Tag: biomass

Biomass power generation the key to carbon-negative energy, study concludes

Biomass power generation the key to carbon-negative energy, study concludes

February 10, 2015 |

In California, a new UC Berkeley study shows that if biomass electricity production is combined with carbon capture and sequestration in the western United States, by 2050 power generators could reduce emissions up to 145 percent from 1990 levels, even while retaining gas- or coal-burning plants.  Such reductions can occur with as little as 7 […]

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“The ONLY introductory book to cover solid, liquid and gaseous bioenergy.”

“The ONLY introductory book to cover solid, liquid and gaseous bioenergy.”

January 28, 2015 |

If you remember the old Hammacher-Schlemmer Christmas catalogues, they were filled with pages and pages of The ONLY this, the ONLY that, and the BEST that. But sometimes, along comes a product that’s worth the hype — and we’re told by the Digesterati that’s here’s one. “Bioenergy: Biomass to Biofuels” “Bioenergy: Biomass to Biofuels” by […]

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India’s biomass association pushing for parity feed-in tariffs with diesel and coal

India’s biomass association pushing for parity feed-in tariffs with diesel and coal

November 27, 2014 |

In India, the country’s biomass association is pushing for the government to bring the feed-in tariff for renewables in line with those provided to coal and diesel-based power. About 2,700 MW of biomass-based power is provided to the grid currently, with 1,200MW coming from various sources of biomass and the rest coming from bagasse produced […]

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“What about that, er, cellulosic feedstock?”  Pacific Ag CEO Bill Levy on the where, when and how

“What about that, er, cellulosic feedstock?” Pacific Ag CEO Bill Levy on the where, when and how

November 18, 2014 |

Feedstock. Now that cellulosic ethanol has reached scale, it has replaced Motherhood and Apple Pie as staple faves for industry chat. Meanwhile, Pacific Ag has been rolling up the acres, getting it done. How’s it working, where are the challenges, how is energy transformation happening from the stalk on up. Pacific Ag CEO Bill Levy […]

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Biofuel and biomass patents hit an all-time high during Q2

Biofuel and biomass patents hit an all-time high during Q2

November 3, 2014 |

In New York state, patents for biofuels and biomass provided by the US Patent Trade Office reached an all time high 71 during Q2 of 2014, four more than the previous high seen during Q4 in 2013 and nearly 20 more than the previous quarter, according to the Clean Energy Patent Growth Index (CEPGI), published […]

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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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