June 2012

Energy-Dense Biofuel From Cellulose Close To Being Economical

A new Purdue University-developed process for creating biofuels has shown potential to be cost-effective for production scale, opening the door for moving beyond the laboratory setting. A Purdue economic analysis shows that the cost of the thermo-chemical H2Bioil method is competitive when crude oil is about $100 per barrel when using certain energy methods to […]

Biobased Preference Needs To Prefer American-Made Forest Products

In an effort to help restore markets for forest products and alleviate some of the financial burden faced by America’s family forest owners, Congressmen Glenn Thompson (PA-5th) and Kurt Schrader (OR-5th) recently introduced the Forest Products Fairness Act of 2012. Reps. Thompson and Schrader cosponsored the bill to fix an issue in the Farm Bill’s […]

Big Island Utility Signs Contract To Buy Biomass

Hawaii Electric Light Company has agreed to purchase biomass electricity on the Big Island. The Big Island utility and Hu Honua Bioenergy recently announced the signing of a power purchase agreement to provide the island with 21.5 megawatts of renewable energy. Over the 20-year term of the agreement, Hu Honua would supply electricity at pricing […]


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