bioenergy technology Articles

  • Eilstorfer Bioenergie case study

    In 2011, Eilstorfer Bioenergie built a biogas plant fed on sustainable materials. It is a community installation shared by several farmers cooperating in a joint energy project. Aside from the digester, the plant comprises of three Dreyer & Bosse CHP units. One CHP unit is located at the biogas plant to ensure the supply of heat required for the digester and adjacent pig rearing ...

  • Bioenergy 2015 Scheduled For June

    DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and the Clean Energy Research and Educational Foundation (CEREF) are co-hosting Bioenergy 2015: Opportunities in a Changing Energy Landscape, scheduled for June 23-24, 2015, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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.

  • Bioenergy Research Centers Reach 500th Invention Milestone

    On March 3, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Research Centers (BRC) announced the 500th invention disclosure since 2007. The BRCs, which consist of the BioEnergy Science Center (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Boosting bioenergy needn`t sacrifice food security

    Increasing the production of energy from biomass (bioenergy) needn't come at the expense of growing food crops — done right, it can enhance food security and prosperity in Africa, say Lee R. Lynd and Jeremy Woods. Assessments of the impact of bioenergy on food security have focused too heavily on the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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 the convergence of the markets for fuel, food, and fibre

    Don Roberts said four key variables are driving the economics of biofuel production: the price of fossil fuels, the cost of the feedstock, the “plethora” of conversion technology, and regulations, which stimulate demand. These variables are in flux, which presents a dilemma for investors, who “hate uncertainty.” Conversion technologies are at varying stages of market readiness. As “some of the ...

  • EU bioenergy potential from a resource efficiency perspective

    The bioenergy challenge The European Union has set itself the ambitious target to increase the share of renewable sources in final energy consumption to 20 % by 2020 (EC, 2009). This is motivated by the widespread recognition that using fossil fuels to generate energy causes significant harm to the environment and human well.being. Renewable energy technologies offer a way to increase ...

  • 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

  • Case study - A pellet production plant – LTD BIOENERGY Vinnytsa, Ukraine (UA)

    In July 2013 we completed the project related with constructing Agro Biomass Pellet Plant near Vinnytsa, Ukraine. As a part of investment we were responsible for: establishment of guidelines for the construction of the proposed facility, preparation of technological design for a factory with a capacity of 45.000 Mg, Consultation concerning the modernization of the facilities in ...


    By DORAN GROUP

  • Review on potential for waste recycled based bioenergy for marine system

    Human status today can best be defined as an age of knowledge, efficiency and sustainable developments towards fulfilling significant part of human existence in this beautiful planet we all share. Previous time in human history has been dominated with various experimentation, knowledge acquisition which has resulted to new discovery and new philosophy of doing things in efficient, sensitive, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • 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

  • DOE Announces Dates Of Bioenergy 2016: Mobilizing The Bioeconomy Through Innovation Conference

    On March 7, 2016, DOE's BETO sent out a save the date for the upcoming Bioenergy 2016: Mobilizing the Bioeconomy through Innovation conference. The ninth annual conference is co-hosted by the Clean Energy Research & Education Foundation (CEREF) and will focus on future feedstock opportunities and technology ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • DOE presents Bioenergy 2015 next week in Washington, D.C.

    It is not too late to register for Bioenergy 2015, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and the Clean Energy Research and Education Foundation (CEREF), and taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on June 23–24, 2015. Speakers include Jonathan Male, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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

  • DOE Releases 2016 Billion Ton-Report Assessing Bioenergy Feedstock Resources In The U.S.

    Last week, DOE released the 2016 Billion-Ton Report: Advancing Domestic Resources for a Thriving Bioeconomy, Volume 1: Economic Availability of Feedstocks (BT16). Jonathan Male, Director of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), introduced the report, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Using wastewater and high-rate algal ponds for nutrient removal and the production of bioenergy and biofuels

    This paper projects a positive outcome for large-scale algal biofuel and energy production when wastewater treatment is the primary goal. Such a view arises partly from a recent change in emphasis in wastewater treatment technology, from simply oxidising the organic matter in the waste (i.e. removing the biological oxygen demand) to removing the nutrients – specifically nitrogen and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The hidden risk of negative emissions technologies

    Strategies for removing carbon from the atmosphere all have down sides. The biggest? Their ability to lull us into complacency. The best way to keep your floor dry is to avoid spilling a bucket of water onto the floor, rather than to deliberately tip the bucket and then develop technologies to dry the floor. The same is true of greenhouse gases: We need to prevent their ...


    By Ensia

  • New technologies for measuring the humidity of biomass

    Methods applicable to a great variety of solid biofuels In recent years, systems have sprung up which use near infrared X-ray (NIR) spectroscopy, radio frequency (RF) and microwave spectroscopy as alternatives to the traditional method of measuring humidity by weight difference in the fuel burner. What these methods have in common is that they can be used for a great variety of solid biofuels, ...

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