“Every state around is looking for these giant handouts from Washington right now but we’re figuring we have kind of a two-fer going here,” Gallus said. “It’s a big infrastructure improvement and it’s a renewable energy resource. This is two of the incoming president’s big things he’d like to start with and we’d like to help him.”14Feb2009 | ecofriendly | 0 comments | Continued
“The charcoal combustion heater developed in the present work, with its fast startup, high efficiency, and possible automated control, would open a new era of massive but small-scale biomass utilization for a sustainable society,” the authors say.5Feb2009 | ecofriendly | 0 comments | Continued
Biomass feedstock energy can be made cost competitive with fossil fuels like gasoline, diesel, oil, natural gas and coal. Using biomass feedstocks like rapeseed oil and used fryer oil can help lower the cost of biomass conversion, and so can the location and an efficient design of the facilities. This will bring the cost of biomass feedstocks energy down to a level which is competitive with other energy sources. When the environmental benefits are added in, biomass waste to energy and fuel is a good idea, but the financial costs need to be lowered before this form of energy becomes widespread.28Jan2009 | ecofriendly | 0 comments | Continued
Honeywell International, the consulting firm that designed the proposed biomass gasification plant, has designed two similar plants, said company spokesman Aaron Parker.28Jan2009 | ecofriendly | 0 comments | Continued
Debate and suspicion over the proposed biomass plant grabbed the attention of Tallahassee residents in the past few months… but plans for it have been actually in the works for years.
It appears that a search for renewable energy is what led to the proposed biomass plant.
The company said it is also enhancing one of the station’s existing units to use biomass as a fuel source for 30 megawatts, or MW, of the unit’s 82-MW generating capacity. The facility currently is fueled by oil and natural gas.4Dec2008 | ecofriendly | 0 comments | Continued
“The bill’s intent is to equalize the treatment of all biomass producers, whether they sell electricity on the grid or use it more locally. It makes sense,” Michaud, D-Maine, said Wednesday. “I hope we can get it done next year.”20Nov2008 | ecofriendly | 1 comment | Continued
“This plant will emit dioxin. Dioxin is thought by many scientists to be the most harmful carcinogenic substance known to mankind,” says Ronald Saff, M.D., an allergist specialist in Tallahassee who opposes the proposed plant.20Nov2008 | ecofriendly | 0 comments | Continued
Covanta Holding Corporation,a world leader in development, operation and ownership of Energy-from-Waste and renewable energy facilities, today announced that it has amended its agreement to purchase two biomass energy facilities from co-owners Ridgewood Maine, L.L.C. and Indeck Energy Services, Inc. Pursuant to the amended agreement, Covanta has agreed to acquire these two facilities for approximately [...]15Nov2008 | ecofriendly | 1 comment | Continued