Tag: woody biomass

Red Rock Biofuels facility breaks ground in Lakeview

Red Rock Biofuels facility breaks ground in Lakeview

July 29, 2018 |

In Oregon, Red Rock Biofuels broke ground on the $320 million renewable fuels facility last week, a step forward towards taking woody biomass waste and converting it to an estimated 15 million gallons of jet fuel. After seven years in progress, the groundbreaking provided a monumental day for Red Rock and those who have contracts […]

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Velocys picks up velocity while rockin’ with red rock

Velocys picks up velocity while rockin’ with red rock

May 6, 2018 |

In the United Kingdom, renewable fuels company, Velocys, received a “notice to proceed” action to commence manufacturing of the Fischer-Tropsch reactors and catalyst for the Red Rock Biofuels biorefinery that will be located in Lakeview, Oregon. RRB has commenced construction of the biorefinery, which will incorporate Velocys’ technology, and produce low- carbon, renewable diesel and […]

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Steeper Energy in licensing deal with Silva Green Fuel advanced biofuel project

Steeper Energy in licensing deal with Silva Green Fuel advanced biofuel project

January 14, 2018 |

In Denmark, Steeper Energy, a Danish-Canadian clean-fuel company, is partnering with Silva Green Fuel, a Norwegian-Swedish joint venture, to construct a EUR 50.6 M (nearly $62 million) industrial scale demonstration plant at a former pulp mill located in Tofte, Norway leading to a future commercial scale project. Steeper will license its proprietary Hydrofaction technology to […]

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March Madness 2017: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Woody Biomass and its prospects and markets

March Madness 2017: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Woody Biomass and its prospects and markets

April 4, 2017 |

When they write the story of the advanced bioeconomy one day, they might just title it “Put Another Log on the Fire” because consistently you tell us that the near-term feedstock opportunities are in waste residues and in woody biomass. In the March Madness webinar “Woody biomass and its prospects and markets,” Bob Kodrzycki gave us this […]

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Sundrop selects developer for Lousiana plant, to begin construction this year

Sundrop selects developer for Lousiana plant, to begin construction this year

July 15, 2013 |

In Louisiana, Sundrop Fuels has selected IHI E&C International Corp as their contractor for their $450 million plant outside of Alexandria. The plant, which will use natural gas to produce about 60 million gallons of gasoline each year, will provide the platform to test its gasification technology for woody biomass-based “green gasoline.” Sundrop Fuels has […]

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The Biofuels Center completes North Carolina woody biomass census

The Biofuels Center completes North Carolina woody biomass census

June 6, 2013 |

In North Carolina, the Biofuels Center of North Carolina has completed its statewide woody biomass assessment—the first report of its kind. The Center coordinated with Raleigh-based Gelbert, Fullbright & Randolph (GFR) Forestry Consultants and the state’s seven economic development regions in 2011 to undertake the now-complete, three-part analysis of the state’s wood resources as foundation […]

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Minnesota biofuels company fined for air pollution

Minnesota biofuels company fined for air pollution

November 12, 2012 |

In Minnesota, Fibrominn has been fined $14,000 by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for violating air pollution limits. The biomass company, which burns wood and turkey waste to produce electricity, has been burning treated wood whose resins can be harmful to the air. More on the story.

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Auburn University professor receives NSF grant for biomass gasification research

Auburn University professor receives NSF grant for biomass gasification research

July 30, 2012 |

In Alabama, Professor Sushil Ahikari, assistant professor of biosystems engineering at Auburn University received a $335,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct a bioenergy research study, focusing on biomass gasification. His research will set up a program called Research Exerpeinces for Undergraduates, allowing 10 students from research universities to spend 10 weeks on […]

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Woods, grasses and rye in focus as Sun Grant Center heads to DOE for funding

Woods, grasses and rye in focus as Sun Grant Center heads to DOE for funding

August 17, 2011 |

In South Dakota, the North Central Regional Sun Grant Center is recommending four projects to the DOE to approve funding.  The projects will involve using perennial grasses and woody perennials for the production of biofuel. One project in particular will examine the use of winter rye, which would be planted after the corn harvest and […]

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Diamond mine timber to become ethanol feedstock

Diamond mine timber to become ethanol feedstock

July 6, 2011 |

In Canada, Nipawin Biomass has signed an MOU with Shore Gold to use waste timber from a diamond mine under development in Saskatchewan as feedstock for ethanol production. Nipawin Biomass has developed a process with Saskatchewan Research Council to process cellulose into syngas which then uses a proprietary catalytic conversion technology to convert it into […]

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