Ensuring Renewable Energy Goals Become a Reality in the Caribbean

Al Maiorino

The islands of the Caribbean are not only some of the most popular tourist destinations, but they are also economically and ecologically diverse regions with growing energy needs. The strength of each island’s tourism industry, which comprises a large portion their gross domestic product, is largely supported by the beautiful ecology that attracts visitors to   …Continue Reading

Biomass Supplements Output of Geothermal Power Plant

Linda Hardesty

Enel Green Power has brought online a biomass plant to heat geothermal steam at the Cornia 2 geothermal power plant in Tuscany, Italy. The project will increase both the energy efficiency and the power output of the geothermal cycle. A small power plant fueled by forest biomass sourced from within a radius of 70 km   …Continue Reading

PNNL to Provide Technology Assistance to Small Clean Energy Firms

Karen Henry

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has been tapped as one of five national laboratories to lead the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) new Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot. SBV will help small clean energy firms get technology assistance from scientists, engineers and facilities within the DOE national laboratory system. PNNL was selected to support small   …Continue Reading

Cheese Factory Installs Anaerobic Digestion

Linda Hardesty

British anaerobic digestion (AD) company Clearfleau has finished the first stage in a project for First Milk, one of the UK’s largest cheese makers. Once operational, the First Milk AD plant will feed bio-methane into the gas grid – the first dairy processing site in Europe to do so. Lake District Biogas (LDB), a company   …Continue Reading

USDA Invests $6.7 Million in 544 Energy Projects

Linda Hardesty

The US Department of Agriculture is investing more than $6.7 million in 544 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects nationwide. The awards list is contingent upon the recipients meeting the terms of the grant agreement. USDA Secretary Vilsack made the announcement during a visit to the Snake River Brewing Company, in Jackson, Wyoming. The company   …Continue Reading

Innasol Installs 3,500 Biomass Boilers in 5 Years

Linda Hardesty

The UK biomass company Innasol says it has installed more than 3,500 biomass boilers and heat pumps across the country, saving its customers more than $26 million on their energy bills. Over the past five years, the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) has offered financial incentives to consumers in exchange   …Continue Reading

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