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Coproducts and Product Diversification

November is a unique topic for Biomass Magazine—Coproducts & Product Diversification.
By Anna Simet | September 16, 2016

Happy Friday, folks.

Today, we put the October issue of Biomass Magazine to bed. Right away, I’m diving into November, which is a unique topic for us—Coproducts & Product Diversification. It’s the first time we have dedicated an issue toward this idea, and we’re excited about it.

Low oil and all-around low energy prices have posed some challenges for many—dare I say all—of the sectors we cover, so squeezing every last drop of value out of a process, or extending reach into new markets, can tip the scale when it comes to a business’s success or failure, or even just enable it to breakeven until market conditions improve.

We hashed out what to cover at our content meeting a couple of weeks ago, and here are a few stories we’ve decided on:

*Biochar as an energy coproduct (is this you? Email me).

*Biogas digestate standards.

*Pellet markets outside of energy (BBQ pellets, absorbents, animal bedding, animal litter or nonpellet thermal products like pucks and/or briquettes).

For the pellet story, our official survey geek Tim Portz has one ready to go, and after a couple of days of its launching, there’s already been a couple dozen responses.

But we want more. It’s quick and easy to take, and we are confident you’ll find the information interesting and valuable. All you have to do to take the survey is click here to email Tim, type “Survey” in the subject line, and send. He’ll reply with the link, and you’ll be set.

We hope to hear from you, and we’re looking forward to delivering this unique issue of Biomass Magazine.