Tag: biomass

Lyonsdale Biomass facility to be dismantled, looking for prospects

Lyonsdale Biomass facility to be dismantled, looking for prospects

July 14, 2019 |

In New York, the Lyonsdale Biomass energy facility will be dismantled this summer and the vacant 46-acre property will be transferred to the Lewis County Industrial Development Agency, and ReEnergy will work with the Lewis County IDA to market the site and share prospect leads, according to the Lewis County IDA press release. The 22-megawatt […]

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Anellotech’s MinFree technology reduces mineral content of biomass at scale

Anellotech’s MinFree technology reduces mineral content of biomass at scale

July 8, 2019 |

In New York state, Anellotech’s MinFree technology, a patent pending biomass pretreatment process has been demonstrated to significantly reduce the mineral (ash) content of loblolly pine at a 20 metric ton/day scale.  Month-long trials converting this MinFree™-treated, low-mineral pine into aromatics (BTX) at Anellotech’s Bio-TCat process TCat-8® pilot plant showed extended, economic catalyst life. MinFree is expected […]

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Anellotech’s new biomass pre-treatment tech to remove minerals at 20MT/day scale

Anellotech’s new biomass pre-treatment tech to remove minerals at 20MT/day scale

July 7, 2019 |

In New York, Anellotech’s MinFree technology, a patent pending biomass pretreatment process has been demonstrated to significantly reduce the mineral (ash) content of loblolly pine at a 20 metric ton/day scale, according to Anellotech’s press release. Month-long trials converting this MinFree-treated, low-mineral pine into aromatics (BTX) at Anellotech’s Bio-TCat process TCat-8 pilot plant showed extended, […]

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Integrated Landscape Management Reduces Biomass Production Costs By 20%

Integrated Landscape Management Reduces Biomass Production Costs By 20%

June 30, 2019 |

In Idaho, a new techno-economic analysis by Idaho National Laboratory demonstrated that, by using integrated landscape management (ILM) techniques, bioenergy stakeholders could produce biomass at costs 20% lower than previous assumptions. Researchers modeled the cost reductions achieved by leveraging ILM strategies in Kansas, Iowa, and Illinois watersheds. Those strategies included switching to low-cost bioenergy crops […]

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Stora Enso to convert Oulu paper mill into packaging board mill

Stora Enso to convert Oulu paper mill into packaging board mill

June 15, 2019 |

In Finland, Stora Enso is investing approximately EUR 350 million (about $390 million) to convert the Oulu paper mill into packaging production. The typical end uses for kraftliner are in packaging segments that require high strength, quality and purity, such as food, fruit and vegetables as well as heavy duty packaging. Production will target global […]

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Domtar’s PARCview tool and wood-chip flow among recent improvements

Domtar’s PARCview tool and wood-chip flow among recent improvements

June 9, 2019 |

In Kentucky, five years after the introduction of a transformative barge unloading system, Domtar’s Hawesville Mill continues to embark on projects that help increase reliability and performance in producing pulp and paper. One of their continuous improvement projects is a plant analysis and visualization tool called PARCview to monitor up-to-the-minute manufacturing data across their network […]

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Stora Enso finalizes restructuring of Bergvik Skog’s forests holdings

Stora Enso finalizes restructuring of Bergvik Skog’s forests holdings

June 2, 2019 |

In Finland, the shareholders of Bergvik Skog AB, a Swedish forest holding company, have finalized the previously announced restructuring of its ownership. Stora Enso’s forest holdings in Sweden will increase to 1.4 million hectares, of which 1.15 million hectares is productive forest land. “I am very pleased that we have successfully finalised the restructuring of […]

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EERE’s SBIR Selects Bioenergy Phase I Innovation Projects

EERE’s SBIR Selects Bioenergy Phase I Innovation Projects

May 26, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., nine EERE technology offices will fund awards under 12 topics including three for the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO). The three bioenergy topic areas are: (1) Cell-Free Biochemical Platforms to Optimize Biomass Carbon Conversion Efficiency, (2) Reshaping Plastic Design and Degradation, and (3) Algae Engineering Incubator. Cell-free projects support BETO’s interest in using […]

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Anellotech’s Bio-TCat technology viability confirmed during pilot plant campaign – moving forward with commercialization

Anellotech’s Bio-TCat technology viability confirmed during pilot plant campaign – moving forward with commercialization

May 5, 2019 |

We hear the theme song to Disney’s Carousel of Progress… “It’s a great big beautiful tomorrow…” but it’s also a great big beautiful today because the viability of Anellotech’s Bio-TCat technology has been proven by achieving commercially-targeted yields in its TCat-8 pilot unit in Silsbee, Texas during six months of continuous process operations. Anellotech’s website […]

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Biomass pre-treatment for bioenergy report released

Biomass pre-treatment for bioenergy report released

April 28, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, IEA Bioenergy released its latest report, Biomass Pretreatment for Bioenergy which summarizes the efforts of an inter-task project designed to demonstrate how the application of certain biomass pre-treatment technologies could make existing bioenergy supply chains more fuel flexible, more efficient, and more cost-effective. By applying biomass pre-treatment activities such as washing, drying, […]

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