Biomass

Reducing cornstalk supply chain cost projections September 2015

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) and La Coop fédérée (LCF) have been working jointly to model supply chain costs for future bioprocessing projects in Ontario and Quebec. 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!

USDA announces incentives to establish biomass crops September 2015

The USDA recently announced an enrolment window for farmers and forest landowners seeking assistance to grow new sources of biomass for energy. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

New grasslands study has global reach August 2015

Humans depend upon high levels of ecosystem biodiversity, but due to climate change and changes in land use, biodiversity loss is greater now than at any time in human history. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Converde Energy to commission biomass grinding plant at Cambridge facility July 2015

Company to build and commission a biomass grinding line complete with sizing sieves and testing equipment at its Cambridge facility. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

OPG rejects natural gas, biomass option for Nanticoke Generating Station July 2015

The province stopped burning coal at the plant in 2013 and has now written off the possibility of converting NGS to natural gas or biomass. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Cover crop options for 2015 July 2015

There are many opportunities to include cover crops in your rotation. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Ontario industries can finally burn waste not coal June 2015

Ontario’s energy intensive industries have finally been permitted to burn many kinds of waste, in place of coal. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Livestock bedding offers markets for miscanthus, switchgrass growers June 2015

Farmers in search of bedding alternatives for their livestock and poultry may have found it in biomass crops like miscanthus and switchgrass. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Ontario farmers being pointed to wheat straw alternatives May 2015

Turbulent market prices and poor weather are forcing wheat farmers in Ontario to improvise - but the latest solutions seem too good to be true. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Biomass-based chemicals achieved by gasification: VTT May 2015

The Finnish research institute VTT has demonstrated that lignocellulosic biomass can be successfully converted into industrial biochemicals. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Paradigm shifts April 2015

MSU is conducting a multiyear investigation to explore the role of perennial bioenergy crops in supplying a host of services rising in demand. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

AgBiomass day 2015 a great success April 2015

The Ontario Biomass Producers Co-operative (OBPC), recently hosted the Ag Biomass Day 2015 in Guelph. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Ontario’s biomass industry ready to grow by seeking new markets April 2015

After thorough initial research, the biomass industry is now working to build and expand markets for crops that can be grown for energy. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Ceres accelerates sugarcane trait development following positive field results

Ceres' biotech traits for drought resistance and increased sugar yield demonstrate compelling performance advantages. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

USDA expands investments in next-generation bioenergy development March 2015

US government announces the availability of up to $8.7 million in funding for bioenergy research and education efforts. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Farmers form new co-operative to produce sugar from corn stover February 2015

A small group of Ontario farmers has come together to form Ontario’s newest co-op. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Generating bioethanol with starch and yeast February 2015

A new class of enzymes can degrade previously resistant forms of starch, according to a new study. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!