24 Dec '12, 2pm

Biomass Industry 2012 Review: A Mixed Bag

Biomass Industry 2012 Review: A Mixed Bag

Yet the most important factor impacting biomass in 2012 was not Washington, D.C. but natural gas prices. As a result of an abundance of natural gas from shale gas fracking, several coal plants – which may otherwise have been potential candidates for biomass co-firing or conversions – were closed, often to be replaced with combined-cycle gas turbine power plants. USA’s Largest Biomass Plant Operational A number of major biomass projects made significant headway in 2012. Southern Company’s 100 MW Nacogdoches plant in Texas began commercial operations in mid-July, making it the USA’s largest dedicated biomass facility. The $500 million plant supplies all of its power to Austin Energy in a $2.3 billion, 20-year PPA. The entire facility utilizes just one boiler, making it the largest biomass bubbling fluidized bed boiler unit in the world. The plant, however, has not run since ...

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Since 2003, global consultancy Ernst & Young has released its Country Attractiveness Indices, which gives a numerical rank...

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Since 2003, global consultancy Ernst & Young has released its Country Attractiveness Indices, which gives a numerical rank...

Renewable Energy Review: Spain

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Since 2003, global consultancy Ernst & Young has released its Country Attractiveness Indices, which gives a numerical rank...

Renewable Energy Review: Spain

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Since 2003, global consultancy Ernst & Young has released its Country Attractiveness Indices, which gives a numerical rank...

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