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Where does bioenergy fit into a low-carbon future?

by MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (Jan. 15, 2015)

Original story at MIT News Biofuels like ethanol and other forms of bioenergy are often seen as a key part of a low-carbon future. But large-scale production of these fuels, which are usually made from either food crops like corn and sugar cane, or from woody plants and grasses, would represent a major shift in ...

Chitosan, a sustainable alternative for food packaging

by Elhuyar Fundazioa - Basque Research  (Jan. 7, 2015)

Riverbanks and oceans are full of plastic; there are bits of this material in the organism of a large number of fish, etc. Packaging and wrappers made from petroleum by-products are seriously damaging the environment. The search for less harmful materials has driven many pieces of research; among them that of Itsaso Leceta. This researcher has ...

Biodiesel Academy releases Calendar of Biodiesel Events for the year 2015

by Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel (CJP)  (Dec. 22, 2014)

Biodiesel Business Academy (BBA) is proudly presenting its calendar of Events and training Programmes scheduled in year 2015 on nonfood oil based biofuels. The BBA has proud to present the industry’s leading training portfolio developed specifically to focus on the needs of commercially-minded business executives from both within and beyond ...

Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework Recognized at National Conference

by US Department of Energy  (Dec. 17, 2014)

The paper and poster presentation "Bioenergy KDF: Enabling Spatiotemporal Data Synthesis and Research Collaboration" was awarded second place for best paper at the ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, held November 4–7 in Dallas, Texas. It was selected out of a group of more than 50 papers ...

Kolkata Roundtable on Bioenergy Issues and Options

by World Bioenergy Association (WBA)  (Dec. 5, 2014)

WBA attended the roundtable on Bioenergy Issues and Options - jointly organized by Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) and the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM). WBA was represented at the event by: Dr. Heinz Kopetz, President, WBA Prof. Sribas C Bhattacharya, Vice President, WBA ...

Energy Department Announces $7 Million to Develop Advanced Logistics for Bioenergy Feedstocks

by US Department of Energy  (Dec. 4, 2014)

The Energy Department announced today up to $7 million for two projects aimed at developing and demonstrating ways to reduce the cost of delivering bioenergy feedstocks to biorefineries. Examples of bioenergy feedstocks include corn stover, switchgrass, and woody biomass. By investing in this type of research, development, and demonstration, the ...

Biopower Report Presents Methodology for Assessing the Value of Co-Firing Biomass in Pulverized Coal Plants

by US Department of Energy  (Nov. 20, 2014)

A joint Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) report presents the results of an evaluation funded by the Bioenergy Technologies Office that examines the effects of substituting up to 20% renewable biomass for coal in electricity production. This ...

Valmet to supply new tissue line to Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing in China

by Valmet Corporation  (Oct. 30, 2014)

One of China's leading paper and pulp producers, Lee & Man Manufacturing Ltd, has decided to invest in an Advantage DCT 200HS tissue line from Valmet. The new tissue line will be installed at the company's Chongqing mill in Zhutuo Town, Yongchuan City, China. The line is designed for production of high quality tissue products and the start-up ...

A Virtual Visit to Bioenergy Research at the National Laboratories

by US Department of Energy  (Oct. 22, 2014)

For National Bioenergy Day on October 22, bioenergy facilities across the country are holding open houses to increase public awareness of bioenergy and its role in the clean energy landscape. By the same token, the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is offering this virtual open house of its national laboratories—the facilities at the core ...

Powering California Bioenergy Projects

by Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide  (Oct. 21, 2014)

GE’s Distributed Power business, Western Energy Systems (WES) and San Francisco, California, U.S.A.-based Phoenix Energy have signed an agreement for GE to supply an undetermined number of ecomagination qualified Jenbacher gas engines to power a series of bioenergy plants that Phoenix Energy plans to build around the state. Under terms of ...

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