bioenergy industry Articles

  • Bioenergy opportunities in the pulp and paper and sawmill industries

    Fernando Preto said the Canada Centre for Mineral and Energy Technology (CANMET) Energy Technology Centre in Ottawa is “not a fundamental research lab…. We help industry develop technologies.” The Biomass and Renewables Group “took a different approach, asking, ‘What’s the converted value of one dry tonne of wood?’” Preto’s team made a number of assumptions about pellet-generated heat, power, and ...

  • Bioenergy and greenhouse gases

    Branches, stalks, and manure are waste no longer; bioenergy is part of the solution to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. A study released by the Green Power Institute, the Renewable Energy Program of the Pacific Institute, reports that converting forest residues, agricultural and urban biomass waste, and gases from manure and landfills into energy helps reduce our greenhouse-gas emissions and ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • Profiting from inter-firm relations – a study in the evolving bioenergy industry

    The role of inter-organisational relationships has become central in the quest for competitive success. Nevertheless, the rate of alliance formation has not been high in the forest industry, although the sector is in great need of new value-creating business. This study explores whether the widespread interest in renewable energy will open up new opportunities for the industry and also for the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Focus Bioenergy No 3 2004: Forest industry - a major user and supplier of biofuels

    Forest industry is a major user and supplier of biofuels. Sawmills use bark and shavings internally as fuel. The surplus goes to district heating plants, production of refined biofuels and the board industry. Other residual products from the sawmills are chipped. The bulk, the damp chips, is used for paper pulp in the pulp industry, whereas dry chips go to the fuel sector. The pulp industry uses ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Overview of biomass and bioenergy sources in northern B.C.

    Ibrahim Karidio identified four groups of biomass sources: cellulosic materials from wood residues, agricultural crops, animal wastes, and municipal and industrial solid wastes. “B.C. has a huge land mass,” Karidio said. Of the total provincial annual allowable cut, 47% comes from the Northern Interior. B.C. generates 31% of Canadian wood residues and 66% of Canadian surplus wood residues. ...

  • Bioenergy Outlook: Defending the renewable fuels standard

    Although major advances in climate change and renewable energy policies are unlikely this year, there is still much that can and must be done. It is true that there are major obstacles to progress in Washington DC, but further repeating the discouraging prognosis will not be helpful. Instead, Bioenergy Outlook — BioCycle’s new bioenergy column — will, in this and occasional ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Allready-Box brings security to production of bioenergy

    Animal feed manufacturer Futtertrocknung Mindelheim eG of southern Germany has been operating a co-generation power station since 2008. During the summer months, this power station uses ecological methods to generate the heat and electricity the company needs to dry soilage. Utilizing a year-round, low-temperature heating network, it supplies local industrial firms and public institutions with ...


    By ALLWEILER GmbH

  • Focus Bioenergy No 9 2004: Reaching policy targets on energy and the environment

    Industrial activities affect the environment in different ways. To deal with negative consequences on the environment, funding is required either from those who cause the damage or from society in general through taxation. In the competition for public resources, but also for reasons of equity, demands are raised to impose fees on environmentally harmful activities. Such a fee or tax constitutes ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Focus Bioenergy No 6 2004: Waste - a source of energy of growing significance

    We have to use the earth’s resources sparingly. Waste products that society generates can be recycled or used as a source of energy. Heat and electricity from waste combustion and biogas from digestion contribute some 8 TWh annually in Sweden. Waste stands for about 2 percent of used fuels in Swedish district heating. The importance of waste will rise rapidly in the near future. The ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Bioenergy Technologies Office Releases Bioproducts To Enable Biofuels Workshop Report

    On December 10, 2015, DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) released a summary report of the Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels Workshop, held on July 16, 2015. The workshop, co-sponsored by DOE and EERE, was held to receive input from stakeholders about the possible ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Focus Bioenergy No 10 2004: Good examples for a sustainable energy system

    Over the past 25 years, bioenergy has become a large and obvious component of the Swedish energy system. There are applications of all scales, as gas or in solid or fluid forms used with modern and commercial technology. Biofuels are renewable fuels suitable to use within the energy market’s three fields – industry, residential and transport. Used with steering instruments that take the ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Executive Order and Proposed Bill Will Boost Biobased Products and Bioenergy

    Developments in the world of biobased products and bioenergy have flourished in recent years, as reported by sources such as The Carbohydrate Economy newsletter, the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, the New Uses Council, and In Business magazine, among others. But while each new use for crop residues or another cellulosic ethanol project brings encouragement to sustainability proponents, the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Using ozonation to eliminate the inhibition of soluble algal products (SAP) of Scenedesmus sp. LX1 on its growth in microalgal cultivation for biomass/bioenergy production

    Water recycling is an effective way to reduce water consumption in the industrialization of microalgae-based biomass/bioenergy production. The soluble algal products (SAP) which inhibit the microalgae growth will accumulate in the recycled water. Therefore, the ozone oxidation treatment of SAP produced by Scenedesmus sp. LX1 was studied to reduce the inhibition of SAP. The experimental ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The viability of the South African biofuels industrial strategy

    South Africa aims to replace 2% of its total liquid transportation fuels in the short term through a newly introduced biofuels industrial strategy. It is envisaged that this target is achievable without excessive economic support by utilising surplus agricultural capacity. The target is based on local production, both agricultural and manufacturing, to provide the benefits of employment, economic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Industrial Biotechnology - ASTM Organizes New Technical Committee

    With a total population of nearly 7.2 billion people, and a new birth every eight seconds, our modest planet is straining at the seams. Finding ways to maximize the sustainability of the resources that support us all is of critical importance. One such effort falls under the general heading of industrial biotechnology, which is based on a fascinating premise: that ...


    By ASTM International

  • Bio-char refineries: an accessible approach for the development of biomass-based industry

    Being a by-product of the well-established charcoal industry, slow pyrolysis bio-oil can be an excellent, cost-effective and renewable liquid fuel. However, even in Brazil, a country with a very clean energy profile and large-scale charcoal production, bio-oil is not properly utilised yet. A simple upgrade of traditional methods of charcoal production can significantly increase liquid fuel ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Utilisation of waste in integrated sugar distillery industry with special reference to bio-energy generation: a case study

    Sugar and distillery industries, though being agro-based industries, still have potential towards contribution of a large number of pollutants. Sugar industry generates molasses, bagasse and press mud apart from emission to the atmosphere. Press mud and bagasse are the two major types of solid waste requiring special attention. But, as a matter of fact if sugar and distillery industry is operated ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Golden opportunities in the golden state

    California can be a tough place to do business, but a number of new policies are in place to make it easier to develop bioenergy projects. In 2012, the state adopted a new Bioenergy Action Plan and passed several laws to promote electricity and biogas production from organic waste. With pending legislation on organics diversion and new incentives for bioenergy, California is poised for explosive ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Building an index of site suitability for forest residue removal

    Evelyne Thiffault said she would address ecological issues, although she emphasized that she believes “producing bioenergy from forest biomass is a great idea.” Forest biomass has an ecological value that must be considered, she said. If forest residues are removed to produce bioenergy, then the forest system is deprived of carbon and nutrients, and “you will impact the forest ecosystem.” ...

  • The biocarbon pellet

    Referring to the “notorious graph of increasing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere,” Gerry Kutney said the “bioenergy field for the pulp and paper industry has been important for decades, but the general population has only shown interest recently.” Kutney demonstrated the key role vegetation plays in the carbon cycle, with a graph showing the annual fluctuation of the total level in the ...

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