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Dunedin's eco-boiler heat plan

David Loughrey, Otago Daily Times Summary A plan to heat central Dunedin buildings with the biggest eco-heating scheme in New Zealand is set to advance to its next stage. The system would replace the coal-fired Dunedin Energy Centre with one run by biomass, woodchip that can be sourced...


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Burning wood for energy remains a, well, hot topic

David Brooks, Granite Geek Summary Whether it’s good or bad to burn wood to create heat and/or electricity is a contentious topic that has been featured here more than once . It has risen to the fore again in New Hampshire because of the shutdown of some biomass electricity plants ...


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Dartmouth College Reconsiders Biomass Plant

Daniela Allee, New Hampshire Public Radio Summary Dartmouth College says it’s reassessing its plan to build a wood burning heating plant that would replace its current oil-burning plant. The biomass plant was one piece of a $200 million project that is part of Dartmouth's plan to reduce its...


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Valmet To Supply A Biomass Boiler And A Flue Gas Treatment Plant To BS Energy's Combined Heat And Power Plant In Braunschweig, Germany

Power Online Summary (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Valmet will supply a biomass-fired boiler and a flue gas treatment plant to BS Energy's combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Braunschweig, Germany. The order was included in Valmet's orders received of the second quarter 2019. The total value of the...


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Canadian University to Expand Biomass Plant with Federal Investment

Bioenergy Insight Summary The University of British Columbia is to spend $20.4 million (€18.4 million) expanding its wood waste to energy plant, with an additional $7.6 million (€6.8 million) in federal support. The university built its initial biomass-fuelled research and demonstration...


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Maine senators move to reauthorize the DOE's combined heat, power program

Dave Kovaleski, Daily Energy Insider Summary Sens. Angus King (I-ME) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced legislation last week seeking to reauthorize and fund the Department of Energy’s Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Technical Assistance Partnerships (TAP) program for the next five years. ...


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Forging Ahead: Update on Fink Enderby’s Biomass District Energy System

Canadian Biomass Summary According to the International District Energy Association, there are at least six biomass-fueled district energy systems operating across Canada as of May 2019. That number is likely higher with a handful of small First Nations communities in B.C., Yukon and the N.W.T...


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Canadian Government Invests in Indigenous Biomass District Heating System

Bioenergy Insight Summary The Government of Canada has invested CAD$2.7 million (€1.8 million) in a sustainable forestry project run by the Indigenous Oujé-Bougoumou Cree Nation in Quebec, which will create jobs, support the economy and displace diesel use. Announced by Diane Lebouthillier,...


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E.ON to Provide UK Residential Customers with 100 Percent Renewable Electricity

Renewable Energy Magazine Summary Electricity provider E.ON has announced it is now providing all of its 3.3 million residential customers across Britain with a 100 percent renewable electricity supply – on all tariffs as standard, and at no extra cost. The move follows research showing 61...


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Capturing the Value of Waste Heat

Anna Simet, Biomass Magazine Summary When the idea of converting a shuttered paper mill in Berlin, New Hampshire, to a biomass power plant was first conceived by CS Operations Inc. in 2012, the developer had much more in mind than solely generating electricity from forest residue....