Residues

“Staygreen” gen for switchgrass?: A genetic breeding to improve ethanol yields as energy crop

An amazing finding in second generation bioethanol from perennial grasses has shown a promising result. Scientists at the USDA might have found a way to keep switchgrass forever young and better for cellulosic ethanol. 

A biomass-solar hybrid plant begins operations in Spain

A unique 22.5 MW biomass-solar hybrid power plant has begun operations in Les Borges Blanques, Spain. The facility was developed by Abantia and Comse Emte and features a MAN Diesel & Turbo SE turbo generator train. 

BNDES Approves $241 Million to Adecoagro for Brazil Ethanol Mill

Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Economico e Social, Brazil’s development bank, approved a 488.6 million-real loan ($241 million) to Adecoagro SA (AGRO) for a sugar- cane mill to produce ethanol as the agricultural company seeks to position itself for a looming fuel deficit.

Financial feasibility delivering biomass: Biomass prices more sensitive than diesel price in Montana (US)

A brand new study (Jan.2013) from The University of Montana (College of Forestry and Conservation) modeled economic feasibility of biomass delivery across fuel and product prices. 

8 guidelines to consider when harvesting forest biomass for energy

Find here 8 excellent recommendations to consider when harvesting forest biomass. All of them are already well established and studied and linked to useful references and citations from highly reputed scientific journals and publications.

Biomass logistic: Harvest systems and analysis for herbaceous Biomass

Biomass feedstocks including crop residues and energy crops hold great potential for energy source. They are currently being considered for use in direct combustion systems and for value added byproducts such as biofuels or biocrude.