October 2013

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Business Briefs

By Staff


GENIUS GENERATOR: Power at the Covington gasification plant is produced via a General Electric Organic Rankine Cycle generator.

Modular Mastery

By Anna Simet

PHG Energy has proven its downdraft gasification technology and is ready to scale up.

BIO-OIL BRILLIANCE: Metso and VTT will reach a milestone this fall with the completion of a commercial-scale, bio-oil production facility in Joensuu, Finland, at a wood chip-fired cogeneration facility owned by energy company Fortum.

Thermal Triumphs

By Anna Simet

Relentless R&D efforts have enabled Metso to successfully commercialize large-scale gasification and fast pyrolysis technologies.

Companies focused on producing liquid fuels via biomass gasification are making noteworthy progress.


Oakridge National Laboratory tests identify differing physical and chemical characteristics and energy use of two torrefied pellet pathways.


DIVERSIFIED FEEDSTOCK: Individuals and contractors deliver truckloads of vegetative waste round the clock.  Ineos Bio is paid the tipping fee for its feedstock, generated by the 170,000 residents in the two participating counties.

The Value of Versatility

By Sue Retka Schill

Besides cellulosic ethanol on a commercial scale, Ineos Bio's Florida biorefinery generates 6 MW of power via a feedstock flexible gasification technology.

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