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Academics and IEA Slam ‘Misleading’ Chatham House Bioenergy Report
March 14, 2017 – 11:05 am | No Comment

by Liz Gyekye (Bioenergy Insight)  More than 125 academics have joined the International Energy Agency Bioenergy Technology Collaboration Programme (IEA Bioenergy) slamming Chatham House’s recent report on bioenergy, calling it ‘misleading.

The group of academics from across …

FutureMetrics Has Published a New White Paper: “Alternative Facts” in the Recent Chatham House Study
March 6, 2017 – 11:03 am | No Comment

(FutureMetrics)  Providing misleading, inaccurate, and sometime outright fiction as facts could be called propaganda. With overtones of Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, the term “alternative facts” has recently been coined.

Either way, it is information that is …

UK Claim That Burning Biomass Is Clean Seen as ‘Flawed’
February 28, 2017 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Anna Hirtenstein (Bloomberg/Renewable Energy World)  The U.K. government’s view of biomass as a carbon-neutral energy source is a “flawed assumption,” according to report from Chatham House. The U.K. counts emissions from the supply chain that …

Costa and UCL Start-Up Transform Coffee Waste into Renewable Fuel
December 22, 2016 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

(University College London)  UCL start-up bio-bean is turning more than 3,000 tonnes of waste coffee grounds into low-carbon fuel in a new partnership with coffee giant Costa.
Waste grounds from more than 850 Costa stores are …

Bioenergy Byproduct to Soil Savior
November 15, 2016 – 7:04 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  Production and sale of biochar at biomass-using plants can result in significant financial gains, but the industry is still working at building its myriad of potential markets.  —  … While there …

Fiberight Breaks Ground on Waste to Biofuel Facility in Face of Legal Battle
November 2, 2016 – 8:29 pm | No Comment

(Waste Management World)  US waste and recycling firm, Fiberight, has broken ground a new facility waste to biofuel facility in Maine.  —  US waste and recycling firm, Fiberight, has broken ground a new facility waste …

New Pathways for Stover
October 20, 2016 – 11:18 am | No Comment

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Innovation in stover utilization targets feed, sugars and coproduct credits, building markets beyond cellulosic ethanol use.  —  Building a robust biomass supply chain for the future will require multiple …

Studies Link Biofuel Demand, Habitat Loss
October 4, 2016 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

by Brad Rich (Coastal Review Online)  As the U.S. and other countries have ramped up development of bio-energy as an alternative to fossil fuels, demand is rising for trees for wood pellets, or biomass, and agricultural …

Giant King Grass and Its Bioconversion: The Digest’s 2016 Multi Slide Guide to Viaspace
August 23, 2016 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Direct Combustion, Anaerobic Digestion, Cellulosic Biofuels, Biochemicals, and Animal Feed: these are just some of the markets envisioned for a fast-growing grass known as Giant King Grass.  With composition like corn stover or …

Torrefaction: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Fungible Biomass Feedstocks
August 22, 2016 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Some time back, Digest contributor Tim Sklar wrote that “it is conceivable that Torrified Wood production could match wood pellet production by 2020. But the TW industry will have to overcome many obstacles. …

Working the Calculator: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Choosing a Feedstock
August 8, 2016 – 10:57 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “What color is your parachute?” went the title of a best-selling book from the 80s on job hunting. The concept applies equally to biomass feedstock in the 2010s. There’s one …

Report Features Data on EU Pellet, Biogas Markets
August 2, 2016 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides an overview of the European Union’s biofuel market, including data on wood pellets and biogas.

