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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 ...

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 ...

Waste, an alternative source of energy to petroleum

by Elhuyar Fundazioa - Basque Research  (Oct. 21, 2014)

The group led by Martín Olazar, researcher in the UPV/EHU’s Department of Chemical Engineering, is studying the development of sustainable refineries where it is possible to produce fuels and raw materials providing an alternative to petroleum by using biomass and other waste materials like plastics, tyres, etc. Conical spouted beds ...

Energy Department Announces Up to $14 Million for Applying Landscape Design to Cellulosic Bioenergy

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

The Energy Department today announced up to $14 million to support landscape design approaches that maintain or enhance the environmental and socio-economic sustainability of cellulosic bioenergy through the improvement of feedstock production, logistics systems, and technology development. This supports the Department’s efforts to promote ...

Grand Opening of Abengoa’s Biorefinery: Nation’s Third Commercial-Scale Facility

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

The nation’s third commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol biorefinery celebrates its grand opening on October 17, 2014, in Hugoton, Kansas. The Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas (ABBK) facility is the first of its kind to use a proprietary enzymatic hydrolysis process which turns cellulosic biomass into fermentable sugars that are then ...

National Bioenergy Day 2014

by US Department of Energy  (Oct. 14, 2014)

Bioenergy, the use of agricultural waste and forestry byproducts to generate heat and energy, will be celebrated during the second annual National Bioenergy Day on October 22, 2014. This is an opportunity to showcase bioenergy facilities and the bioenergy supply chain around the United States. The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will ...

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