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Mapping Out the Biomass Power Market
Posted February 19, 2010



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UF constructing cellulosic ethanol pilot plant

A groundbreaking ceremony was held for Stan Mayfield Biorefinery, a cellulosic ethanol pilot plant to be built in Perry, Fla. The project is a joint venture of the University of Florida (UF), Buckeye Technologies Inc. and the Florida Legislature, which provided $20 million in funding.READ MORE

Mitsui, Inbicon partner for biomass refineries

A Danish cellulosic ethanol company and a Japanese heavy industries company will work together toward cellulosic ethanol production in Southeast Asia. Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding signed a licensing agreement to build a number of biomass refineries using Inbicon Biomass Refinery technology.READ MORE

Tax credit extension still possible

A one-year extension of the production tax credit for biomass power facilities is included in the American Workers, State and Business Relief Act, introduced March 1 by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.). The 5-year credit was originally included in the 2004 Jumpstart Our Business Strength Act and is crucial to the biomass power industry.READ MORE

Florida livestock pavilion gets bioenergy plant

A bioenergy demonstration project at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion in Marion County, Fla., will produce energy and organic fertilizers using the pavilion's raw animal waste.READ MORE

ISU will stack algae traits

A researcher at Iowa State University will use a $4.37 million grant from the U.S. DOE to stack traits in Chlamydomonas alga that will improve oil yield, growth rate and offer better thermal resistance.READ MORE

Range Fuels to help meet RFS2 in 2010

In November 2007, Range Fuels announced intentions to build the world's first commercially-viable cellulosic ethanol plant at Soperton, Ga. Since then, there have been some setbacks and changes made to the master plan.READ MORE

Advanced biofuel industry pushes for tax credit

A large number of advanced biofuel industry members are urging Congress to grant an investment tax credit to advanced biofuel producers in order to help overcome financial barriers associated with the timely development of commercial-scale projects.READ MORE