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Biofuel and Organic Material Drying

Posted: 04/10/2012 1:52PM

Biofuels offer several advantages compared to traditional fuel sources. The advantages of biofuel are economic, environmental and practical.

Wood Pellet Maker to Develop Second Plant in VA

By Rich Christianson Posted: 02/26/2012 3:07PM

RICHMOND, VA - Wood Fuel Developers LLC plans to open a second wood pellet manufacturing operation in Sussex County, VA.

USDA Seeks Biofuel Grant Applications

By Bill Esler Posted: 02/03/2012 3:29PM

USDA grants for biomass and advanced biofuels were announced. About $25 million will be made available through each program.

USDA Proposes $232.5M Financing for New Wood Biofuel Plant

By Rich Christianson Posted: 02/01/2012 1:51PM

WASHINGTON -- A financial commitment of $232.5 million by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to assist the development of the ZeaChem Boardman Biorefinery in Boardman, OR, comes with strings attached.

New Advanced Biofuel Production Facility in Oregon

By Rich Christianson Posted: 01/26/2012 1:47PM

griculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA has approved a conditional commitment in the amount of $232.5 million to ZeaChem Boardman Biorefinery, LLC (ZBB) through the Biorefinery Assistance Program. ZBB will operate a 25 million gallon per year biorefinery, which will be constructed on an industrial site in Boardman, Oregon, along the Columbia River.

Biofuels: Advantage Wood

By Bill Esler Posted: 01/17/2012 4:00PM

Tax breaks for cellulosic biofuels, e.g., gasoline from pine, and electric from wood pellets, were retained, even as corn-to-ethanol subsidies disappeared at the end of 2011.

Kingfisher Meets Challenges of Using Mixed Media Fuel

Posted: 01/10/2012 2:51PM

It’s a surprising figure, however cement production is reckoned to emit 5 to 6 percent of total man made greenhouse gases, Some of the greenhouse emissions from conventional cement production come from using fossil fuels to heat up limestone to the high 1500degC, temperatures required by the process, so it is unsurprising that alternative fuelling methods are now being thoroughly exploited. The use of alternative fuels in European cement kilns is now estimated to be equivalent to 2.5 million tonnes of coal per year.

Sundrop Fuels Plans $450M Investment to Make Gas from Wood

By Rich Christianson Posted: 01/10/2012 12:25PM

LONGMONT, CO -- Sundrop Fuels Inc. has selected Rapides Parish, LA, as the site of its first gasification plant to produce gasoline from forest waste.

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