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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


Maryland Department of Agriculture Invests $970K in Waste-to-Energy Project

Karen Henry

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) awarded a $970,000 grant to Biomass Heating Solutions (BHSL) for a manure-to-energy project at a Dorchester County poultry farm. BHSL will use electricity generating technology to process poultry litter into energy that will heat and cool four poultry houses. The system is projected to generate 526 MWh of electricity   …Continue Reading


European Nations Say Yes to No-Carbon

Karen Henry

According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), penetration rates of no-carbon electricity generation have increased from 50 percent to 56 percent in recent years in Europe, as European Union (EU) countries work toward renewable energy and greenhouse gas emissions targets. In addition to geothermal, hydroelectric, nuclear, utility-scale and distributed solar, tidal and wind generation,   …Continue Reading


Canadian Power Plant Switches from Coal to Biomass

Linda Hardesty

The Atikokan Generating Station in Ontario, Canada, has been converted to a completely biomass-fueled power plant, and the station is now generating electricity. Atikokan Generating Station burned its last coal two years ago. Conversion of the station began in mid-2012 and included construction of two silos and boiler modifications to accommodate the biomass. The biomass   …Continue Reading


Canadian College Opens BioEnergy Research Center

Karen Henry

Confederation College recently celebrated the grand opening of the Ontario Power Generation BioEnergy Learning and Research Centre (OPG-BLRC). The OPG-BLRC offers opportunities for demonstration, training and applied research related to biomass energy, including fuel quality and emissions and combustion efficiency. Through the OPG-BLRC, Confederation College will be developing a market for biomass in northwestern Ontario   …Continue Reading


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