Quantcast

Latest Biomass Stories

2013-05-17 23:14:53

A primary driver of the markets for gasifiers is the need for energy in the forms of electricity and liquid fuels; roughly half of the world´s most affordable electricity is fueled by coal, which is bountiful on all inhabited continents and some islands as well. The four highest growth rate gasifier market sectors are: plasma gasifiers (the fastest expansion by far), CTL (coal-to-liquids), petcoke/residuals, and CTE (coal-to-energy); direct reduction iron (DRI) melt gasifiers are in a...

2013-05-16 23:04:11

A new partnership between Katahdin Cedar Log Homes and Maine Energy Systems brings together two Maine-based companies working to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, keep fuel dollars in the local economy, and save customers significant amounts of money on their heating costs. Oakfield, Maine (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 Katahdin Cedar Log Homes and Maine Energy Systems (MESys) have teamed up to offer customers in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts significant savings on a MESys wood...

2013-05-09 11:55:48

Bioenergy crops, such as Miscanthus and switchgrass, appear to be promising resources for renewable energy, but these new crops did not come with a manual on how to measure details on their sustainability impacts. Jody Endres, University of Illinois professor of energy and environmental law and chair of the Council on Sustainable Biomass Production (CSBP) says standards are needed so farmers, ethanol producers, and others in the biofuels industry will all be on the same page here in the...

Researchers Develop Enzyme-free Ionic Liquid Pre-treatment For Cellulosic Biomass
2013-05-09 11:43:26

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Advanced biofuels — liquid fuels synthesized from the sugars in cellulosic biomass — offer a clean, green and renewable alternative to gasoline, diesel and jet fuels. Bringing the costs of producing these advanced biofuels down to competitive levels with petrofuels, however, is a major challenge. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)´s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), a bioenergy research center led by Berkeley Lab, have...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
Related