergy plant has just cleared another hurdle toward getting the project up and running. They have now been offered a power purchase agreement from Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E). North Fork Community Power, LLC, is a joint venture between Phoenix Energy and the North Fork Community Development Council that will own and operate a biomass gasification facility in North Fork.

DuPont to sell cellulosic ethanol plant in blow to biofuel 

DuPont to sell cellulosic ethanol plant in blow to biofuel 

DuPont Industrial Biosciences, a unit of DowDuPont Inc, said it halted operations at a two-year-old ethanol plant.

Vermont coalition releases 5-Year plan to bolster local renewable wood heating

Vermont coalition releases 5-Year plan to bolster local renewable wood heating

A coalition of nonprofits, local businesses, and state agencies facilitated by Renewable Energy Vermont recently unveiled a plan of policy, workforce development, and outreach recommendations to help lower energy costs, boost Vermont’s economy, sustain forestlands, and reduce net carbon emissions.

Exploring new markets for sawmill residues 

Exploring new markets for sawmill residues 

Over the past few years, the lumber industry has been confronted with chip production above and beyond the demand, resulting in the creation of big surpluses in various regions of Quebec and Ontario.

Denmark inaugurates wood-fuelled district energy station 

Denmark inaugurates wood-fuelled district energy station 

Following more than three years’ intensive work on converting the Skaerbaek Power Station in Denmark, it was ready to be inaugurated by HRH The Crown Princess.

Whitesand First Nation biomass project gets funding boost

Whitesand First Nation biomass project gets funding boost

The Northwestern Ontario Indigenous community of Whitesand First Nation began construction of an industrial park to support new biomass and wood processing facilities, thanks to the support of the federal and provincial governments.