Inside May 2012


Setting an Energy Standard

BY Anna AustinWhile 29 states and Washington, D.C., individually work toward their own renewable energy standards, the U.S. considers a national clean energy standard READ MORE

Viable Options

BY Luke GeiverSeveral government bioenergy incentives are expiring, but other opportunities remain READ MORE

Commercial-Scale Progress

BY Bryan SimsScaling up algae growth, harvesting and extraction technologies, and the companies facilitating commercial deployment READ MORE

Public Support for Private Advancement

BY Erin VoegeleIndustry leaders say more can be done READ MORE


USDA Repowering Assistance Program: Underutilized Pot of Gold?

BY Sarah Beth Aubrey Even biorefinery-focused programs can offer funding for biomass projects READ MORE

Energy Policy Lessons from Sweden

BY William Strauss 2012 Excellence in Bioenergy Award winner William Strauss shares a glimpse into his trip to a country that is light-years ahead of the U.S. in environmental policy READ MORE

The Road to Commercialization

BY Amy RichardsonWith the McConchie-Stroud technology platform and a host of deals in the works, Algae.Tec is helping develop algae’s future READ MORE

Industry News

A New Perspective

BY Luke GeiverKeynote speaker Carlton Owen said the traditional hurdles aren’t the big ones READ MORE

Grass Growth

BY Luke GeiverFarmers discuss their transition to fuel pellet developers READ MORE

Heating the Northeast with Ag

BY Luke GeiverThe Northeast Heating Expo opened with an agricultural seminar READ MORE

A Handle on Heating Value

BY Anna AustinA German company aims to bring biomass power plant innovation to the U.S. READ MORE

And the Awards Go To:

BY Luke GeiverA biomass economist and the Savannah River CHP facility win bioenergy awards READ MORE

Leaving a Legacy

BY Anna AustinA Washington biomass bill is touted as a job-saver, bioenergy booster READ MORE