bioenergy Articles

  • Bioenergy in B.C.

    Garth Thoroughgood said the 2007 Throne Speech provided a strong mandate for greenhouse gas reduction that was reiterated in the 2008 Throne Speech. The 2007 Energy Plan announced a $25 million Innovative Clean Energy Fund and included the implementation of a bioenergy strategy. The 2008 budget included a carbon tax and investment in greener choices. But it was legislation passed in 2008, ...

  • Boosting bioenergy in Europe

    Introduction Energy in Europe is mainly produced from fossil fuels that used to be relatively cheap and convenient to transport and use. However these fuels emit pollutants and greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Limited quantities in the world lead to unreliable supplies, causing erratic pricing in the short term and increasing the risk of socio-economic disasters in the medium term. The ...


  • Case study: Maabjerg Bioenergy

    Substrate: Animal manure and food waste Biogas flow: 3.600 Nm3/h H2S Inlet: 3.000 ppm H2S Outlet: 80 ppm Year of installation: 2012 The Maabjerg plant is a collaboration between agriculture, municipalities and the district heat station and is situated in the northern part of Denmark. When in full ...


    By Biogasclean A/S

  • Case study: Roager Bioenergi

    Substrate: Energy crops, animal manure, other organic material Biogas flow: 1.200 Nm3/h H2S inlet: 2.000 ppm H2S H2S outlet: 50 ppm H2S Year of Installation: 2011 Roager/Lundsby Bioenergi is located in the southern part of Denmark. It is a unique biogas plant as the input is a mixture of animal ...


    By Biogasclean A/S

  • Eilstorfer Bioenergie case study

    In 2011, Eilstorfer Bioenergie built a biogas plant fed on sustainable materials. It is a community installation shared by several farmers cooperating in a joint energy project. Aside from the digester, the plant comprises of three Dreyer & Bosse CHP units. One CHP unit is located at the biogas plant to ensure the supply of heat required for the digester and adjacent pig rearing ...

  • Why is a University in the Bioenergy Business?

    Why is a University in the Bioenergy Business? This article provides an interesting read from the perspective of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh exploring the diverse range of benefits from their fleet of three anaerobic digesters. From campus sustianability, to unique learning opportunities, all the way to expanding digester opportunities to thesmall family dairies, and more. The ...


    By BIOFerm™ Energy Systems

  • Environmental aspects and bioenergy projects

    Nelson Lee emphasized the “need to involve an environmental professional” early and throughout the project cycle. “Otherwise you can get blindsided with what you don’t know.” He reviewed five project cycle stages. The concept stage involves project definition, due diligence, and approvals. Keystone worked with Balanced Power Engineering Inc. to examine the feasibility of bioenergy production ...

  • Power procurement and the bioenergy call

    Martin Kincade said the purpose of BC Hydro, a government-owned company, is “to provide reliable power, at low cost, for generations.” Ninety percent of the power produced and consumed in B.C. is renewable, and energy rates in B.C. are among the lowest in North America. To close the gap between future needs and current supply, BC Hydro needs to “buy more.” Kincade outlined BC Hydro’s acquisition ...

  • Global bioenergy: problems and prospects

    This paper explores the future global potential for bioenergy. We use energy analysis, and more generally climate change effects, as our criteria for evaluation. Since widespread use of new bioenergy is probably decades away, our evaluation attempts to take into account likely future conditions. Previous research displays large variations in estimates of both energy ratio and technical potential. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Bioenergy 2015 Scheduled For June

    DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and the Clean Energy Research and Educational Foundation (CEREF) are co-hosting Bioenergy 2015: Opportunities in a Changing Energy Landscape, scheduled for June 23-24, 2015, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • BioEnergy Outlook: Interesting Times

    There is no historical evidence that the expression “may you live in interesting times” is actually a Chinese curse, but, apocryphal or not, it seems appropriate in the immediate aftermath of the 2016 election. Regardless of one’s political affiliations, there is no denying that the next few years are going to be interesting. For renewable energy in general that might not always ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Risk governance guidelines for bioenergy policies

    The IRGC Policy Brief 'Risk Governance Guidelines for Bioenergy Policies' examines the opportunities and risks of bioenergy to meet goals such as energy security, rural development and climate change mitigation. It identifies deficits in the current governance of those risks, and presents IRGC’s recommendations for improvements to the risk governance of ...

  • A Canadian perspective on the future of biofuels and bioenergy

    Concerns about grain-based biofuels include their “impact on food prices and availability,” said David B. Layzell, and that their capacity to contribute to liquid fuels is inadequate. He said there are three main drivers for bioenergy: the rural economy, climate change, and energy security. In March 2008, the Government of Canada stated that its driver is the rural economy. “I think this is ...

  • Boosting bioenergy needn`t sacrifice food security

    Increasing the production of energy from biomass (bioenergy) needn't come at the expense of growing food crops — done right, it can enhance food security and prosperity in Africa, say Lee R. Lynd and Jeremy Woods. Assessments of the impact of bioenergy on food security have focused too heavily on the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Bioenergy Research Centers Reach 500th Invention Milestone

    On March 3, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Research Centers (BRC) announced the 500th invention disclosure since 2007. The BRCs, which consist of the BioEnergy Science Center (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Overview of biomass and bioenergy sources in northern B.C.

    Ibrahim Karidio identified four groups of biomass sources: cellulosic materials from wood residues, agricultural crops, animal wastes, and municipal and industrial solid wastes. “B.C. has a huge land mass,” Karidio said. Of the total provincial annual allowable cut, 47% comes from the Northern Interior. B.C. generates 31% of Canadian wood residues and 66% of Canadian surplus wood residues. ...

  • Bioenergy opportunities in the pulp and paper and sawmill industries

    Fernando Preto said the Canada Centre for Mineral and Energy Technology (CANMET) Energy Technology Centre in Ottawa is “not a fundamental research lab…. We help industry develop technologies.” The Biomass and Renewables Group “took a different approach, asking, ‘What’s the converted value of one dry tonne of wood?’” Preto’s team made a number of assumptions about pellet-generated heat, power, and ...

  • Allready-Box brings security to production of bioenergy

    Animal feed manufacturer Futtertrocknung Mindelheim eG of southern Germany has been operating a co-generation power station since 2008. During the summer months, this power station uses ecological methods to generate the heat and electricity the company needs to dry soilage. Utilizing a year-round, low-temperature heating network, it supplies local industrial firms and public institutions with ...


    By ALLWEILER GmbH

  • EU bioenergy potential from a resource efficiency perspective

    The bioenergy challenge The European Union has set itself the ambitious target to increase the share of renewable sources in final energy consumption to 20 % by 2020 (EC, 2009). This is motivated by the widespread recognition that using fossil fuels to generate energy causes significant harm to the environment and human well.being. Renewable energy technologies offer a way to increase ...

  • Bioenergy and the convergence of the markets for fuel, food, and fibre

    Don Roberts said four key variables are driving the economics of biofuel production: the price of fossil fuels, the cost of the feedstock, the “plethora” of conversion technology, and regulations, which stimulate demand. These variables are in flux, which presents a dilemma for investors, who “hate uncertainty.” Conversion technologies are at varying stages of market readiness. As “some of the ...

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