Inside April 2012


Transport Truths

BY Luke GeiverProper strategies and equipment simplify biomass feedstock procurement READ MORE

Brewing Up Biomass

BY Lisa GibsonA novel and multi-faceted vertical farm and business incubator in Chicago will source its heat and power from a brewery waste anaerobic digester READ MORE

Choosing an Energy Avenue

BY Anna AustinAs more landfill gas and biogas producers take advantage of renewable energy opportunities, high-Btu pipeline injection is gaining popularity READ MORE

Inland Asset

BY Luke GeiverDevelopers in the U.K. and U.S. are using barges instead of railways to move their biomass material READ MORE

Why a Government-Based Business Strategy is Tricky

Experts say it’s counterproductive, but biorefining firms continue on with government READ MORE

Venturing into the Public Space

BY Erin VoegeleBiorefining companies continue to file IPO statements as venture capital funding trends downward READ MORE


Putting a Lid on Dust

BY Dave Mueller To improve efficiency and be a good neighbor, the Hibbing, Minn., power plant enlisted Martin Engineering to modify its biomass fuel handling system READ MORE

Maximizing Biopower Development

BY Bob Synk The qualification of whole tree chips as biopower feedstock would increase project development potential READ MORE

Industry News

Turning Over a New Leaf

BY Anna AustinBiomass/coal blended pellets might be on the horizon READ MORE

Adding Biomass to the Mix

BY Luke GeiverThe biomass industry is drawing support from other renewable sectors, including wind READ MORE

The Next Biomass Hotbed

BY Luke GeiverSoutheast Alaska has problems with energy, and a plan to fix them with biomass READ MORE

Considering a CES

BY Anna AustinNational Clean Energy Standard legislation has been introduced in the Senate READ MORE

Guild Guidelines

BY Luke GeiverThe Forest Guild crafted biomass harvesting guidelines for the Southeastern U.S. READ MORE

Brimming with Biomass

BY Anna AustinThe International Biomass Conference & Expo tour features a brewery process water treatment plant and forest management activities READ MORE


The Business of Biobutanol

BY Erin VoegeleAcquisitions, patent infringement disputes continue READ MORE

Refining Environmental Efficacy, Applications

BY Bryan SimsHow Neste Oil is going above and beyond renewable diesel production READ MORE

Synthesizing a Better Algae

BY Erin VoegeleGenetically modified algae increases biomass by up to 50 percent READ MORE

Strategic Expansion

BY Bryan SimsGlobal partnership drives commercialization of renewable diesel, chemicals READ MORE

Drop-In Fuel Hotspot

BY Bryan SimsSundrop Fuels has big plans in Louisiana—and beyond READ MORE