August 2010

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B&W to replace coal-fired boiler with biomass boiler on MU campus



A research team at SUNY Cobleskill has a giant undertaking ahead of it, demonstrating and developing applications for an innovative gasification technology prototype that holds promise for alternative and purposeful waste disposal.

Two European companies have an anaerobic digestion process they say works perfectly for brewery residues, but convincing a centuries-old industry to change its operations poses a problem in marketing and widely implementing the practice.

The Northeast U.S. with its massive demands for heat and electricity is cognizant of the need to adapt ambitious and smart renewable energy policies. Roles, definitions and perceptions of biomass energy, however, differ from state to state.

Vertical integration, diversified operations, education and valued relationships are vital components to the success of community-based biodiesel producers. This is their story.

During these tough economic times in the biodiesel industry, success-even survival-often comes down to finding M&A partners. The following are important aspects for biodiesel companies to consider throughout the scope of the M&A process.


Iowa State University researchers are developing environmentally friendly ways to reduce soil runoff and retain soil nutrients so crop yields aren't impacted when residue is removed for biofuels production.

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