Tag: Idaho National Laboratory

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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Idaho National Laboratory researcher finds new way to produce cyanobacteria

Idaho National Laboratory researcher finds new way to produce cyanobacteria

May 9, 2019 |

In Idaho, a researcher at Idaho National Laboratory has developed a way to grow blue-green algae – known as cyanobacteria – for bioenergy. The process could also help clean up water from wastewater treatment plants. Blue-green algae blooms can clog waterways around the world, from estuaries in Florida to the Mississippi River Basin to lakes […]

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Researchers converting contaminated alfalfa to biomass fuel

Researchers converting contaminated alfalfa to biomass fuel

August 5, 2017 |

In Idaho, researchers at the Idaho National Laboratory are taking alfalfa contaminated with inorganic bromide and figuring out what farmers can do with the otherwise useless bales, like biomass fuel. The alfalfa was contaminated from methyl bromide, a highly toxic pesticide after a potato pest issue led to its spraying on fields, but that meant […]

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OriginOil, Idaho National Lab link for algal standards development

OriginOil, Idaho National Lab link for algal standards development

September 26, 2011 |

In California, OriginOil announced that they will begin to work with the DOE’s Idaho National Labratory to develop standards for converting biomass, including algae, into biofuels and other products.  The collaboration will include how algae can add energy content to other feedstocks such as woody and herbaceous materials, which are already being configured for biochemical […]

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