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UI continues sustainability push with new biomass boiler

Daily Iowan | August 6, 2014

University of Iowa officials are testing a new renewable energy source they hope could make the campus more green, but environmental advocates on campus say the move might not be enough.

The university's Oakdale Campus — located northwest of Iowa City — will soon start using a $7.3 million biomass boiler that will replace a gas-powered boiler. The new boiler burns woodchips.

Hurst Boiler Biomass project wins engineering excellence award

Hurst Boiler | January 24, 2013

Hurst Boiler is part of an award-winning installation at the University of Iowa's Oakdale Research Park campus in Coralville, Iowa. As an integral part of UI' s Green Energy Initiative, which seeks to have 40 percent of its energy needs met with renewable resources by the end of 2020, the Hurst biomass boiler replaced the campus's natural gas boiler. Because the project was a retrofit, Hurst had to custom design the biomass boiler solution to fit into an existing structure.

Hurst Boiler Provides Emergency Boiler Fulfillment to Areas Affected by Hurricane Sandy

Hurst Boiler | January 24, 2013

Hurst Boiler & Welding Co. Inc., stepped up production and fulfillment to meet the emergency boiler needs of areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.Representatives were on-call around the clock to receive and quick-ship orders for a variety of boilers and separators.

HURST Sponsors EPA MACT Webinar

Hurst Boiler | February 29, 2012

Amid much controversy and comment from industrial associations, and environmental groups and interested legislators, EPA has proposed revisions to its recent rulemakings governing hazardous air pollutant emissions from major source and area source boilers. Hear the latest on the rulemaking process and learn how the rules may impact boiler owners and operators.

House subcommittee passes EPA Regulatory Relief Act

BiomassMagazine.com | September 12, 2011

The EPA Regulatory Relief Act, which would allow additional time for the U.S. EPA to fix the Maximum Achievable Control Technology Rules, was approved Sept. 13 in the House Energy and Power Subcommittee.

Sprucing Up Our Energy Supply

Politico.com | June 18, 2011

What's green, grows on trees, creates jobs and supports healthier forests in rural America?

Agriculture Secretary Awards Woody Biomass Utilization Projects

Hurst Boiler | October 23, 2010

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the award of more than $4.2 million in grants to 13 small businesses and community groups developing innovative renewable energy projects and new product development using woody biomass from hazardous fuel reduction projects on National Forest land.

Obama takes steps to boost biofuels

Biomass Magazine | February 2, 2010

The biofuels and biomass industries received nothing but good news Feb. 3, with the release of the long-awaited renewable fuels standard (RFS2) final rule, the first report generated by President Barack Obama's Biofuel Interagency Working Group, and the Biomass Crop Assistance Program proposed rule.

Go Carbon Neutral with a Hurst Biomass Boiler System

Engineered Systems Magazine | July 29, 2009

The government wanted to have one central location in the north that doesn't have to supply parts for 20 different kinds of boilers," said Fauteux. “This is a good move for their budget, because they can supply all the hospitals through one warehouse, because all the motors and drives are the same from place to place. There isn't a heavy budget for spare parts in each hospital.

Obama Awards $54 Million for State Energy Programs

American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) | July 26, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced more than $54 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in Nevada, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin.

Obama administration calls for aggressive biomass spending

BBI International | March 31, 2009

Obama administration calls for aggressive biomass spending LAKEWOOD, Colorado — The American economy is in the grip of a crisis unparalleled since the Great Depression. As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 presented to Congress, President Obama has included $58 billion to be devoted to energy investments in the coming years — of that, at least $800 million would be directed specifically at biomass-driven energy projects.

Hurst Boiler Sponsors Fuels for Schools

Hurst Boiler | February 28, 2009

Fuels for Schools was started in Vermont as a statewide initiative to promote and encourage the use of renewable, local natural resources to provide reliable heat for schools. It has since grown into a multistate program, and has recently expanded its scope beyond schools

Dare to DREAM™! - Double Renewable Energy in AMerica

American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) | February 24, 2009

The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) and the renewable energy industries in America are delighted to have a new administration committed to advancing renewable energy with a plan to create new clean energy jobs with a goal to double alternative energy production in the next three years.

Palin unveils energy goals for cities, villages

Associated Press | January 15, 2009

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP)—Gov. Sarah Palin has crossed swords with conservation groups over petroleum drilling, but she earned nothing but praise Friday after announcing the most ambitious renewable energy goal in the nation.

Biomass Helps Power National Lab

MachineDesign.com | January 8, 2009

The Savannah River National Lab, Aiken, S.C., recently replaced a 1950's era coal-burning steam generating plant with a state-of-the-art facility that will burn biomass, mostly wood from the local logging industry. The original plant was too large, so Savannah managers often had to vent much of the steam, which reduced its efficiency. The new plant has two state-of-the-art HURST 30,000 lb/ hr steam boilers, one burning biomass, and the other fuel oil. The fuel-oil boiler is a standby for maintenance periods and peak demands. The plant cost $10 million to build, but should save $1.5 million annually in reduced operating and maintenance costs, as well as less energy consumption. It also meets new Clean Air and Water Act standards.

Hurst Boiler Announces New Biomass Boiler Systems

Hurst Boiler | December 17, 2008

The latest edition in our biomass boiler series is the Hurst Reciprocating Grate Stoker with automated ash removal.

EIA Energy Outlook

U.S. Energy Information Administration | December 17, 2008

The Annual Energy Outlook 2009 (AEO2009) reference case released today by the Energy Information Administration presents updated projections for U.S. energy consumption and production through 2030

LECG Study Shows Ethanol Tax Exemption Increases U.S. Government Revenues and Reduces Dependence

Grainnet | November 18, 2008

Wayne, PA—The federal investment in ethanol over the past three decades has yielded billions of dollars of economic gain, according to a report released November 17 from economic consulting firm LECG, LLC.

New Biomass Technology Dramatically Increases Ethanol Yield From Grasses And Yard Waste

ScienceDaily | July 27, 2008

University of Georgia researchers have developed a new technology that promises to dramatically increase the yield of ethanol from readily available non-food crops, such as Bermudagrass, switchgrass, Napiergrass—and even yard waste.

Verenium Technology to be Used in Asia

Ethanol Magazine | July 24, 2008

Cambridge-based Verenium Corp., a cellulosic ethanol enzyme developer and producer, is collaborating with Tokyo-based Marubeni Corp. to continue the advancement of cellulosic ethanol facilities in Asia.

Gassing up with garbage

Herald Tribune | July 23, 2008

After years of false starts, a new industry selling motor fuel made from waste is getting a big push in the United States, with the first commercial sales possible within months.

Hawaii Companies to Build Microalgae Facility

Biodiesel Magazine | July 22, 2008

Algae biofuels in Hawaii are one step closer to reality with the announcement of the joint development of a commercial-scale microalgae facility on the island of Maui.