biomass conversion News

  • New Enzyme Speeds Up Biomass-to-Sugar Conversion

    Scientists at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed an enzyme—called CelA—that can convert biomass such as trees, grasses, and agricultural residue to sugars up to 14 times faster and much more cheaply than competing catalysts used in biofuel production. If the enzyme performs well in larger tests, it could help drive down the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • DRI and University of Nevada work together on biomass conversion process

    Researchers from the Desert Research Institute and the University of Nevada, Reno are part of a US$4.674 million study by Gas Technology Institute to economically convert any leafy or woody biomass into a uniform, densified feedstock that can be easily fed into any thermal gasifer or pryolyzer for conversion into syngas, fuels and value-added chemicals.'This work will directly address the ...

  • Biochemical, Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass in Focus at UREM 2015, Day Two

    Today (Mar 26, 2015) the Umeå Renewable Energy Meeting learned that while biomass gasification for the purpose of making fuels and chemicals would be used to produce biofuel in the Nordic countries, and preferably dimethyl ether (bioDME), countries in southern Europe might prefer to ...


    By Bio4Energy

  • PetroAlgae Partners with CRI Catalyst to Optimize Conversion of Biomass to Renewable Fuel

    PetroAlgae Inc. (OTCPK: PALG), a leading provider of licensable commercial micro-crop technology globally, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with CRI Catalyst Company LP (CRI) to use Integrated Hydropyrolysis and Hydroconversion technology (IH2) for the conversion of PetroAlgae’s micro-crop residues into renewable fuels. Successful ...


  • Metso to deliver green energy technology for Elektrocieplownia Bialystok S.A`s biomass boiler conversion project in Poland

    Metso Corporation's press release on August 30, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. local time   ...


    By Metso Corporation

  • AMEC and joint venture partner awarded contract for US$250 million biomass conversion project

    Madison, Wisconsin, United States  – AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, and its joint venture partner, The Boldt Company, today announced the award of a contract by the Wisconsin State Department of Administration for the conversion of a coal-fired power plant on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus from coal-burning to biomass.  The value of ...


    By Amec Foster Wheeler

  • Alberta Innovates funds Biorefining Conversions Network 2.0

    With funding from Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions, the Biorefining Conversions Network aims to become a hub for bioeconomy investments and a world class centre of excellence for biorefining and biomass conversions. Using a Campus Alberta approach over the next three years, the network will receive $3.8 million for business development and research that turns the province's agricultural and ...


  • Morbark launches quick switch conversion kit

    Morbark, Inc. announced the commercial release of the new Morbark® Quick Switch grinder-to-chipper conversion kit. The Quick Switch, available for Morbark track and rubber-tire horizontal grinder models 3800, 4600, 4600XL and 6600, makes it possible for current grinder owners to produce a marketable chip by simply modifying the hammermill of their horizontal grinder.  The design of the Morbark ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Warning on unjustified expectations of biomass

    The BUND (German Office for Environment and Nature) has warned against unrealistic expectations of energy-producing plants, says press agency DDP. Their potential is often over-estimated, explains Werner Neumann, energy expert at BUND. Biomass energy is a major pillar of energy conversion because it can be stored. But increased production because of growing use of biofuels is causing problems in ...


  • 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 ...

  • Is biomass production profitable?

    Cellulosic ethanol has emerged as a leading candidate biofuel that could contribute significantly to meeting U.S. liquid fuel demand while reducing net greenhouse gas emissions. Feasibility of large-scale cellulosic ethanol production depends not only on the development of cost effective processing methods, but also on the availability of large quantities of cellulosic biomass for conversion to ...

  • World Biomass Report

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


    By ReportLinker

  • Interesting biomass discussions at EUBCE 2016

    We attended the European Biomass Conference & Exhibition in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in June! In June, our Judith and Alberto went to the European Biomass Conference & Exhibition in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The conference was related to anything biomass, such as policies, markets, conversion technologies and sustainability. On top ...


    By Bioprocess Control AB

  • New quick-conversion kit allows Morbark grinders to produce chips

    Morbark, Inc. announced the successful demonstration of a quick conversion kit that enables horizontal grinders to produce chips in addition to mulch. In a live demonstration today at the company’s Demo Days event, Morbark produced high quality chips with a Morbark® 4600XL Wood Hog™ Horizontal Grinder configured for chipping, and demonstrated the same machine grinding with its usual hammermill ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • 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, ...

  • German Day on biomass at the 19th European Biomass conference and exhibition in Berlin

    The German Day on Biomass will take place in Berlin, Germany, on the occasion of the 19th European Biomass Conference (6-10 June 2011) and Exhibition (6-9 June 2011). On Thursday, 9 June 2011, crucial questions on the challenges of biomass in the different fields of biomass end use in Germany will be addressed during this parallel event. Germany contributes in a decisive way to the field of ...

  • 18th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition

    Conference Programme with 264 Plenary & Oral Presentations as well as 542 Visual Presentations Unique Conference Programme Covering all Areas of Biomass The Conference Programme for the 18th European Biomass Conference (May 3-7, 2010) and Exhibition (May 3-6, 2010) is available. A total of 872 abstracts have been received for the 18th EU ...

  • Research and Markets: Biomass Industry in Germany

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/x2mppm/biomass_industry_i) has announced the addition of the "Biomass Industry in Germany" report to their offering. Germany has been an ardent ...


  • Microbes produce fuels directly from biomass

    A collaboration led by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) has developed a microbe that can produce an advanced biofuel directly from biomass. Deploying the tools of synthetic biology, the JBEI researchers engineered a strain of Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria to produce biodiesel fuel and other important chemicals derived from fatty acids. “The ...

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