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Biomass Takes Yet Another Unfair Hit
Posted June 4, 2010



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DuPont zeros in on renewable energy sector

Founded in 1802, DuPont was primarily an explosives company. Today, among the many other areas it does work in, the company is accelerating research and development and investments in the alternative energy sector. "Generating and storing renewable sources of energy will be the fastest growing sector in the energy market for the next 20 years," DuPont's Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer Thomas M. Connelly told investors at the Credit Suisse Future of Energy Conference.READ MORE

DOE announces funding for biomass production

The U.S. DOE on June 2 announced $5 million in funding for research focused on sustainable production of large quantities of nonfood biomass for bioenergy. The intent of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to quantify and understand the environmental impacts of different strategies for producing large quantities of energy crops and other crop residues at the watershed scale. This is part of DOE's commitment to expanding domestic bioenergy without negatively impacting environmental quality, biodiversity, and the availability of food, feed, fiber and water.READ MORE

Biomass leads in renewable energy interest

Audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG has released its annual review of merger and acquisition activity within the renewable energy industry, results of which indicate that biomass is now the most attractive sector to potential investors and corporations this year, rising above both wind and solar.READ MORE

ORNL researchers develop acetate-tolerant microorganism

Scientists from the U.S. DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory say they have developed a microorganism with an improved ability to convert wood products to biofuel. The researchers identified a key Zymomonas mobilis gene that, when over expressed, allows the microorganism to resist inhibitors.READ MORE

Forest Guild releases harvesting guidelines

The Forest Guild has created the first biomass harvesting guidelines that include managing forest carbon in the concept of sustainability. "Biomass Retention and Harvesting Guidelines for the Northeast" takes into account factors such as different types of forests, abandoning the belief that all forest biomass emits the same amount of carbon.READ MORE

Wind turbine scrapped, biomass an option for Olympic Park

After more than two years of research and industry engagement, London's Olympic Delivery Authority has determined that it is no longer feasible to install a wind turbine at the 2012 Summer Olympic Park and is now investigating other options, including a biomass gasification combined-heat-and-power unit, to meet previously set renewable energy requirements.READ MORE

House passes biomass production tax credit

The biomass production tax credit is one step closer to reinstatement, after the one-year extension passed in the U.S. House of Representatives the afternoon of May 28.READ MORE

Zeachem breaks ground on demo plant

Zeachem Inc. broke ground today on its 250,000 gallon-per-year cellulosic ethanol and ethyl acetate demonstration plant in Boardman, Ore., and is still on track with previously mapped-out commercialization plans despite tough economic conditions that have hampered or halted other biofuels projects across the country.READ MORE