Biomass

Green Alchemy May 2014

Cellulosic biomass is difficult to store and transport - and that has been a major obstacle in making it commercially viable. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Debate over burning trees for biomass energy

Based on four relatively recent studies, the NRDC is urging MI state to remove whole trees from its list of allowable fuel sources. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

A Viable Alternative to Coal April 2014

Coal has been the T. B Power Plant’s fuel source, but research within the past two decades has shown the harmful byproducts of this energy source. 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!

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!

Sessions announced for the 2014 International Biomass Conference & Expo December 2013

The agenda for the technical sessions at the 7th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo have been revealed. 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!

Decade long report on U.S. bioenergy grasses released December 2013

The first long-term U.S. field trials of Miscanthus was found to have yields more than twice those of swithgrass over a 10 year period. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Canadian Green Fuels Award winners revealed December 2013

The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association has announced the 2013 Green Fuels Award Recipients. 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!

Caster oil plant proteins mapped October 2013

Researchers have mapped the proteins from the caster oil plant, which can be used to make bio-diesel. 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!

Potential biomass uses to be explored at conference October 2013

The Using Biomass Now Conference will explore the potential uses for biomass in Alberta on December 9, 2013. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

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