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Call to Action for a Truly Sustainable Renewable Future
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WEBINAR: What Are We Learning From Health Studies of Clean Cooking Interventions? — August 22, 2017
August 7, 2017 – 4:16 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  What Are We Learning From Health Studies of Clean Cooking Interventions?   —   August 22, 2017

While there are multiple social, economic and environmental benefits that can be gained by switching from traditional biomass stoves and fuels to cleaner and more efficient alternatives, many cooking interventions are motivated by a desire …

Big Equipment and Politics at the International Biomass Conference and Expo
May 5, 2017 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

by Doug Root* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Shredders, chippers, conveying systems, balers, and pellet mills were the highlights of the International Biomass Conference and Expo held recently in Minneapolis.  The big equipment is aimed at the …

Grant Application Request for Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts Challenge Area DEADLINE: June 28, 2017
April 26, 2017 – 4:40 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts (SBEBP) Challenge Area is designed to achieve the long term goal of advancing bioeconomy by facilitiating development of regional systems for …

BETO Launches Interactive Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Projects Map
April 25, 2017 – 6:23 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announces the launch of its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Projects Map, an interactive map depicting all of BETO’s recent projects …

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 …

2016 Billion-Ton Report Volume 2 Analyzes Environmental Effects
January 23, 2017 – 5:59 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The 2016 Billion-Ton Report (BT16), Volume 2: Environmental Sustainability Effects of Select Scenarios from Volume 1, jointly released by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office and Oak Ridge …

Attacking Carbon Intensity, Energy Intensity: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to the Agile BioFoundry
December 27, 2016 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  With the Agile BioFoundry project, the National Lab consortium, in partnership with academia and industry, aims to achieve a 40% decrease in the energy intensity of current manufacturing processes.
Plus, a …

Seeking Low Costs, Painless Logistics: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Advances to Know in Biomass Feedstocks
September 12, 2016 – 10:29 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Amidst the discussion this week of the future of first-gen and advanced biofuels in the EU —   we were intrigued by this slide deck on advances in biomass production for the …

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 …

Biogeochemical Research Priorities for Sustainable Biofuel and Bioenergy Feedstock Production in the Americas.
June 28, 2016 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

by Gollany HT, Titus BD, Scott DA, Asbjornsen H, Resh SC, Chimner RA, Kaczmarek DJ, Leite LF, Ferreira AC, Rod KA, Hilbert J, Galdos MV, Cisz ME (Biogeochemical Research)   Rapid expansion in biomass production for …

McCarthy Addresses RFS, Role of Biomass in CPP during Hearing
February 22, 2016 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Feb. 11, the House Committee on Agriculture held a hearing on U.S. EPA policies that impact the rural economy. The renewable fuel standard (RFS) and Clean Power Plan …

European Biomass Association Launches Annual Statistical Report
October 26, 2015 – 11:20 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, the European Biomass Association (AEBIOM) publicly released its annual Statistical Report, with MEPs Miapetra Kumpula-Natri (S&D, FI) and Benedek Jávor (Greens/EFA, HU) hosting. “Statistics confirm that, beyond …

Rutgers Report Assesses New Jersey Bioenergy Potential
September 30, 2015 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  A recent Rutgers University assessment on bioenergy potential in New Jersey found that the state producers over 7 million dry tons of biomass annually, over 4 million of which could …

EPA Releases Clean Power Plan, Uncertainty for Biomass Remains
August 4, 2015 – 7:15 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. EPA has released the final Clean Power Plan rules, which contain some key changes from the original rule, as well as vague language related to using certain kinds …

A Report from EnergyPath 2015: NetZero
August 4, 2015 – 4:55 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic area is fortunate to benefit from funds derived from a settlement approved by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission during the Commonwealth’s electric deregulation proceedings.  As part …

European Biomass Conference and Exhibition 2015: Biomass: Challenges and Promises
June 29, 2015 – 2:11 pm | No Comment

by Maija Sihvonen* (Advanced Biofuels USA) The 23rd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) held in Vienna 1-4 June was a massive event with nearly 1300 participants from 76 countries and some 800 presentations. The …

