BLOG: BioLogue


Short and Sweet
Posted April 2, 2010



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

RFA offers RFS2 checklist/guidelines

With the renewable fuels standard now in place, all producers of ethanol regardless of feedstock will be required to register with the U.S. EPA. In an effort to help ethanol producers understand what they will need to do, the Renewable Fuels Association has created two documents intended to provide producers the critical information they will need.READ MORE

Big Oil files lawsuit against EPA on RFS2 rule

The American Petroleum Institute filed a lawsuit today with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia challenging the U.S. EPA's rule on the revised renewable fuel standard (RFS2) that was just recently finalized. The final RFS2 rule combines the 2009 and 2010 biomass-based diesel volumes.READ MORE

Biobaler connects land management, biomass supply

Brush lands in the upper Midwest are a great biomass resource, but can be hard to harvest because the vegetation is thicker than most agricultural machinery allow, but not thick enough to warrant forestry equipment. Stempower Resources' Biobaler is designed to aggregate vegetation one to eight inches in diameter and can link land management with the biomass supply chain.READ MORE

Study assesses landscape effects on biomass crop yields

Understanding biomass productivity on specific landscape positions is essential to realizing the highest financial returns on the integration of herbaceous and woody biomass crops at the field scale while providing a reliable and consistent feedstock source that meets quality specifications for the bioenergy market, according to a recent University of Minnesota study.READ MORE

KEDA assembles biomass working group

In a proactive effort fueled by increasing nationwide interest in biomass energy, the Koochiching Economic Development Authority board in Koochiching County, Minn., is assembling a biomass working group to gain a thorough understanding of the industry's important elements.READ MORE

North Dakota to host cellulosic ethanol plant

Great River Energy (GRE) is moving forward with a project to build a biorefinery near Spiritwood, N.D. The company wants to co-locate Dakota Spirit AgEnergy LLC, a proposed 20 MMgy cellulosic ethanol plant, with a coal-fired power plant currently under construction. The idea is to use lignin created at the ethanol plant to supplement coal at the power plant and to power the ethanol plant with steam from the power plant.READ MORE

‘Seinfeld' actor launches waste-to-energy company

John O'Hurley, well-known for his portrayal of Jacopo Peterman on the sitcom "Seinfeld," as the host of the TV game show "Family Feud" and as season one winner of "Dancing with the Stars," has taken on a new role in a less-glamorous industry that turns hog manure into power. O'Hurley and his new company Energy-Inc. have signed a contract to install a waste-to-energy system at High Ridge Farm in Greenville, N.C., to process waste from the farm's 3,000 hogs and convert it into electricity.READ MORE