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2013-11-21 23:27:15

Multi-million Dollar DOE Grant Funded Research and Development of Innovative Feedstock Logistics Systems Vonore, Tenn. (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 In 2009, The U.S. Department of Energy awarded nearly $5 million to Genera Energy Inc., a recognized innovator in sustainable biomass feedstock advancements and supply chain improvements in Vonore, Tenn., and the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture to research and develop economical systems for bulk-handling and processing of chopped...

2013-11-20 12:22:18

Investors With $100 Billion in Assets Complain to SEC of Misleading and Incomplete Statements About Climate Benefits, Carbon Neutrality, and Risk of Regulatory Action. AMHERST, Mass., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of investors is urging the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to review filings by three leading U.S. companies - Dominion Resources, Inc. (D), Southern Company (SO), and Covanta Holding Corp. (CVA) - for misleading statements about the benefits of biomass energy...

2013-11-18 08:30:21

MEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Agrivida, Inc., a biotechnology company developing technologies for animal nutrition, cellulosic sugars from biomass, and regulated enzymes, announced today the appointment of Dan Meagher as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Meagher joins Agrivida from Novus International, where he was President of Global Animal Nutrition Solutions and responsible for global sales, marketing, animal R&D, business development, customer service, logistics...

2013-11-11 16:21:06

50-MW facility at Domtar Rothschild mill produces renewable energy from woody biomass ROTHSCHILD, Wis., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- We Energies announced today that the biomass-fueled power plant on the site of Domtar Corporation's Rothschild, Wis., paper mill was placed into commercial operation Friday, Nov. 8, after testing and commissioning activities were successfully completed. Wood, waste wood and sawdust are being used to produce up to 50 megawatts (MW) of electricity;...

2013-11-08 08:22:03

Conference Call and Webcast Scheduled for 8:30 a.m. EST HOUSTON, Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYMX), a global gasification technology company enabling clean high-value energy from abundant low-grade natural resources, will release financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 ended September 30, 2013, on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, before the market opens. Senior management will hold a conference call to review the Company's...

2013-11-07 12:27:49

Wood based feedstocks expected to play a key role in development of advanced biofuels. BOSTON, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wood-based feedstocks are expected to play a key role in the production of advanced biofuels over the next five to ten years in North America and Europe. Competing for the fiber available for wood pulp, biofuels present both a threat to and an opportunity for the pulp and paper industry, according to a new study released today by RISI, the leading information provider...

2013-11-06 13:51:23

For millions of homes, plants, wood and other types of "biomass" serve as an essential source of fuel, especially in developing countries, but their mercury content has raised flags among environmentalists and researchers. Scientists are now reporting that among dozens of sources of biomass, processed pellets burned under realistic conditions in China emit relatively low levels of the potentially harmful substance. The report was published in the ACS journal Energy & Fuels. Xuejun Wang...

Tapping Fungus To Unlock Energy
2013-11-04 07:03:57

DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Scientists looking to create a potent blend of enzymes to transform materials like corn stalks and wood chips into fuels have developed a test that should turbocharge their efforts. The new research, published in October in the journal Molecular BioSystems, is part of a worldwide effort to create fuels from plants that are plentiful and aren't part of the food supply. It's possible to do this today, but the process is costly, laborious and...

2013-10-30 08:23:41

WALNUT, Calif., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) CEO, Dr. Carl Kukkonen, today provided an update on recent company business activities in Asia and the Pacific region. It complements two previous company updates. Dr. Kukkonen reported, "VIASPACE is pursuing several potential business opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region including biomass power plants, biofuels and biochemicals, energy pellets and animal feed. On some projects, we are acting as a...

2013-10-24 23:29:06

Valoya’s wide spectrum light and other light sources were studied at a supplementary light source trial at Geisenheim Horticultural Center, in typical central European greenhouse conditions. (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 Valoya’s AP673 spectrum, designed for leafy greens and herbs to maintain plants in their vegetative stage longer, resulting in high number of leaves and larger biomass. This was evident from the results at Geisenheim, where it provided the best growth for parsley and...