biomass energy conversion News

  • DRI and University of Nevada work together on biomass conversion process

    Researchers from the Desert Research Institute and the University of Nevada, Reno are part of a US$4.674 million study by Gas Technology Institute to economically convert any leafy or woody biomass into a uniform, densified feedstock that can be easily fed into any thermal gasifer or pryolyzer for conversion into syngas, fuels and value-added chemicals.'This work will directly address the ...

  • Biochemical, Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass in Focus at UREM 2015, Day Two

    Today (Mar 26, 2015) the Umeå Renewable Energy Meeting learned that while biomass gasification for the purpose of making fuels and chemicals would be used to produce biofuel in the Nordic countries, and preferably dimethyl ether (bioDME), countries in southern Europe might prefer to ...


    By Bio4Energy

  • PetroAlgae Partners with CRI Catalyst to Optimize Conversion of Biomass to Renewable Fuel

    PetroAlgae Inc. (OTCPK: PALG), a leading provider of licensable commercial micro-crop technology globally, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with CRI Catalyst Company LP (CRI) to use Integrated Hydropyrolysis and Hydroconversion technology (IH2) for the conversion of PetroAlgae’s micro-crop residues into renewable fuels. Successful ...


  • Researchers turn biomass into energy

    US scientists say they are testing the viability of converting leafy or woody biomass into a commercially feasible fuel product. University of Nevada-Reno Associate Professors Charles Coronella and Victor Vasquez are working on the pretreatment portion of the biomass conversion process as part of a $4.6 million study funded by the Gas Technology Institute.'Biomass produces a dirty gas if it's not ...

  • AMEC and joint venture partner awarded contract for US$250 million biomass conversion project

    Madison, Wisconsin, United States  – AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, and its joint venture partner, The Boldt Company, today announced the award of a contract by the Wisconsin State Department of Administration for the conversion of a coal-fired power plant on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus from coal-burning to biomass.  The value of ...


    By Amec Foster Wheeler

  • World Biomass Report

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:   World Biomass Report ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Morbark annual demo days event focuses on biomass energy

    In response to growing demand for renewable fuels including woody biomass, Morbark announced several new product innovations for the energy market at the company’s annual Demo Days event in Winn, Michigan. These innovations are aimed at helping biomass fuel suppliers streamline their processes and reduce costs. About Demo Days Over 300 people from fifteen countries ...


  • Wales builds `unique` biomass plant

    Wales is to build its ‘first’ biochar facility, which will produce charcoal from dry organic waste. Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) is to purchase a purpose built plant after the Welsh Assembly Government’ s Academic Expertise for Business programme (A4B) provided it with £180,000. Biochar, produced by burning biomass through pyrolysis, ...

  • 18th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition

    Conference Programme with 264 Plenary & Oral Presentations as well as 542 Visual Presentations Unique Conference Programme Covering all Areas of Biomass The Conference Programme for the 18th European Biomass Conference (May 3-7, 2010) and Exhibition (May 3-6, 2010) is available. A total of 872 abstracts have been received for the 18th EU ...

  • German Day on biomass at the 19th European Biomass conference and exhibition in Berlin

    The German Day on Biomass will take place in Berlin, Germany, on the occasion of the 19th European Biomass Conference (6-10 June 2011) and Exhibition (6-9 June 2011). On Thursday, 9 June 2011, crucial questions on the challenges of biomass in the different fields of biomass end use in Germany will be addressed during this parallel event. Germany contributes in a decisive way to the field of ...

  • Research and Markets: Biomass Industry in Germany

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/x2mppm/biomass_industry_i) has announced the addition of the "Biomass Industry in Germany" report to their offering. Germany has been an ardent ...


  • Denmark’s largest coal plant fully converts to biomass

    Diarmaid Williams reports in decentralized energy that the huge Avedøre combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Copenhagen, Denmark, once the country’s largest coal-fired station, is now completely fueled by biomass. Coal has been replaced entirely by wood pellets and straw as two energy companies, Vestegnens Kraftvarmeselskab (VEKS) and Dong Energy combined to ...

  • Science & industry peers turn to NREL for Biomass Solutions

    The biomass industry looks to the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for solutions when it comes to lignocellulosic conversion of biomass to fuels. CELLULOSE editors recently announced that three NREL papers were in the top 10 for most requested articles of 2010. "These heavily cited papers highlight the impact that NREL researchers are having on the ...

  • Investment in biomass “set to be next global trend”

    KMPG has published its annual survey of global renewable energy mergers and acquisitions (M&A), entitled Powering Ahead: 2010. The report has pinpointed the "hot spots" for deal activity in 2010/11 and provides an insight into the global M&A activity in renewable energy. The findings are based on a survey of over 250 senior executives active in the renewable energy industry worldwide, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • North American Biomass Gasification and Pyrolysis Market - ReportsnReports

    The biomass gasification and pyrolysis market in North America is expected to experience high growth during the next few years as a consequence of increasing government concerns about energy security and independence. In addition, other factors, such as rising energy prices; volatility of fuel costs; and government incentives for renewable energy, are projected to contributed to the ...


  • Microbes produce fuels directly from biomass

    A collaboration led by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) has developed a microbe that can produce an advanced biofuel directly from biomass. Deploying the tools of synthetic biology, the JBEI researchers engineered a strain of Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria to produce biodiesel fuel and other important chemicals derived from fatty acids. “The ...

  • Response to Daily Mail article on biomass at Drax

    We don’t recognise the figure used in the Daily Mail article on 7 October saying that government subsidies for the conversion of Drax’s coal-burning furnaces to biomass ones will ...

  • WBA releases thermochemical gasification of biomass factsheet

    The World Bioenergy Association (WBA) is pleased to announce the release of the factsheet ‘Thermochemical Gasification of Biomass’ – the eight in the series of publications. This factsheet provides a concise overview of the technology, basics of gasification, feedstock and current global use. Thermochemical biomass gasification is a high temperature process to convert ...

  • SCAN technology used to address biomass collection and impacts

    SCAN technology is helping to address new questions relative to large scale biomass collection efforts and the impact on soil and water resources. On July 16th, 2004, the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Announce the FY2004 Joint Solicitation Awards for $25 million in research funding to 22 biomass projects. Over 400 pre-applications were received in response to ...

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