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Posted October 9, 2008



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BioCentric Energy to produce algae oil in China

BioCentric Energy Algae LLC, a subsidiary of California-based BioCentric Energy Inc., is developing an algae oil project in the Guangdong Providence of China. Using a piping system, BioCentric Energy will capture carbon dioxide and feed it to an algae solution to generate algae biomass.READ MORE

Sanimax, StormFisher to build eight biogas plants

With plans to invest over $160 million, Qu�bec, Canada-based Sanimax and Ontario�based StormFisher Biogas have announced a joint venture to construct eight biogas plants in the Midwest region of the United States. The facilities will be built over a period of time.READ MORE

Wood fiber supplies increase, prices decrease

After a 13-year record high in wood fiber costs for western U.S. pulp mills just last quarter, prices retreated significantly in the third quarter of 2008 as supplies grew, said Hakan Ekstrom, president and owner of Wood Resources International, which publishes North American Wood Fiber Review.READ MORE

Waste Management develops landfill projects

Waste Management Inc. is expanding its work in developing landfill gas-to-energy projects to include partnerships with private and municipal landfill owners. The first facility, which opened Sept. 18 at the Denver Arapahoe Disposal Site near Denver, Colo., is expected to generate 3.2 megawatts of electricity. Recently, ground was also broken on a 1.4 megawatt landfill gas-to-energy facility at the municipal owned Madison County landfill near Syracuse, N.Y.READ MORE

Fourth Casella Waste energy project goes on line

Casella Waste Systems Inc., a regional solid waste, recycling and resource management services company based in Rutland, Vt., has completed its latest landfill gas-to-energy facility ahead of schedule. Located at the Hyland landfill in Angelica, N.Y., it is the company's fourth such project and is expected to produce 4.8 megawatts of electricity.READ MORE

Seattle Steam constructs biomass storage facility

The Seattle Steam Co. held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new renewable energy storage facility on Oct. 7. Waste wood biomass will be used to help produce steam for the company's downtown district heating system, which serves 175 customers.READ MORE

U.S. DOE funds bio-oil stabilization projects

The U.S. DOE will provide up to $7 million in funding to five separate projects to develop a technology that can be used to reduce the oxygen and char content in bio-oil derived from biomass through pyrolysis. Reducing oxygen and char from bio-oil will help to stabilize the product, according to the DOE.READ MORE

U.S. EPA awards millions to capture methane abroad

The U.S. EPA has awarded approximately $1 million to projects in India, Korea, Mexico, and Thailand to capture methane gas from agricultural waste and over $1.4 million to projects in Argentina, Brazil, China, Ecuador, India, Poland, Nigeria, and the Ukraine to capture methane gas from landfills.READ MORE

EERC, Great Plains to produce camelina jet fuel

Great Plains � The Camelina Co. announced in early October that it has entered into an agreement with the University of North Dakota's Energy and Environmental Research Center to utilize EERC's proprietary technology to produce advanced fuels from camelina. The EERC and Great Plains will utilize camelina oil for upcoming testing and are planning to develop a full-scale refinery focused on renewable jet fuel production.READ MORE

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne partner with ExxonMobil

Connecticut-based Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, a United Technologies Corp. company, has partnered with ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co. to develop affordable, efficient and innovative compact gasification technology that converts carbon-containing material, such as coal or biomass, into a syngas.READ MORE