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Vegawatt turns grease to energy
Posted January 8, 2009



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Companies to commercialize gasification technology

Connecticut-based Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Inc., a United Technologies Corp. company, has signed a global licensing agreement with Canada-based Zero Emission Energy Plants Inc. for the right to construct and operate gasification plants that will commercialize Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's compact gasification technology.READ MORE

R&A Solutions pyrolysis system turns trash to gas

From carpet scrap to municipal solid waste, Ohio-based R&A Energy Solutions LLC can turn a variety of waste feedstock into syngas and other organic liquids using a commercial-sized, proprietary pyrolysis system with a modified international combustion engine and generator set system.READ MORE National Ethanol Conference

Report: Atlantica region must use forest biomass

A new report released by the Atlantica BioEnergy Task Force recommends 15 actions that should be taken in the Atlantica region in relation to sustainable forest management, biomass management, energy policy, education, research and development and technology implementation.READ MORE

Vegawatt unit provides power, heat to restaurant

On Jan. 5, Massachusetts-based Owl Power Co. rolled out its trademarked Vegawatt cogenerator, which burns a restaurant's waste vegetable oil to generate electricity and preheat water. For the past two months, a Boston-area restaurant has successfully been using a prototype of the appliance.READ MORE

Wisconsin program funds biomass boiler project

Focus on Energy's Renewable Energy Program in Wisconsin has provided financial assistance and incentives to almost 50 biomass-related projects. Recently, it awarded a grant to Action Floor Systems LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of sport facility wood floors, to replace the company's natural gas-fired boiler and 50-year-old wood-fired boiler with a wood biomass boiler.READ MORE

Liberty Green Renewables to build Indiana plant

Biomass-to-energy plant developer Liberty Green Renewables LLC plans to build a 28-megawatt biomass power plant near Miltown, Ind., which will utilize woody biomass material from local forest product industrial sources to operate its fluidized bed boiler technology.READ MORE

Colorado ACRE awards grants to biomass projects

The Colorado Agricultural Value Added Development Board has awarded $250,000 in Advancing Colorado's Renewable Energy grants to five organizations for biomass-related projects. Projects include a study of anaerobic digestion and biogas production feedstocks, designing a biomass briquetting machine, and studying the chemical composition of syngas.READ MORE

Laidlaw to convert pulp mill into biomass power plant

Laidlaw Energy Group Inc., through its affiliate, Laidlaw Berlin Biopower LLC, announced Jan. 5 that it has completed an acquisition to develop a 66-megawatt biomass power plant in Berlin, N.H., over the next two years. The power plant will operate on approximately 700,000 tons of wood biomass.READ MORE
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