Biomass

Most relevant limiting factors for huge expected bioenergy growth in China for the next years

The Chinese National Energy Administration (NEA) has unveiled its 12th five-year plan for renewable energy. Unsurprisingly, the plan focuses on the mature renewable technologies of hydropower, wind power, solar energy and biomass.

US: $10 million to support new awards

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced $10 million in research grants to spur production of bioenergy and biobased products that will lead to the development of sustainable regional systems and help create jobs.

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. 

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. 

Some costs of bioenergy crops and potential in the US

One recent article, presented energy costs from bioenergy crops in the United Stated to be from 22$/dt (dried ton) to 110$/dt depending on crops and regions.  Switchgrass and Short Rotation coppice with willows and poplar are the best known alternatives. But so many other species should be addressed.

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.

Bioraise: GIS tool for availability of resources in Spain

BIORAISE is a computer GIS based tool specifically designed for the calculation of agricultural and forest biomass resources, collection and transportation costs around selected locations in the Mediterranean UE countries: Spain (except Canary Islands), Portugal, France, Italy and Greece.