DOE Previews 2016 Billion-Ton Update in Webinar
June 2, 2015 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  A recent U.S. Department of Energy webinar included preview of the 2016 U.S. Billion-Ton Study update, which is currently scheduled for release in June 2016. The event, titled “A Changing …

BETO’s 2015 Project Peer Review March 23-27 Alexandria, VA
March 4, 2015 – 6:24 pm | No Comment
BETO’s 2015 Project Peer Review    March 23-27   Alexandria, VA

The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is hosting the 2015 Project Peer Review on March 23–27, 2015, at the Hilton Mark Center, in Alexandria, Virginia. Approximately 185 projects in BETO’s research, development, and demonstration portfolio will …

Jack Gerard Delivers 2015 State of American Energy Address
January 9, 2015 – 3:56 pm | No Comment

(American Petroleum Institute)  … As part of this event, we publish our report on the State of American Energy, but this year’s report is different, because for the first time it includes contributions from all major …

$15 Million Available for Advanced Biofuels Payment Program
August 28, 2014 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

by Anna Austin (Biomass Magazine) The USDA recently issued a notice of contract proposals for its Advanced Biofuel Payment Program, which provides payments to producers to support and expand production of advanced biofuels.
According to the NOCP, …

Renewable Energy Could Hit 36% Of Global Energy Use, But There’s A Biomass Catch
August 22, 2014 – 2:53 pm | No Comment

by Silvio Marcacci (The Energy Collective)  … The report (International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) REmap 2030) lays out a five-step roadmap for scaling renewable energy up to 36% of the world’s total final energy consumption (TFEC), cutting …

Not Just Koala Chow: Genetic Secrets of Eucalyptus Tree Revealed
August 6, 2014 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

by Will Dunham (Reuters) Eucalyptus leaves are the main food supply for Australia’s koalas, but there is a lot more to the tree than that.

An international team of researchers this week unveiled the genetic blueprint of …

Washington State the Center of Climate Change Solutions
July 9, 2014 – 8:21 pm | No Comment

by Gleen Farley (KING 5 News) In 2011, Alaska Airlines was the first carrier in the country to fly regular passenger carrying flights using bio-fuel.  It replaced 20 percent of the jet fuel with a crystal …

Algenol’s Algae-Based Biofuel: The Next Generation in Renewable Energy
July 9, 2014 – 8:07 pm | No Comment

by Jenna Iacurci (Nature World News) Algenol, an up-and-coming company that specializes in algae-based biofuels, has developed and perfected its revolutionary technology, likely securing its spot as the next generation’s leader in renewable energy.
In collaborating …

After False Start, Biofuels Industry May Yet Impact Highlands County
June 17, 2014 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

by Marc Valero (Highlands Today) SEBRING — Three years ago, Highlands County was on the cusp of a bio boom time with hundreds of jobs looming in construction, agriculture and technology with buzz words such as …

Walking a Rough Road to a World Free of Non-Renewable Sources of Energy: Memories of 2014 International Biomass Conference and Expo
May 27, 2014 – 7:49 pm | No Comment

By Danilo Gusmão de Quadros* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Imagine a world without non-renewable energy sources, where we just use sun, wind, and biomass to generate our electricity for industries and homes, and fuel for transportation. …

Symbiosis Conference: Expanding Commercialization of Mutualistic Microbes to Increase Bioenergy Crop Production June 20–21, 2013 Ithaca, New York
June 15, 2013 – 4:25 pm | No Comment
Symbiosis Conference: Expanding Commercialization of Mutualistic Microbes to Increase Bioenergy Crop Production   June 20–21, 2013    Ithaca, New York

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office is hosting a conference on expanding commercialization of products incorporating mutualistic microbes in order to increase biomass production. The conference will be held on June 20–21, 2013, …

