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September 03, 2014

Poet-DSM's Project Liberty goes from fantasy to reality

BY Holly JessenThe grand opening of Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels LLC's Project Liberty is the start of what Jeff Broin, founder of Poet and executive chairman, believes will be a complete transformation of the energy supply. READ MORE

September 03, 2014

Pure Energy Group brings AD to urban settings with new technology

BY Katie FletcherPure Energy Group LLC's first waste-to-energy system is permitted and operational at the Devil's Canyon Brewery, located in San Carlos, California. The pilot demonstration system is in its final commissioning phase. READ MORE

September 03, 2014

Partnership fuels expansion of UNBC's bioenergy system

BY British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education Students, communities and the environment will benefit from the expansion of the University of Northern British Columbia's award-winning bioenergy heating system, thanks to a $1.1-million contribution from the government of British Columbia. READ MORE

September 03, 2014

Stora Enso to build demonstration plant in Louisiana

BY Stora Enso Following its recent acquisition of the U.S.-based biotechnology company Virdia, Stora Enso is investing EUR 32 million ($43 million) in a demonstration and market development plant to be built at Raceland, Louisiana. READ MORE

September 02, 2014

RusForest provides update on Russian pellet mill in Q2 results

BY Erin VoegeleSweden-based RusForest AB has released financial results for the first half of the year, reporting the company produced 19,320 metric tons of pellets during the first six months of 2014, including 12,830 metric tons during the second quarter. READ MORE

September 02, 2014

PFI announces relationship change with HPBA

BY Pellet Fuels Institute The Pellet Fuels Institute has announced that it is changing its long-standing relationship with the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association in order to better provide the level of services required by its diversifying membership. READ MORE

September 02, 2014

DOE 'Knowledgebase' links biologists, computer scientists

BY Brookhaven National Laboratory Brookhaven National Laboratory has announced the launch of the U.S. Department of Energy's Systems Biology Knowledgebase, a new computational platform to help the biological community analyze, store, and share data. READ MORE

September 02, 2014

In Depth: Algae’s New Standard-Bearer

BY Tim PortzMatt Carr discusses his first 100 days as the Algae Biomass Organization executive director, experiences on the Hill, and introducing carbon capture and utilization to policymakers. READ MORE

September 02, 2014

Opinion: Organic Material Recycling Momentum Builds

BY Stephanie Thorson As more systems come on line in jurisdictions where there are financial incentives for biogas, competition is increasing for organic material, the feedstock that provides these systems with their source of energy and provides a critical revenue strea READ MORE

September 02, 2014

In Depth: Balancing Digester Diets

BY Katie Fletcher While energy-rich and an ideal substrate for digesters, organic waste can be loaded with contaminants. READ MORE

September 02, 2014

Opinion: A Long, Tough Year for Advanced Biofuels

BY Michael McAdams We can’t afford another year like this one in 2015. Win, lose or draw, the advanced and cellulosic industries need the federal government to reaffirm its support for this sector. READ MORE

September 02, 2014

In Depth: Pepped to Fuel Prep

BY Anna SimetMunicipal solid waste that undergoes Enerkem’s thermochemical gasification process at its Edmonton, Alberta, plant has made a long and complicated journey before it is converted into liquid fuel. READ MORE

September 01, 2014

Opinion: Hard to Handle

BY Tim PortzIf someone were to design an energy input with the sole aim of creating the most difficult material handling challenge imaginable, they would likely end up with something that looks very much like biomass. READ MORE

September 01, 2014

In Depth: Surveying Storage Solutions

BY Keith Loria Selecting the best system for storing woody biomass for power or heat generation is not a new challenge, but as renewable energy installations increase, so is interest in weighing different options. READ MORE

September 01, 2014

In Depth: Drax’s Mississippi Queen

BY Tim PortzWith two production facilities nearing completion in Mississippi and Louisiana, the Baton Rouge Transit Facility is a vital link between the fiber resources of the lower Mississippi and a power station in North Yorkshire, England. READ MORE

September 01, 2014

Opinion: Can the EPA Do Its Job?

BY John Ackerly As the wood and pellet stove and boiler industry gets closer to facing new EPA regulations, there is a striking disconnect between industry expectations and the EPA’s mandate. READ MORE

September 01, 2014

In Depth: All the Right Moves

BY Anna SimetThe best fuel-conveying configuration varies by operation, and today’s innovative manufacturers are ready to customize to optimize performance and meet challenges. READ MORE

September 01, 2014

Good Things in Store for Pellets

BY Bill BellWhile the more than $1 million spent to date on Maine’s pellet boiler incentives (at $5,000 per unit) pale in comparison with the $27 million for biomass thermal funding just announced by New York State, these incentives are clearly working. READ MORE