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3 million tons of forest slash available for bioenergy in Washington state: report

3 million tons of forest slash available for bioenergy in Washington state: report

March 20, 2012 |

In Washington state, a new study from the state’s Department of Natural Resources shows that double the amount of forestry waste currently collected for biofuel use could be collected without damaging the environment. A total of 3 million tons of forestry slash could be used without reducing forest health, the report said.

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Butanol from forest waste: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to advanced fermentation of AVAP sugars

Butanol from forest waste: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to advanced fermentation of AVAP sugars

February 24, 2018 |

The objective? To create an economically viable process for the production of butanol from the underutilized natural resources domestically available economically sustainable biofuel at or below DOE target selling price. And, suitable for roll-out in multiple regions containing agricultural residues and underutilized forest residuals. Not to mention, able to compete in the butanol market without subsidy. The Department […]

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Western universities team on devising new methods to determine sustainable forest residue use

Western universities team on devising new methods to determine sustainable forest residue use

October 25, 2017 |

In Washington state, researchers from Washington State University, along with those from Oregon State University and the University of Montana, have recently devised refined methods to estimate the amount of forest residue — the leftovers from trees after logging — that is available for wood-based biorefineries to use. The resulting research model could help entrepreneurs […]

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CRI licenses IH2 process to European forest products company

CRI licenses IH2 process to European forest products company

April 6, 2015 |

In Europe, a leading global forest products company has entered into an FEL-1 license agreement with CRI Catalyst Company (CRI), a global catalyst technology company. CRI will be providing its IH2 technology, which is a thermal catalytic process that produces liquid transportation fuels from forest residues. The IH2 technology is an efficient conversion route for woody biomass and […]

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Wake Forest develops sugar-based catalyst for esterification

Wake Forest develops sugar-based catalyst for esterification

October 21, 2013 |

In North Carolina, a Wake Forest University project has developed a new sugar-based catalyst that could cut the cost of producing biofuels from poor quality waste oils and fats. The project has created an alternative to sulfuric acid, the traditional catalyst for esterification to convert free fatty acids into biodiesel, that is inexpensive and environmentally […]

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The Low Carbon Coast

The Low Carbon Coast

May 8, 2019 |

Recently, the eyes of the world have turned to Olympia, where a battle is underway between the past and the future that ought to settle the future of clean fuels on the US West Coast and in the state of Washington in particular. You see, Washington state is working on a low carbon fuel standard […]

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Heard from the Floor at ABLC — Thursday March 1, 2018

Heard from the Floor at ABLC — Thursday March 1, 2018

March 2, 2018 |

By Helena Tavares Kennedy, Digest senior editor Have you ever seen a keynote speaker answer their cell phone in the middle of giving a speech? And seen it lead to a loud round of applause and a standing ovation? Yes, it really happened, only at today’s ABLC 2018. Find out who, why and what happened […]

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The 30-30 Rule: Lessons from the Field in Wood Power

The 30-30 Rule: Lessons from the Field in Wood Power

February 9, 2017 |

By Charles Loos, PE Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc. Special to The Digest From an operations standpoint, a wood-fired power plant can be described as a fuel handling system first, and a power plant second. The biggest challenges stem from the fuel itself – procurement, supply, handling and combustion. By contrast, the steam turbine and power cycle […]

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Envergent starts construction at new renewable fuels facility in Quebec

Envergent starts construction at new renewable fuels facility in Quebec

August 7, 2016 |

In Illinois, Envergent Technologies, a joint venture of Honeywell UOP and Ensyn, has begun construction on a renewable fuels facility in Port Cartier, Quebec. When the facility in Port Cartier, Quebec, is completed late next year, it will convert 65,000 dry metric tons per year of forest residues to approximately 10 million gallons — or […]

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The 101 Hottest Biofuels Feedstocks : The Digest’s 5-Minute Guide

The 101 Hottest Biofuels Feedstocks : The Digest’s 5-Minute Guide

January 28, 2014 |

Tired of corn, corn, corn or cane, cane, cane? There are 101 feedstocks in the biofuels canon. Here’s what’s up with each of them, and all of them. In Florida, Biofuels Digest released its annual Guide to biofuels feedstocks, tracking 10,658 items published in the Digest in the past 48 months on 101 feedstocks for […]

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