wood fuel heating system News

  • MHG Systems to join forces with ACFOR, a New Brunswick-based wood fuel pioneer

    MHG Systems and ACFOR today announced a Letter of Intent to implement MHG’s complete ERP solution for bioenergy production processes. Implementation of ‘Biomass Manager’ marks a key step in development of sustainable supply chains necessary to support wood-chip based heat production in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island Canada. The parties aim to kick-off cooperation ...


    By MHG Systems Ltd

  • Modern wood heating industry celebrates 1GW milestone under Renewable Heat Incentive

    Installed capacity of modern wood heating systems under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) have broken through the 1GW milestone earlier this month, thanks to strong demand in commercial, industrial and public sector organisations. Modern wood heating boilers burn wood pellets, chips, briquettes or logs and feed the heat into a central heating system or, in some cases, directly into industrial ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Commercial Buildings, Huge Energy Savings with Wood Heat Focus of 2012 Northeast Biomass Heating Expo

      Fourth annual Northeast Biomass Heating Expo 2012 to feature two dedicated technical and economic development tracks Saratoga Springs, NY (March 21-23, 2012) – The fourth annual Northeast Biomass Heating Expo 2012 (nebiomassheat.com) will feature two dedicated technical and economic development tracks for its March 21-23 conference and expo in Saratoga ...

  • Opportunities and risks of wood energy production

    The use of wood energy can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and can contribute to poverty reduction, FAO said today. But the agency warned that the use of wood for fuel can result in deforestation or forest degradation if sustainable forest management is not effectively practiced. Wood is the most important biofuel, mainly in developing countries. Today half of the annual harvest of roundwood ...

  • Combined Heat and Power in Ireland

    The cogeneration of electricity and heat is referred to as combined heat and power (CHP). CHP is highly fuel efficient as over 90% of the energy contained within the fuel can be converted into useful power. A consumer of electricity and heat normally has two main choices for their power needs. Their first option is to buy the ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Speech to the Community Heat Conference

    I’m delighted to be invited join you at your first Community Heat Conference. Amongst a number of things that struck me when I joined DECC was the scale of its heat challenge – but also how communities and heat fit so well together. In the UK we cannot operate - as businesses, local authorities or communities without heat –we also need a secure energy future and we must tackle ...

  • NREL Receives Recognition for Renewable Biomass Heating System at Golden, CO Headquarters

    Today, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) became the latest participant in the Biomass Green Heat Registered Site Program in recognition of the lab's wood chip heating systems. The initiative is part of the national non-profit Biomass Thermal Energy Council's (BTEC) ongoing acknowledgement of biomass heating systems. The recognition award plaque is located in NREL's lobby. "The ...

  • Fuel poverty and energy efficiency debate

    The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (Mr Edward Davey): I am grateful to the Opposition for this opportunity to set out the many things the Government are doing this winter, and in the winters to come, to help people to keep their energy bills as low as possible and to keep their houses warm. I am under no illusion about how hard it is out there this winter. Times are tough, many ...

  • GE technology turns waste wood into useful energy at Italian biomass plant

    As Italy strives to increase its renewable energy production to 17 percent by 2020, GE’s (NYSE: GE) alternative energy technology can help companies in the country support this initiative. At POWER-GEN Europe, GE is showcasing the Clean Cycle power generation system, its new acquisition in the field of small Organic Rankine Cycles (ORC), which recently received GE’s ecomagination ...


    By GE Power

  • Indeck Energy: Fewer Fines Means Higher Quality Wood Pellets

    Indeck Energy Premium Wood Pellets, manufactured by Indeck Ladysmith, LLC, contain about 80 percent less fines than required by the Pellet Fuels Institute, creating less dust and preventing potentially costly maintenance issues for consumers. The Pellet Fuels Institute requires ...


  • Carbon Trust calls for massive switch to biomass heating

    Businesses and public sector organisations could benefit by switching from oil, gas and electric heating to biomass, according to Biomass Heating, A Practical Guide, published today by the Carbon Trust. Financial pressures and the coldest start to a winter in over 30 years make reducing heating bills a priority.  However, by working with biomass heating projects across the UK, the Carbon ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Opening markets for CSP – the industrial heat application

    Heavy industry can be a viable secondary market today for CSP producers, but questions remain on whether start-up costs are justifiable for industrial users, and how reliable CSP can be for processes that can't pace production by the sun. Solar thermal heat implies steam, and industries that need steam include refining, food processing, wood-working, desalination and chemicals, among others. ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • District heating and coolingwill drive the sustainable development of cities

    Congress Registration Early Bird Fees - till 7 February Responding to the current climate and economic challenges, the Bulgarian capital Sofia will host again the annual Exhibition and Forum for South-East Europe which will be held from 5th to ...


    By Via Expo Ltd.

  • Biomass heats up luxury holiday homes

    An award-winning holiday retreat on the Scottish Borders is seeing the financial and carbon saving benefits of biomass, thanks to a district heating system from Euroheat, and the commercial Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Eildon Cottages, in Melrose, is a holiday destination comprising a converted 18th century farm house, with six newly built self-catering cottages. Prior to biomass, the ...

  • Cheap beads offer alternative solar-heating storage

    A cheap material that can store heat energy collected from the sun during the day that can be released slowly over night has been developed by researchers in the India. The material based on paraffin wax and stearic acid is described in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology and could help keep homes warm in sunny parts of the world that get very cold ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • More households can benefit from renewable heating

    Changes to the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) mean that from Spring 2015 Registered Social Landlords will no longer be required to have a Green Deal Assessment in order to apply for the innovative RHI scheme. If social landlords already have Energy Performance Certificates for their properties, and these are less than two years old, they will be able to apply to the scheme ...

  • Pratt & Whitney Power Systems to Deliver Biomass Waste Heat Recovery Power Plant for Nechako Green Energy in British Columbia

    Pratt & Whitney Power Systems has been awarded a contract to deliver a 2 megawatt biomass heat recovery power plant for Nechako Green Energy Ltd. in Vanderhoof, British Columbia. The state-of-the-art power plant will provide clean, carbon-neutral power to the company's Premium Pellet plant operation, and marks the first ever Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) installation in a forest ...


  • New scheme offers cash incentive to households using renewable heating systems in their homes

    A new and innovative Government scheme launched today will pay people for the green heat they generate for their homes. The domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is the world’s first long-term financial support programme for renewable heat, offering homeowners payments to offset the cost of installing low carbon systems in their properties. The scheme is open to everyone – home ...

  • With Cooler Weather, advice to New Englanders for safer, cleaner wood-burning (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)

    As cooler temperatures return in the northeast and many people seek to avoid high heating costs, more and more New Englanders are turning to wood as a cost-saving, renewable source of energy. EPA reminds New Englanders that wood heaters may emit more pollutants into the air than the heat sources they replace such as oil or natural gas. Following some easy recommendations and tips can help ensure ...

  • BTEC, RPG Receive Grant to Promote Biomass Heating and Cooling

    The BTEC and the Resource Professional Group were awarded a $70,000 grant to promote energy cost savings and environmental improvement of commercial buildings by teaching architects and biomass appliance manufacturers about wood energy. The Biomass Thermal Energy Council and the Resource Professional Group were awarded a $70,000 grant to promote energy cost savings and environmental improvement ...


    By BBI International

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