Inside September 2009


In Pursuit of Loot

BY Anna Austin and Lisa GibsonBiomass projects encounter many of the same challenges as other businesses, including obtaining adequate capital. Biomass Magazine talks with industry experts about the current financial situation, and funding opportunities for biomass projects. READ MORE

Mighty Microbe

BY Lisa GibsonThe Q Microbe, found in the soil near a Massachusetts reservoir, can produce unprecedented amounts of ethanol in a single step. Supported by a company devoted to its process and improvement, it could lead the way to commercial production of cellulosic ethanol and the achievement of renewable fuel standard mandates. READ MORE

Turning Tragedy into Triumph

BY Anna AustinWhat can be done with the millions of U.S. forestland acres devastated by the mountain pine beetle? Biomass power applications are an attractive option, but action must be taken before the trees lose their value. READ MORE

Biomass' Role in the Energy Future

BY Anna Austin and Lisa GibsonThe current state and future challenges of the biomass industry were addressed at the Energy & Environmental Research Center's Biomass '09: Power, Fuels, and Chemicals Workshop. READ MORE


Managing Technology Convergence, Protecting Innovation: IP for Cleantech Ventures-Biomass & Beyond

BY Joseph Teja Jr. and Michael J. PomianekAlthough there is no one-size-fits-all approach to protecting biomass/cleantech intellectual property, there are some general attributes of many cleantech efforts that should be considered when assessing possible strategies. READ MORE

Securing Outside Financing for Biomass Power Projects

BY Trotter HuntThe key to raising money for biomass power projects is developing a good solid business plan that lets investors and lenders know that the projects' fundamentals are secure enough to ensure that financial returns are met. READ MORE

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