Germany Hit a New High in Renewable Energy Generation

Germany had so much renewable energy on Sunday that it had to pay people to use electricity QZ, May  10, 2016 On Sunday, May 8, Germany hit a new high in renewable energy generation. Thanks to a sunny and windy day, at one point around 1pm the country’s solar, wind, hydro and biomass plants were … Read more

Gasification Plant Fulfills Expectations in Its First Two Years of Operation

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Kerri-Ann Richard, October 7, 2015. Image credit: Biomass Magazine When considering the conversion of their existing coal-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plant in 2011, Finnish utility Vaskiluodon Voima evaluated a number of technical options before settling on biomass gasification as the best alternative. Integrating a biomass gasification plant with the existing coal-fired boiler was a … Read more

White House Categorically Rejects Biomass Fuels as Carbon Neutral

White House rejects biomass as carbon neutral Utility Dive, July 2, 2015. Image credit: markusspiske Dive Brief: The White House has issued a policy statement declaring its strong opposition to a House measure it believes would undermine President Obama’s ability to put environmental reforms in place, and specifically rejecting calls to declare biomass fuels as “carbon … Read more

CHP & Industrial Heat Demand Driving Future Global Bioenergy Consumption

According to Global Bioenergy Supply and Demand projections, a working paper for REmap 2030, global biomass demand could double to 108 EJ by 2030 if all its potential beyond the business as usual is implemented. Nearly a third of this total would be consumed to produce power and district heat generation with a total of 47% going between…