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  • 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 ...

  • Bioenergy Village produces 1.5 million kWh electricity and 3.6 million kWh heat with wood gasifier

    In 2011, Engelsberg, a part of the market Lauterhofen, invested  in a wood gasifier from Spanner Re². After more than six years of operation, the Spanner Re² Biomass CHP “HKA 30“ has provided the bioenergy village a satisfactory income from: producing more than 1.5 million kw of electricity and 3.6 million kw of heat  – all from reginally  sourced ...


    By Spanner Re² GmbH

  • 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 ...

  • Heating and cooling with waste water

    15 - 20 years ago, oil and gas prices were so low, that energy recovery from waste water was technologically a good idea but financially not ready for marketing. Thanks to our research and development in the last 25 years, the roi of our technology was improved to remarkable 2 - 6 years. Politically and thanks to an open minded energy and environmental awareness, waste water as a local energy ...


    By RABTHERM AG

  • 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 ...

  • Waste wood – the untapped resource for Biomass Fuel

    The huge potential of reusing waste wood as fuel is being wasted, Environment Minister Joan Ruddock has warned. The significant carbon and energy benefits of recovering energy from waste wood are detailed in a new information report on the sector that surveys the activities of producers, aggregators and users of waste wood. Recycling and energy markets for clean, virgin wood have been growing in ...

  • 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

  • Indeck Energy Announces Wood Pellet Giveaway Winners

    Indeck Energy Services, Inc. and its subsidiary Indeck Ladysmith, LLC are helping consumers and retailers by giving away one free ton of Indeck Energy Premium Wood Pellets each Tuesday until January 31. The contest's first two winners are Bill Chevalier of Calumet, Mich. and Audrey Springstroh of Clintonville, Wis. "During this season, it is our hope that consumers and retailers are able to ...


  • Indeck Energy: Wood Pellets Produce Less Ash Than Corn

    Consumers using corn as a home heating fuel may contend with more residual ash than other consumers who heat their homes using wood pellets. Characteristics inherent in corn cause it to produce more ash than wood pellets. "In addition to a higher ash content, corn ...


  • 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

  • ElectraTherm Green Machines generate electricity from wood waste at mill in Oregon

    ElectraTherm, a leader in distributed, waste heat to power generation, commissioned its second Green Machine at an integrated wood products mill in Wallowa, Oregon. Together, the two machines operate off the waste heat of a biomass boiler to generate emission-free electricity. Integrated Biomass Resources (IBR) processes small-diameter timber into various wood products, such as firewood and ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • Vyborgskaya Cellulose and Ekman & Co collaborate on the world's largest wood pellet plant

    Vyborgskaya Cellulose is building the world's largest wood pellet plant at its facility in Russia near the border with Finland. Production capacity will be over 900,000 tons per year. Construction of the plant is underway and production is planned ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • Germany`s RWE Innogy creates fuel-wood plantations for energy

    RWE intends to further extend its biomass activities and in particular the use of wood as fuel in cogeneration power stations. To support this strategy, RWE Innogy Cogen GmbH, a subsidiary of RWE Innogy, signed a contract with the renowned forest tree nursery P&P, which is based in Eitelborn, Germany. The agreement forms the basis for planting up to 10,000 hectares of fuel-wood plantations in ...


    By RWE AG

  • 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

  • Chips + sunshine slash heating costs by 75 percent

    “Always start by making your buildings more energy efficient before you buy a heating system based on bioenergy.” The advice came from Nils Tunströmer during a study tour as part of the World Bioenergy conference and trade fair in Jönköping, Sweden. Tunströmer and his company, NT Energi, presented a newly installed heating system that ...


    By Elmia AB

  • 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 ...


  • Wood pellet market continues to rise in Japan - What does this mean for the U.S.?

    Over the past couple of decades, Japan has taken aggressive steps towards increasing their use of renewable resources in order to fuel the nation’s growing energy needs while also reducing carbon emissions. The Japanese government has introduced a ...


    By Uzelac Industries, Inc

  • BTEC Presents New Webinar on Residential Biomass Heating

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 14, 2010 BTEC Presents New Webinar on Residential Biomass Heating Second in the free webinar series will be held November 4 at 3PM ET WASHINGTON, October 14 - The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) today announced the second webinar in its series of free educational webinars on topics important to the biomass thermal industry. ...

  • Bioenergy now the Main Heat Source for Swedish Houses

    Bioenergy is now the main source of heat for semi-detached and detached houses in Sweden. In 2008 more than half the energy used for heating and hot water came from bioenergy. In total 31.5 TWh were used to provide heating and hot water in detached and semi-detached houses in Sweden in 2008. 51% of these homes had bioenergy as their primary energy ...


    By Elmia AB

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