Tag: biomass

Discarded biomass biofuel fuels fire near Cypriot cement factory

Discarded biomass biofuel fuels fire near Cypriot cement factory

July 5, 2017 |

In Cyprus, solid biofuel has been found to be the culprit for the fire that broke out at near the Vassiliko cement factory. The company uses the fuel in conjunction with discarded electricity poles to power operations, but fuel was found to be scattered around the area. High temperatures likely caused the fire to begin […]

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Chinese investors developing biomass-fueled thermal power plants in Ukraine

Chinese investors developing biomass-fueled thermal power plants in Ukraine

July 3, 2017 |

In the Ukraine, Chinese companies are looking to develop biomass-fueled thermal power plants with local partners. Shandong Qingneng Power is looking at a plant in the Lviv region although details on the project including partners and plant size are not yet confirmed, while Xi’an ShaanGu Power is looking to build a 6.7MW facility in the […]

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Biomass Pyrolysis Comes of Age

Biomass Pyrolysis Comes of Age

June 8, 2017 |

By Lorenz Bauer, Ph.D., Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc. Special to The Digest After many years of development biomass pyrolysis is finally maturing as a commercial technology. Pyrolysis is not incineration. The goal is to use heat in the absence of oxygen to convert the biomass to a more useful form while preserving as much of […]

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DOE seeking candidates for Biomass research advisory committee

DOE seeking candidates for Biomass research advisory committee

May 29, 2017 |

In Washington, in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of Energy is soliciting nomination for candidates to fill vacancies on the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee (Committee). Deadline for Technical Advisory Committee member nominations is June 30, 2017. Appointments will be made for three-year terms as dictated by the […]

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EU partially financing biomass heating projects in 235 Moldovan communities

EU partially financing biomass heating projects in 235 Moldovan communities

April 27, 2017 |

In Moldova, 235 communities are benefiting from European funding to install biomass heating in buildings such as schools where beforehand heating wasn’t available to the extent required due to high costs. The use of biomass is meant to create a market the local industry to grow into, reducing the need to import heating energy while […]

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Maine governor wants tighter leash on biomass grant recipients

Maine governor wants tighter leash on biomass grant recipients

March 21, 2017 |

In Maine, the governor wants a tighter leash on the two companies receiving $13.4 million in biomass subsidies over the next two years to ensure that they achieve the job creation goals and wood purchases promised in order to secure the funds. The newly created program specifically to promote these two major statewide projects that […]

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Ecostrat looks at risk reduction options for biomass supply chains

Ecostrat looks at risk reduction options for biomass supply chains

February 9, 2017 |

In Canada, Ecostrat has released a white paper explaining the relevance of the latest developments in biomass supply chain research and analytics to industry developers and lenders. It serves as an introduction to important feedstock supply chain de-risking concepts: from risk analysis methods to actual procurement strategies. Biomass supply risk is one of the reasons […]

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Carbon Negative Impacts from Biomass Conversion

Carbon Negative Impacts from Biomass Conversion

January 4, 2017 |

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 […]

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Biomass-Fed Chemical Process Projects, 2016

Biomass-Fed Chemical Process Projects, 2016

December 7, 2016 |

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 […]

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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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