Bioenergy Benefits across the Supply Chain
April 30, 2013 – 11:49 am | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  On Earth Day and every day, BETO is working to improve the sustainability of the transportation industry in the United States through the development and deployment of commercially viable, high-performance, domestic …

Biofuels: Good, But How Good?
March 6, 2013 – 2:19 pm | No Comment

by Thomas W. Kerlin (ISA Interchange)  …Plants convert carbon dioxide and water into sugar via photosynthesis using energy from the sun. The sugar undergoes further transformations within the plant. Carbohydrates, compounds composed entirely of carbon, …

EESI Discusses Biomass, Bioenergy, and Sustainability With State Environmental Legislators
December 14, 2012 – 6:11 pm | No Comment

by Ned Stowe (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  EESI Policy Associate Ned Stowe recently gave a presentation on biomass, bioenergy, and sustainability to the 11th Annual Great Lakes Environmental Legislators Forum of the National Caucus …

25x’25 REsource: Standard Definition of Biomass Needed
December 9, 2012 – 7:41 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  … In any strategy aimed at meeting America’s soaring energy demand, biomass must be considered a principal among the several renewable, sustainable solutions that make up the fastest growing domestic energy sector since …

International Biomass Conference and Expo April 8-10, 2013 Minneapolis, MN
October 23, 2012 – 12:41 pm | No Comment
International Biomass Conference and Expo    April 8-10, 2013   Minneapolis, MN

The 6th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo will take place April 8-10, 2013, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This dynamic event unites industry professionals from all sectors of the world’s interconnected biomass utilization industries—biobased …

NSAC Suggests REAP, BCAP Changes
March 23, 2012 – 6:45 pm | No Comment

by Anna Austin  (Biomass Power and Thermal Magazine)  The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition has released its 2012 Farm Bill platform, which provides suggestions to improve some federal bioenergy programs. These include the Repowering Assistance Program …

Defining Biomass: ACORE Presents Its Unified, Simplified Biomass Definition to Congress
January 20, 2012 – 11:22 am | No Comment

by Lisa Gibson (Biomass Power and Thermal Magazine)  When the American Council on Renewable Energy’s Biomass Definition Subcommittee pitched its unified biomass definition to members of Congress in early November, the consensus was clear: no …

Lee Enterprises Consulting Announces 2012 Expansion Plans
January 8, 2012 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

(Lee Enterprises Consulting/24-7 Press Release)  Lee Enterprises Consulting of Little Rock, Ark., the world’s largest biodiesel consulting group, recently announced its plans for expansion in 2012. The plans include expansion of the group’s services into …

Illinois Biomass Working Group Formed
August 3, 2011 – 10:10 am | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  The state of Illinois has formed the Illinois Biomass Working Group (IBWG) to study near-term uses for biomass in Illinois. The team is comprised of academics, government, industry and the private sector. …

An Introduction to Bioenergy July 11-12, 2011 London, UK
June 1, 2011 – 10:40 am | No Comment
An Introduction to Bioenergy   July 11-12, 2011  London, UK

A 2-day comprehensive overview of how Biomass sources can be used for Fuels, Energy and Power.
Course objectives
There are many types of “biomass”, many ways to convert it and many different energy products and end-use applications …

10th Annual Southern BioProducts & Renewable Energy Conference May 10-11, 2011 Biloxi, MS
March 25, 2011 – 4:08 pm | No Comment
10th Annual Southern BioProducts & Renewable Energy Conference   May 10-11, 2011 Biloxi, MS

Advocates for biomass utilization and renewable energy development from across the state and region will gather in Biloxi, Mississippi on May 10-11, 2011, to learn, promote and network. The theme of the conference “A Decade …

Biomass For Power, Fuels, and Chemicals March 21-22, 2011 Minneapolis, MN
January 6, 2011 – 4:12 pm | No Comment
Biomass For Power, Fuels, and Chemicals    March 21-22, 2011   Minneapolis, MN

Biomass is already being utilized for a variety of purposes, including biofuels, biopower (electricity), biomaterials, biochemicals (“green chemistry”), and biopellets. The different categories of biomass are all interrelated, and of all the sources of renewable …

