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PowerMaster grinder processes MSW, produces fuel

San Antonio, Texas-based PowerMaster Corp. has released a waste-to-energy technology which it said is capable of producing diesel fuel at 58 cents per gallon, and could reduce the need for extra landfill space by 97 percent. According to a company spokeswoman, the nine-foot tall industrial grinder is capable of processing any waste product or feedstock, with the exception of case-hardened steel.READ MORE

Stirling Biopower develops new electrical generator

Stirling Biopower, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based company that designs, manufactures and sells electrical generators, announced Nov. 5 that its FleXgen electrical generator is now available for commercial sale. Rated at 43 kilowatts, the FleXgen uses renewable fuels in a wide variety of distributed generation applications.READ MORE

Italy gas-to-energy project to use Jenbacher engine

GE Energy's Jenbacher gas engine technology has been selected for a sewage gas-to-energy cogeneration project in Italy. Hera Forli-Cesena, one of Italy's leading utilities, will use gas generated at a wastewater treatment facility in the northern Italian city of Forli to generate electricity and thermal power.READ MORE

Soil tilth lab studies corn stover harvesting

The top portion of the corn plant, including the cob but minus the grain, is the best portion of the corn stover to use in the production of cellulosic ethanol, according to new findings from the USDA Agricultural Research Service's National Soil Tilth Laboratory in Ames, Iowa. As much as 100 to 150 million tons of corn stover are left in U.S. fields annually.READ MORE

Economics delays W2 Energy projects indefinitely

W2 Energy Inc., a U.S.-based green energy company that produces fuel from biomass and waste, recently announced that current economic conditions have financially hindered projects the company is involved with, and financing that was previously available has been delayed indefinitely.READ MORE

Schmack Biogas to build 20 plants in Italy

German biogas plant supplier Schmack Biogas AG announced Nov. 4 it has signed an agreement with Fri-El Green Power, an Italian operator of renewable energy-generated power plants, to build a 1 megawatt biogas plant. The plant, which will be located near Rovigo in northeast Italy, is expected to supply electricity to approximately 2,000 homes.READ MORE

Scientists study biomass haying effects on pheasants

South Dakota State University researchers have begun a study to determine when and how much perennial grass could be harvested for the production of cellulosic ethanol – without affecting the nesting success of pheasants and breeding waterfowl. More than 1,400 acres of land will be studied in eastern South Dakota.READ MORE

Missouri passes renewable energy initiative

More than 66 percent of Missourians voted in favor of a Clean Energy Initiative on Nov. 4, making Missouri the 28th state in the United States to pass some form of a mandatory renewable portfolio standard. The initiative requires the state's three largest electric utilities to generate or purchase at least 15 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2021.READ MORE