Expander Energy Inc. will move forward with plans to construct a $30 million manufacturing facility to convert softwood sawmill waste into low synthetic diesel fuel after receiving its environmental permit from Alberta Environment and Parks.
Wood-based biofuel will be used to fuel FedEx jets within two years under a seven year contract between Red Rock Biofuels and FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. Red Rock, which is also supply bio jet fuel to Southwest Airlines, will produce 3 million gallons of low-carbon, renewable jet fuel per year for the company. First delivery is in 2017.
Nearly 21,000 tons of timber and woody debris damaged by February ice storms in the Southeast is being burned at Ameresco's Savannah River bio-energy plant in Aiken, SC. It represents 55% of the power plant's wood fuel purchases.
Our research found that the best opportunity for converting commerical and industrial boilers to wood may be in highly-populated areas that have an abundance of commercial and industrial development and are fairly near to abundant sources of woody biomass.
Cool Planet Energy Systems, a developer of small scale bio-refineries for the conversion of non-food biomass into biofuels and soil enhancing biochar, as a member of the Bioenergy Alliance Network of the Rockies (BANR), was awarded a grant by the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to develop the scientific underpinnings for using beetle-killed wood as a sustainable feedstock for distributed bio-refineries.