January 2011

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Business Briefs

Brian O\'Toole will be concentrating on energy conservation and process safety in his new position at ADF Engineering.

Business Briefs

By Staff


The Pacific West is known for its abundant woody biomass, but numerous other resources hold opportunities and enormous potential. The scale of development varies greatly, however, from state to state.

USDA made significant changes to the Biomass Crop Assistance Program in its final rule, many involving woody biomass utilization, but the jury is still out on how the changes will be implemented.

Hybrid poplar, willow and eucalyptus are highly adaptable, fast-growing and easy to regenerate, but will landowners grow them if they can't reap instant rewards?

Oxygen and wastewater can present problems for biodiesel, but researchers are finding solutions

How biodiesel is behind one Canadian university's mission to promote rural development

Educational, research and marketing initiatives in the Bioheat world plow ahead with a real sense of urgency


Biomass plant operators and developers need to be aware how the U.S. EPA's Tailoring Rule was developed and to keep track of important dates and trigger levels.

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