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Ireland Considers Converting Its Largest Power Station From Coal To Biomass

Converting Ireland’s largest power station from coal to biomass could see the country meet its target for renewables and avoid the need for a massive pylon upgrade project, it has been claimed. A review of energy needs for opponents of EirGrid’s Grid25 electricity transmission scheme claims Moneypoint in Co Clare should be switched to greener […]

Massachusetts Governor Announces $32.5 Million Biomass Energy And Winter-Heating Initiative

Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Richard Sullivan chose the warm confines of the Quabbin Reservoir Visitor’s Center that is heated by a state-of-the-art biomass system to announce a $32.5 million Patrick Administration renewable energy initiative on Friday. The seven programs being funded continue the governor’s strong commitment to clean energy systems that create jobs, […]

Wisconsin Power Plant To Run On State’s Biomass

At the newest power plant in Wisconsin, fuel will come from close to home. Unlike coal, which is brought in by train from Wyoming and Appalachia, biomass will be culled from the sawmills and forests of northern Wisconsin. Most of the waste wood that will supply the $268 million We Energies and Domtar power plant […]

DTE Energy Receives Approval To Convert California Coal Plant To Biomass

DTE Energy Services, Inc. recently received approval from the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District to convert an existing coal-fired power plant at the Port of Stockton to operate on biomass fuel. The plant, known as the Port of Stockton District Energy Facility (POSDEF), will be converted to burn 100 percent biomass fuel, primarily […]

U.S. Forest Service Awards Nearly $2.5M For Renewable Energy Projects

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell today announced the award of nearly $2.5 million in grants to 10 small businesses and community groups for wood-to-energy projects that will help expand regional economies and create new jobs. “These grants help grow new jobs, support clean energy production and improve our local environments, especially in reducing fire […]

Sumitomo Osaka Cement Counts On Biomass For Fuel

Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co., a Japanese producer of energy fueled by organic materials, plans to cut its dependence on coal by using more biomass such as wood chips, a senior executive said. “As an industry that consumes a lot of power, we need to take measures to promote energy conservation,” Senior Corporate Executive Officer Masafumi […]

EcoGen Plans Biomass Power Plant In Florida

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 […]

Bioenergy Graduate Program Offered At SD College

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 […]

SAF Report Covers Carbon, Energy Benefits Of Forests and Biomass

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 Will Provide Biomass To Dominion

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 […]

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