October 2011

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Business Briefs

Marcel Vallen will use his expertise in the waste handling industry in Europe and the U.S. in his new role as CEO of Komptech.

Business Briefs

By Staff


Business Briefs

By Biorefining Magazine Staff


CMRA and NSWMA have crafted standards for grading C&D wood so it can be utilized in combustion systems.

Utilization of municipal solid waste sorting technologies could speed up the development of anaerobic digestion in the U.S.

New Jersey is already a top-ranked state in on-site utilization of biogas produced by wastewater treatment plants, but ongoing research could help craft incentives to push it even higher.

Two U.S. lawmakers create the first Congressional Biomass Caucus to put the industry on the front burner of energy policy.

Ambitious EU renewable energy goals prompt the U.K. to support biomass-based energy development.

The Path to Validation

By Bryan Sims & Luke Geiver

What it takes to prove the feasibility of a process technology

Fast-tracking bioenergy development in Holland

Three years, six technologies, one consortium to pick the best—will it work?

Northeast infrastructure developments facilitate a larger market for Bioheat

Selling direct can improve a small-scale producer's bottom line

Can an intricate modeling system solve the problems of getting biofuels to the pump?


By adding high-rate anaerobic reactors to the wastewater pretreatment system at its Merrimack, N.H., brewery, the plant has reduced air emissions and fossil fuel purchases, and shut down labor-intensive, energy-inefficient equipment.

INTENSIFICATION: Co-founding engineer of PreProcess Inc., Christina Borgese, says the ability to shear the phases to the optimum liquid droplet size that maximizes reaction conversion, but minimizes post reaction product separation effort, is where t

Biodiesel Reaction and Separation Technology

By Christina Borgese and Marc Privitera

The chemistry and engineering behind the biodiesel process

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