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2014-02-04 08:24:30

GreenWood Resources Earns both Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials and Forest Stewardship Council Certifications EMERYVILLE, Calif., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The GreenWood Tree Farm Fund, LP (GTFF) has become the first short rotation forest plantation worldwide to earn certification under the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB). The RSB certification covers GTFF's cultivation, management and harvesting of coppiced poplar trees, used as biomass feedstock for the...

2014-02-04 08:23:11

WALNUT, Calif., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) issued the following update on the Giant King Grass project in Nicaragua. VIASPACE previously announced that it has entered into a contract with AGRICORP, the largest rice company in Nicaragua, and is growing Giant King Grass on land owned by them. The Giant King Grass is growing well in Nicaragua, and VIASPACE and AGRICORP have agreed to form a partnership to build a 12 MW biomass power plant fueled by Giant...

2014-01-27 16:21:04

DUBLIN, January 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hlv2xx/biomass_to_energy) has announced the addition of the "Biomass to Energy (Analyst version) - The World Market for Biomass Power Plants 2013/2014" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hlv2xx/biomass_to_energy ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The market for biomass power plants will grow...

2014-01-22 08:23:07

WALNUT, Calif., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) today announced that the company has signed a Giant King Grass Supply Contract with Winergy Pakistan Private Limited of Karachi Pakistan. VIASPACE has received the contract payment. VIASPACE Director Khurram Irshad, a Pakistani American, is also a director of Winergy, and Winergy will represent VIASPACE in Pakistan. Mr. Khurram Irshad stated, "Winergy is setting up its own commercial Giant King Grass farms...

2014-01-17 23:23:30

Alternative Fuel Receiving Project to enhance PureEnergy, providing a new source of biogas to maximize the production of renewable energy at Encina Wastewater Authority facilities. Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 Today, the Encina Wastewater Authority (EWA) announced the award of a contract to J.R. Filanc Construction and partnership with Liquid Environmental Solutions to build an Alternative Fuel Receiving Facility that will recycle waste cooking oil and other food wastes. These...

2014-01-17 12:23:12

HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), a global provider of industrial products, consumer packaging, protective solutions and packaging services, today dedicated the new biomass facility at its Hartsville, S.C., plant. The biomass boiler is part of a $100 million investment in the Darlington County compound. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) "A key part of Sonoco's culture is our commitment to sustainability, including our...

Renewable Chemical Upgraded Into Biofuels
2014-01-17 10:25:37

University of Wisconsin-Madison Using a plant-derived chemical, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have developed a process for creating a concentrated stream of sugars that's ripe with possibility for biofuels. "With the sugar platform, you have possibilities," says Jeremy Luterbacher, a UW-Madison postdoctoral researcher and the paper's lead author. "You've taken fewer forks down the conversion road, which leaves you with more end destinations, such as cellulosic ethanol and...

2014-01-17 08:22:39

VANCOUVER, Jan. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Lignol Energy Corporation (TSXV: LEC) ("LEC" or the "Company") today announced that Territory Biofuels Limited ("TBF") has recently received International Sustainability and Carbon Certification ("ISCC") and US Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") approval as a Renewable Identification Number ("RIN")-generating foreign producer for its Darwin biodiesel plant, paving the way for exports to markets in Europe and the US. "These approvals are...

2014-01-15 08:22:18

WALNUT, Calif., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) today announced that the January 2014 issue of "Hay and Forage Grower" Magazine features a full page article entitled "Energy Crop As A Livestock Feed" which describes Giant King Grass being commercially established in Arizona by VIASPACE business partner, Maricopa Bio Crops, LLC of Scottsdale, Arizona. The article starts by revealing that: "In the Arizona desert, the first US commercial plantings of Giant...

Biofuel: Focusing Solely On Biomass Yield Comes At A High Price
2014-01-15 04:55:17

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Corn may lead the pack in terms of biomass yield when it comes to biofuels, but this category shouldn’t be the sole focus of efficiency, according to a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Biomass yield is the ratio of the amount of biomass produced to the amount of substrate consumed. While this is an important factor when looking at biofuel production, it shouldn’t be the only...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.