biomass fuel production News

  • Invest in `green` biomass fuels

    With the right policies and investment in research, developing nations can turn their dependence on biomass fuels into a renewable and sustainable energy supply, says Duncan Macqueen. Fuels derived from biomass — mainly wood, but also plant and animal matter — produce lower greenhouse gas emissions than fossil fuels, and can be converted into heat, electricity, liquid or gas. Yet they ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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 ...

  • Rentech to Build Biomass Jet Fuel Production Plant in White River, Ontario, an Industrial Info News Alert

    Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Rentech Incorporated (AMEX:RTK) (Los Angeles, California) has been selected by the Ontario government to construct a renewable ...


  • Joule Awarded Patent on Renewable Diesel Production from Sunlight and CO2 - Breakthrough process overcomes the costs and complexities of biomass-to-fuel

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Joule Unlimited, Inc., pioneer of Liquid Fuel from the Sun™, today announced the issuance of a U.S. patent covering its breakthrough conversion of sunlight and waste carbon dioxide (CO2) directly into liquid hydrocarbons that are fungible with conventional diesel fuel. Unlike biofuel processes that require costly intermediates such as sugar, algal or agricultural biomass, ...


  • Berlin Starts Production on New Biomass Power Plant

    More than 250 people turned out for the groundbreaking ceremony of Burgess BioPower, formerly known as the Berlin Station, in Berlin, N.H., Oct. 6, including New Hampshire's governor and the city's mayor. The $275 million, 75-megawatt plant is expected to begin generating power in 2013, selling it to New Hampshire Public Service under a 20-year power purchase agreement. New Hampshire Gov. John ...


    By BBI International

  • Biomass Gasifier Fuels Electricity Generation, Sells Renewable Power to Grid

    ZeroPoint Clean Tech, Inc. (ZeroPoint) today announced the completion of phase one of the field commissioning of its ZeroPoint Renewable CHP Solution™ at a project site in Schwarze Pumpe, Germany. The field commissioning included operation of a reciprocating gas engine fueled by synthesis gas and synchronization of the generator with the local distribution grid, securing a ...


    By ZeroPoint Clean Tech, Inc.

  • Berkeley lab news release: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. ...

  • 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 ...


  • UK cash boost for biomass fuel for heat and electricity generation

    Farmers, foresters and biomass producers can apply for up to £200,000 each under a new round of grants opened today by Environment Minister Phil Woolas. The Bio-energy Infrastructure Scheme will support the biomass industry in England helping those supplying biomass fuel for use in heat and electricity generation. Phil Woolas said: “We have to rethink our energy mix. We know biomass has the ...

  • Researchers: Bio4Energy Rules at Leading Biomass Fuel Quality Conference

    Late October, leading researchers on the quality of biomass-based fuels met as an Impacts of Fuel Quality on Power Production conference—given this year at Snowbird, Utah, U.S.A.—with one in five talks being delivered by a scientist from Bio4Energy. ...


    By Bio4Energy

  • Biomass Fuels Provide Roughly 4% of the Energy Used in the U.S. and Likely to Grow

    In a plan released by the White House last month the Obama administration plans to secure the future of U.S. energy and cut oil dependence by one-third. During his speech at Georgetown University, President Obama clearly stated he plans to reduce U.S. dependency on oil by replacing it with cleaner alternative fuels and greater efficiency. His plan to increase alternative fuel usage will focus on ...


    By BBI International

  • Fluor Awarded Renewable Fuel Production Plant by Joule

    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that it was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract by Joule to design and build a renewable fuel production facility in New Mexico. Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value in the fourth quarter of 2011. The facility is intended to test and scale up a process for the ...


    By Fluor Corporation

  • Global limits of biomass energy

    Biomass energy-energy generated from agricultural waste or specially grown energy crops-has been widely touted as a clean, renewable alternative to fossil fuels. Research is booming to improve energy crops and methods of converting crops to fuel. Already, Brazil gets 30% of its automotive fuel from ethanol distilled from sugar cane. But critics warn that "energy farming" will gobble up land ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Opportunities for sustainable biomass in Ukraine

    Ukraine is discovering the potential of biomass, thanks in part to the three-year biomass development project Pellets for Power. Carried out by Wageningen UR together with several private partners and with support from NL agency’s Sustainable Biomass Import programme, Pellets for Power has paved the way for The Netherlands as well as for other EU members to import sustainably produced ...

  • Morbark responds to the biomass energy market with several new product innovations

    In response to growing demand for renewable fuels including woody biomass, Morbark, Inc. announced several new product innovations for the energy market at the company’s third Demo Days event in Winn Michigan. These innovations are aimed at helping biomass fuel suppliers streamline their processes and reduce costs. Morbark® Model 23 Chiparvestor™ with Morbark ICS: The Morbark Model 23 ...


  • 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 ...

  • 2006 Solid biomass Barometer

    Europe’s will to substitute a part of its fossil fuel origin energy consumption (petrol, gas and coal) by solid biomass (principally wood and wood waste, but also straw, crop harvest residue, animal and vegetal waste as well) is beginning to pay off. EurObserv’ER presents the current development of the solid biomass sectors and, for the first time, it also monitors organic urban waste. All of ...

  • $11 Million to Advance Renewable Carbon Fiber Production from Biomass

    The Energy Department announced today up to $11.3 million for two projects that aim to advance the production of cost-competitive, high-performance carbon fiber material from renewable, non-food-based feedstocks, such as agricultural residues and woody biomass. Carbon fiber – a strong, lightweight material that can replace steel and other heavier metals – can lower the cost and ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Getting biomass from A to B

    A key component of any biomass to energy chain is of course logistics, getting fuel feedstock from the production site to the end-user. For large users such as power stations or combined heat and power plants this can involve moving large volumes over long distances using a variety of transportation modes. And at World Bioenergy there are those specialised in providing these services. ...


    By Elmia AB

  • World Biomass Report

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


    By ReportLinker

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