Biomass

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!

Renewable fuel conference details January 2013

Program, exhibitor and sponsorship details are available for the 2013 Canadian Wood Pellet Heating Conference in Quebec City February 27 to March 1, 2013. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Fuel from cyanobacteria January 2013

A researcher has engineered strains of cyanobacteria to produce free fatty acids, but has found that the process cuts the bacteria's production potential. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

NextGen Biofuels Fund accepting applications December 2012

Sustainable Development Technology Canada is now accepting applications for the 2013 NextGen Biofuels Fund. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

From wine to biomass December 2012

A group of young high school researchers have begun a project that looks at yeast on grapes, with the end goal of studying biofuel production. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Sustainable bioenergy production supported in US December 2012

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced $10 million in research grants to spur production of sustainable bioenergy and biobased products. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Chemistry of bio-oil production December 2012

New research from North Carolina State University provides molecular-level insights into how cellulose breaks down into bio-oil. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Producing ethanol from sweet sorghum December 2012

Delta BioRenewables and Commonwealth Agri-Energy have succesfully produced ethanol from sweet sorghum-derived sugars. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!