Tag: biomass

The Competitive Edge: Marine BioEnergy, Inc.

The Competitive Edge: Marine BioEnergy, Inc.

April 23, 2020 |

Q: What was the reason for founding your organization – what was the open niche you saw that could be addressed with a new product or service? What was the problem, or gap, or opportunity? The U.S needs a billion tons of biomass per year, both predictable and affordable.  While corn and other land crops […]

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Converting Biomass Plant into RNG – Costs, LCA: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Low-Carbon Renewable Natural Gas from Wood Wastes – Part 2

Converting Biomass Plant into RNG – Costs, LCA: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Low-Carbon Renewable Natural Gas from Wood Wastes – Part 2

April 15, 2020 |

Part 1 Slide Guide looked at the GTI study’s resource analysis, site layout catalysts requirements, but for today’s Part 2, we are focusing on the money and the charts. Dive into the details on project development costs and spend profile, CAPEX and OPEX, economic, operational and pricing assumptions used for the model, LCA inputs for […]

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Converting Biomass Plant into RNG – Site Layout, Catalysts Requirements: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Low-Carbon Renewable Natural Gas from Wood Wastes – Part 1

Converting Biomass Plant into RNG – Site Layout, Catalysts Requirements: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Low-Carbon Renewable Natural Gas from Wood Wastes – Part 1

April 14, 2020 |

California needs facilities that can dramatically reduce GHG emissions and black carbon production by using wood waste, according to GTI. The closing of biomass power plants is leading to open burning of the excess of these wastes. Dive into the details and graphics of the resource analysis, site and equipment layout, the chemicals and catalysts […]

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Coalition of environmental NGOs calls on BlackRock to divest from Drax over biomass

Coalition of environmental NGOs calls on BlackRock to divest from Drax over biomass

March 24, 2020 |

In the UK, a coalition of 32 environmental organizations worldwide has sent a letter to the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, asking it to divest from Drax Plc, owner of the world’s largest wood-burning power station in the UK, and to clarify its position on biomass energy. BlackRock is Drax’s joint third largest shareholder, holding […]

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A novel biofuel system for hydrogen production from biomass

A novel biofuel system for hydrogen production from biomass

March 22, 2020 |

In South Korea, a research team at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, or UNIST, has presented a new biofuel system that uses lignin found in biomass for the production of hydrogen. The system decomposes lignin with a molybdenum (Mo) catalyst to produce high value-added compounds, and the electrons extracted in the process effectively […]

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UK government looking to drop biomass conversions of coal-fired power from subsidy program

UK government looking to drop biomass conversions of coal-fired power from subsidy program

March 4, 2020 |

In the UK, the government has opened a public consultation looking at the possibility of removing biomass conversions of coal-fired power stations from its Contracts for Difference program. The justification for the change, which is currently supported through 2027 for projects already approved under the scheme, is because it says that electricity has already become […]

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NREL researchers develop promising oxygenate molecule from biomass

NREL researchers develop promising oxygenate molecule from biomass

December 17, 2019 |

In Colorado, a novel oxygenate molecule that can be produced from biomass shows promise for use as a blend for diesel fuel, according to researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The NREL scientists, along with colleagues at Yale University, Argonne National Laboratory, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, are part of the Department of […]

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Water-based tech converts biomass into food ingredients – Renmatix and Cargill sign Joint Development Agreement

Water-based tech converts biomass into food ingredients – Renmatix and Cargill sign Joint Development Agreement

December 15, 2019 |

We love cookies as much as the Cookie Monster, but make them from sustainable ingredients and a water-based technology and that’s even more exhilarating. Functional food ingredients from unused plant materials is just what Renmatix and Cargill are aiming to explore with their new joint development agreement, but what makes this breaking news even more […]

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Trash to Cash – New Anellotech Technology Tackles Plastics Pollution by Recycling Plastic Waste Into Chemicals

Trash to Cash – New Anellotech Technology Tackles Plastics Pollution by Recycling Plastic Waste Into Chemicals

December 8, 2019 |

In New York, breaking news arrived that Anellotech is significantly expanding its program with Plas-TCat, a new process technology aiming to convert a wide range of plastic waste directly into chemicals – which can then be used to make new, virgin plastics. 95% of plastic packaging material is annually lost to the economy after a […]

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New biomass fueled cooking system launched by Enki Stove

New biomass fueled cooking system launched by Enki Stove

December 8, 2019 |

In Italy, Enki Stove is using their patented technology, toroidal pyrolytic system, to transform any biomass into a clean flame, perfect for any use like cooking or heating. Enki Stove Technology transforms any biomass (pellets, wood, dry organic waste) in a powerful flame, up to 1000 °C degrees. A special geometric shape improves the pyrolytic […]

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