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Rhode Island Biomass Bill Stalls In General Assembly

A Rhode Island bill that could have cleared the way for biomass power plants won’t move forward this legislative session. Biomass is wood waste that is burned to generate electricity. It’s also considered a renewable resource. The bill would have included biomass in the state’s “net-metering” program, which gives credits to customers for extra power […]

Drax Planning To Cut Cost Of Biomass Power By A Third

Drax CEO Will Gardiner told Reuters April 20 that the company plans to cut the cost of the electricity it generates by a third over the next decade. The goal is to reduce the company’s dependency on subsidies. Improvements cited by Gardiner are more efficient turbines and cheaper wood pellets. A spokesperson for Drax told […]

New England Biomass Faces New Challenges As Connecticut Changes RPS

Connecticut recently released its long-awaited Comprehensive Energy Strategy, which contains bad news (though expected) for biomass in New England. There’s only one biomass plant in Connecticut: the 37.5 MW Plainfield Renewable Energy facility that opened in 2013. However, due to the interconnected nature of New England’s electricity grid, biomass plants across the region that participate […]

North Carolina County Renews Duke Energy Agreement

From: Wood Bioenergy Editors Continuing to maintain renewable power sources, Duke Energy and Craven County Wood Energy (CCWE) have renewed a long-term power agreement to purchase 100% of the electricity produced by the 50 MW biomass-powered plant in New Bern, NC. The facility uses mainly wood waste and poultry (turkey farm) waste to generate electricity. […]

Wood-Fired Electricity Sparks Ambitious Plans, Controversy In Oregon

By year’s end, Portland General Electric will fire up its 550-megawatt power plant in Boardman for a daylong test burn, feeding 8,000 tons of pulverized, roasted wood into its boilers instead of the usual diet of coal. The exercise is meant to gauge whether the aging fossil fuel plant could reliably generate electricity using renewable […]

Mississippi KiOR Facility Sold To Georgia Company

The KiOR plant site in Columbus has been purchased. Georgia Renewable Power, a company whose work primarily focuses on coal plants and wood chip mills, purchased the struggling biofuel outfit’s equipment on The Island on Friday. Cal Garland, whose company partnered with Georgia Renewable Power on the purchase, told The Dispatch this morning the plan […]

PHI Group Partners With AG Materials On Florida Wood Pellet Plant

PHI Group, Inc., a company focused on energy and natural resources, announced today that the company has signed an agreement with AG Materials LLC, an Alabama company, to jointly set up a 200,000 MT wood pellet mill in Florida, U.S.A. The joint venture company has been able to secure approximately 400,000 short tons of Southern […]

Drax Biomass Establishes U.S. Headquarters In Georgia

Drax Biomass , Inc. will establish its U.S. headquarters in the Atlanta, Georgia region. The company will invest more than $1 million to lease 10,000 square feet in the Concourse building in Sandy Springs for seven years, with plans to create 50 jobs over the next five years. A wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of U.K. […]

InventivEnergy And NRG Energy Services Partner To Restart Texas Biomass Plant

InventivEnergy, LLC has selected NRG Energy Services LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NRG Energy Inc., to restart the Aspen Power biomass plant in Lufkin, Texas, and operate and maintain the facility once online to provide clean, renewable power for the Texas market. Since the first time Aspen plant began operation in August 2011, InventivEnergy has […]

Wood Damaged By Ice Storm Fuels Power Plant In South Carolina

Nearly 21,000 tons of timber and woody debris damaged by the February ice storms in South Carolina has been burned as renewable energy at the Savannah River bioenergy plant, run by Ameresco in Aiken, SC. Ameresco, Inc. used the wood at its biomass cogeneration facility located at the U.S. Department of Energy Savannah River Site […]

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