Regarding …

[Exclusive] Bioenergy Industry Consultant Critiques Scientists’ Letter to Congress
August 1, 2016 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

by Josh Schlossberg (The Biomass Monitor)  A white paper by a bioenergy industry consulting firm critiques a recent letter sent to Congress by 65 U.S. scientists opposing a carbon neutral “biomass” amendment to an energy policy …

Expanding the Bioeconomy: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Using the Billion Ton Report
June 15, 2016 – 11:03 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This analysis was presented by Jonny Rogers at ABLC Feedstocks 2016, and is the result of is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of Energy, Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), …

VIASPACE CTO Presents Giant King® Grass At Bioenergy Feedstocks Conference In Miami
June 13, 2016 – 3:40 pm | No Comment

(Viaspace/PR Newswire)  VIASPACE CTO, Dr. Carl Kukkonen, made an invited presentation on Giant King Grass at the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference – Feedstocks held in Miami, Florida June 6-8, 2016.

The Conference, organized by Biofuels Digest …

Trestle Energy & Larksen Partner on New Fuel Pathway
June 1, 2016 – 6:55 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy AgWired)  Trestle Energy and Larksen are partnering to commercialize a new Fuel Pathway Management Platform using biomass pellets. The platform would enable ethanol producers to reduce their fuel carbon intensity by …

Renewable Accounts: Solid Biofuels, Part One
February 3, 2016 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

by David Ripplinger (NDSU Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics)  When I returned to the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University in 2010, I expected my research to focus on the …

The Untold Upside of Low Oil Prices
January 4, 2016 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  Alternative energy companies typically prosper when oil prices are high, but it’s not all doom and gloom when the cost of crude nosedives.

So what does all this mean for the …

WEBINAR: Bioenergy on the Road! — January 5, 2016
December 11, 2015 – 5:02 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Bioenergy on the Road! — January 5, 2016

This month’s webinar takes us on the road! A few of our contributors have spent time working abroad during sabbatical periods while continuing their involvement with the NEWBio project. But despite being far away, all …

Enviva Launches $5 Million Forest Conservation Fund
December 11, 2015 – 4:07 pm | No Comment

(Enviva/Biomass Magazine)  Enviva Holdings LP, the world’s largest producer of wood pellets, recently announced it is establishing the Enviva Forest Conservation Fund, a $5 million, 10-year program designed to protect tens of thousands of acres …

CEFC Commits $100 Million to New Australian Bioenergy Fund to Unlock the Potential of Bioenergy
December 3, 2015 – 1:40 pm | No Comment

(The Clean Energy Finance Corporation) The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) is aiming to accelerate investment in Australia’s bioenergy sector through a $100 million cornerstone commitment to the new Australian Bioenergy Fund.

The Australian Bioenergy Fund will …

Report Concludes US Pellet Exports No Threat to Southern Forests
November 27, 2015 – 8:59 pm | No Comment

by Katie Fletcher (Biomass Magazine)  A report commissioned by the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, National Alliance of Forest Owners and U.S. Industrial Pellet Association, finds the U.S. export of industrial wood pellets to …

Report Concludes US Pellet Exports No Threat to Southern Forests
November 24, 2015 – 10:18 am | No Comment

by Katie Fletcher (Biomass Magazine)  A report commissioned by the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, National Alliance of Forest Owners and U.S. Industrial Pellet Association, finds the U.S. export of industrial wood pellets to …

In the U.S. Southeast, Natural Forests Are Being Felled to Send Fuel Overseas
October 22, 2015 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

(Natural Resources Defense Council)  Demand for wood pellet exports out of the southeastern U.S. is being driven almost exclusively by climate and energy policies in the U.K. and European Union. Europe’s forests are often highly …

Forest Concepts Awarded SBIR Contract to Improve Biomass Drying
August 17, 2015 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

by Forest Concepts LLC (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Forest Concepts LLC was recently notified that it has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research contract from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The two-year …

VIDEO: Sustainability in Bioenergy: A Nation Connected
August 17, 2015 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  “Sustainability in Bioenergy: A Nation Connected” is a short documentary highlighting personal stories and the efforts being made by communities across the United States to develop, produce, and provide bioenergy, while …

