Bioenergy trends in 2013: lignocellulosic raw materials play a major role

Recent trends of  bioenergy, lignocellulosic raw materials and grasslands for advanced biofuels, biopower, pulp and biogas show promising perspectives in 2013.

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.

How to be less alarmist when evaluating biofuels sustainability

We received news from REUTER on a publication from Lancaster University researchers about biofuels modeling sustainability and environmental impacts to the air. We revised it and made some comments on the credibility of the conclusions.

Cut management and Harvest period of Switchgrass

The harvest period for lignocellulosic crop is a crucial aspect to be taken into account when we analyze the possibility to use this crop in relation with energy conversion system.