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Department of Agriculture and Energy Department Announce Up to $8.7 Million through the Interagency Biomass Research and Development Initiative

by US Department of Energy  (Mar. 3, 2015)

The U.S. Department Agriculture in collaboration with the Energy Department announced that up to $8.7 million in funding will be made available through the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) to reduce the nation’s dependence on foreign oil by supporting the development of bioenergy ...

GLOBAL BIOENERGIES reports first isobutene production from waste biomass

by Global Bioenergies SA  (Mar. 3, 2015)

As a first step in its pioneering journey to manufacture bio-sourced isobutene, Global Bioenergies has been using first generation feedstock, such as wheat-derived glucose, to set-up and optimize its bio-isobutene process. However, the process was designed to be versatile in terms of feedstock. With the right technical adaptations, it would indeed ...

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 ...

Latest biomethane tariff review set to give boost to biomass industry

by Energy Team (UK) Ltd.  (Dec. 16, 2014)

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has today published the outcome of its biomethane tariff review. The review was launched in the summer to address fears that the current tariffs may be over-rewarding large projects. The consultation received considerable input from across the industry, as the original document could have led to ...

UREM 2015 Renewable Energy Conference Kicked off March 25 in Sweden

by Bio4Energy  (Mar. 25, 2015)

The Umeå Renewable Energy Meeting at Umeå, Sweden, kicked off its first conference day 25 March. Some highlights of the morning session were a talk by Thomas B. Johansson of the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics, Lund University on the role of renewable energy for a sustainable future. ...

Researchers: Bio4Energy Rules at Leading Biomass Fuel Quality Conference

by Bio4Energy  (Nov. 6, 2014)

Late October, leading researchers on the quality of biomass-based fuels met as an Impacts of Fuel Quality on Power Production conference—given this year at Snowbird, Utah, U.S.A.—with one in five talks being delivered by a scientist from Bio4Energy. ...

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 ...

BETO Deputy Director Publishes Commentary on Development of Algae as Renewable Energy Source

by US Department of Energy  (Mar. 30, 2015)

Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Deputy Director Dr. Valerie Sarisky-Reed’s commentary, “Algal Progress Report,” was published in the February edition of the bimonthly research journal ...

OriginOil Launches Algae Division, Names Mael Disa-Vingataramin as President

by OriginOil, Inc.  (Mar. 10, 2015)

OriginOil Inc. (OTC/QB: OOIL), developer of Electro Water Separation™ ( ...

NREL Report Provides Documentation of the Advanced Biorefinery Landscape

by US Department of Energy  (Feb. 25, 2015)

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released a report in January 2015 on the status of the non-starch ethanol and renewable hydrocarbon biofuels industry in the United States. The report, “2013 Survey of Non-Starch Ethanol and Renewable Hydrocarbon Biofuels ...

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