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Research Focuses on Reclaiming Strip-Mine Sites for Biofuel Crop Production
May 26, 2017 – 11:56 am | No Comment

by Amy Duke (Pennsylvania State University) Strip mines are so common in rural Pennsylvania that many people are unfazed by the sight of rock-filled piles of dirt and tracts of barren land.
Marvin Hall, a researcher in Penn …

NEWBio Commercial Collaborators: Building a Sustainable Energy Future in the Northeast United States
May 2, 2017 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

(Extension.org)  The Northeast region of the United States (from the Ohio River to the New England coast) has the natural, social, and technological resources needed to help create a sustainable, rural renaissance by using biomass …

Zambian Mine in First-of-a-Kind Tailings Dump Site Rehab, Hopes to Eventually Produce Biodiesel
April 25, 2017 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

by Mia Breytenbach (Mining Weekly)  Zambia’s largest integrated copper producer, Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), owned by global conglomerate Vedanta Resources, has launched the first project of its kind in Zambia to rehabilitate a mining site.
The …

Mine Dump Biofuel Pilot Project Achieves Early Success, Holds Much Potential
May 13, 2016 – 6:07 pm | No Comment

by Ilan Solomons (Mining Weekly)  Local green technology company G-Tech has recorded early success in its attempt to grow biofuel and other bioenergy feedstock to produce bioethanol and biodiesel as part of a mine dump …

Bioenergy and Biofuels Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass via Anaerobic Digestion and Fisher-Tropsch Reaction
June 17, 2015 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture/Ohio State University)  The long term goal of this project is to commercialize an integrated anaerobic digestion system (iADs) that promises cost competitive bioenergy and biofuels production from lignocellulosic biomass. The specific …

PCJ Biofuel Research Favours Chinese Castor Bean
March 11, 2014 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

by Avia Collinder (The Gleaner)  The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica’s (PCJ) research on oilseeds from three geographical sources as biofuel has so far favoured the Zibo 8 variety of castor bean from China that was …

Grants Available for Biomass Energy on W.V. Surfaced-Mined Land
December 6, 2013 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center at Marshall University has expanded its partnership with the West Virginia Division of Energy’s Office of Coalfield Community Development to explore the reuse and …

Perennial Feedstock Focus: Shrub Willow
December 2, 2013 – 12:26 pm | No Comment

by Rachel Passmore (NewBIO)  … The shrub willow lifecycle begins with a place to plant the seeds. Part of NEWBio’s research focuses on the use of land that is undesirable for food production, land that contains …

Government and Noranda Collaborate on Biofuel Project
July 16, 2013 – 12:10 pm | No Comment

(Jamaica Information Service)  The Government is collaborating on a project with Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners, to demonstrate the viability of the biofuels industry, using mined out bauxite lands to grow oil-producing crops.
Minister of Science, Technology, …

Hemp Has Untapped Market as Biofuel, Pikeville Businessman Says
February 27, 2013 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

by Janet Patton  (Kentucky.com)   Kentucky’s debate on hemp so far has centered on the marijuana question and the market question. But Roger Ford has one of his own: What about the energy question?
Ford, CEO …

Company Eyes Hemp as Feedstock for Biofuel, Power Generation
December 17, 2012 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  An alternative energy company looking to build multiple energy beet-to-biofuel plants in Kentucky recently became the first corporation to join the Kentucky Hemp Growers Cooperative Association. Although federal rules …

Using Manure To Mend Mine-Damaged Soils
November 1, 2012 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

(USDA Agricultural Research Service)  From 1850 to 1950, the Tri-State Mining District of southwestern Missouri, southeastern Kansas, and northeastern Oklahoma produced 50 percent of the zinc and 10 percent of the lead in the United …

$10M Grant Will Fund Research into Biofuel-Based Economic Development
October 16, 2012 – 6:43 pm | No Comment

(Pennsylvania State University)  The Northeast could help lead the way to a renewable-energy-based economy by utilizing marginal and abandoned land to grow energy crops such as perennial grasses and fast-growing woody plants.
That’s the goal of …

Doe Run Plants Biofuel Crop as Test Program to Restore Mine Tailings Sites
August 8, 2012 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

(Yahoo!/PRWeb)  The Doe Run Company is participating in a pilot project with MFA Oil Biomass LLC and Missouri University of Science and Technology to plant Miscanthus grass to help transform mine tailings sites into potential biofuel crop sites.
The Doe Run Company is participating …

Gen2 Biofuel Feedstocks: The Coming Surge in Energy Crops and Cellulosic Sugars
January 12, 2012 – 1:31 pm | No Comment

by Pavel Molchanov (Raymond James)  As energy investors know well, it is much better to own the oil than to refine it. In other words, the bulk of the value is in the upstream of the …

Oxford Resource Partners, LP and Mendel Biotechnology, Inc. Announce a Miscanthus Biomass Pilot Project in Ohio
September 24, 2010 – 10:43 am | No Comment

(Oxford Resource Partners)   Opportunity to Convert Reclaimed Mine Lands for Renewable Energy
Oxford Resource Partners, LP and Mendel Biotechnology, Inc. announced their collaborative agreement to develop a pilot project to produce Mendel’s proprietary Miscanthus varieties on land previously …

Renewable Energy Development on Contaminated Lands June 3 Webinar
May 6, 2010 – 11:39 am | No Comment

Closed industrial sites such as factories, smelters, foundries, steel mills, and landfills present substantial challenges in establishing new uses after remediation.  However, they also potentially present large, open land areas ripe for reuse.  Many closed …

Pennsylvania Project Uses Mine Lands for Biofuel Crops
October 22, 2009 – 12:16 pm | No Comment

by Lisa Gibson (Biomass Magazine)  A project in Pennsylvania seeks to determine if abandoned and active mine lands can be reclaimed and used to grow biofuel crops such as switchgrass and other warm-season grass species.  …