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Biomass is Cleaner than Coal
Posted June 18, 2010



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McAdams: 'Show me the gallons'

"Show me the gallons," said Michael McAdams, president of the Advanced Biofuels Association and keynote speaker at the Advanced Biofuels Workshop, which took place June 14 in St. Louis as a co-located event at the 26th International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo. McAdams said he was bringing the audience into the "no spin zone" and discussed the troubling issues regarding the lapsed biodiesel and other tax credits that are crippling America's drive toward energy independence.READ MORE

Game-changing pathways to advanced biofuels

The one-day Advanced Biofuels Workshop, a co-located event at BBI International's 26th annual Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, took place June 14 in St. Louis. The first panel, Game-Changing Pathways: Exploring New Roads to Tomorrow's Advanced Biofuels, demonstrated the wide range of products from, and process techniques for, advanced biofuels production.READ MORE

ND gets biomass testing lab

North Dakota State University and the USDA's Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory south of Mandan, N.D., are teaming up to establish the state's first biomass testing laboratory.READ MORE

NY RGGI draft policy excludes most forest biomass

In accordance with its membership in the Northeast's Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has released a draft policy that explains what constitutes as sustainably harvested forest biomass in New York, and its restrictions are causing a stir amongst the state's biomass power supporters as it restricts a large portion of forest biomass.READ MORE

Bio-oil plant to fuel Canadian sawmill

A sawmill in High Level, Alberta, Canada, plans to use its waste materials as feedstock for what could potentially become the world's largest commercial-scale fast pyrolysis plant.READ MORE

Northeast Biomass Conference & Expo panel to explore feedstock supply chains, life cycles

Securing local, uniform, low-carbon feedstocks is key to an efficient industrial-scale power operation, but it isn't a simple task. Different feedstocks possess vastly different physical and chemical properties, and performance varies considerably from one conversion technology to another. Furthermore, one feedstock may make sense in a given region, but not in another.READ MORE

INEOS Bio develops waste-to-bioethanol plant

A 30-million-liter bioethanol plant planned for the INEOS Bio Seal Sands site in Tees Valley, U.K., will be the first commercial plant in Europe using the company's advanced BioEnergy Process Technology.READ MORE

Northeast Biomass Conference & Expo panel to address conversion case studies

The conversion of an old mill complex in Biddeford, Maine, to biomass feedstock will be the topic of William Strauss' presentation during From Drawing Board to Deployment: Real World Biomass Projects in the Northeast, a case studies panel at the Northeast Biomass Conference & Expo Aug. 4-6 in Boston. Strauss, president of financial and economic modeling firm FutureMetrics, can barely contain his excitement when he talks about the 14-building complex, already housing condos, apartments, small businesses, a gym, a dance studio and other developments.READ MORE

Recent biomass studies misconstrued, inaccurate

Mainstream media outlets have largely misinterpreted a biomass sustainability and carbon policy report released last week by the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences, according to study contributor Pinchot Institute for Conservation.READ MORE