By Andrew Grant, Biomass Power Projects, LLC, Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest Canada, New England, and California all have Carbon Credit programs to achieve GHG reduction goals. Several forms of biomass diversion from landfills, farms, and other biomass – dependent GHG sources are already in operation to support significant GHG reductions. Examples of […]
By Dr. Bernard Cooker, Chemical Processing Solutions Special to The Digest This is a review of the biomass-fed chemical process projects to renewable chemicals which were published in Chemical Engineering Progress (CEP) and Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN) from 1/1/16 to 10/31/16, including activity in bioplastics, biopolymers and biochemicals. It is based on a spreadsheet […]
Fuels, Joules & Molecules: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Paul Bryan’s “The Future of Biomass”
Without a significant cost of CO2 emissions, biofuels will never gain enough market share to meaningfully reduce those emissions,” said Paul Bryan at ABLC Next in San Francisco. Agree, disagree? Former VP Biofuels for Chevron and head of the DOE’s Biomass Program, Bryan is an expert on the subject — but you can examine his […]
This season, Faegre Baker Daniels’ John Kirkwood outlined the latest on leveraging supply chain investments into debt and equity placements to bring commercial projects to life.
Ecostrat advises companies in the bioenergy, biofuel, and biochemical fields on supply chain risk. They have developed and managed supply chains for more than 5,000,000 tons of fiber over 20 years. Noted in the company’s toolkit is a set of top flight that opportunities and manage feedstock risk. CEO Jordon Solomon gave this overview presentation at ABLC Feedstocks 2016.
In Texas, the City of Austin is looking into the waste wood-burning plant at Nacogdoches Operating Facility in East Texas operated by Austin Energy and Southern Power that is costing the utility’s customers $54 million per year but has produced hardly energy in the past four years. Lawyers have been contracted to investigate the contract […]
Energy Department Requests Information on Revolutionary Biomass Supply Systems Supporting a Billion-Ton Bioeconomy Vision
In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office announced a request for information today, seeking feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders to support a “billion-ton bioeconomy.” This RFI asks for input about specific aspects in the development of large-scale supply systems and technologies […]
By Mahmood Ebadian, Ph.D. Special to The Digest Regardless of the type of industry, the primary goal of any supply chain is to fulfill the customers’ needs efficiently and effectively over the lifetime of the business. An efficient supply chain is capable of maximizing the use of resources across the supply chain as planned while […]
In Washington, dozens of environmental NGOs have sent a letter to the chairwoman of the voicing concern over the definition of forest-derived biomass as “carbon neutral” as included in an amendment to the Energy Policy and Modernization Act, Senate Bill 2012 approved last week, as well as an amendment that refers to “net carbon” negativity […]
In Finland, Fortum suggests clear EU-level sustainability criteria for biomass and a transition to a market-driven system must replace complex subsidy systems. The uncertainty regarding biomass-related regulatory policy has increased in the EU, which adds instability to the biomass markets and reduces the investment willingness. The biggest policy risks impacting bioenergy are related to sustainability […]