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  • Biomass-burning `behind Asian brown clouds`

    Burning biomass is the main cause of the dense "brown clouds" that plague South Asia each winter, and both biomass and fossil fuel burning should be targeted to combat climate change and improve air quality. These are the conclusions of a study published today (23 January) in Science. The study, conducted at two sites in South Asia, attempted to find the main source of the carbon soot particles ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Health & Environmental Effects of Biomass Burning Focus of Congress in Sweden

    An important aspect of providing methods and tools for conducting efficient and sustainable biorefinery—such as Bio4Energy does—is to keep the environmental and health impacts of biomass-based technologies in check. One such example is emissions from biomass combustion. To give a snapshot of the latest in that line of ...


    By Bio4Energy

  • Health & Environmental Effects of Biomass Burning Focus of Congress in Sweden

    An important aspect of providing methods and tools for conducting efficient and sustainable biorefinery—such as Bio4Energy does—is to keep the environmental and health impacts of biomass-based technologies in check. One such example is emissions from biomass combustion. To give a snapshot of the latest in that line of ...


    By Bio4Energy

  • US Energy Department announces $2.5 million to advance technologies for clean-burning, efficient biomass Cookstoves

    The Energy Department today announced up to $2.5 million available this year for applied research to advance clean biomass cookstove technologies for use in developing countries. The funding will support the development of innovative cookstove designs that allow users to burn wood or crop residues more efficiently and with less smoke than open fires and traditional stoves, helping to save lives ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Florida Cellulose Mill to Test Burn Clean Energy Pathways' Biomass Fuel Oil in Effort to Reduce Emissions

    Clean Energy Pathways, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: CPWY) (www.cleanenergypathways.com), an alternative energy and renewable energy solutions company, has been selected by Buckeye Technologies to provide biomass fuel for a 75,000-gallon test burn at the company's cellulose mill in Perry, Florida. The mill provides specialty fibers and non-woven materials to high-end niche ...


    By Marketwire

  • New Campaign Chops Down Growing Trend of Burning American Forests for Energy

    Southern forests are being burned for electricity, and a new campaign announced today aims to put an end to it. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Dogwood Alliance have launched “Our Forests Aren’t Fuel” to raise awareness of an alarming and rapidly-growing practice of logging forests and burning the trees as fuel to generate electricity At the forefront of burning ...

  • Clean-burning Cookstoves, Technology for Local Electricity Production to Be Developed for Africa

    Development of clean-burning technology for household cooking and medium-scale electricity production in Sub-Saharan Africa is the focus of a new multiannual project by Bio4Energy researchers in collaboration with African actors, the Swedish Environment ...


    By Bio4Energy

  • Economic hardship in Greece has increased wood burning to keep warm in winter

    Air quality in the Greek city of Thessaloniki has worsened during the recent economic crisis, as residents burn more wood and other types of biomass to keep warm. A recent study has found a 30% increase in the concentration of fine particle (PM2.5) emissions associated with wood smoke from residential heating in 2012 and 2013, with implications for the health of local residents. ...

  • Opportunities for sustainable biomass in Ukraine

    Ukraine is discovering the potential of biomass, thanks in part to the three-year biomass development project Pellets for Power. Carried out by Wageningen UR together with several private partners and with support from NL agency’s Sustainable Biomass Import programme, Pellets for Power has paved the way for The Netherlands as well as for other EU members to import sustainably produced ...

  • Researchers turn biomass into energy

    US scientists say they are testing the viability of converting leafy or woody biomass into a commercially feasible fuel product. University of Nevada-Reno Associate Professors Charles Coronella and Victor Vasquez are working on the pretreatment portion of the biomass conversion process as part of a $4.6 million study funded by the Gas Technology Institute.'Biomass produces a dirty gas if it's not ...

  • Invest in `green` biomass fuels

    With the right policies and investment in research, developing nations can turn their dependence on biomass fuels into a renewable and sustainable energy supply, says Duncan Macqueen. Fuels derived from biomass — mainly wood, but also plant and animal matter — produce lower greenhouse gas emissions than fossil fuels, and can be converted into heat, electricity, liquid or gas. Yet they ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • World Biomass Report

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:   World Biomass Report ...


    By ReportLinker

  • FIRA Spur Biomass Subsidies Debate

    The Furniture Industry Research Association recently hosted a Biomass Summit at their Stevenage-based head office.  The event brought together key industry leaders to discuss how government subsidies encouraging power companies to burn wood are distorting the market for new timber, and forcing up prices for the manufacturing of furniture products.  Subsidies paid to energy companies to ...


    By Fira de Barcelona

  • Factors that Affect Biomass Pellet Quality

    Wood pellets provide a clean and efficient energy source. However, not all wood pellets are created equal. Lower-quality pellets won’t burn as cleanly or as efficiently. If you use pellets to heat a private home, a public school, or an industrial factory, you want to choose pellets that will produce the desired heat while protecting your equipment. And if you produce biomass pellets, ...


    By Uzelac Industries, Inc

  • Biomass `hungry animal` is `morally wrong`

    The biomass sector’s use of high quality wood, which still has recycling value, as feedstock is “inefficient and immoral” – according to wood panel industry insiders. Board mill professionals say that within a rightly held enthusiasm to commit to green processes, energy from waste plants are burning higher quality material and virgin fibre rather than using lower grades that can no longer be ...

  • The Pacific West Biomass Conference & Trade Show -- the Golden Gate to Biomass

    With an abundance of biomass resources and renewable incentives, the Pacific West provides ample opportunities for developers. Attendees of the Pacific West Biomass Conference & Trade Show will have access to biomass industry stakeholders involved in every aspect of biomass-based power, thermal and biofuels. BBI International's Pacific West Biomass Conference & Trade Show, produced ...


    By Marketwire

  • Innovative biomass plant planned for UK

    This British biomass power station concept is one of the many projects being proposed around the globe as the search for renewable energy sources continues. The visually stunning Teesside plant will be covered with greenery, provide fuel for over 50,000 homes and be powered by palm kernel shells. This British biomass power station concept is one of the many projects being proposed around the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Wales builds `unique` biomass plant

    Wales is to build its ‘first’ biochar facility, which will produce charcoal from dry organic waste. Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) is to purchase a purpose built plant after the Welsh Assembly Government’ s Academic Expertise for Business programme (A4B) provided it with £180,000. Biochar, produced by burning biomass through pyrolysis, ...

  • With Cooler Weather, advice to New Englanders for safer, cleaner wood-burning (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)

    As cooler temperatures return in the northeast and many people seek to avoid high heating costs, more and more New Englanders are turning to wood as a cost-saving, renewable source of energy. EPA reminds New Englanders that wood heaters may emit more pollutants into the air than the heat sources they replace such as oil or natural gas. Following some easy recommendations and tips can help ensure ...

  • Burns & McDonnell Wins First-Ever Dual Grand Conceptor Prizes From Missouri Chapter of American Council of Engineering Companies

    Burns & McDonnell has received Grand Conceptor awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies' (ACEC) Missouri Chapter for the Iatan 2 power station, completed for KCP&L and a cellulosic ethanol demonstration project constructed for ZeaChem Inc. in Boardman, Ore. It is the first time the ACEC Missouri Chapter has awarded dual Grand Conceptor Awards in its annual engineering ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

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