Biorefining

Cellulosic Sugar Producers Cooperative to develop agricultural biomass supply chain April 2016

Cellulosic Sugar Producers Cooperative, an Ontario-based farmer's co-op, confirms that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Comet Biorefining. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Helping willow be used for biomass January 2014

Willow trees grow fast, produce high yields and regrow after being cut, and researchers in the UK may have found a gene to help spped up the re-growth. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Simple technique may drive down biofuel production costs January 2014

Removing lignin from plant biomass for the production of biofuels used to be an extremely expensive process - but researchers at NC State have found a solution. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Efficiently using lignin modified poplars December 2013

The wood of lignin modified poplar trees can be used and converted into sugars for a more efficient way to produce bioproducts. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Breaking down second generation biofuels December 2013

Researchers ave discovered a family of enzymes that can degrade hard-to-digest biomass into its constituent sugars. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Algae to oil in minutes December 2013

Researchers have condensed a million-year process into minutes in the lab to turn algae into oil, water and usable byproducts. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

USDA promotes 'Farm-to-Fleet' biofuel program December 2013

The USDA and U.S. Navy's joint "Farm-to-Fleet" venture will now make biofuel blends part of regular, operational fuel purchase and use by the military. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

BioCNG wins International Bioenergy Project of the Year award December 2013

BioCNG developed an alternative vehicle fuel system for CleanWorld's biodigester facility, and was awarded the "International Bioenergy Project of the Year." Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Largest biogas cogeneration project in Canada opens December 2013

The largest anaerobic digester co-generation facility in Canada officially opened on December 4th. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Using algae to clean water, feed livestock December 2013

Researchers are looking to see if algae can be used to clean water polluted by manure, then safely fed to livestock as a food source. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Directing biofuel production November 2013

Researchers have charted a reaction network in a microbe that shows how it turns sunlight into energy, with hopes of using it for biofuel production. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Turning beetle-killed trees into biofuel November 2013

The USDA has awarded $10 million to study the challenges associated in using beetle-killed wood from the Rockies as a feedstock source of bioenergy. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Creating bio-oil from wood and agricultural waste November 2013

Battelle has developed a device that transforms biomass materials such as wood chips or agricultural waste into valuable bio-oil using catalytic pyrolysis. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Tricking algae's biological clock November 2013

Tricking algae's biological clock to remain in its daytime setting can boost the compounds they produce. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Using fungus to improve biofuel production November 2013

Researchers have used an enzyme derived from a fungus to help rapidly break down plant lignocellulose. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Making rubber from dandelions November 2013

Scientists from Fraunhofer have transformed the ordinary dandelion from a weed into an agricultural crop that produces an abundance of natural rubber. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Chickens to benefit from biofuels November 2013

Chickens could be the unexpected beneficiaries of the growing biofuels industry, feeding on proteins retrieved from the fermenters used to brew bioethanol. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

USDA to help develop advanced biofuel projects October 2013

The USDA has announced $181 million to develop commercial-scale biorefineries or retrofit existing facilities with technology to develop advanced biofuels. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

The energy potential of straw October 2013

Straw from agriculture has been underutilised as a biomass residue and waste material, but Germany may have found a role for it in energy production Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

NRC announces new bioenergy program October 2013

The production of energy from biomass is opening up new markets for the Canadian forestry, agricultural and municipal solid waste sectors. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

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