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Mobile Plant Produces Liquid Fuel From Waste Wood

Twelve research groups from seven countries have developed a sustainable method for producing biofuel from wood waste. The process takes place in a mobile unit that has the potential to decentralize fuel production. Wood waste and tree bark are ideal raw materials as they don’t need to be specially cultivated and don’t compete with food […]

Northeastern Biomass Plants Scramble To Change Business Model

In the Northeast, biomass electricity plants are staring at some tough economics. For many standalone wood-fired electricity plants, the cost of fuel (wood chips) and operations exceed what they get paid for the electricity they generate. With natural gas (and thus wholesale electricity) prices expected to remain low—and state-level support for biomass fading—biomass plants are […]

Regulations Could Hamper Montana Biomass Project

Libby is the top choice for a company looking to build a $46 million plant that would use new technology to turn forest debris into 5 million gallons of liquid fuel per year, but there’s a catch. Federal regulations governing the tax credits that would make the operation economically feasible specifically exclude national forest lands […]

New Purdue University Process Efficiently Converts Biomass To Liquid Fuel

Purdue University researchers have demonstrated a new process to convert all biomass into liquid fuel, and the method could make possible mobile processing plants. The researchers at Purdue University filed a patent application on the concept in 2008 and have now demonstrated that it works in laboratory experiments, said Rakesh Agrawal, the Winthrop E. Stone […]

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