Tag: biomass

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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The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Nova’s scenarios for biomass supply through 2050

The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Nova’s scenarios for biomass supply through 2050

October 8, 2015 |

How much biomass can be sustainably produced globally by 2050? How much of the demand for food, feed, materials, bioenergy and biofuels can be met by this supply? Dr. Stephan Piotrowski, Michael Carus and Roland Essel of Germany’s nova-Institut authored this detailed view of possible scenarios for a sustainable supply of biomass until the year […]

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Pacific Ag Raises $7M from Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners

Pacific Ag Raises $7M from Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners

August 6, 2015 |

With 3 acquisitions, the biomass consolidation czars consolidate as markets expand. Funding will enable company to expand biomass supply chain services across U.S. In Oregon, Pacific Ag has received a $7M investment from Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners, a $154.5-million fund, licensed as a Rural Business Investment Company by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, focusing on […]

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Biomass prices drop by 30% in Lithuania, helping to cut heating costs this winter

Biomass prices drop by 30% in Lithuania, helping to cut heating costs this winter

June 30, 2015 |

In Lithuania, biomass for heating prices are set to be up to 30% lower this next winter which ought to reduce consumers’ heating bills by up to 15% due to feedstock accounting for roughly half of the overall heating bill. The estimate is based on long-term feedstock contracts that major heating companies have recently signed.

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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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