wood combustion technology News

  • ConocoPhillips, Enviva LP Partner to Develop Torrefied Wood Pellet Business

    Enviva LP ("Enviva"), a leading manufacturer of processed biomass fuel in the United States and Europe, today announced that it has partnered with ConocoPhillips, a prominent international oil and gas producer, to create a new company, ECo Biomass Technologies ("ECo Biomass"), which will bring torrefied biomass fuels to market. ECo Biomass, ...


    By Enviva Pellets, LLC

  • New research shows that two thirds of soot pollution in South Asia comes from biomass combustion

    A gigantic brownish haze from various burning and combustion processes is blanketing India and surrounding land and oceans during the winter season. This soot-laden Brown Cloud is affecting South Asian climate as much or more than carbon dioxide and cause premature deaths of 100 000s annually, yet its sources have been poorly understood. In this week's issue of Science Örjan Gustafsson and ...

  • Pellets from Chips - New Method to make Fuel Pellets from Wood Chips

    Kahl’s new method of making fuel pellets from wood chips met with great interest at the World Bioenergy fair in Jönköping, Sweden. “The same equipment functions as both a mill and a pellets press,” says the German company’s Swedish representative, Patrik Pålsson. The new mill and pellets press comes in several sizes. The biggest one processes five to six ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Japan’s most powerful wood gas-fueled plant, powered by GE wins Asian power award

    Japan’s most powerful wood gas-to-energy power plant, powered by two of GE Energy’s Jenbacher gas engines, has won the Gold Award for the Best Renewable Energy Power Plant of the Year, conferred by Asian Power magazine. The innovative project generates power from an abundant, renewable biomass resource that would otherwise be treated as rubbish, demonstrating opportunities for future ...


  • Bioethanol technology in Canada: the business case

    Because of Canada's increasing need for energy, and a desire to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants, the Canadian biofuels industry could go through a radical transformation in the next few years. Bioethanol, the most widely used liquid biofuel, is expected to attract substantial investment in the coming years. To evaluate the challenges and opportunities in this and other ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Bioelectricity generation technologies: actual vs. perceived impacts

    A recent study reviewed the lifetime environmental, social and economic impacts of 25 bioelectricity technologies. The technologies included gasification, combustion, pyrolysis and co-combustion technologies. Stakeholders were also questioned about their preferences. On 17th December 2008, the EU agreed that 20 per cent of its final energy consumption should be derived from renewable sources by ...

  • ElectraTherm ORC Technology Utilizes Biomass in United Kingdom

    ElectraTherm, a market leader in distributed, waste heat to power generation, shipped the first Power+ Generator 6500 (up to 110kW electrical output) to a garden centre in the United Kingdom. Scheduled for commissioning in early 2016, the site will use biomass to generate clean electricity. The Power+ also acts as a Combined Heat & Power (CHP) unit with excess heat from the condensing side to ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • New torrefaction technology can help replace coal in power plants

    Coal was originally biomass, which was then transformed over millions of years into an extremely dry, energy-rich fuel. At the World Bioenergy conference and trade fair from 25-27 May in Jönköping, Sweden, the Swedish company Torkapparater AB will present their drying and torrefaction technology that transforms fresh biomass into a coal like substitute. The torrefaction ...


    By Elmia AB

  • ANDRITZ to supply key production technologies for new bio-product pulp mill in Finland

    International technology Group ANDRITZ has signed a letter of intent with Metsä Fibre to deliver key production technologies for a new bio-product pulp mill with an annual capacity of 1.3 million tons of pulp in Äänekoski, Finland. The order value for ANDRITZ is over 100 million euros. Start-up of the planned mill is scheduled for August 2017. ANDRITZ’s scope of supplies ...


    By ANDRITZ AG

  • Foster Wheeler selects Emerson’s automation technology for the world’s largest 100 percent biomass-fired boiler

    Foster Wheeler has chosen Emerson Process Management’s PlantWeb™ digital plant architecture with the Ovation™ expert control system and AMS Suite predictive maintenance software to control a new biomass boiler at the Polaniec Power Station in Poland. When operational in 2012, this will be the world’s largest 100 percent biomass-fired boiler. Foster Wheeler is building the ...


