bioenergy production Articles

  • Economic assessment of regional bioenergy systems in Australia: a flow analysis application

    This paper describes a modelling tool that integrates Material Flow Analysis, energy production and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions accounting for biomass flows at a regional scale. This tool allows comprehensive analysis of alternative systems for management of biomass waste and bioenergy production in regional areas. Different possible options for processing a range of biomass waste streams can ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Bioenergy and land use: a spatial-agent dynamic model of energy crop production in Illinois

    To reduce dependence on foreign oil and natural gas and address concerns about climate change, the USA is increasingly developing renewable, domestic energy sources, notably biomass for the production of ethanol and biodiesel. Illinois, as one of the farming states of the Midwest, has significant potential to produce bioenergy crops. Land requirements place these crops in competition with ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Non-Profits Release Report On Improvements To The European Commission’s Bioenergy Policy

    On September 5, 2016, a group of non-profits, including Oxfam International, Fern, and Greenpeace, published a report outlining policy measures that should be taken by the European Commission (EC) to ensure that bioenergy is as low-carbon and resource efficient as possible. The report, "A ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • DOE Announces Funding for Bioenergy Research and Development Projects

    On September 4, 2018, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced its support for projects in Bioenergy Research and Development. The projects total about $80 million and address early-stage research and development in the hopes of achieving DOE’s goal of reducing biobased costs in ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Golden opportunities in the golden state

    California can be a tough place to do business, but a number of new policies are in place to make it easier to develop bioenergy projects. In 2012, the state adopted a new Bioenergy Action Plan and passed several laws to promote electricity and biogas production from organic waste. With pending legislation on organics diversion and new incentives for bioenergy, California is poised for explosive ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • DOE Bioenergy Technologies office to request applications for Biomass Research and Development Initiative

    On January 13, 2017, the DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), together with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), announced the intent to issue a request for applications (RFA) titled “Fiscal Year 17 Biomass Research and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Bioenergy and charcoal production: an alternative option for disposal of combustible municipal wastes

    This project explored the possibility of using a CSIRO process to convert green waste (70,000 T/yr) to bioenergy. Tests conducted using CSIRO fluidised bed technique show that these wastes can be successfully converted to charcoal, and that this charcoal is very suitable for use as cooking fuels. The charcoal recovery rates achieved are also acceptable for commercial production and use as ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Minnesota Department of Agriculture Offers Grant Opportunity

    The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is offering an opportunity for funding to advance a bioenergy or biochemical production technology toward commercial scale through the construction and operation of a pilot plant. To be eligible for the AGRI Bioenergy/Biochemical Pilot Project Grant, applicants ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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 ...

  • Executive Order and Proposed Bill Will Boost Biobased Products and Bioenergy

    Developments in the world of biobased products and bioenergy have flourished in recent years, as reported by sources such as The Carbohydrate Economy newsletter, the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, the New Uses Council, and In Business magazine, among others. But while each new use for crop residues or another cellulosic ethanol project brings encouragement to sustainability proponents, the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Productivity and nutrient dynamics in bioenergy double-cropping systems

    Double-crop systems have the potential to generate additional feedstocks for bioenergy and livestock utilization, and also to reduce NO3–N leaching relative to sole-crop systems. Field studies were conducted near Ames, IA, during 2005–2007 to evaluate productivity and crop and soil nutrient dynamics in three prototypical bioenergy double-crop systems, and in a conventionally managed sole-crop ...

  • How much biomass can Europe use without harming the environment?

    Extending biomass use to produce energy (bioenergy) will both help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet the European renewable energy targets. However, biomass production may create additional environmental pressures, such as on biodiversity, soil and water resources. The European Environment Agency is currently assessing how much biomass can be used for energy generation without causing such ...

  • DOE presents Bioenergy 2015 next week in Washington, D.C.

    It is not too late to register for Bioenergy 2015, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and the Clean Energy Research and Education Foundation (CEREF), and taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on June 23–24, 2015. Speakers include Jonathan Male, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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, ...

  • 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

  • The production of biofuels and renewable chemicals by fast pyrolysis of biomass

    Bio-energy can provide more renewable energy requirements than any other technology. This paper focuses on fast pyrolysis as the only thermal process that directly delivers a high yield of liquid. This can be used on site or transported to centralised facilities for utilisation. This offers the potential for optimisation, greater economies of scale and exploitation of bio-refineries. The overall ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Highlights from DOE’s “Bioproducts in the Bioeconomy” Webinar

    On Monday, October 26, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) presented “Bioproducts in the Federal Bioeconomy Portfolio Webinar,” a webinar on how the federal government is promoting sustainability through three different avenues: bioproducts research; commercialization; and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Above all, biogas must be efficient

    Herning Bioenergi and Bigadan use blower technology made by AERZEN In Denmark, AERZEN blowers create the link between biogas plant and dairy plant. Until 2020 Denmark wants to reduce its gross energy consumption - regardless of the aspired economic growth - by 12% compared with 2006. Another goal: Until 2050 the own power and heat requirements shall exclusively be served by ...

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