Logistics

Biomass power in Brazil grows (and it won’t stop!)

Biomass power in Brazil continues to increase and several sources report increments in biomass installed capacity from bagasse and other raw materials. 

5 benefits from a flexible fuel and biomass supply using a multi-feedstock approach

Diversification helps to reduce risk. Learn about how a flexible fuel biomass supply system can be a better approach. 

Biomass Power Generation growing by 2020

Worldwide revenue from biomass power generation will reach $11.5 billion annually by 2020. Feedstock cost at the gate of the facility is the key issue. 

Bioenergy crops in marginal lands: Lower yields can have lower costs

Bioenergy crops in marginal lands have been always  a focus of attention for researchers, bioenergy companies and governments. But those areas would clearly have lower yields. Are lower cost feasible in those regions?.

Asian biomass co-firing grows: China, Japan and South Korea are the main consumers

Several studies and reports confirm that Asian biomass co-firing grows . China, Japan and South Korea are the main consumers while new opportunities and investments are increasingly flowing in the region. 

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.

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.

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.

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.