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January 02, 2015

Grant funds research into nanomaterials effect on feedstock yield

BY University of Arkansas at Little Rock The Arkansas Science and Technology Authority has approved grant funding for a University of Arkansas at Little Rock biology professor who says nanomaterials could increase the germination rate and biomass yield of bioenergy crops. READ MORE

January 02, 2015

Canadian researchers pressure cook farm waste into energy

BY University of Guelph It takes some cooking, but turning wet and green farm waste into biofuels is now possible and makes economic sense, according to preliminary research from the University of Guelph. READ MORE

December 31, 2014

Waste Management publishes 2014 sustainability report

BY Katie FletcherWaste Management recently released its 2014 sustainability report "Creating a Circular Economy," which documents the company's progress on recycling, energy production, transforming waste into valuable resources. READ MORE

December 31, 2014

Belgian power sector resumes firing of wood pellets

BY Erin VoegeleAn updated report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Global Information Network indicates the Belgian power sector has resumed firing wood pellets following a government decision to once again grant Green Certificates for their use. READ MORE

December 31, 2014

BioNitrogen signs agreement with Saipem for EPC services

BY BioNitrogen Holding Corp. BioNitrogen Holdings Corp. recently announced that it has signed an engineering, procurement, project management and construction services agreement with Italy-based Saipem for its biomass-to-urea manufacturing facilities. READ MORE

December 30, 2014

Eagar, Arizona, biomass power project to break ground mid-2015

BY Katie FletcherAt a December Eagar, Arizona, town council meeting Concord Blue Energy Inc. shared construction plans for a 1 MW biomass power plant expected to break ground late spring or early summer 2015. READ MORE

December 30, 2014

European researchers to build pilot facility to process AD waste

BY Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development The Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, Neiker-Tecnalia and the Guipuzkoa-based company Ekonek will be building a pilot plant to treat organic waste destined for producing high, added value fertilizers. READ MORE

December 30, 2014

SBP accepts biomass producers as applicants for certification

BY Sustainable Biomass Partnership Sustainable Biomass Partnership announced five certification bodies have been accepted as applicants, including, BM Trada, Bureau Veritas Latvia, Control Union, NEPCon and National Science Foundation. READ MORE

December 29, 2014

2015 biomass conferences to colocate in Minneapolis

BY BBI International BBI International, owners and organizers of the International Biomass Conference & Expo, recently reported Heating the Midwest, a regional conference focusing on biomass derived thermal energy, will be colocated with this year's conference. READ MORE

December 29, 2014

UK Green Investment Bank funds several recent biomass projects

BY Katie FletcherU.K. Green Investment Bank has made several biomass investments in recent months, including investments in a waste wood renewable energy facility, an energy-from-waste treatment plant and the installation of biomass heating on a poultry farm. READ MORE

December 29, 2014

USDA GAIN report addresses Canadian pellet, biogas industry

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA Foreign Agricultural Service's Global Agricultural Information Network has published an annual report on the Canadian biofuels industry. The report highlights the current state of the Canadian wood pellet industry. READ MORE

December 29, 2014

In Depth: Preventative Maintenance Protocols For Commercial Biomass Boilers

BY Grant Gagner Biomass boilers, much like fossil fuel boilers, carry a maintenance schedule that needs to be performed on a regular basis. This article, offered by a manufacturer of wood burning appliances, outlines a few of the most common items to watch. READ MORE

December 29, 2014

Opinion: Hope vs Change

BY Michael McAdams Advanced Biofuels Association president Michael McAdams assesses the results of the mid term elections, what it means for the advanced biofuels industry and offers his thoughts on the coming legislative year. READ MORE

December 28, 2014

Opinion: It's in the Way that You Use It

BY Tim PortzBiomass Magazine Executive Editor Tim Portz previews the January issue of Biomass Magazine and the vital nature of its operations and maintenance theme for bioenergy producers. READ MORE

December 28, 2014

Opinion: Biogas and Fuel Cells: A Marriage of Old Ideas, New Technologies

BY Bud DeFlaviis Bud DeFlaviss, director of government affairs for the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association on the natural pairing of biogas production systems and fuel cells. READ MORE

December 27, 2014

Opinion: Transitioning from Pulverized Coal to Pulverized Pellets

BY William Strauss FutureMetrics president and founder outlines the opportunity to drive massive amounts of carbon out of the North American coal fleet using the impressive pellet production and delivery infrastructure currently under construction. READ MORE

December 27, 2014

Opinion: What EPA Leadership Looks Like

BY John Ackerly

December 26, 2014

EPA seeks nominations for new Agricultural Science Committee

BY Erin VoegeleNominations are due Jan. 30 for the U.S. EPA's new Science Advisory Board Agricultural Science Committee, which was established by the 2014 Farm Bill to advise EPA on matters impacting farming and agriculture-related industries. READ MORE

December 26, 2014

Dakota Spirit AgEnergy on track for Q2 startup

BY Sue Retka SchillAll buildings and major equipment are in place at the 65 MMgy Dakota Spirit AgEnergy under construction in Spiritwood, North Dakota. Staff to move into offices in mid-January and begin preparing for startup. READ MORE

December 26, 2014

Opinion: EPA’s Biogenic Carbon Framework: A New Chapter For Biomass

BY Bob Cleaves Bob Cleaves offers his reaction to the Environmental Protection Agency's November release of the Revised Framework for Assessing Biogenic CO2 Emissions from Station Sources. READ MORE

December 26, 2014

In Depth: Combustible Dust an Explosive Issue

BY Katie FletcherAs the pellet-making industry grows, more emphasis is being placed on mitigating and managing the potential for dust-generated fires and explosions. READ MORE

December 25, 2014

In Depth: Mitigating Operational Risk

BY Tim PortzAnaerobic Digesters are among the most challenging biomass conversion technologies in the industry. New Jersey-based Natural Systems Utilities is increasingly being tapped to offer its O&M expertise to a growing roster of digester facilities. READ MORE

December 24, 2014

Website shines light on renewable energy resources

BY Angie Brown, University of Arizona Institute of the Environment University of Arizona researchers and a group of partners have developed a tool that will help utility companies better understand the long-term impact of renewable energy on the power grid and provide insight on how to integrate these resources. READ MORE

December 24, 2014

FAO report highlights global growth in pellet production

BY Erin VoegeleIn late December, the FAO of the United Nations published forest products data for 2013, reporting wood pellet production soared to an all-time high last year. The growth was driven primarily by bioenergy policies and consumption targets in Europe. READ MORE

December 24, 2014

In Depth: Planning for Rail Bottlenecks

BY Carla Harper Rail operators promise fewer delays, more transparency, and big capacity investment for the nation’s rail network in 2015. A few seasoned CEOs offer insight on coping with and planning for delays in winter. READ MORE

December 23, 2014

Goteborg Energi's demonstration plant begins operations

BY Goteborg Energi GoBiGas, the world's first demonstration plant for large-scale production of biogas through the gasification of forest residues, is now in full operation. The biogas has been supplied to the Swedish natural grid since mid-December. READ MORE

December 23, 2014

Oregon lawmakers consider incentives to replace old wood stoves

BY Katie FletcherThe Oregon Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources recently introduced draft legislation to direct the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to study the creation of incentives to encourage homeowners to replace old wood stoves. READ MORE