Tag: biomass

Fuels, Joules & Molecules: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Paul Bryan’s “The Future of Biomass”

Fuels, Joules & Molecules: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Paul Bryan’s “The Future of Biomass”

November 27, 2016 |

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 […]

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Reaching Scale: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Leveraging Supply Chain Investments

Reaching Scale: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Leveraging Supply Chain Investments

October 9, 2016 |

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.

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Negotiating and De-Risking Biomass Supply Chains: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Ecostrat

Negotiating and De-Risking Biomass Supply Chains: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Ecostrat

August 16, 2016 |

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.

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City of Austin investigating possible “boondoggle” over biomass power plant

City of Austin investigating possible “boondoggle” over biomass power plant

June 29, 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 […]

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Energy Department Requests Information on Revolutionary Biomass Supply Systems Supporting a Billion-Ton Bioeconomy Vision

Energy Department Requests Information on Revolutionary Biomass Supply Systems Supporting a Billion-Ton Bioeconomy Vision

June 13, 2016 |

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 […]

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Business strategies for transitioning the bioeconomy to a landscape with long-term profitability

Business strategies for transitioning the bioeconomy to a landscape with long-term profitability

May 11, 2016 |

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 […]

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Environmentalists go after carbon neutrality claims of forest biomass

Environmentalists go after carbon neutrality claims of forest biomass

April 25, 2016 |

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 […]

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Fortum calls for clear EU biomass sustainability criteria

Fortum calls for clear EU biomass sustainability criteria

April 19, 2016 |

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 […]

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Supporting the Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to USDA Biomass programs

Supporting the Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to USDA Biomass programs

April 14, 2016 |

This month, we held a well-attended webinar on USDA Biomass programs. Here below is a slide deck presented on the day, by the USDA’s Mark Brodziski. The recorded version of the USDA Biomass Programs webinar can be accessed here.

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8 Top Ways around the Big, Bad Oxygen Problem in Biofuels

8 Top Ways around the Big, Bad Oxygen Problem in Biofuels

October 13, 2015 |

Oxygen is colorless, odorless, and try to get through an hour without some. But in the Advanced Bioeconomy, oxygen is not your friend — it could be an existential threat.  In today’s Part II, another 4 workarounds. Part I of this story can be found here. In the advanced bioeconomy, the Big, Bad Barrier is the Oxygen Problem. That […]

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