June 2015

UL’s Conn Center And Integro Earth Fuels Partner On Wood Energy Project

The University of Louisville Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research has formed a partnership with a South Carolina company to accelerate commercialization of a coal-like product made from wood and biomass materials. Greenville, S.C.-based Integro Earth Fuels Inc. is the developer of NuCoal, a product made from sustainable wood waste that can be burned with […]

Study: Woody Biomass Could Save Money, Environment

Researchers at Humboldt State University put woody biomass in the spotlight as a viable alternative energy source at a demonstration today for the public, which is part of the Waste to Wisdom program. Researchers said that the by-products of trees, such as fallen branches, twigs and limbs could potentially help residents in the North Coast […]

Report Shows U.S. Bio-Based Products Industry Contributes $369 Billion To Economy

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the release of a new report that shows the U.S. bio-based industry is generating substantial economic activity and American jobs. He also announced changes under the 2014 Farm Bill that will create additional opportunities for growth in renewable plant-based materials, supporting the Obama Administration’s efforts to develop a new, […]

$50 Million Arizona Project Makes Clean Fuel From Wood Waste

A Scottsdale, Ariz., company hopes to use its proprietary technology to produce semi-refined diesel from coal derived from wood waste at a proposed facility in Snowflake, Ariz. The company, Frontier Applied Sciences, hopes to begin construction of a prototype production facility next to an existing biomass plant owned by Novo BioPower. The venture project will […]

Europe’s Forests Can Increase Supply To Match Biomass Demand

The supply of woody biomass from the forests across Europe can be increased significantly beyond the current level of resource use, according to new research. However, the study warns this this involves trade-offs with biodiversity and other services that forests provide to humans. Countries in the European Union (EU) promote the use of renewable energy […]

USDA Announces Restart Of Biomass Crop Assistance Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that incentives will resume this summer for farmers, ranchers and forest landowners interested in growing and harvesting biomass for renewable energy. The support comes through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP), which was reauthorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. BCAP provides financial assistance to establish and maintain […]

Alaska Airlines Will Test Jet Fuel Made From Wood Waste

Alaska Airlines says it will fly a demonstration flight next year using 1,000 gallons of a biofuel made from wood waste in Northwest forests. The jet biofuel is being developed by the Washington State University-led Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance using tree branches left after timber harvests. The five-year project is being supported by the U.S. […]


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