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  • NACF: Mississippi Foresters Anticipate Biomass Boost

    HOUSTON - Mississippi tree farmers look forward to new biomass facilities in the state providing a new market for wood, according to an article published Saturday in the Clarion-Ledger. The Jackson, Miss.-based paper reported that the state's future as a biomass and biofuels hub was one of the topics discussed at a forestry summit last Friday at the Old Capitol Museum hosted by Lt. Gov. Phil ...


  • Uk`s largest biomass plant will produce green electricity for 500k homes

    A new power station that will use wood chip to produce enough electricity to power half a million homes in Wales has been given the go ahead by the Environment Agency. The Prenergy plant, in Port Talbot, South Wales, will produce electricity with 50 to 80 per cent fewer carbon dioxide emissions than gas or coal fired power stations. It will be Britain’s largest biomass power plant. To ensure ...

  • Algae Industry`s Sustainability Potential Highlights Day Two of 2012 Algae Biomass Summit in Denver

    Day two of the 2011 Algae Biomass Summit, the official conference of the Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) and the world's largest algae industry gathering, was ...


    By Algae Biomass Organization

  • ESA investigates new methods of mapping tropical forest from space

    Tropical rainforests play a crucial role in Earth's carbon cycle by absorbing carbon from the atmosphere and storing it in biomass. However, mapping these carbon stocks from space poses a huge technical challenge. An airborne campaign, being carried out in South America, is showing how spaceborne radar could be an answer. In order to improve our understanding of the carbon cycle, more accurate ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Environment Agency: Waste materials used as fuel will reduce greenhouse emissions

    Waste materials used as fuel for generating electricity and heat could play an important role in meeting the UK’s renewable energy and greenhouse emissions targets, a new report suggests. Biomass – carbon sink or carbon sinner?,a report published by the Environment Agency finds that using biomass to generate electricity can deliver ...

  • Circular cutting chain does the job with less hassle

    Bracke Forest promises lightning-fast roadside clearing, but behind that slogan lies new technology that makes stand thinning and clearing more efficient, which in turn can increase the availability of biofuel. The new silviculture and biomass head was exhibited at the World Bioenergy trade fair in Jönköping and is a hybrid between a traditional harvester head and a giant brush ...


    By Elmia AB

  • New technology turns straw into a top performing heating product

    One of the unwritten rules about family farming is that nothing is wasted. Old equipment is seldom thrown away and anything that can be adapted for another purpose is accordingly reused. Perhaps that is why farmers world-wide have been leaders in recycling, reusing and re-purposing agricultural wastes. For Barbara Pokrzywa, making use of agricultural waste on her family farm has special ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Chipper and baler for energy crops

    Biothek, a company devoted to biomass research and production from Arundo k-12, and the chipping machine manufacturer Serrat from Aragon in Spain, have presented a chipping head that can be coupled to a baler for energy crops The chipping head replaces the traditional system for feeding balers or pick-up by attaining more compact, denser bales. In the first demonstration carried out on Arundo ...

  • India launches mega research initiative on soot

    India has launched an exhaustive study on the source, distribution and impact of soot released into its air — especially on climate and glaciers — that will help evidence-based policy-making. The five-year research agenda will involve about 250 scientists from institutes under the department of space, ministry of earth sciences and ministry of environment and forests at an estimated ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Bio-based industries will create more than 800,000 jobs

    Today, during a keynote address at the BIO World Congress conference, Steen Riisgaard, CEO of Novozymes, a world leader in bioinnovation, unveiled a new report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) which concludes that converting biomass into fuels, energy, and chemicals has the potential to generate upwards of $230 billion to the global economy by 2020 - the majority of which will be in the U.S. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • The ebeaver – a fuel-efficient bioenergy harvester

    “How much diesel is it acceptable to use to produce green energy? Harvesting thinnings with a big machine is like eating with a pair of cudgels. We offer an alternative that harvests bioenergy in an energy-efficient way and has minimal environmental impact.” The speaker is Johan Dagman, one of the men behind the ebeaver, the radio-controlled mini-harvester that drew big ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Coupons worth €10,000 each to help SME's unlock potential of bio-based technologies

    Small and medium enterprises in North West Europe can apply for 'Innovation Coupons' worth up to €10,000 (£8,400) each to help them assess the feasibility of taking a bio-based idea or technology to industrial production. The 'Innovation Coupons' scheme is being launched by Bio Base NWE, a new €6.2 million project funded under the INTERREF IVB NWE framework programme to support ...


    By NNFCC

  • Science and sugar cane produce versatile harvest

    (IPS) - For nearly five hundred years, sugar cane was used almost exclusively for making sugar, with a handful of by-products like rum, alcohol and molasses. Now, in Brazil, it has become a source of multiple derivatives, and the focus of much scientific and technological research. Ethanol, or fuel alcohol, has become a major product, rivalling sugar, over the last three decades. But recently, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • EUBCE 2016: Do not miss Monday Conference Opening

    Admission is free from 9 am to 12:30 pm  Plenary Session "Applications of Science in Industry"  Chaired by: André Faaij, Conference General Chairman, Academic Director Energy Academy Europe and Distinguished Professor Energy ...

  • Ceres and Syngenta to Collaborate on Sweet Sorghum Market Development

     Energy crop company Ceres, Inc. (Nasdaq: CERE) today announced that its Brazilian subsidiary Ceres Sementes do Brasil Ltda., has signed a sweet sorghum market development agreement with Syngenta (NYSE: SYT). The companies will work together to support the introduction of sweet sorghum as a source of fermentable sugars at Brazil's 400 or more ethanol mills. Sweet sorghum is a hardy crop that ...


    By Ceres

  • Breakthrough in quest to turn seaweed into biofuels

    Brown seaweed's potential as a vast source of biofuels has been highlighted with the announcement that scientists have found a way of converting all its major sugars into ethanol. A team reported in Science today (19 January) that it has engineered a microbe that will convert the sugars to ethanol, overturning ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Phase out summer grazing, say researchers

    The Sierra Nevada Mountain range serves as an important source of drinking water for the State of California. However, summer cattle grazing on federal lands affects the overall water quality yield from this essential watershed. The authors of an article in the Journal of Water and Health argue that high-altitude summer grazing must be phased out. The greatest economic value of the Sierra Nevada ...


  • PEFC Strengthens Presence at European Union Level

    In recognition of the significant role that theEuropean Union (EU) is playing in advancing sustainable forest management, PEFC International has appointment Xavier Noyon as its Brussels-based EU Representative to contribute to and engage in processes impacting responsible forestry in the EU. Commenting on the ...


    By PEFC International

  • Financial Times: Out of the malaise

    Out of the ashes of the current financial crisis, where should the 21st-century global economy look for real and long-term growth, genuine prosperity and job creation? What about a 'Global Green New Deal'? Faced with the Great Depression, US president Franklin D. Roosevelt rapidly adopted his recovery-focused New Deal. It brought in banking and industrial reforms alongside emergency relief, work ...

  • Statoil & Bio Architecture Lab Partner to Commercialize Macroalgae-to-Ethanol Process in Norway

    Statoil to Provide Direct Funding for R&D Demonstration Phase and Commercial Scale-Up in Norway BERKELEY, CA - 09/15/10 -- Bio Architecture Lab (BAL) and Statoil, one of the world's largest offshore oil and gas producers, today announced a wide-ranging strategic partnership for the production of renewable, sustainable and low cost ethanol derived from macroalgae grown off the coast of Norway. ...


    By Statoil

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