Vilsack Announces Funding for 5 New Biorefineries, FAA Partnership, among Major New Bioenergy Measures
October 22, 2010 – 7:53 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … “Today, I am directing the Rural Development mission area of USDA within 60 days to announce funding under the current Biorefinery Assistance Program for the construction (to commence in …

Opportunities and Barriers for International Bioenergy Trade
August 13, 2010 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

by Martin Junginger, Jinke van Dam, Simonetta Zarrilli, Fatin Ali Mohamed, Didier Marchal, and Andre Faaij  (IEA Bioenergy)  Task 40 under the IEA Bioenergy Agreement entitled: ‘Sustainable International Bioenergy trade; securing supply and demand’, started in 2004 and …

The Future of Biorefineries
July 7, 2010 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Doris de Guzman (ICIS Green Chemicals)  …One big news from the (BIO  World) conference is the release of a new report from the World Economic Forum about the importance of industrial biorefineries not only …

Secretary Chu Announces New Partnerships Under the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas
April 19, 2010 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

(US DOE)  The U.S. Department of Energy today announced a series of partnerships and other initiatives to address clean energy and energy security in the Western Hemisphere as part of the Energy and Climate Partnership …

Europe Kicks Off the Global Bioenergy Project
March 16, 2010 – 11:58 am | No Comment

At least 20% of the energy needs in Europe can be met by bioenergy from sustainable agriculture without compromising food safety and security. Key sustainability issues such as the use of water and maintenance of …

Biomass Crop Assistance Program to Spur Production of Renewable Energy, Job Creation
February 9, 2010 – 4:36 pm | No Comment

President Obama announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a proposed rule for the new Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) that intends to spur the expansion of dedicated non-food crops for renewable energy and …

International Organization for Standardization to Develop Bioenegy Sustainability Standards
January 8, 2010 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

ISO will develop an International Standard to address sustainability issues linked to bioenergy. The standard will be produced by a new ISO project committee, ISO/PC 248, Sustainability criteria for bioenergy.
ISO/PC 248 will bring together international …

DOE Selects Biofuels Projects to Receive up to $21 Million in Funding
September 29, 2009 – 3:59 pm | No Comment

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced on August 31, 2009, that up to $21 million will be made available for the selection of five projects that will develop supply systems to handle and deliver high …

International GeneSyst Converts Municipal Waste to Ethanol
March 30, 2008 – 3:34 pm | No Comment

GeneSyst upgraded the weak acid hydrolysis process to convert biomass from municipal waste to fuel ethanol by making it a ‘continuous (flow) process ‘ using the patented Gravity Pressure Vessel instead of the former ‘pump …

Nonwood Fiber Raw Materials and the Biorefinery
December 29, 2007 – 9:54 am | No Comment

 
by Robert W. Hurter (HurterConsult, Inc.)    The biorefinery is being touted as the way for the North American pulp and paper industry to reinvent itself. Feedstock for biorefineries includes virtually any biomass including forest waste, bark, …

Roadmap for Bioenergy and Biobased Products in the United States
October 31, 2007 – 9:00 am | No Comment

The United States has become increasingly dependent in recent decades on imported petroleum to meet its energy needs.  A portfolio of more diverse and domestic feedstocks for our nation’s energy and chemical supply must be …

Mediterranean Energy and Ecology Center Announces New Biomass Hydrolysis Process Test Results
June 15, 2007 – 6:05 pm | No Comment

BIOPOLYGEN Group of the MEEC, Israel, reports a successful completion of the first phase of its new biomass hydrolysis process tests and announces the plans to construct and demonstrate a small-scale pilot biorefinery for co-production …

Biomass as Feedstock for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry: The Technical Feasibility of a Billion-Ton Annual Supply
April 28, 2005 – 6:54 pm | No Comment

USDA and DOE put together this study finding that there could be adequate biomass to displace 30% or more of current US annual petroleum consumption.  READ MORE