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September 02, 2014

In Depth: Algae’s New Standard-Bearer

BY Tim PortzMatt Carr discusses his first 100 days as the Algae Biomass Organization executive director, experiences on the Hill, and introducing carbon capture and utilization to policymakers. READ MORE

September 02, 2014

Opinion: Organic Material Recycling Momentum Builds

BY Stephanie Thorson As more systems come on line in jurisdictions where there are financial incentives for biogas, competition is increasing for organic material, the feedstock that provides these systems with their source of energy and provides a critical revenue strea READ MORE

September 02, 2014

In Depth: Balancing Digester Diets

BY Katie Fletcher While energy-rich and an ideal substrate for digesters, organic waste can be loaded with contaminants. READ MORE

September 02, 2014

Opinion: A Long, Tough Year for Advanced Biofuels

BY Michael McAdams We can’t afford another year like this one in 2015. Win, lose or draw, the advanced and cellulosic industries need the federal government to reaffirm its support for this sector. READ MORE

September 02, 2014

In Depth: Pepped to Fuel Prep

BY Anna SimetMunicipal solid waste that undergoes Enerkem’s thermochemical gasification process at its Edmonton, Alberta, plant has made a long and complicated journey before it is converted into liquid fuel. READ MORE

September 01, 2014

Opinion: Hard to Handle

BY Tim PortzIf someone were to design an energy input with the sole aim of creating the most difficult material handling challenge imaginable, they would likely end up with something that looks very much like biomass. READ MORE

September 01, 2014

In Depth: Surveying Storage Solutions

BY Keith Loria Selecting the best system for storing woody biomass for power or heat generation is not a new challenge, but as renewable energy installations increase, so is interest in weighing different options. READ MORE

September 01, 2014

In Depth: Drax’s Mississippi Queen

BY Tim PortzWith two production facilities nearing completion in Mississippi and Louisiana, the Baton Rouge Transit Facility is a vital link between the fiber resources of the lower Mississippi and a power station in North Yorkshire, England. READ MORE

September 01, 2014

Opinion: Can the EPA Do Its Job?

BY John Ackerly As the wood and pellet stove and boiler industry gets closer to facing new EPA regulations, there is a striking disconnect between industry expectations and the EPA’s mandate. READ MORE

September 01, 2014

In Depth: All the Right Moves

BY Anna SimetThe best fuel-conveying configuration varies by operation, and today’s innovative manufacturers are ready to customize to optimize performance and meet challenges. READ MORE

September 01, 2014

Good Things in Store for Pellets

BY Bill BellWhile the more than $1 million spent to date on Maine’s pellet boiler incentives (at $5,000 per unit) pale in comparison with the $27 million for biomass thermal funding just announced by New York State, these incentives are clearly working. READ MORE

August 29, 2014

IEA releases mid-term forecast for biofuels, renewable energy

BY Erin VoegeleThe International Energy Agency has released its third annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report, which includes forecasts for global biofuel and renewable energy growth. For the first time, the report also includes an investment outlook. READ MORE

August 29, 2014

DOE seeks input on landscape design for feedstock production

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy is asking for input on landscape design approaches that sustainably integrate cellulosic feedstock production into existing agricultural and forestry systems. Comments are due Sept. 2. READ MORE

August 29, 2014

Water leads to chemical that gunks up biofuels production

BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers have discovered that water in the process to convert biomass to bio-oil helps form an impurity which, in turn, slows down key chemical reactions. READ MORE

August 29, 2014

GIB announces investment in waste-to-energy project

BY U.K. Green Investment Bank The U.K. Green Investment Bank is investing GBP 64 million ($106.17 million) into a new energy from waste plant in Derby. The project will take an estimated 32 months to construct and will generate enough electricity to power 14,000 homes. READ MORE

August 28, 2014

Northern Energy Solutions studies feasibility of pellet plant

BY Katie FletcherNorthern Energy Solutions Ltd. is investing in an estimated $300,000 to $400,000, eight-month feasibility study to confirm details needed for the construction of a proposed 200,000 ton-per-year pellet plant in the Miramichi, New Brunswick, region. READ MORE

August 28, 2014

Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research wins NSF grant

BY University of Louisville A grant from the National Science Foundation will allow University of Louisville's Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research to expand. The $20 million award is being made for the "Powering the Kentucky Bioeconomy for a Sustainable Future" project. READ MORE

August 28, 2014

John Deere, Hillco introduce single pass round bale system

BY John Deere Hillco Technologies Inc., working in developmental partnership with John Deere, has developed the Hillco Single Pass Round Bale System, a revolutionary new system for harvesting corn and baling corn stover in one simple step. READ MORE

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