Tag: biomass

Critics say biomass facility isn’t the way to go for Dartmouth College

Critics say biomass facility isn’t the way to go for Dartmouth College

August 3, 2019 |

In New Hampshire, a forum was held last week to get feedback on locations for Dartmouth College’s proposed biomass heating facility but instead, it drew critics that were vocal about the potential negative environmental impacts of the facility. Currently, the college’s heating plant uses No. 6 fossil fuel oil. Several community members and scientist college […]

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Supercomputing improves biomass fuel conversion

Supercomputing improves biomass fuel conversion

August 3, 2019 |

In California, researchers at University of California combine supercomputing with nano-imaging to reveal how to efficiently break down plant biomass and transform it into transportation fuels. In a leap forward that could be a game changer for understanding how plant biomass can be more efficiently broken down, the UC researchers joined forces with teams at […]

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EERE gives $43.6M for Phase II innovation projects

EERE gives $43.6M for Phase II innovation projects

July 28, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., American small businesses received a near-$44 million boost from the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Selected small businesses are receiving Phase II Release 2 grants that demonstrate commercial feasibility for innovations during the second phase of their research. Awards range from […]

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Genera repositions itself, gets $118M investment – Movin’ on up to get a piece of the pie

Genera repositions itself, gets $118M investment – Movin’ on up to get a piece of the pie

July 25, 2019 |

Like The Jeffersons, one of the longest running sitcoms from the 1970s and 80s, Genera is movin’ on up. While they aren’t moving “to the east side, to a deluxe apartment in the sky”, they are located in East Tennessee and Genera certainly “got a piece of the pie.” And a big pie at that. […]

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What to do in an increasingly paperless society? Stora Enso adapts and innovates with 3 big announcements on being ‘fit for the future’

What to do in an increasingly paperless society? Stora Enso adapts and innovates with 3 big announcements on being ‘fit for the future’

July 20, 2019 |

Lots of announcements coming in over the last few days from Stora Enso, from their EUR 10 million (about $11.2 million) investment in a pilot facility for producing bio-based carbon materials based on lignin to their Q2 financial reporting. And it doesn’t end there! They initiated a feasibility study for a possible cross laminated timber […]

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Michigan Technological University sheds new light on whole-tree logging for biomass

Michigan Technological University sheds new light on whole-tree logging for biomass

July 15, 2019 |

In Michigan, whole-tree aspen logging promotes renewable biomass energy from tops and branches, parts of the tree that are often left in the forest during logging in favor of the tree’s trunk, using the residual that remains after a sustainable harvest for logs. It has long been assumed that removing the leaves and branches of […]

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Lyonsdale Biomass facility to be dismantled, looking for prospects

Lyonsdale Biomass facility to be dismantled, looking for prospects

July 14, 2019 |

In New York, the Lyonsdale Biomass energy facility will be dismantled this summer and the vacant 46-acre property will be transferred to the Lewis County Industrial Development Agency, and ReEnergy will work with the Lewis County IDA to market the site and share prospect leads, according to the Lewis County IDA press release. The 22-megawatt […]

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Anellotech’s MinFree technology reduces mineral content of biomass at scale

Anellotech’s MinFree technology reduces mineral content of biomass at scale

July 8, 2019 |

In New York state, Anellotech’s MinFree technology, a patent pending biomass pretreatment process has been demonstrated to significantly reduce the mineral (ash) content of loblolly pine at a 20 metric ton/day scale.  Month-long trials converting this MinFree™-treated, low-mineral pine into aromatics (BTX) at Anellotech’s Bio-TCat process TCat-8® pilot plant showed extended, economic catalyst life. MinFree is expected […]

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Anellotech’s new biomass pre-treatment tech to remove minerals at 20MT/day scale

Anellotech’s new biomass pre-treatment tech to remove minerals at 20MT/day scale

July 7, 2019 |

In New York, Anellotech’s MinFree technology, a patent pending biomass pretreatment process has been demonstrated to significantly reduce the mineral (ash) content of loblolly pine at a 20 metric ton/day scale, according to Anellotech’s press release. Month-long trials converting this MinFree-treated, low-mineral pine into aromatics (BTX) at Anellotech’s Bio-TCat process TCat-8 pilot plant showed extended, […]

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Integrated Landscape Management Reduces Biomass Production Costs By 20%

Integrated Landscape Management Reduces Biomass Production Costs By 20%

June 30, 2019 |

In Idaho, a new techno-economic analysis by Idaho National Laboratory demonstrated that, by using integrated landscape management (ILM) techniques, bioenergy stakeholders could produce biomass at costs 20% lower than previous assumptions. Researchers modeled the cost reductions achieved by leveraging ILM strategies in Kansas, Iowa, and Illinois watersheds. Those strategies included switching to low-cost bioenergy crops […]

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