Tag: woody biomass

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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Walki develops cover to speed up woody biomass drying

Walki develops cover to speed up woody biomass drying

[ 0 ] May 5, 2011 |

In Finland, Walki has developed a paper-based, waterproof cover that can be chipped and burned together with logging residue. The cover itself is a four-meter wide laminate, mainly produced from renewable fibrous materials. It shelters the top of a log pile, where logs are dried to improve energy content, but leaves the sides open, allowing […]

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John Deere launches woody biomass supporters website

John Deere launches woody biomass supporters website

[ 0 ] January 25, 2011 |

In Illinois, John Deere has launched woodybiomass,com, a site where “site visitors can influence friends, family, co-workers or their local legislators about the benefits of woody biomass by just a few clicks through the “Making It a Reality” tab”. Via the tab, visitors can email the site link, or send messages to local legislators in […]

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