February 2014

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Business Briefs


Business Briefs

By Staff


Bob Cleaves

A Fresh Take on Clean Energy Incentives

By Bob Cleaves

Margaret McCormick

Algae Growth Fuels New Markets

By Margaret McCormick


Germany's advanced biogas industry, the result of efficient policy mechanisms, has set a high bar for the U.S., which is still in its infancy.

Researchers and companies are crafting custom recipes for planting and managing miscanthus for power and biofuel production.


Genera Energy is applying a systems approach to developing customized energy crop supply chains.

The United Kingdom's Renewable Heating Incentive encourages use of energy crops for thermal applications, but economics need improvement before it's done on a notable scale.

Penn State Researchers are working to develop a solid understanding of energy crops and their densification behavior, which could remove much of the guesswork in creating a quality pellet.

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