biomass heating technology News

  • 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. ...

  • Northeast Biomass Heating Expo 2013 Program Unveiled

    Today, the 5th Annual Northeast Biomass Heating Expo officially unveiled its conference program for the April 3-5, 2013 event, to be held in Saratoga Springs, NY. The 2013 program emphasizes practical learning for developers, installers, and suppliers of biomass (wood and agricultural crops) heating and combined heat and power (CHP) equipment. The complete program and early registration rates ...


  • Catalysing a market: What the RHI means for Biomass Heat

    Viewpoint from Daniel Sullivan, Biomass Heat Accelerator Project Manager, Innovation, Carbon Trust This week saw the launch of the government’s much anticipated Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) – the world’s first 'feed-in-tariff' for renewable heat. This initiative will provide a welcome boost to the biomass heating market in the UK, which will need to expand ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • GBP 12m to help expand biomass heating in England

    Moving to low-carbon heat sources is crucial in the battle against climate change with nearly half of the UK's emissions coming from heating. Today more government money becomes available for industry, businesses and community organisations to help towards the cost of buying and installing biomass-fuelled heating and combined heat & power projects, including anaerobic digesters, in England. ...


  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • ElectraTherm ORC Technology Utilizes Biomass in United Kingdom

    ElectraTherm, a market leader in distributed, waste heat to power generation, shipped the first Power+ Generator 6500 (up to 110kW electrical output) to a garden centre in the United Kingdom. Scheduled for commissioning in early 2016, the site will use biomass to generate clean electricity. The Power+ also acts as a Combined Heat & Power (CHP) unit with excess heat from the condensing side to ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • AMETEK Land to Showcase Biomass Spontaneous Heating and Combustion Detection Technology at Pellet Fuels Institute Conference

    The conference highlights the various applications for densified biomass, as well as trends and best practices within the woody biomass industry. The conference attracts a broad range of individuals from the public and private sectors, academia, and local, state and national governments from North America and beyond.   “With their many desirable characteristics, biomass fuels, ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • 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 ...

  • Polish biomass market on the move

    Poland plans to introduce a new law on renewable energies. Today, co-incinerating biomass in coal power plants is dominating. In the future, however, the support of smaller mono-incinerators and the use of CHP technology should be strengthened. This will lead to new opportunities to develop projects at industrial locations that produce large amounts of biomass. This is the result of an analysis ...


    By ecoprog GmbH

  • Biomass is top of investment in renewables

    Biomass facilities have become a more attractive investment than wind and solar technologies, according to experts in the renewable energy sector. A survey by KMPG found that 37% of respondents intended to invest in biomass, while 36% wanted to invest in solar and 35% wind. KPMG energy partner in the UK Andy Cox said: “Biomass plants have the potential to yield much higher returns than ...

  • Will biomass be the saviour of coal?

    KEMA, an independent service provider to the energy industry, has prepared a White Paper on the use of biomass for energy production at existing coal-fired plants. Biomass co-firing is gaining increasing attention from both utilities and regulatory stakeholders. It offers renewable energy generation with low capital costs and takes advantage of the high electrical efficiencies of today"s coal ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New technology turns straw into a top performing heating product

    One of the unwritten rules about family farming is that nothing is wasted. Old equipment is seldom thrown away and anything that can be adapted for another purpose is accordingly reused. Perhaps that is why farmers world-wide have been leaders in recycling, reusing and re-purposing agricultural wastes. For Barbara Pokrzywa, making use of agricultural waste on her family farm has special ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • UNTHA shredder for biomass production in Honduras

    The oil palm – a valuable source of energySubsidised project for a changeover from heating oil to biomass made from oil fruit leftoversToday palm oil is one of the world’s most important edible oils. As well as being an ingredient in countless foodstuffs, palm oil can also be found in cosmetics, washing powders and detergents, paints and varnishes.Up to now harvest leftovers such as fruit fibres ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • Lower tariff payments for heat pumps and biomass from April 2017 – Act now to benefit from current tariffs

    Following a consultation launched in March 2016, the government is expected to introduce annual heat demand limits for the three dominant technologies in the Domestic RHI: Ground Source Heat Pumps and Biomass: 25,000 kWh Air Source Heat Pumps: 20,000 kWh This means that tariff payments will be capped for larger and many medium sized properties. As an example, ...


  • Breaking the Ice – Kicking off the European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling

    For the first time, on 23 and 24 February 2010, the entire European industry and research communities from the biomass, geothermal and solar thermal sectors will come together in Bilbao on the occasion of the First Annual Conference of the European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling and focus on a common vision outlining the research needs and the tremendous economic potential ...

  • 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

  • Next steps on Renewable Heat

    Progress on support for renewable heat hots up today with the publication of three consultations on the Coalition’s Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (RHI). The RHI, the first of its kind in the world, was launched for the non domestic sector in November last year, with a scheme for householders intended to open in Summer 2013. Renewable Heat Incentive for householders ...

  • ElectraTherm’s Waste Heat to Power Technology Reduces Flaring at Oil Well

    ElectraTherm, a leader in distributed waste heat to power generation, partnered with a major oil and gas company to commission a Power+ Generator™ at a North Dakota oil well. The Power+ captures the natural gas that would otherwise be flared to generate electricity and reduce or eliminate onsite flaring. In collaboration with distributor Gulf Coast Green Energy, the project successfully ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • In Seattle waste heat is being recovered to heat buildings

    David Ferris reports in EnergyWire on creative waste heat recovery in Seattle Wash.. First he updates the progress of Amazon’s new campus in the Denny Triangle, which will be heated by otherwise wasted heat generated by a data center in the Westin Building across the street; then he describes the use of waste heat from the air conditioning system ...

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