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Hurst Boiler Central to Biomass District Energy Project

Linda Hardesty

Sullivan County, NH, purchased a Hurst biomass boiler district heating system with a backpressure steam turbine/generator. The Hurst system is serving the county’s 166-bed nursing home and 168-bed prison complex as well as two smaller onsite buildings in Unity, NH. The biomass combined heat and power (CHP) district energy system constructed in Unity is almost entirely   …Continue Reading


P&G Biomass Plant Moves Forward

Karen Henry

Members of the Albany-Dougherty Payroll Development Authority (PDA) approved a $230 million bond resolution to build a biomass energy plant adjacent to the Proctor & Gamble campus, the Albany Herald reports. The plant will primarily be used to power P&G-Albany, but the Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) in Albany will use the plant for energy   …Continue Reading


Bioenergy for America’s Energy Future

Linda Hardesty

A short documentary film showcases examples of bioenergy innovations across the biomass supply chain and the United States. The film highlights a few stories of individuals and companies who are passionate about achieving the promise of biofuels and addressing the challenges of developing a thriving bioeconomy. The product was developed by the US Department of   …Continue Reading


Wind Power Dominates New Generating Capacity in US

Karen Henry

Wind power provided over two-thirds of new US electrical generating capacity in October 2014, according to the latest “Energy Infrastructure Update” from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Office of Energy Projects. Specifically, five wind farms in Colorado, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska and Texas came on line last month, accounting for 574 MW of new capacity. In   …Continue Reading


Nestlé’s Onsite Anaerobic Digestion Uses It’s Own Waste to Supply 8% of Electricity

Linda Hardesty

British company Clearfleau built an onsite anaerobic digestion plant for Nestlé at its confectionery factory near Newcastle, UK. One year after commissioning, the plant is converting 53,000 gallons per day of feedstock into renewable energy. This feedstock includes wash waters from the site and 1,200 tons of residual bi-products and ingredients per annum. The biogas   …Continue Reading


Army Issues RFP for CHP Project at Redstone Arsenal

Karen Henry

The US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, Ala., hosted a pre-proposal conference for companies interested in building and operating a combined heat and power (CHP) renewable energy project on Redstone Arsenal, AL.com reports. Representatives from 40 companies attended the conference. The Engineering and Support Center issued a request for proposals   …Continue Reading


Ameresco, San Joaquin County Open 4.3 MW Biogas Plant

Linda Hardesty

Ameresco completed a 4.3 MW landfill gas-to-energy project at the Foothill Landfill in Linden, Calif. Ameresco was hired by the County of San Joaquin to build the project at the landfill of San Joaquin County Department of Public Works. Ameresco anticipates that the total electricity delivered for the Palo Alto community will be about 125,000   …Continue Reading


UK Creates $15M Fund for Community Energy Projects

Linda Hardesty

The number of community owned renewable energy schemes in England is set to increase thanks to a $15 million fund unveiled by UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey. The Urban Community Energy Fund will give community groups in England the opportunity to bid for grants of up to $31,347, or loans of up   …Continue Reading


Project Tests Energy Retrofits at 3 Buildings

Linda Hardesty

The Bricker Project is retrofitting three public buildings in Europe in three different climate zones: Spain, Belgium and Turkey. The projects are combining different active and passive technologies to achieve energy efficiency, including Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC), solar Parabolic Trough Collectors (PTC), aerating windows and a ventilated facade, among other technologies. For the building in   …Continue Reading


Sawmill Powered by Biomass

Linda Hardesty

Swedish sawmill company Hilmer Anderson has signed a $3.8 million contract with bioenergy and materials handling firm Saxlund International for biomass combustion technology and fuel handling. With commissioning due in 2015, the contract includes Saxlund’s fuel handling systems and combustion technology in combination with a 12 MW hot-water boiler. The plant will deliver hot water   …Continue Reading


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