Energy from Biomass Articles

  • Fuelling Energy Savings Case Studies

    Magnatech units are being used in a wide variety of commercial premises, saving small and large businesses millions year-on-year, as well as delivering substantial CO2 savings. Atmel A trial by microprocessor manufacturer Atmel, which used sensitive recording equipment to measure boiler performance, showed that once fitted to its 5MW boiler, Magnatech’s units ...

  • Gatwick Airport - Haven Power - Case Study

    When Gatwick Airport once again renewed its contract with Haven Power, in 2017, it was in recognition of the supplier’s ability to manage their complex billing and support day-to-day operations. ...


    By Energy Live News Ltd.

  • Bulleh Shah Packaging – Pakistan Biomass-Fired Power Plant - Case study

    Under a licensing agreement, B&W Vølund has supplied technology to a biomass fired energy plant at the Bulleh Shah Packaging Limited paper factory. The fuel consists of ...


    By Dürr Megtec LLC

  • Energy Recovery System - Case Study

    Addfield collaborated with an energy recovery company and one of the UK’s largest landscaping and recycling companies to produce the innovative idea of creating energy from waste. Some things cannot be recycled so instead of sending these to a landfill they are incinerated and reused to create hot water and electricity. This is then used to heat and power the garden centre whilst ...

  • Are Electric Motors Reliable?

    Electric motors are mechanically simple devices with a relatively small number of moving parts. This, combined with their low vibration output, makes electric motors very reliable power supplies if used properly and within their specified ratings limits. In applications where either electric or combustion motors are viable options, the electric motor is often the more reliable solution. ...


    By Power Electric

  • Heat and electricity for L’Oreal in Libramont (Belgium) - Case Study

    Location: Libramont (Belgium) Capacity: 3,2 MWel Input materials: Maize, food waste, fats Features: The plant in Libramont is unique in that it completely utilises the generated electricity and the heat that has been transformed into vapour within the factory ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • Renewable fuel and energy production solutions reduce your total cost of ownership – Case Study

    Biomass represents a fastgrowing solution for renewable fuel, which can help reduce the need for foreign oil and provide an environmentally-friendly alternative for energy production. Typical biomass sources include switchgrass, hemp, wheat straw, corn stover, woody materials, and sugarcane tops. It is no wonder why biomass is capturing so much market interest as a replacement for coal in energy ...

  • EIA Issues Short-Term Energy Outlook Report

    On July 11, 2017, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) issued its June Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO).  EIA considered EPA’s recent rulemakings on the 2017 RFS volume requirements and proposed 2018 RFS volume requirements when developing its STEO for 2017 and 2018.    Biodiesel ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Our Go Green initiative ‘goes electric’!

    As sustainable travel becomes a more pressing global issue, we’ve taken action and made it a reality here at Plasma Technology with our Go Green initiative! Two recent initiatives have been put in place at the company near Bristol with the support of local authority, North Somerset Council. With over 100,000 electric vehicles now on our roads, a greater choice of vehicles, and more charging ...


    By Micronics Inc.

  • Biomass and Integration in Future Energy Systems and the Bioeconomy

    Biomass was the primary source of materials and energy until the industrial revolution set off a series of major changes around two hundred years ago. In the industrialized world fossil fuels became the primary source for energy in the forms of electricity and heat and provided almost all fuels for transport. However, biomass continued to maintain an important role in the economies in both ...

  • DOE Bioenergy Technologies office to request applications for Biomass Research and Development Initiative

    On January 13, 2017, the DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), together with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), announced the intent to issue a request for applications (RFA) titled “Fiscal Year 17 Biomass Research and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Aerobic granular biomass technology: advancements in design, applications and further developments

    Aerobic granular sludge is seen as the future standard for industrial and municipal wastewater treatment. Through a Dutch research and development program, a full-scale aerobic granular biomass technology has been developed – the Nereda® technology – which has been implemented to treat municipal and industrial wastewater. The Nereda® system is considered to be the first aerobic granular ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Unconventional Pretreatment of Lignocellulose with Low-Temperature Plasma

    Abstract Lignocellulose represents a potential supply of sustainable feedstock for the production of biofuels and chemicals. There is, however, an important cost and efficiency challenge associated with the conversion of such lignocellulosics. Because its structure is complex and not prone to undergo chemical reactions very easily, chemical and mechanical pretreatments are usually necessary ...


    By SusChem

  • China To Double Ethanol Production by 2020

    On December 5, 2016, China's National Energy Administration (NEA) published a five-year plan that aims to increase ethanol production to four million tons by 2020 despite the government maintaining strict control over the use of food ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA Publishes Final 2017 RFS Requirements

    On December 12, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule, Renewable Fuel Standard Program:  Standards for 2017 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2018, in the Federal Register.  This final rule sets the annual percentage standards for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Study: 100% Renewable Electricity System is the Cheapest Option for South America

    Transitioning to a fully renewable electricity system is possible for South America by 2030. A study by Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. also shows that a 100 percent renewable system (100% RE) is the cheapest electricity production option and can be achieved with very little energy storage. "South America has a unique renewable energy ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • WBA Fossil Exit Strategy

    After COP 21 (Paris): Fossil Exit Strategy 2030 One year after the conference in Paris, the world is moving away from the targets of COP21. The most embarrassing fact is the ongoing increase of the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere. This concentration reached 400ppm in 2014 for the first time in the human history. A value of 420 ppm is usually regarded ...

  • Tax Credit Tips For Biogas Projects

    With the end of 2016 in plain view, anaerobic digestion (AD) projects in the development phase should examine what has to happen by December 31 in order to tap into available federal tax credits. Under current law, Section 45 of the federal tax code makes AD projects eligible for a Production Tax Credit (PTC), which can be converted into an Investment Tax Credit (ITC), if the projects are used to ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Another Dragon takes flight!

    The last few weeks have been very busy at Tidy Planet HQ as we have been preparing for yet another Dragon to leave us. Like the previous units the next dragon will also be travelling to The South Caucasus Pipeline (SCP), the pipeline has been built to export gas from Azerbaijan to Georgia and Turkey. Starting near Baku the line follows the original route of the Baku Tbilisi Ceyhan crude oil ...


    By Tidy Planet Limited

  • What Makes Biomass a Sustainable Energy Source?

    “Sustainability” is a major buzzword in the energy sector. In the face of climate change, national governments and global organizations like the United Nations continue to encourage the use of sustainable energy sources. In this blog, we’ll examine what makes biomass sustainable, specifically plant-derived biomass like wood pellets. Sustainable Resources: Wood ...


    By Uzelac Industries, Inc

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