Tag: bioenergy

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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IRENA report shows cost of electricity from bioenergy down 14%

IRENA report shows cost of electricity from bioenergy down 14%

June 15, 2019 |

In the United Arab Emirates, a new International Renewable Energy Agency report said that the global weighted-average cost of electricity from concentrating solar power (CSP) declined by 26%, bioenergy by 14%, solar photovoltaics (PV) and onshore wind by 13%, hydropower by 12% and geothermal and offshore wind by 1%, respectively. The report, titled “Renewable Power […]

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Biomass pre-treatment for bioenergy report released

Biomass pre-treatment for bioenergy report released

April 28, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, IEA Bioenergy released its latest report, Biomass Pretreatment for Bioenergy which summarizes the efforts of an inter-task project designed to demonstrate how the application of certain biomass pre-treatment technologies could make existing bioenergy supply chains more fuel flexible, more efficient, and more cost-effective. By applying biomass pre-treatment activities such as washing, drying, […]

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Clean energy innovation report identifies breakthrough technologies

Clean energy innovation report identifies breakthrough technologies

February 10, 2019 |

In the United Kingdom, a new report on clean energy innovation headed by two of the world’s leading energy experts assesses the state of the clean energy innovation ecosystem in the U.S. and identifies clean energy technologies with the highest breakthrough potential. The report—led by former U.S. Secretary of Energy and Energy Futures Initiative founder, […]

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DOE researchers win 32 of the R&D 100 awards

DOE researchers win 32 of the R&D 100 awards

February 3, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., U.S. Department of Energy researchers have won 32 of the R&D 100 awards given out this past year by R&D Magazine, including a Bioenergy Technologies-funded project focused on a green nitrilation process to produce acrylonitrile. The annual awards are given in recognition of exceptional new products or processes that were developed and […]

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UK’s Renewable Energy Association launches bioenergy strategy review process

UK’s Renewable Energy Association launches bioenergy strategy review process

January 22, 2019 |

In the UK, the Renewable Energy Association has launched a far-reaching review into the future of bioenergy in the UK. Bioenergy is energy generated from bio-based fuels, such as wood pellets and biodiesel. The review comes shortly after the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) estimated bioenergy’s contribution to UK total energy could more than double […]

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ARPA-E Announces $11 Million for Fourth, Fifth OPEN+ Cohorts

ARPA-E Announces $11 Million for Fourth, Fifth OPEN+ Cohorts

January 19, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced $11 million in funding for 7 projects in the next two cohorts of the agency’s OPEN+ program: Energy-Water Technologies and Sensors for Bioenergy and Agriculture. Energy-Water cohort teams will develop new, energy-efficient processing technologies for industrial (particularly oil and gas) and […]

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Bamboo for bioenergy a viable option in Indonesia

Bamboo for bioenergy a viable option in Indonesia

December 2, 2018 |

In Indonesia, bamboo is being looked at as a sustainable alternative bioenergy source, especially considering the country’s palm oil for biofuel being attached for deforestation and other impacts. Researchers from Australia’s RMIT University and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) consider bamboo a viable alternative since it grows fast, has a long root system, […]

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Bioenergy recognized as a key contributor to achieve a climate neutral Europe by 2050

Bioenergy recognized as a key contributor to achieve a climate neutral Europe by 2050

December 2, 2018 |

In Belgium, the European Commission published its long-term strategy for emissions reduction looking at different options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% with more ambitious scenarios achieving a balance between greenhouse gas emissions and removals by 2050. Bioenergy Europe released a statement that said it “is glad to see that bioenergy is […]

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Latest models say almost all of Australia needed for bioenergy crops

Latest models say almost all of Australia needed for bioenergy crops

November 18, 2018 |

In Germany, models foresee a 10 to 30-fold rise in agricultural land devoted to bioenergy according to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Platform on Climate Change that was referred to by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Most IPCC scenarios foresee a major increase in land area for cultivating bioenergy crops […]

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