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Letter Urges EPA To Process RINs For Biomass And Biogas Electricity

A press release from the American Biogas Council announced that a letter, signed and approved by 111 separate firms from the biomass and biogas industry, requested that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler include renewable electricity into the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In 2007, Congress approved the RFS participation of using […]

Hawaii’s HTDC Unveils New $6.8 Million Waste-To-Energy System

Hawaii’s High Technology Development Corp. has sponsored a demonstration of a $6.8 million Air Force investment in a renewable and clean, waste-to-energy generating system. The waste-to-energy project demonstration will show how 10 tons of waste per day can be converted to electricity through gasification technology. Applications of the Turnw2e, Waste-To-Energy Gasification system include solid waste, […]

EPA Begins To Address Biomass Emissions In Permits Following Court Decision

The Environmental Appeals Board partially remanded an air pollution permit for a waste-to-energy facility in Puerto Rico after it failed to account for greenhouse gas emissions from biomass. The Energy Answers Arecibo LLC permit is one of the first to address emissions from biomass in the wake of a 2013 federal appeals court decision vacating […]

Colorado Finally Seeing The Results Of Wood Waste-To-Energy

For most of the last decade, Coloradans have been talking about how to make good use of their mountain forests, dying and gray. Something is finally happening. In Gypsum, 140 miles west of Denver, a biomass mill began operations in December, burning wood to create 10 megawatts of round-the-clock electricity. In Colorado Springs, the city […]

Biomass Energy Project In New York Awaits $100 Million Federal Loan Guarantee

The Taylor Biomass waste-to-energy project has had the support of U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-Cold Spring, since his candidacy for Congress last year. The Orange County facility is awaiting a $100 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy and the freshman lawmaker said Thursday that the Obama Administration is now taking note […]

Dominion Virginia Converts Power Station To Biomass To Energy

Dominion Virginia Power has converted its Altavista, Va., power station to biomass waste-to-energy production. The conversion of the Altavista Power Station from coal fuel is the first of three that the Richmond, Va.-based utility plans by the end of this year, Dominion said in a news release. The company expects to spend $165 million for […]

Morbark Makes Deal with HTI for Factory in Michigan

Morbark, Inc., manufacturers of wood reduction equipment, has signed an agreement to be the manufacturing arm of Heat Transfer International, a technology company which provides turkey waste-to-energy systems. Using SALT gasification of biomass, the system creates renewable energy. The first installation of the system, which will use turkey litter to make steam and electricity, will […]


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