Tag: biomass

Genera Energy releases biomass feedstock project infographic

Genera Energy releases biomass feedstock project infographic

August 24, 2014 |

In Tennessee, Genera Energy released an infographic of a visual overview of biomass feedstock and guidelines for choosing the best solution for biomass projects. The four-page infographic highlights key supply chain elements and explores which biomass crops are best suited for an application. Key details in the infographic include a description of five different biomass […]

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Babcock & Wilcox awarded $80 million contract for biomass boiler system

Babcock & Wilcox awarded $80 million contract for biomass boiler system

July 23, 2014 |

In North Carolina, Babcock & Wilcox Company announced Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A/S (B&W Vølund), a subsidiary of Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG), has been awarded a contract for more than $80 million to build a 280 megawatt-thermal (MWth) biomass boiler system for the Skærbækværket power plant near Fredericia, Denmark. The […]

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UK’s Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive seen boosting biomass demand

UK’s Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive seen boosting biomass demand

May 22, 2014 |

In the UK, the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) launched in April that seeks to encourage households to switch over to biofuels from gas for their heating needs. The policy is aimed at helping the country achieve its 2020 renewable energy goals. Challenges in the supply chain exist, but it is expected there will be […]

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Genera Energy reduces harvest costs 14% for biomass in-field harvesting

Genera Energy reduces harvest costs 14% for biomass in-field harvesting

May 5, 2014 |

In Tennessee, Genera Energy has announced a 14% reduction in harvest costs thanks to Genera’s recently demonstrated in-field harvesting operations using self-propelled field harvesters. The new process also included a commercially-viable method to bulk harvest biomass crops. The process reduced unload time for bulk harvested material by 21%, and decreased the moisture levels of the […]

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University of Limerick leads EU project to improve biomass processing

University of Limerick leads EU project to improve biomass processing

March 12, 2014 |

In Ireland, researchers at the University of Limerick are taking on the challenge to improve the viability of biomass processing. The UL team are part of a consortium involved in the €4 million project ‘CellulosomePlus’ involving nine private and public-sector partners. Dr Damien Thompson, Department of Physics leads the UL research team involved in this […]

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Virginia students launch EcoMow, a mower powered by its own cut grass

Virginia students launch EcoMow, a mower powered by its own cut grass

February 18, 2014 |

In Virginia, a group of students from George Mason University have developed EcoMow, a platform for harvesting and processing grassy biomass, and a fuel system technology to take advantage of the produced pellet fuel. EcoMow is a small self-fueled mower and grass pellet harvester. It uses the grassy biomass that it harvests as fuel, and […]

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$3M to NY high-performance biomass heating market

$3M to NY high-performance biomass heating market

February 17, 2014 |

In New York, $3M has been awarded to 18 research institutions, technology developers and biomass-fuel businesses to encourage the growth of high-efficiency, low-emission wood-fired heating equipment. These projects support Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Renewable Heat NY program, which looks to encourage the expansion of the high-performance biomass heating market and raise consumer awareness, support the development […]

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Army looking to set up biomass power for base on Oahu

Army looking to set up biomass power for base on Oahu

January 21, 2014 |

In Hawaii, public hearings are being held on Feb. 5 and 6 regarding a proposed biomass-fueled power plant at the Army’s Schofield base on Oahu. The facility would provide backup power for the base as well as energy to the inner parts of the island and communities near to the base. The public is being […]

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Kazakh entrepreneur close to launching major biomass power project

Kazakh entrepreneur close to launching major biomass power project

May 29, 2013 |

In Kazakhstan, a local entrepreneur is developing a €10 million biofuel project to produce biomass power from local bulrush plants. The local government has already pledged half of the project amount while investors from Finland and Estonia have indicated interest in funding the other half. The project has secured a 10ha site to put the […]

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Ideal temperature for biofuel conversion is identified

Ideal temperature for biofuel conversion is identified

May 20, 2013 |

In California, biofuels production from lignocellulosic biomass would benefit if carried out between 65 and 70 degrees, as researchers at the Energy Biosciences Institute have improved the thermal stability of trichoderma reesei EGI around that temperature. Using their technique, they engineered an enzyme variant with greater activity and stability, a process called “B-factor guided mutagenesis.” […]

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