Inside November 2011


Billion-Ton Revisited

BY Matt SobergThe 2011 U.S. Billion-Ton Update enhances its 2005 predecessor and finds potential for dedicated energy crops through direct inventory analysis and rigorous sustainability modeling. READ MORE

Greening Grass

BY Matt SobergWith the availability of agricultural biomass, North American companies are promoting the benefits of converting grass into energy in an effort to spur the industry. READ MORE

Making the Grade

BY Lisa GibsonWith a plethora of different wood pellet standard programs, mills’ quality measures vary depending on which set their customers adopt. READ MORE

Miscanthus Mania

BY Lisa GibsonAloterra’s BCAP project areas are promoting job growth and helping set the stage for a major miscanthus presence in the biopellet industry. READ MORE

Royal DSM's Partnerships, Market Penetration & Progress

BY Bryan SimsRoyal DSM is making significant inroads in the biorefining sector, and it shows no signs of slowing down READ MORE

The Bio-Academic Entrepreneurs

Intellect, experience and business sense make them the industry’s dream READ MORE

High Risk, High Reward

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy targets the “white space” of existing energy research READ MORE


Limitations of 24/7 Operation of a Capacity Briquette Plant For Binderless Fibrous Biomass

BY Priya Jain and A.K. Khater How to improve briquetting operations to efficiently densify fibrous agricultural residues from crops, horticulture operations and forests. READ MORE

Biofuels and Other Bioliquids—Facts and Perspectives

BY Igor Dormuth and Elena Schmidt New EU sustainability criteria for biofuels and other bioliquids must be complied with and verified by an independent third party at every stage of the production process. READ MORE

Industry News

W2E’s Flagship WtE Facility

BY Matt Soberg W2E launches model anaerobic digestion facility in Columbia, S.C. READ MORE

Creating a Commodity

BY Matt Soberg INL explores challenges of transforming biomass into a feedstock commodity. READ MORE

Comparing Costs

BY Lisa GibsonElectricity study includes biomass in near- and long-term power generation analysis. READ MORE

Cofiring Conundrum

BY Matt Soberg Australia explores whether emissions reduction can be achieved through cofiring. READ MORE

Implementation Impediment

BY Lisa GibsonThe U.K.’s DECC has delayed the launch of its RHI program. READ MORE

Deep Pennsylvania Pockets

BY Lisa GibsonState provides funding for AD systems, feedstock growth, pellet and torrefaction projects. READ MORE

GREC Making Progress

BY Matt Soberg Gainesville, Fla., biomass plant construction is on schedule and promises to be a jobs creator READ MORE

Wood-to-Energy Roadmap

BY Lisa GibsonIndustry experts discuss wood’s role in U.S. energy policy READ MORE

Going Global

BY Matt Soberg Great Lakes ports to prepare for biomass exports. READ MORE


Fighting for Biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. military still sees benefits in biofuels READ MORE

Nothing to Waste in Frederica

Danish city to test Dong Energy/Inbicon-inspired MSW-to-bioliquid process READ MORE

Intermediate Innovation

BY Bryan SimsNatureWorks to broaden biopolymer portfolio with new Ingeo lactide READ MORE

Collaboration by Design

BY Bryan SimsHow MSW will be efficiently, economically utilized in the Tar Heel State READ MORE

Setting the Record Straight

BY Bryan SimsIneos Bio makes progress on nation’s first cellulosic biorefinery project READ MORE

An Uncertain Future

BY Erin VoegeleUSDA announces more BCAP project areas, but the program’s fate is unclear READ MORE

Why Cloud Computing and Biofuels Make Sense

The Kbase will reveal relationships between microbes and environments READ MORE

Software Every Bioenergy Firm Needs

A synthetic biologist engineers program to test DNA sequences in superbugs READ MORE

Finished Flexible Film

BY Erin VoegeleMirel bioplastic selected for a new line of film products READ MORE’s Top 10 Clean Energy Law Firms

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The Benefits of Biochar

BY Erin VoegeleSDSU researchers evaluate use of biochar as a soil amendment READ MORE