Biomass Processing

Lab testing underway for biogas potential of spent mushroom substrate September 2016

Ag-Grid Energy LLC to perform a set of four lab tests on solid mushroom substrates (SMS) including biomethane potential (BMP) testing. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Farmers optimistic about corn stalk sugar mill plans February 2016

A group of Southwestern Ontario farmers are one step closer to building a sugar mill for corn stalks and other plant matter, to help boost their bottom lines and attract more biochemical plants and jobs to the area. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Managing flax and hemp crop residues September 2015

Innovations in research and development (R&D) are giving farmers new options for managing crop residues left over after harvest. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Bernard Matthews rolls out major biomass boiler scheme June 2014

Turkey producer Bernard Matthews has signed a £24M deal to install biomass boilers as heat sources for its turkey barns. 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!

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!

Getting value out of lower-grade canola November 2013

Turning lower-grade canola into biodiesel presents some challenges, but Prairie researchers are finding innovative ways to overcome those challenges. 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!

Turning biomass into plastics and composites November 2013

A new program has launched in Canada, the Industrial Biomaterials program, to help inspire Canadian research, industry and others to create new materials. 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!

New biodiesel market for Ontario soybeans October 2013

Oct. 1, 2013, Guelph, Ont. – Great Lakes Biodiesel has begun production in Welland, Ont., creating a potential new market for Ontario soybeans. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Cereplast improves algae bioplastics process September 2013

Cereplast Inc. is researching how to bring to the market a more sustainable and cost efficient process for the development of algae bioplastic resins. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Cellulosic ethanol facility planned in Quebec September 2013

SDTC has contributed to the creation and operation of a cellulosic ethanol facility in Quebec. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

USDA supporting advanced biofueld producers September 2013

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is making payments to support advanced biofuels - nearly $15.5 million in payments to 188 producers. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Producing biofuels from palm plantations August 2013

NextFuels will be economically producing transportation and industrial fuels from wet, unprocessed agricultural waste from palm plantations. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

A case for a cornstalks to bioprocessing venture August 2013

A value chain consortium has presented its final report to local corn producers on a business case for sustaining a commercially viable cellulosic sugar plant. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

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