Enviva LP, a leading manufacturer of processed biomass fuel in the United States and Europe, has partnered with ConocoPhillips, a prominent international oil and gas producer, to create a new company, ECo Biomass Technologies, which will bring torrefied biomass fuels to market. ECo Biomass, jointly owned by Enviva and ConocoPhillips, will use a combination of [...]
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Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved Progress Energy Florida’s (PEF) purchase of power from a proposed U.S. EcoGen Polk, LLC (EcoGen) biomass electric generating facility in Fort Meade, Fla. EcoGen plans to sell 60 MW of capacity and associated energy to PEF for approximately 29 years beginning January 1, 2014. The company plans initially to [...]
German Pellets is coming to America. The largest wood pellet manufacturer in Europe is building its first pellet plant in the U.S. in Tyler County, East Texas. The company intends to manufacture 500,000 metric tons of wood pellets per year, with the first pellets produced in the third quarter of 2012. German Pellets plans to [...]
South Dakota State University has teamed up with three other land-grant universities to offer a Bioenergy and Sustainable Technology Graduate Certificate fully online in an effort to advance the renewable energy industry. The Bioenergy and Sustainable Technology (BST) graduate certificate program was developed with the support of a USDA Higher Education Challenge Grant. The USDA [...]
A recent report provides new ideas surrounding carbon and energy benefits forests and forest products provide. The report, Managing Forests Because Carbon Matters: Integrating Energy, Products, and Land Management Policy, summarizes and analyzes the most recent science regarding forests and carbon accounting, biomass use, and forest carbon offsets. The report emerged from the Society of [...]
Enviva LP has signed a contract with Richmond, Va.-based Dominion Virginia Power to supply biomass to two power facilities in southeast Virginia. In April, Dominion announced plans to convert three 63 MW coal burning peaking plants to 50 MW continuous power plants using biomass. Enviva will supply two of these plants, located in Southampton and [...]