December 2011

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Business Briefs

Andy Blythe will initially focus on improving B&W's presence in the ports and terminal sector and other high-end markets.

Business Briefs

By Staff


Business Briefs

By Biorefining Magazine Staff


Despite regulatory uncertainty, renewable energy businesses did well in 2011 and expect continued success in the new year.

Key leaders in the biomass power and thermal industries discuss their sectors' outlooks for 2012, drawing from experiences in 2011.

Partnering to produce energy from stover could be an attractive option for corn ethanol plants.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is elevating its reliance on renewable energy by investing in combined-heat-and-power projects nationwide.

Is the current regulatory regime hindering commercialization of advanced biofuels?

For all the gripes, some government-backed programs are working

Uncertainty from a challenging political environment, focus on debt reduction and cuts to tax incentives could slow the industry's progress

Safety risks and costs with restarting previously idled biodiesel plants

A Safe Trajectory

By Luke Geiver

In a record year, safety still matters

PRODUCING SAFE EMPLOYEES: Biofuel training programs emphasize lab and industrial safety.

An Education in Safety

By Erin Voegele

Programs around the U.S. tailor safety training to fit a wide range of students, professionals and novices


A tech firm, seal maker work together to reduce biorefining commercialization costs

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