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Biomass Makes the Wheels Go Round
Posted July 16, 2009



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Finite Carbon helps landowners, forestry consultants enter carbon offsets market

Finite Carbon could be the solution for landowners and forest consultants who are unsure how to enter the carbon offset market. The company was established in February and offers a single source, end-to-end solution with in-house expertise that costs the landowners no out-of-pocket expenses and will earn them extra revenue.READ MORE

Biomass '09: Workshop addresses the road ahead

The pieces are all in place to make cellulose biomass a viable part of the U.S. energy security puzzle, according to Chris Zygarlicke, deputy associate director for research at the Energy & Environmental Research Center in Grand Forks, N.D. He spoke about the current state of biomass and where it's headed at EERC's Biomass '09: Power, Fuels, and Chemicals Workshop.READ MORE

Biomass '09: Transgenic algae pose environmental risks

While algae have become an attractive candidate for biomass-based fuels and carbon recycling, the risks of genetically modifying algae for such purposes are tremendous, according to David Haberman, president of Florida-based IF LLC.READ MORE

Biomass '09: Developing a biomass feedstock business

A biomass feedstock supply business faces all the same issues and hurdles as any other firm. The venture, however, must develop relationships, metrics and approaches to delivering a product that has unique characteristics and challenges, rapidly expanding demand and an increasing amount of scrutiny and skepticism from many stakeholder groups.READ MORE

Biomass '09: Agricultural anaerobic digestion trends on the rise; more potential exists

National trends in anaerobic digestion of agricultural manure have increased between 2000 and 2007 from fewer than 50 million kilowatt hours per year to more than 200 million kilowatt hours per year. A key niche for the process is converting biomass materials to methane gas.READ MORE

Biomass '09: Biomass composition can differ greatly

If the bioenergy industry is to be successful, diverse technologies are needed to make use of various biomass sources. Before a technology is selected, identification and characterization of biomass resources by specific region are also needed to understand chemical and physical properties, production rates, yields and availability of the feedstock.READ MORE

Biomass '09: Biomass has a place in the energy future

The Energy & Environmental Research Center welcomed more than 300 attendees from about 25 states and three Canadian provinces at its Biomass '09: Power, Fuels, and Chemicals Workshop, a two-day event that kicked off Tuesday afternoon at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, N.D.READ MORE

BBI International co-founder, ethanol industry veteran dies

With great sadness, the family of BBI International President and co-founder Kathy Bryan announced Monday that the well known ethanol industry veteran died Saturday at her home in Salida, Colo., after a hard fought battle with cancer. Bryan, 63, was the publisher of Biodiesel Magazine, Biomass Magazine and Ethanol Producer Magazine, serving as Editor-in-Chief of the latter for several years.READ MORE