Why “Less Dry” When You Can “Dry for Less,” Says Forest Concepts with Biomass Drying Research Grant
August 10, 2015 – 11:17 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington state, Forest Concepts has been awarded an SBIR research contract from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The two-year, $499,997 contract will support …

4 Minutes with… Jason Force, CEO, Iron Goat
July 15, 2015 – 12:38 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Iron Goat is an agricultural robotics company with an innovative direct-to-pellet harvester technology. Our role in the advanced bioeconomy is to provide a method to lower the harvest process cost …

How Europe’s Climate Policies Led to More U.S. Trees Being Cut Down
June 2, 2015 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

by Joby Warrick (The Washington Post)  … Soaring demand for this woody fuel has led to the construction of more than two dozen pellet factories in the Southeast in the past decade, along with special port …

Tribe to Convert Abandoned Ethanol Plant into Wood Pellet Production Facility
April 28, 2015 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

by Dave Flessner (Times Free Press) The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut wants to turn one of Tennessee’s biggest renewable energy failures into a business success with another type of renewable product in growing demand around the …

Constructing a Full-Service Vision
March 9, 2015 – 6:02 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine) …  Formed in 2012, SG Preston is one of hundreds of startup companies in the advanced biofuel space. The name first appeared on the advanced biofuel radar last summer when …

Waste-Biogas Is at Least Ten Times More Effective than Crop-Biogas at Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
March 6, 2015 – 10:55 am | No Comment

(Bangor University)  In a paper just released in the leading bioenergy journal Global Change Biology Bioenergy, researchers from Bangor University and the Thünen Institute in Germany conclude that crop-biogas and liquid biofuels are at best …

Report Provides Overview of European Biobased Economy
March 2, 2015 – 7:27 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A recent report published by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Information Network provides an overview of the EU biobased economy and estimated biomass requirements for the production of …

KSG Agro Expert Believes the Production of Biofuels Should Not Disturb the Eco-Balance of Land
December 18, 2014 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

(KSG Agro)  In the production of biofuels one should take into account the need to maintain soil fertility. This was mentioned by KSG Agro Holding’s CEO Mr. Sergey Mazin during the V Ukrainian Grain Congress, …

Entrepreneur Makes Fertilisers, Extracts Biofuel with Locally Made Oil Palm Trunk Pulveriser
December 5, 2014 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

by Joy Lee (The Star)  Malaysia is home to a thriving palm oil industry and we are the second largest palm oil producer in the world.

And with some 5.1mil ha of oil palm plantation land …

Stover Pellets Pack in the Pounds
October 1, 2014 – 1:17 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Pelletizing corn stover offers some tantalizing prospects. Where it is virtually impossible to load a truck to maximum weight with bales, one could with pellets. The densification process …

NFR BioEnergy to Develop Bagasse Pellet Projects in Louisiana
September 16, 2014 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

(Office of the Governor Bobby Jindal)  Governor Bobby Jindal and Chief Operating Officer Frank Randazzo of NFR BioEnergy announced the company will make a $312 million capital investment to install biorefineries at more than 10 …

Biomass Association Leaders Discuss Triumphs, Troubles
April 1, 2014 – 4:18 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  … Examples of said policy certainty include renewal of the United Kingdom’s Renewables Obligation, a clearer picture of what meeting sustainability criteria entails, and movement outside of the U.K., in markets …

Being Solid and Liquid: The Screwy, Upside-Down World of Renewable Fuels Financing
October 30, 2013 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …“Cowcookies”, the lost Marx Brothers script

Scene, an office on Wall Street. Enter a lender, Harold P. Cheesebreath — and his prospective borrower, Al Cohol.

Cohol: (confidently) See here, it’s a no-brainer. Mandated …

Chip Energy Breaks Ground on Prototype Pellet Plant
July 22, 2013 – 11:58 am | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Goodfield, Ill.-based Chip Energy recently broke ground on a biomass recycling and pelletizing plant. Once complete, the prototype plant will be capable of producing 100 tons per day of …