Biomass Treatment Articles

  • Biomass and Integration in Future Energy Systems and the Bioeconomy

    Biomass was the primary source of materials and energy until the industrial revolution set off a series of major changes around two hundred years ago. In the industrialized world fossil fuels became the primary source for energy in the forms of electricity and heat and provided almost all fuels for transport. However, biomass continued to maintain an important role in the economies in both ...

  • Aerobic granular biomass technology: advancements in design, applications and further developments

    Aerobic granular sludge is seen as the future standard for industrial and municipal wastewater treatment. Through a Dutch research and development program, a full-scale aerobic granular biomass technology has been developed – the Nereda® technology – which has been implemented to treat municipal and industrial wastewater. The Nereda® system is considered to be the first aerobic granular ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Magnetic biochar combining adsorption and separation recycle for removal of chromium in aqueous solution

    Biochar has been developed in recent years for the removal of contaminants such as Cr (VI) in water. The enhancement of the adsorption capacity of biochar and its recyclable use are still challenges. In this study, magnetic biochar derived from corncobs and peanut hulls was synthesized under different pyrolysis temperatures after pretreating the biomass with a low concentration of 0.5 M FeCl3 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • What Makes Biomass a Sustainable Energy Source?

    “Sustainability” is a major buzzword in the energy sector. In the face of climate change, national governments and global organizations like the United Nations continue to encourage the use of sustainable energy sources. In this blog, we’ll examine what makes biomass sustainable, specifically plant-derived biomass like wood pellets. Sustainable Resources: Wood ...


    By Uzelac Industries, Inc

  • Fuel for Schools: A Biomass Success Story

    On our blog, you have learned about different types of biofuel, the process for creating biofuel, and the global benefits of using biomass technology. Now it’s time to see all of this information put into practice. Different areas of the country have supported a program called Fuel for Schools, which encourages the use of renewable, local resources to provide heat to schools. ...


    By Uzelac Industries, Inc

  • Spray drying of microalgae biomass for biofuel production

    BUCHI Mini Spray Dryer B-290: Yield and total yield determination in spray dried microalgaes Recently, microalgal biomass has been recognized as a promising alternative source of raw material for biofuel production. Algal biomass has several advantages that may help to meet the need for the global demand of transport fuels, such as rapid growth rate, high lipid content, small land usage, ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Highly efficient long-term storage of carrier-bound anammox biomass

    The anammox process is a potential alternative to the conventional nitrogen removal from wastewater. However, due to large generation times of anammox bacteria, the start-up of treatment reactors may be impeded. An efficient storage technique can handle this drawback and may be also suitable for seasonally operated treatment plants like in touristic areas. In the current study, several storage ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • DOE Announces $15 Million In Funding For Algae-Based Biofuels And Bioproducts Research Projects

    On July 14, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announced $15 million in funding for three projects that will work to improve algal biomass yields to reduce production costs of algae-based biofuels and bioproducts. The projects include Global Algae Innovations (San Diego, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Aminopyridine modified Spirulina platensis biomass for chromium(VI) adsorption in aqueous solution

    Chemical modification of Spirulina platensis biomass was realized by sequential treatment of algal surface with epichlorohydrin and aminopyridine. Adsorptive properties of Cr(VI) ions on native and aminopyridine modified algal biomass were investigated by varying pH, contact time, ionic strength, initial Cr(VI) concentration, and temperature. FTIR and analytical analysis indicated that ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Beltran biomass cogeneration system

    An effective, economical solution for harvesting safe, renewable domestic energy, mitigating wastes and achieving environmental goals. Background The Beltran Biomass Cogeneration System (BBCS) is an integrated, three-stage process that uses proprietary gasification technology to convert biomass and other organic wastes into versatile, cleanburning synthesis gas. The purified ...


    By Beltran Technologies, Inc.

  • DOE Extends Biofuel And Bioproduct Facilities Request For Information Deadline

    DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has announced the extension of the response deadline for a request for information (RFI) about public and private sector capabilities in pilot scale verification of biofuels and bioproducts processes. ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Probiosphere archaea for methane production study

    The laboratory of wastewater treatment and methane production has been entrusted with the evaluation potential of Probiosphere product Archaea to stimulate biogaz production in anaerobic reactors. Three series of trials have been conducted in order to compare two fresh biomasses from two different Quebec biogaz production plants with the product Archaea: Fresh anaerobic biomass (F1) ...


    By Probiosphere Inc.

  • Modified kinetic-hydraulic UASB reactor model for treatment of wastewater containing biodegradable organic substrates

    This paper addresses a modified kinetic-hydraulic model for up-flow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactor aimed to treat wastewater of biodegradable organic substrates as acetic acid based on Van der Meer model incorporated with biological granules inclusion. This dynamic model illustrates the biomass kinetic reaction rate for both direct and indirect growth of microorganisms coupled with ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 6th edition: Biomass-to-Power 2015/2016

    This study is the world’s largest of its kind. It is the standard work of the industry for electricity generation from solid biomass. The 6th updated edition includes: Specific data on around 4,200 units in nearly 2,900 biomass power plants and over 320 biomass co-incinerators worldwide. The biomass power plants have an electricity generation capacity of over 47 GWel. The ...


    By ecoprog GmbH

  • USDA Promotes Development Of More Efficient Biomass Drying Systems

    On August 3, 2015, Forest Concepts, LLC received a two-year, $499,997 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The contract will support the development of predictive control systems for biomass dryers that will increase energy efficiency and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Biomass Technical Advisory Committee Announces Public Meeting

    The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee published a notice in the April 30, 2015, Federal Register announcing an open meeting that will provide advice and guidance on promoting research and development leading to the production of biobased fuels and ...

  • Biomass technical advisory committee announces public meeting

    The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee published a notice in the April 30, 2015, Federal Register announcing an open meeting that will provide advice and guidance on promoting research and development leading to the production of biobased fuels and biobased products. The meeting ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • NBB petitions EPA for reconsideration and stay of CARBIO approval

    On March 30, 2015, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) submitted a petition to EPA seeking reconsideration and a request for stay of EPA's approval of the Argentinian Camara Argentina de Biocombustibles (CARBIO) Alternative Biomass Tracking Program. According to the NBB press release, EPA ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Biomass Bio Fuel Advantages over Fossil Fuels

    The human race has undergone a lot of changes through the millennia. Most of the advances in technologies have done in just the last couple of hundred years. The discovery of oil, gas and petroleum as energy sources changed ...


  • DOE’s biomass research and development technical advisory committee schedules meeting

    On February 17, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published in the Federal Registera Notice of Open Meeting for the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee (the Committee). The Committee plans to meet on March 5, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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