The world’s largest wood pellet-based biomass power plant, RWE npower’s Tilbury, England facility, will be fully commissioned and producing electricity by the end of January, according to company officials. The plant will generate nearly 750 MW of electricity using wood pellets produced at RWE’s Waycross, Ga. facility. The facility is currently running two of three [...]
Low Country BioMass, LLC, Ridgeland, SC, completed construction and began production in mid-November. The pellet plant is on track to finish the commissioning process and begin its 24/7 schedule by the middle of January. With three Andritz pellet presses, the plant is converting pine residue from area sawmills into pellets bound for Europe to be [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
Beasley Forest Products, LLC (BFP) and Land Care Services, LLC (LCS) have entered into a joint venture to develop a 56 MW biomass fueled power plant at a current industrial site in southeast Laurens County near Dublin. The new business, Green Power Solutions LLC (GPS), has received approval from the Georgia Public Service Commission and [...]