Wednesday, 03 July 2013 08:19

Biomass plant humming at full capacity

POINT TUPPER — The new biomass-fuelled Nova Scotia Power co-generation plant is now humming at full capacity at the Port Hawkesbury Paper site in Point Tupper. Mark Sidebottom, NSP’s vice-president of power generation and delivery, said on Tuesday the commissioning…
A new online platform launched by FAO will allow countries to improve the assessment of forest volumes, biomass and carbon stocks This data is crucial for climate change research and mitigation activities, such as increasing the carbon stock in forests…
Monday, 24 June 2013 20:43

Forest agreement public lecture

THE potential  for maximising returns from forestry after acceptance of the Tasmanian Forest Agreement will be examined in a public lecture to be given by a visiting German expert at the Scottsdale LINC on Monday, July 1. Professor Andreas Rothe…
General Electric (GE) and PHG Energy of Nashville, Tennessee have developed a project together that will generate electricity from waste material. The hybrid device, built from three main parts, uses a Clean Cycle Heat-to-power generator developed by GE. The heat-to-energy…
A five month study has found millions of dollars in potential bioenergy could be generated by using waste from Tasmanian forests. Professor Andreas Rothe from the University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan in Germany has spent most of this year looking…
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 09:00

Canadian Biomass CHP plant wraps up

Canadian renewable energy developer Innovente has wrapped up construction of the 4.6MW Saint-Patrice-de-Beaurivage combined heat and storage plant near Quebec City. The plant will sell an estimated 36,266MWh/year to Hydro-Quebec under a $175m 25-year power purchase agreement. To comply with…
In order to keep pace with the burgeoning demand for renewable energy, forest management policy in the U.S. must change to address environmental sustainability issues, according to an article by a University of Illinois expert in bioenergy law. Unless the…
Saxlund Bioenergy AB, a subsidiary of Opcon (STO:OPCO), the energy and environmental technology Group, together with the main contractor Kellve Sweden AB, will be delivering the exterior material handling equipment for Katrinefors new CHP-plant. Saxlund’s part of the order value…
Saturday, 15 June 2013 20:48

It’s not a fire; it’s biomass

The lighting of the biomass boiler by the Hibbing Public Utilities (HPU) Wednesday resulted in smoke over the city. The Hibbing Fire Department and 911 had received numerous calls reporting smoke or fires in the area, according to Fire Chief…
GDF SUEZ has inaugurated the Green Unit biomass plant at Polaniec in south-east Poland, the world’s biggest power plant entirely fuelled by biomass, made up of treefarming and agricultural by-products. It illustrates the Group’s commitment to developing renewable energy in…
Technip was awarded by Forest BtL Oy a contract, worth approximately €5 million, for the front-end engineering and design (FEED) of a new second generation biomass-to-liquid* (BTL) plant to be built on Ajos island, Finland. This plant will produce approximately…
LAAVA, a TEKES / ERDF initiative involving a number of Finnish research organisations and companies, has made significant progress in development of accurate wood inventory moisture prediction models. The latest results, to be published in the next couple of months,…