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  • Waste wood – the untapped resource for Biomass Fuel

    The huge potential of reusing waste wood as fuel is being wasted, Environment Minister Joan Ruddock has warned. The significant carbon and energy benefits of recovering energy from waste wood are detailed in a new information report on the sector that surveys the activities of producers, aggregators and users of waste wood. Recycling and energy markets for clean, virgin wood have been growing in ...

  • 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

  • Enviva LP ™ Acquires CKS Energy Inc., a Manufacturer and Exporter of Wood Pellet Biomass Fuel

    RICHMOND, Va. - Enviva LP (“Enviva”), a leading manufacturer of wood pellets and processed biomass fuel in the United States and Europe, announced today it has acquired CKS Energy Inc, a privately held company that manufactures wood pellets for industrial, commercial and residential uses. Based in Amory, Mississippi, CKS is one of the few US-based companies with a successful track ...


    By Enviva Pellets, LLC

  • GE technology turns waste wood into useful energy at Italian biomass plant

    As Italy strives to increase its renewable energy production to 17 percent by 2020, GE’s (NYSE: GE) alternative energy technology can help companies in the country support this initiative. At POWER-GEN Europe, GE is showcasing the Clean Cycle power generation system, its new acquisition in the field of small Organic Rankine Cycles (ORC), which recently received GE’s ecomagination ...

  • Shredding technology presents new opportunities for wood recycling and biomass sector

    A new electric-drive shredder designed and engineered by Austrian headquartered UNTHA, is set to increase capacity, profitability and safety levels in the pioneering wood recycling and biomass market. And, unusually for this sector, the ground-breaking technology is now available as either a static or ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • Germany`s RWE Innogy creates fuel-wood plantations for energy

    RWE intends to further extend its biomass activities and in particular the use of wood as fuel in cogeneration power stations. To support this strategy, RWE Innogy Cogen GmbH, a subsidiary of RWE Innogy, signed a contract with the renowned forest tree nursery P&P, which is based in Eitelborn, Germany. The agreement forms the basis for planting up to 10,000 hectares of fuel-wood plantations in ...


    By RWE AG

  • Researchers: Bio4Energy Rules at Leading Biomass Fuel Quality Conference

    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. ...


    By Bio4Energy

  • Biomass Fuels Provide Roughly 4% of the Energy Used in the U.S. and Likely to Grow

    In a plan released by the White House last month the Obama administration plans to secure the future of U.S. energy and cut oil dependence by one-third. During his speech at Georgetown University, President Obama clearly stated he plans to reduce U.S. dependency on oil by replacing it with cleaner alternative fuels and greater efficiency. His plan to increase alternative fuel usage will focus on ...


    By BBI International

  • Alliance formed to commercialize new technologies for converting biomass to clean, diesel fuel

    The Renewable Energy Institute International (REII), a non-profit organization, announced the formation of an alliance of industry, academic and government organizations to build a pilot demonstration plant in Toledo, Ohio for the efficient and economical conversion of waste biomass to clean, diesel fuel. This new alliance includes organizations from around the United States including Red Lion ...

  • Morbark introduces Biomass Microchipper

    Morbark, Inc., is excited to announce its redesigned 40/36 Whole Tree MicroChipper. This is the latest in design enhancements to make the machine perfect for micro-chip producers. The 40/36 Whole Tree Drum Chipper was first introduced in 2008 as a compact, affordable and productive biomass chipper. The model was improved by the addition of the Advantage 3 high performance chipping drum in 2011, ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • 2006 Solid biomass Barometer

    Europe’s will to substitute a part of its fossil fuel origin energy consumption (petrol, gas and coal) by solid biomass (principally wood and wood waste, but also straw, crop harvest residue, animal and vegetal waste as well) is beginning to pay off. EurObserv’ER presents the current development of the solid biomass sectors and, for the first time, it also monitors organic urban waste. All of ...

  • World Biomass Report

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


    By ReportLinker

  • Biomass Combustion Research

    The use of alternative combustion fuels that provide a renewable source of energy is a major area of research and investment. Sources of biomass fuels include virgin wood, energy crops, agricultural residues, food waste and industrial waste. Controlling the combustion process of any new fuel and keeping track of the biomass fuel emissions of combustion by-products is important to users of these ...

  • Commercial Buildings, Huge Energy Savings with Wood Heat Focus of 2012 Northeast Biomass Heating Expo

      Fourth annual Northeast Biomass Heating Expo 2012 to feature two dedicated technical and economic development tracks Saratoga Springs, NY (March 21-23, 2012) – The fourth annual Northeast Biomass Heating Expo 2012 (nebiomassheat.com) will feature two dedicated technical and economic development tracks for its March 21-23 conference and expo in Saratoga ...

  • MHG Systems to join forces with ACFOR, a New Brunswick-based wood fuel pioneer

    MHG Systems and ACFOR today announced a Letter of Intent to implement MHG’s complete ERP solution for bioenergy production processes. Implementation of ‘Biomass Manager’ marks a key step in development of sustainable supply chains necessary to support wood-chip based heat production in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island Canada. The parties aim to kick-off cooperation ...


    By MHG Systems Ltd

  • Japan’s most powerful wood gas-fueled plant, powered by GE wins Asian power award

    Japan’s most powerful wood gas-to-energy power plant, powered by two of GE Energy’s Jenbacher gas engines, has won the Gold Award for the Best Renewable Energy Power Plant of the Year, conferred by Asian Power magazine. The innovative project generates power from an abundant, renewable biomass resource that would otherwise be treated as rubbish, demonstrating opportunities for future ...


  • UCR Provides More Detail On Biomass Based Fuel And Chemical Project That Received 1.3 Million

    On May 11, 2016, the University of California, Riverside (UCR) provided more information about the project that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is funding with $1.3 million as part of the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI). UCR received $1.3 million in funding to create biofuels and chemicals from waste plant ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Ontario Government Selects Rentech’s New Renewable Jet Fuel Project for Long-Term Supply of Biomass from Crown Forests

    Rentech, Inc. (NYSE AMEX: RTK) today announced that its proposed Olympiad Renewable Energy Centre (Olympiad Project) in The Township of White River (White River), Ontario, has been selected by the Province of Ontario for a proposed supply of up to 1.1 million cubic metres (1.3 million U.S. tons) per year of Crown timber. The wood supply, composed primarily of ...


    By Rentech, Inc.

  • Energy Department announces up to $15 million to research biomass-based supplements for traditional fuels

    As part of President Obama’s blueprint for an economy fueled by homegrown and alternative energy sources, the Energy Department announced today up to $15 million available to demonstrate biomass-based oil supplements that can be blended with petroleum, helping the U.S. to  reduce foreign oil use, diversify the nation’s energy portfolio, and create jobs for American workers.  ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Nexterra Biomass Gasification System - Cleanest biomass in North America

    Recent third party testing and analysis of the University of Northern British Columbia's (UNBC) Nexterra Biomass Gasification System has concluded that the plant is one of the cleanest biomass facilities operating in North America. The biomass gasification system was supplied and installed by Nexterra Systems Corp. The Nexterra system, which provides heat to most buildings on UNBC's Prince ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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