    By Emerson Process Management

  • Outotec to acquire all interests in Energy Products of Idaho, a supplier of renewable energy technologies

    OUTOTEC OYJ   STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE   DECEMBER 1, 2011 AT 9:30 AM Outotec to acquire all interests in Energy Products of Idaho, a supplier of renewable energy technologies The acquisition supports Outotec's growth strategy and is expected to increase Outotec's sales by EUR 60-90 million annually, ...


    By Outotec Oyj

  • World’s Largest CFB Biomass Power Plant Now in Commercial Operation Using Foster Wheeler Advanced Technology

    Foster Wheeler AG (Nasdaq: FWLT) announced today that the GDF Suez power plant located in Polaniec, Poland, is now in commercial operation, delivering over 200 MWe of electricity to the country’s electricity grid solely from biomass. The plant is powered by the world’s largest and most advanced biomass CFB (circulating fluidized-bed) boiler, which was supplied by Foster Wheeler. CFB ...


  • Original heating source now new-fashioned favourite

    With the *NSW government recognising the outstanding energy efficiency of wood heating, rating it higher than five star gas heating or six star air conditioning, budget savvy home owners are upgrading their old fireplaces. With the Winter chill now set in and efficient heating being a red hot topic; the flicker of the flame is literally adding fuel to the debate on how to best optimise ...


    By Schott AG

  • Health & Environmental Effects of Biomass Burning Focus of Congress in Sweden

    An important aspect of providing methods and tools for conducting efficient and sustainable biorefinery—such as Bio4Energy does—is to keep the environmental and health impacts of biomass-based technologies in check. One such example is emissions from biomass combustion. To give a snapshot of the latest in that line of ...


    By Bio4Energy

  • Nexterra to power UBC

    Nexterra Systems Corp. (Nexterra), a leading supplier of biomass gasification systems, announced today that it has signed a multi-million dollar agreement with the University of British Columbia (UBC) to supply and install a biomass combined heat and power (CHP) system at UBC's Vancouver campus. This is the first installation of its kind in North America and follows three years of collaboration ...


    By Nexterra Systems Corp.

  • Metso`s heating plant delivery for Kotka Energy increases the utilization of renewable fuels in local heat generation

    Metso Corporation's press release on September 8, 2011 at 13:00 local time Metso will supply Kotka Energy Ltd a biomass-fired heating plant for the production of district heat in the township of Kotka in Finland. The turn-key heating plant will be delivered by the Metso-Wärtsilä joint venture MW Power. The value of the ...


    By Metso Corporation

  • The 3rd World Conference on Pellets will be arranged as an integrated part of World Bioenergy 2012

    Building on previous successes, the World Pellets 2012 is once again an integrated part of the World Bioenergy event. It will feature the whole production chain – raw materials, production, and end use – as well as certification, standardisation, trade, and market development. World Pellets 2012 is the third major world event on pellets and densified biomass fuels. Today pellets and ...


    By Elmia AB

  • ElectraTherm Green Machine generates power from biomass in Italy

    ElectraTherm, a leader in distributed, waste heat to power generation, commissioned a Green Machine to generate emission-free electricity from biomass in Badia Prataglia, Italy. The facility operates a biomass boiler burning a mix of sawdust and ground up waste wood from a saw mill. The site was challenged with a large amount of wood waste and no means of disposal or storage. Hauling it away ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • Imtech innovations: sustainable energy out of residues and waste

    Gouda- Recently Imtech (technical services provider in Europe) took further steps in the development of technological concepts for generating alternative energy. The latest innovations involve the conversion of residues and waste flows into sustainable energy. This has resulted in a first series of orders with a value of around 20 million euro. Imtech CEO ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • Cyclamax unveils plans for East London gasification facility

    An advanced gasification facility planned for Dagenham Dock will provide heat and power from East London’s waste – diverting it from landfill sites, according to plans revealed by eco-waste management company, Cyclamax. The facility is one of four Cyclamax is planning across the country, which will use advanced conversion technology on commercial and non-recyclable waste from businesses in the ...

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