Inside July 2011


Biopowering India

BY Lisa GibsonIndia’s biomass gasification sector is growing by leaps and bounds, seemingly at all levels, and it’s raising hope for the establishment of electricity in rural villages. READ MORE

Inspiring Investment

BY Lisa GibsonA 2009 NREL assessment of biomass combustion and gasification technologies may not have spurred rapid commercial development, but it has encouraged state investment in demonstration projects. READ MORE

Cleaner and Leaner

BY Anna AustinThe nation’s two largest waste-to-energy companies discuss how they have reduced emissions and increased efficiencies. READ MORE

Full Steam Ahead

BY Anna AustinDevelopment of large-scale biomass gasification in the U.S. is in between demonstration and commercial scale, but a few companies are overcoming the challenges to make large-scale projects happen. READ MORE

Breaking Through the Bottleneck

BY Bryan SimsAddressing shortcomings in algae industry development to spur commercial advancement READ MORE

Making It Work in the Midwest

BY Erin VoegeleA new research and development center in Ohio helps spur the development of a regional algae industry READ MORE

The Strength of the Strain

These aren’t your backyard variety algae strains—they are the future READ MORE

Making History

BY Erin VoegeleThe National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s groundbreaking algae program hit a snag in the ‘90s, but has since been revived READ MORE


How Manomet Got It Backwards: Challenging the ‘Debt-Then-Dividend’ Axiom

BY William Strauss Wood-to-energy from sustainably managed forests can provide net-zero carbon emission or even positive carbon sequestration if the woody biomass stock is not depleted or grows over time. READ MORE

CO2 and Algae Projects

BY Sam A. Rushing An opportunity to sequester carbon and foster algae production READ MORE

Algae Project Scale and Risk

BY Mark J. Hanson Water, light, site infrastructure and risk are key considerations for algae projects READ MORE

Industry News

Biomass Deferment Debate

BY Anna AustinNAFO intervenes in Tailoring Rule lawsuit. READ MORE

Biomass in the Bluegrass State

BY Anna AustinGroup of 50 Kentuckians embarked on three-day biomass tour. READ MORE

Biogas Bevvy

BY Lisa GibsonThe U.S.’s potential for CHP from biogas has attracted a European technology manufacturer. READ MORE

Rocky Mountain Research

BY Lisa GibsonResearch station launches complex bioenergy research initiative. READ MORE

Gasification Debate in the Sunshine State

BY Anna AustinCalifornia continues to see attempts to stymie gasification projects. READ MORE

Regeneration in Germany

BY Lisa GibsonGermany expedites elimination of nuclear power and increases focus on biomass. READ MORE

Wood: The Next Global Commodity?

BY Lisa GibsonAs demand increases, wood pellets could be the next global commodity. READ MORE

Adding Value to AD

BY Anna AustinReport says biomass crops can enhance anaerobic digestion. READ MORE