Inside January 2012


The Power of Punctilious Planning

BY Anna Austin Biomass power projects are not immune to failure, but with strong partnerships and careful planning, they can be successful. READ MORE

Positioned for Pellets

BY Lisa GibsonWith port and rail expansions under development, Maine is on the cusp of entering the wood pellet export market. READ MORE

Where They Are Now

Why some algae companies thrive and some don’t survive READ MORE

A Big Bang for Algae

BY Erin VoegeleSouth Dakota State University researchers develop an algae production system for use in space … and on Earth READ MORE

The Making of a Super Plant

Is a lifetime of research and an established algae company enough? READ MORE

Clearing the Bottlenecks

BY Erin VoegeleA new Netherlands research park aims to overcome obstacles to commercial-scale algae production READ MORE

Waste Not

BY Bryan SimsUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers transform animal wastes and algae into biocrude READ MORE


Does Your Alternative Energy Project Qualify for the New Market Tax Credit?

BY Tom Ritchie and Jim Schmidt For the right project, in the right area, the New Market Tax Credit program can inject much-needed capital into expanding businesses. READ MORE

Algae: The Obvious Choice for Omega-3s

BY Todd Kimberly Growing nutrition demand leads straight to the source of omega-3s READ MORE

Process Engineering: From Beakers to Barrels

BY Roman Wolff Options are available for building the algae industry out READ MORE

The Kaolin Algae Pits of Lorient

BY Peter Brown The French government wants you there READ MORE

Industry News

1603 Packed a Punch

BY Anna AustinAfter three years of aiding renewable energy projects, the 1603 program is set to expire. READ MORE

Landfill Gas on the Rise

BY Anna AustinLandfill gas-to-energy plants open in Georgia and Virginia. READ MORE

Green Gizmo

BY Anna AustinTelescopic tree trimmer is designed to reach inaccessible biomass. READ MORE

Defining Biomass

BY Lisa GibsonACORE presents its unified, simplified biomass definition to Congress. READ MORE