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Posted August 28, 2008



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BioGold Fuels, Kansas county announce MSW project

California-based BioGold Fuels Corp. and Harvey County, Kan., have announced a joint effort to efficiently dispose of the county's municipal solid waste. Under the agreement, the county will deliver its waste to BioGold's proposed biorefinery to be built by ICM Inc. BioGold will receive $35 per ton of waste it receives from Harvey County. It's expected to process approximately 33,500 tons yearly.READ MORE

AAES to distribute Waste to Energy gasifiers

American Alternative Energy Systems Corp. announced Aug. 25 that it has reached an agreement with Toronto-based Waste to Energy Gasification Systems Inc. to obtain the American distribution rights to the company's patented Waste to Energy downdraft gasifier technology. The technology was recently upgraded to process virtually any type of municipal solid waste stream, including commercial and industrial wastes.READ MORE

Manitoba Hydro offers incentives to use biomass CHP

Manitoba's major energy utility Manitoba Hydro, has introduced its Bioenergy Optimization Program to encourage the use of sustainable biomass in the production of combined heat and power (CHP) at various customer sites.READ MORE

Inbicon, G-Team partner to market technology

Danish biofuels company Inbicon announced Aug. 27 that it has partnered with G-Team, a U.S.-based marketing and brand building company, to market and license its cellulosic pretreatment technology in North America. In addition, G-Team will find collaborators interested in creating sustainable, carbon-neutral energy parks.READ MORE

Membrane separation project receives DOE grant

Recently, an industry partnership was awarded $5.6 million by the U.S. DOE to develop a membrane solvent-extraction technology for water removal during the production of corn-based and cellulosic ethanol. 3M Co. is collaborating with Archer Daniels Midland Co., the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Karges-Faulconbridge Inc.READ MORE

BBI releases algae technical report

Colorado-based BBI International Inc., a diversified renewable energy firm, has released a 22-page technical report that details the challenges associated with growing and harvesting algae for biofuel applications.READ MORE

Green Energy seeks wood-based hurricane debris

New York City-based Green Energy Resources is preparing for the debris recovery after Hurricane Gustav, and any other hurricanes, make landfall this season. The waste wood supply company has announced it can take up to 10 million tons of wood debris from hurricane disasters for renewable energy production.READ MORE

Wisconsin wood pellet plant breaks ground

Indeck Energy Services Inc. and Midwest Forest Products Co. recently broke ground on Indeck Ladysmith LLC, a 90,000-ton-per-year wood pellet plant in Ladysmith, Wis. The facility, which is scheduled to be operational in July 2009, will take wood waste from sawmills, paper mills and furniture manufacturers, and form wood pellets for residential and industrial applications.READ MORE

Covanta acquires Maine biomass-to-energy facilities

Fairfield, N.J.-based Covanta Holding Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase two biomass-to-energy facilities in Maine from co-owners Ridgewood Maine LLC and Indeck Energy Services Inc. Located in West Enfield and Jonesboro, the two nearly identical facilities will add 49 gross megawatts to Covanta's renewable energy portfolio.READ MORE

ADM, Deere, Monsanto to research corn stover

On a mission to explore technologies and processes thatmay turn crop residues into feed and bioenergy products, Illinois-based Archer Daniels Midland Co. and Deere & Co., and Missouri-based Monsanto Co. are collaborating to identify environmentally and economically sustainable methods to harvest, store and transport corn stover.READ MORE