Biomass

Bahama Yacht Club to Generate Power from Solid Waste

Linda Hardesty

Cirque Energy executed a Joint Development Agreement with Cat Cay Yacht Club, a private island, in the Bahamas, for the development of a $2 million renewable energy generation facility, using Cirque Energy’s deployable gasification unit technology. The operation will process the island’s solid waste into syngas fuel using Cirque Energy’s gasification and cleanup technology to   …Continue Reading


UK Cement Factory Installs Waste-Derived Fuel System

Linda Hardesty

Saxlund International is installing a waste-derived fuel system for Hope Construction Materials, a British supplier of construction materials. Located at the company’s Hope Works cement plant in Derbyshire, the system has been designed to provide storage, transportation, weighing and injection of solid waste fuel to the two kilns at the site. The goal is to   …Continue Reading


Vancouver to Build District Energy Plant Powered by Biofuel

Linda Hardesty

Vancouver, Canada, is building a district energy plant and will require that new buildings in most areas of the downtown peninsula be connected to it, reports the Vancouver Sun. Creative Energy Canada Platforms has won the contract to build the new district energy plant on a large piece of city-owned land. The new plant will   …Continue Reading


Vegetable Producer Installs 500 kW Biogas Plant

Linda Hardesty

Weltec Biopower is building a 500 kW anaerobic digestion plant in Northern Ireland for vegetable producer Gilfresh Produce. This is Weltec’s third plant in Northern Ireland and eleventh in the UK. Gilfresh used to deliver the vegetable waste that accumulates in the sorting, washing and packaging processes to farmers as cattle feed. From July 2015,   …Continue Reading


Biomass Boiler with Stirling Engine Heats Water, Generates Power

Linda Hardesty

Austria-based ÖkoFEN is developing a >5kW cogeneration pellet boiler prototype system, and the first beta installations are expected before the end of the year to serve large residential and small to medium businesses. The biomass boiler is designed with Qnergy’s Stirling engine inside to deliver heat and power in one platform. “5 kw of electricity   …Continue Reading


Solarlec Approved as Biomass Supplier in UK

Linda Hardesty

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme carried out its yearly assessment at Solarlec and confirmed the company’s status as an official provider of biomass boiler systems for another 12 months. The Microgeneration Certification Scheme is an quality assurance organization supported by the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change. Companies must hold official accreditation to supply products   …Continue Reading


$280M in Energy Efficiency Grants Available to Farmers, Small Businesses

Linda Hardesty

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making more than $280 million available to rural agricultural producers and small business owners to purchase and install renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency improvements. The funding is offered through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). USDA is offering grants for up to 25 percent of   …Continue Reading


Constellation Installs $200M Cogeneration Plant for P&G Factory

Linda Hardesty

Procter & Gamble and Constellation are developing an up to 50-MW biomass plant that will help run P&G’s paper manufacturing facility in Albany, Ga. Constellation will build, own and operate the $200 million cogeneration plant, which will supply steam to P&G’s facility and generate electricity for the local utility, Georgia Power. For more than 30   …Continue Reading


ASHRAE/USGBC/IES to Develop Biomass Requirements for Green Building Standard

Linda Hardesty

The development of biomass requirements is being explored by ASHRAE, the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), for inclusion in their co-sponsored green building standard. ASHRAE/IES/USGBC Standard 189.1 for the Design of High Performance Green Buildings, contains minimum requirements for the siting, design and construction of high-performance green buildings in   …Continue Reading


Pellet Maker Installs ORC Biomass Power System

Linda Hardesty

Turboden was chosen by Maine Woods Pellet Company to supply a biomass based Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) power unit for its plant in Athens, Maine. The plant can produce up to 100,000 tons of wood pellets per year. The Turboden ORC system will produce 8 MW, converting the heat of thermal oil generated by wood   …Continue Reading