Biomass

Commodity prices challenge biomass September 2013

Strong commodity prices are one of the major challenges to establishing biomass crops in North America. 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!

Tending a garden September 2013

Researchers are looking into using leaf-cutter ants as an example of better biofuel production Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

BC wildfire debris explored for bioenergy August 2013

A new tool will help communities in B.C. determine if debris left by wildfire prevention can provide a sustainable source for bioenergy. 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!

One-stop biomass shop August 2013

Researchers have developed a one-pot, wash-free, process for the pretreatment of switchgrass, a leading potential biofuel feedstock. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

$5 million invested in algae-based fuel August 2013

New Mexico State University has received a $5 million grant to create algae-based fuel that is compatible with existing refineries. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Sugarcane cousin provides biofuel hopes August 2013

A new type of crop is being grown in California's Imperial Valley - energy cane - a cousin of sugercane. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

University of Iowa to use Miscanthus power August 2013

New Energy Farms have established the first Miscanthus crops for the University of Iowa Biomass project. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Second annual "Summer of Algae" campaign begins August 2013

The Algae Biomass Organization has kicked off its second annual "Summer of Algae" to raise awareness. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

U.S. invests $22 million in algae biofuels August 2013

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced over $22 million to help develop cost-competitive algae fuels. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

UK invests £25 million in advanced biofuels August 2013

The UK Government will award £25 million to the winner of an advanced biofuel demonstration plant competition. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Using sea lettuce in P.E.I for biofuel July 2013

The P.E.I Shellfish Association is investigating the feasibility of turning sea lettuce into biofuel. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Turning invasive trees into jet fuel July 2013

USDA researchers are exploring options for using invasive trees to develop jet fuel for U.S. Navy fighter jets. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Identifying microbes for biomass deconstruction July 2013

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy are using genomic techniques to identify microbes that could be used in biofuel processing. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Using camelina to make biofuel July 2013

Anoka-Ramsey Community College is growing camelina and soybeans to expand research and training in the biofuel production process. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Warming up to poultry July 2013

A Minnesota study will explore the feasibility of using biomass to heat poultry barns. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

National Biofuels Conference reveals agenda July 2013

The 2013 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo announced its preliminary agenda earlier this week. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Agenda announced for algae biomass summit July 2013

The Algae Biomass Organization has announced the agenda for the 7th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, bringing expert and leaders together for the conference. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Engineering E.coli July 2013

Harvard University researchers have genetically engineered E. coli bacteria to produce precursors of high-octane biofuels. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!