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Dominion: More than 1 million tons of waste coal recycled at Virginia power plant


Dominion Virginia Power’s Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center has recycled nearly 1.1 million tons of waste coal since beginning operation in July 2012, Dominion announced Tuesday.

Eleven states generate power from nonhydro renewables at double U.S. average


U.S. nonhydro renewable production in the U.S. increased to account for 6.2 percent of total electrical supply in 2013, up from 5.4 percent in 2012, with 11 states producing nonhydro renewable energy at more than twice the national average, according to a report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Phoenix Energy to build California's first forest biomass gasification plant


Phoenix Energy will build and operate a biomass gasification plant near Lake Tahoe, Calif.

Ontario shuts down final coal-fired power plant, officially coal-free


Ontario has become the first jurisdiction in North America to eliminate electricity produced from coal-fired power plants.

FERC okays waiver related to shutdown of six Virginia Electric coal units


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on March 26 granted a waiver to Virginia Electric and Power d/b/a Dominion Virginia Power related to the upcoming deactivation by the end of this year of coal-fired units at the Chesapeake and Yorktown power plants.

Bluesphere signs letter of intent for biogas plant


Bluesphere Corp. (OTCBB: BLSP), a clean energy company that develops, manages and owns waste-to-energy projects, has signed a Letter of Intent with Organic Waste Management LLC.

DTE Energy's biomass plant begins operations


DTE Energy Services Inc. has successfully converted a former coal-fired power plant to a biomass facility.

Xcel renewable energy fund awards $42mn for solar, wind, biomass projects


Minnesota regulators approved 29 renewable energy projects to receive $42 million in grants from Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL)’s Renewable Development Fund.

Waste-to-energy joint venture to be formed


Bluesphere Corp., a waste-to-energy developer, announced its wholly-owned subsidiary has signed a Joint Venture Agreement with New York-based Alfa Eco Corp. to form a joint venture that will develop turnkey waste-to-energy projects around the world.

Army awards additional contracts to renewable energy companies


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, working with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF), awarded 20 base contracts to companies part of the $7 billion large-scale renewable and alternative energy power production Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC).

Alstom awarded biomass steam turbine contract


Alstom has signed a contract with Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S (BWSC), a Danish power plant specialist, to design and supply a 45-MW Geared Reaction steam turbine (GRT) for the Brigg renewable energy plant in the UK.

Hawaiian Electric to build 50-MW biomass energy project at US Army site


Hawaiian Electric Co. (HECO) filed an environmental impact statement preparation notice to build a 50-MW biofuel power project at a U.S. Army site in Honolulu, Oahu.

Georgia Power to cancel conversion, file decertification for Plant Mitchell Unit 3


Georgia Power is cancelling a 2008 proposal to convert Plant Mitchell Unit 3, in Albany, Ga. from a coal-fired unit to biomass and plans to file a request with the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) to decertify the 155-MW unit.

Biomass energy project construction majority finished


Engineering firm Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) said a planned $225 million, 37.5 MW biomass energy project in Connecticut has reached substantial completion.

Top 10 headlines of 2013


As we enter 2014, we reflect back on some of the biggest energy headlines of 2013.  What follows is a list of the top 10 stories in power generation last year. 

Dominion Turns To Biomass To Grow Fuel Diversity


Dominion Virginia Power has long recognized the virtues of fuel diversity in power generation and, in recent years, has turned to biomass as well as other renewables to achieve a desired balance of generation sources.

Leidos to assume ownership of Conn. biomass power plant


Leidos has reached an agreement on terms to assume ownership of a 37.5-MW biomass power generation construction being built by Leidos Constructors in Plainfield, Conn., the company has announced.

Biomass energy contracts awarded through Dept. of Defense


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, awarded 13 contracts to biomass technology contractors.

Sneak Peek: Inside the Atikokan Biomass Plant Conversion


North America's biggest 100-percent biomass plant is a former coal plant under conversion about a two-hour drive west from Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Biomass energy market can bring in $11.5bn yearly worldwide


Biomass power generation will reach $11.5 billion in yearly revenue worldwide by 2020, and could potentially brings online hundreds of megawatts per installation.