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Chip Energy Wins Occupancy OK for Factory Building Made from Recycled Shipping Containers
April 10, 2017 – 10:19 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Illinois, obtaining a certificate of occupancy on a building constructed of 60 Intermodal Shipping Containers is a huge accomplishment for Chip Energy, said company president Paul Wever, president of …

Economics of Forest Biomass Raise Hurdles for Rural Development
December 29, 2016 – 6:18 pm | No Comment

(Oregon State University)  The use of residual forest biomass for rural development faces significant economic hurdles that make it unlikely to be a source of jobs in the near future, according to an analysis by …

Can Ethanol Cure China’s Corn Indigestion?
December 23, 2016 – 7:02 pm | No Comment

by Julien Hall, Samar Niazi, and Gao Xiaojuan (Platts Commodity Pulse VIDEO)  China’s corn stockpiles, built up over the past couple of years, have reached problematic levels. In this video, S&P Global Platts Agriculture editors Julien …

First Things First
September 11, 2016 – 5:57 pm | No Comment

by Tim Portz (Biomass Magazine)  …  Biomass availability in the U.S. is unlikely to emerge as a bottleneck for industry growth. Our country’s farms and forests, municipal waste and food waste streams are producing vast …

2016 Billion-Ton Report Preview
June 29, 2016 – 4:13 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Alison Goss Eng, of the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office, Tim Theiss, Laboratory Relationship Manager of the Bioenergy Technologies Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Tim Rials, Director …

DOE Requests Information on Revolutionary Biomass Supply Systems Supporting a Billion-Ton Bioeconomy Vision
June 14, 2016 – 2:27 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Feedstock Supply and Logistics Program is responsible for developing technologies to support Advanced …

US Aims at 30% Penetration of Biomass Carbon in US Transport by 2030: New Federal Report Debut at ABLC 2016
February 22, 2016 – 10:31 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Washington, the Biomass R&D Technical Advisory Committee has recommended “targeting a potential 30% penetration of biomass carbon into the U.S. transportation market by 2030 in a sustainable and cost-effective manner to create …

Vertically-Integrated Ethanol at Scale: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Green Plains
October 28, 2015 – 9:58 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Green Plains is a vertically-integrated ethanol producer based in Omaha, Nebraska. They currently have an ethanol production capacity of approximately 1.0 billion gallons per year with 12 plants located in …

Sugar Is the New Crude: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to American Process
September 29, 2015 – 10:37 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Although American Process has been most closely associated with its complete cellulosic biofuels package — of late, the company has been much in focus because of its capabilities in producing …

Improving Logistics of Biofuel Raw Materials
February 23, 2012 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

(EurekAlert/Michigan State University)  MSU research looks for ways to improve shipping of materials for biofuels
If the increased use of biomass to produce alternative fuels is to become a reality, more attention needs to be paid …

Summary of Cellulosic Biofuels Feedstock Supply Chain Forum
December 1, 2010 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Animated discussion characterized the fourth day of the Infocast series on cellulosic biofuels.  Much is at stake.  The industry is so close to being able to find success.  If …

Feedstock Logistics: Myths, Mysteries, and Misconceptions
October 27, 2010 – 5:52 pm | No Comment

by Bob Matousek (Manager of Plant and Harvesting Research and Development, Agco Corporation)  Mr. Matousek’s presentation discusses techniques for collecting corn crop residues into solid bales that can be transported to fuel production facilities. He …

Material Handling for the Biomass Energy Industry
October 26, 2010 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

by John Lukas (Harris Group)   The Achilles heel of many of the new biomass conversion projects, be they for fuel energy or chemicals, will be the material handling portion of these facilities. The projects will utilize …

Convergence of Agriculture and Energy: IV. Infrastructure Considerations for Biomass Harvest, Transportation, and Storage
September 21, 2010 – 1:03 pm | No Comment

 by Jerry Fruin (Chair), Mark D. Stowers, Kelly Tiller  (Council for Agricultural Science and Technology)  The sustainable collection of biomass feedstocks is an important consideration for cellulosic ethanol production. The sustainable amount of biomass that …

Petrobras Signs $250 Million Contract for 20 Ethanol Barge Trains
September 14, 2010 – 2:06 pm | No Comment

(Platts) Brazil’s state-led oil company Petrobras said Friday that it chose a
Brazilian shipyard to build a reais 432.3 million ($251 million) fleet of 20
river-barge trains to cut the cost of shipping ethanol to refiners and …

Green Jobs Highlighted at Expo
March 2, 2010 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

by Ryan Howard  (Fergus Falls Daily Journal) …(F)rom North Dakota State University, Dr. F. Larry Leistritz, a professor of agribusiness and applied economics, and Nancy Hodur, a research scientist in the same department, created a …

Penn State Researcher Studying Ways to Handle Huge Quantities of Biomass
January 11, 2010 – 9:44 am | No Comment

As scientists scramble to develop ways to generate enormous amounts of energy from cleaner-burning, renewable fuels to replace coal and oil, promising agricultural crops such as switchgrass have made headlines. But selecting the plants from …

World Biofuel Maritime Shipping Study
July 30, 2009 – 5:35 pm | No Comment

The bioenergy maritime shipping study published by International Enery Agency Bioenergy Task 40 describes main properties of biofuels in relation to maritime shipping, examine current shipping lanes and major tradable biomass sources (including AR, BR, CA, …