July 2010

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As the chief lobbyist for the Advanced Biofuels Association, Michael McAdams advocates for many different technologies, pathways and products, which are all seeking federal support to help get a foot in the door of the fuel market.

Jetting on Biofuels

By Lisa Gibson

ClearFuels and Rentech are integrating their technologies for a demonstration facility that will produce drop-in renewable fuels, one of several developments taking shape in the advanced biofuels industry.

Dauenhauer?s ternary diagram illustrates the ?teardrop? zone where the reaction is optimal. SOURCE: PAUL DAUENHAUER

Double Down

By Lisa Gibson

A team of researchers has developed a high-temperature catalyst biomass gasification system they say can double the amount of biofuel that can be produced with an acre of biomass, and with no char byproduct.

Funded in part by Natural Resources Canada's National Renewable Diesel Demonstration Initiative, forest research institute FPInnovations just completed a multiphase investigation looking at the performance of biodiesel blends in various off-road applications.

Industrial fires and explosions represent only six percent of all fires but can have lasting effects on employees and businesses. The key to fire prevention is to follow the plant's hot work permit system and proper coordination.


The University of Missouri is creating initiatives to help develop biomass market in the state.

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