Inside November 2010

Features

Studying Switchgrass

BY Anna AustinResearchers in the Southern U.S. are drilling into the challenges of establishing dedicated energy crops such as switchgrass in anticipation of increased demand. READ MORE

Energy Tablets

BY Lisa GibsonResearchers in Missouri have developed a biomass compactor they say can produce tablets with higher material density, and therefore higher energy density, than other unified biomass products on the market. READ MORE

Packing Heat and Power

BY The biomass briquette business is rebounding after enduring tough economic times that drove some interest away from the industry. READ MORE

Gearing Up

BY Lisa GibsonEquipment manufacturers are designing harvesting and handling machinery tailored to biomass material, but marketing those systems outside of Europe is proving difficult without robust biomass markets. READ MORE

Contributions

Harvesting Forestry and Logging Waste Profitably

BY John Heekin New technology developed by Fecon engineers and North Carolina State University forest experts turns green waste into gold. READ MORE

MACT for Biomass Boilers—Déjà Vu?

BY Chad Darby and Danielle Lenzini A proposed new Maximum Achievable Control Technology standard that would impose stricter hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emission limits and other requirements on biomass boilers and process heaters could lead to greater expenditures, and the financial READ MORE

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Telling the Story of Biomass Thermal

BY Kyle Gibeault and Joseph Seymour

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BY Biomass Power & Thermal Staff