Biomass

Using microalgae for biodiesel March 2013

Researchers have shown that dinoflagellate microalgae is suitable for cultivation to ultimately produce biodiesel. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Biomass conference and expo updates agenda March 2013

The agenda for the 6th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo has been updated and been made available online. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Broilers Love Biomass! March 2013

René Gélinas undertook a conversion to biomass heating in 2010 and discovered that his broilers did significantly better once the new system was implemented. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Creating more efficient biofuels March 2013

Researchers are looking at ways to improve the pretreatment and fermentation steps in the production of drop-in biodiesel, jet fuel and bio-lubricants. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Duckweed for use as a biofuel March 2013

Researchers are looking to duckweed as a cheap and sustainable source of biomass for producing gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Wood fibre yield based on cross-Canada research March 2013

Many landowners have questions about how much woody biomass they can realistically expect when growing wood fibre as a cash crop. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Powering a fuel cell using biomass February 2013

Ballard Power Systems has sold a 175 kilowatt ClearGen distributed generation fuel cell system to the Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe of Humboldt County, California. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Proven woody biomass harvesting technologies February 2013

When it comes to harvesting a short-rotation woody biomass crop, farmers already have a choice of several proven high-, medium- and low-cost equipment options. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Improving biofuel production through genetic engineering February 2013

Michigan State University researchers have genetically engineered plants with oily leaves, which could aid in biofuel and animal feed production. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Europe's biomass answers February 2013

The OSCIA is organizing a trade mission to Europe to explore biomass processing and market development. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Agenda finalized for Canadian pellet heat conference February 2013

The final agenda and speakers are set for next week's Canadian Wood Pellet Heating Conference, which includes focuses on appliances, sustainability and more. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Vecoplan announces new project manager February 2013

Matt Davidson has been appointed as the newest Project Manager in Vecoplan LLC's Waste Systems Center of Competency. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Biomass to triple in use by 2030 February 2013

Driven by aggressive biofuel mandates, rapid growth will cause great strain on biomass by 2030, according to Lux Research. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

New plant structure impoves biofuel processing February 2013

Researchers at the University of Georgia found a connection between two plant cell wall proteins could lead to easier plant breakdown for biofuel processing. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Boosting biofuel production February 2013

Researchers have engineered an enzyme that can increase output of alkanes, a possible replacement for key component of gasoline. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Bioenergy from corn cobs February 2013

Corn crop residues are often left on harvested fields to protect soil quality, but they could become an important raw material in cellulosic ethanol production. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Agricultural by-products receive Governmental support January 2013

The Canadian Government is investing over $450,000 in creating new uses for agricultural and seafood waste. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

The power of eggshells January 2013

Researchers at the University of Alberta are using eggshells in the creation of high-energy supercapacitors. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Marginal land ideal for alternative energy January 2013

Researchers at Michigan State University have shown that marginal lands are an untapped resource to grow biomass to be used for fuel production. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

USDA invests $25 million in bioenergy research January 2013

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced $25 million to fund research and development of renewable energy and biobased products. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!