BLOG: BioLogue


Cleaning with manure
Posted December 18, 2008



WEBINAR: 2021 International Biomass Conference & Expo Speaker Orientation
January 14-14, 2020 - Cost: Free 2:00 pm CST

Construction begins on Bioamber plant in France

U.S.-based DNP Green Technology Inc. and France-based Agro-Industrie Recherches et Developpements, the research and development center for Champagne Ardenne agricultural cooperatives, announced Dec. 16 that their Bioamber joint venture has obtained the necessary permits and begun construction of a plant that will produce biobased succinic acid.READ MORE

N-Viro moves forward on Michigan, Florida projects

Michigan State University's Board of Trustees has approved moving forward with plans to build a biofuel processing facility that will manufacture N-Viro International Corp.'s patented biomass fuel which is made from municipal biosolids and other organic wastes. N-Viro has also received a second purchase order from the Tohopekaliga Water Authority in Daytona Beach, Fla., to process its biosolids into N-Viro Soil.READ MORE

Oregon company offers wood fiber prep system

Salem, Ore.-based West Salem Machinery has completed the design and engineering work of a wood fiber preparation system that mechanically converts wood chips, saw dust and other forest product residuals into densified wood biomass. The system can handle up to 100 dry tons per hour of wood fiber, including pre-screening, shredding and/or milling of material.READ MORE

Researchers: Process removes sulfur from biogas

Researchers at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., have developed a process that uses mostly undigested manure along with some chemical fertilizers to scrub biogas produced from the anaerobic digestion of manure or sewage treatment plants and landfills.READ MORE

Texas waste-to-energy project begins operations

Residents of Denton, Texas, are utilizing power generated from their own trash, thanks to a landfill gas-to-energy project partnership between the city, Denton Municipal Electric and Denton Power LLC, a subsidiary of DTE Biomass Energy. Methane gas captured from the city's landfill is sold to Denton Municipal Electric, which distributes it to power industrial and steam applications or generate electricity.READ MORE

Northwest project to build tire-filled digester

Portland, Ore.-based Northwest Natural Gas Co. is partnering with BEF Renewable Inc. and Threemile Canyon Farms LLC to build the first anaerobic digester under NW Natural's Smart Energy program. The NW Natural's Smart Energy program is a customer-funded carbon offset project to reduce methane emissions from dairy manure.READ MORE

Energy groups propose biomass recommendations

The Environmental Law and Policy Center, in cooperation with other organizations including the National 25x'25 Alliance Steering Committee, has offered U.S. President-Elect Barack Obama and Congress a package of 12 new recommendations to bolster the U.S. economy, create jobs and insure a clean energy future through additional investments in federal renewable energy programs. Of the 12 recommendations, 10 relate specifically to the biomass industry.READ MORE

California approves plan for cap-and-trade program

On Dec. 11, California's Air Resources Board voted to approve a Scoping Plan that defines the measures and strategies that will be used to reduce the state's greenhouse gas emissions. The Scoping Plan, which was required under the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, includes a cap-and-trade program covering 85 percent of the state's emissions.READ MORE