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

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBiomass 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 19, 2014

Purdue researchers develop process to convert lignin to chemicals

BY Purdue University Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA new catalytic process is able to convert what was once considered biomass waste into lucrative chemical products that can be used in fragrances, flavorings or to create high-octane fuel for racecars and jets. READ MORE

December 17, 2014

N.Y. awards funding to bioenergy projects through REDC initiative

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that $709.2 million in economic and community development funding has been awarded through Round IV of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative. Several bioenergy projects were granted funding. READ MORE

December 17, 2014

Solegear, TEQ sign agreement to increase use of bioplastic

BY Solegear Bioplastics Found In:ChemicalsSolegear Bioplastics and Thermoform Engineered Quality have signed a strategic agreement to accelerate the growth and expansion of Solegear's bioplastics into identified growth sectors of the rigid plastic packaging marketplace. READ MORE

December 17, 2014

ETH Zurich researchers manufacture PLA from glycerol

BY ETH Zurich Found In:ChemicalsPolylactic acid is a degradable plastic used mostly for packaging. To meet the rising demand, ETH Zurich researchers have developed an eco-friendly process to make large amounts of lactic acid from glycerol, a biodiesel byproduct. READ MORE

December 15, 2014

USDA provides greater protection for specialty crop growers

BY USDA Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that greater protection is now available from the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program for crops that traditionally have been ineligible for federal crop insurance, including energy crops. READ MORE

December 12, 2014

Genera announces investment from WindSail Capital Group

BY Genera Energy Inc. Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsGenera Energy Inc. has received a strategic financing commitment from WindSail Capital Group, a Boston-based investment firm that provides growth financing to companies advancing energy innovation and sustainability. READ MORE

December 11, 2014

Rivertop Renewables begins construction of commercial plant

BY Rivertop Renewables Found In:ChemicalsRivertop Renewables, a Montana-based specialty chemicals company, has begun construction of its first commercial plant, located at DanChem Technologies Inc.'s facility in Danville, Virginia. The facility will produce several biobased products. READ MORE

December 11, 2014

NatureWorks and Natur-Tec begin sales of Ingeo in India

BY NatureWorks Found In:ChemicalsNatureWorks and Northern Technologies International Corp. have announced they are collaborating on marketing and sales of Ingeo in India and surrounding countries, including Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. READ MORE