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In our April issue, Cardinal Scale explained why accurate weight measurements are important in the biomass industry – now check out how Cardinal Scale manufactures its truck scales. The company was featured on the TV show, “How It’s ...
Steam heat injection helps mix it up|
The December Technology Spotlight highlighted mixer application in biodiesel and ethanol fuel process. To continue the process, direct steam injection heaters, such as those made by Pick Heaters, ...
EPA decides not to waive RFS|
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has decided not to waive the Renewable Fuel Standard, saying that it "has not found evidence to support a finding of severe 'economic harm' that would warrant granting a waiver."
According to Gena McCarthy, ...
The Navy’s plan for its Great Green Fleet |
In case you missed it, the Navy got in some hot water recently regarding its plan to use more biofuels in its overall fuel mix. While there was some doubt whether it would make it out of Congress, the plan is moving forward now and is worth learning ...
Processing with centrifugal pumps |
The July issue of Biomass Products & Technology included an article on the use of centrifugal pumps in biofuel production. But since it often helps to see it as it happens, here is a video ...
Gevo announces successful startup of world’s first commercial biobased isobutanol plant|
Gevo Inc., a renewable chemicals and next-generation biofuels company, announced it has begun startup of the world’s first commercial ...
Amyris' growing pains - leadership shakeup|
Amyris, Inc., a renewable chemicals and fuels company, announced the realignment of its senior leadership team.
Pellet production in action|
Producing pellets is interesting to read about, but more fun to watch. Click here to watch a video of a pelletizer going to work, and here if you need a laugh and still want to be able to say ...
Demonstrating fire safety|
Ethanol fires aren’t like gasoline or other flammable liquid fires, as contributor Renee Loesche wrote about in the April issue of Biomass Products & Technology. Click here to see ...
Virent announces issuance of 5 U.S patents|
Virent announced the issuance of 5 new U.S. patents covering aspects of its catalytic BioForming platform. Three of the patents, U.S. Patent Nos. 8,053,615, 8,017,818 and 7,977,517, cover the production of various ...
Industrial Scientific moves due to growth|
Industrial Scientific Canada ULC announced that it moved to a new, larger location in Sherwood Park. The address of the location is Unit #140, 120 Pembina Road, Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada.
The company ...
LeMar Industries acquires Riley Equipment|
LeMar Industries acquired leading material handling manufacturer Riley Equipment.
The move expands and strengthens LeMar’s product line to include ...
Papé Machinery Becomes Exclusive Morbark Dealer in California|
Morbark signed an agreement with Papé Machinery, a Morbark forestry and recycling dealer for almost 20 years, to expand its territory to include southern California. ...
Vecoplan appoints Bill Davison as service director|
William (Bill) Davison was named the service director for Vecoplan LLC, a worldwide leader in shredding, recycling and waste processing technologies. Responsibilities in his new position include the planning, ...
Capital Safety acquired by KKR|
Capital Safety, the world’s leading manufacturer of fall protection equipment under the DBI-Sala, Uniline and Protecta brands, was acquired by KKR, a global investment firm, from Arle Capital Partners, ...
Dec. 14, 2011|
Free BTEC webinar: Advanced Biomass Thermal Technology
Join this free Biomass Thermal Energy Council webinar at 1 p.m.
For more information and to sign up, click here.
New boiler rules proposed by the EPA|
By Andrea Hauser, managing editor
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released an updated proposal for boiler and emissions standards it originally proposed last March.
The proposals were controversial due to concerns that they would add an additional cost burden to ...
Nov. 10 BTEC Webinar - Western Regional Perspectives on Biomass Energy|
The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) announced open registration for its newest webinar, “Regional Focus on Biomass Energy: the West,” on Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. ET, 1 p.m. PT. This webinar is the second in a three-part series examining ...
Briquetting presses holding their own|
The August issue of Biomass Products & Technology magazine discussed advances in pellet manufacturing technology and how that is being applied to the biomass industry.
But it’s not the only fuel manufacturer seeing increased market ...
Air cannons eliminate biomass boiler fouling, boosting productivity at Koda Energy|
Efficient material flow is a critical element of biomass-fired boilers, and accumulation or blockages can take a big bite out of a plant’s profitability. Ash build-up on furnace walls and tubes can choke the process, degrading equipment performance ...
From landfill to the tomato plant – purified biogas powers greenhouse operation|
Contributed by Eco-Tec
The Board of Waste Management for the Mauricie region of Quebec, Canada, known as RGMRM, needed a gas scrubber to remove the highly corrosive levels of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) at its municipal landfill.
The aim was to purify the ...
Tips on scales and other weighty matters|
Today’s weighing systems are smarter and faster, advantages when it comes to a scale’s importance in ensuring the economical feasibility of transporting biomass materials.
“The scale is the cash register at most facilities,” ...
Developing a biofuels training program|
Biofuels employee training – enhancing profit through quality, efficiency and safety
Today’s biofuels workforce
Advances in the biofuels technologies, production and legislative production quantity mandates have created a steadily rising demand for trained workers in the biofuel industries. In the U.S., ...
New biodiesel legislation signed in Iowa|
Signaling the return to business in one of the nation's largest biodiesel states, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad today signed legislation that encourages the production and distribution of biodiesel.
The legislation creates a ...
Taskmaster grinders aid in cutting edge biofuel production|
Contributed by Franklin Miller
A biogas station in Pobežovice, the Czech Republic, could be a prototype for the future of energy production from renewable sources. Built by the Spin Plzen company, the facility is located on the grounds of an agricultural farm focused on pig breeding. ...
Biomass Power Association urges more time for study of EPA Boiler MACT and related rules|
BPA joins American Forest & Paper Association in request; detailed review could produce more effective and cost-efficient rule
Biomass Power Association, with the American Forest and Paper Association, petitioned EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, ...
seepex progressive cavity pumps support Ohio’s first anaerobic digestion systems|
More jobs, clean energy, waste reduction and value added products are some of the features of quasar energy group’s flagship anaerobic digester facility. quasar energy, The ...
RFA Update: 2010 annual ethanol production = 13.23 billion gallons|
WASHINGTON, DC – 2010 was another record year for American ethanol producers. According to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), daily ethanol production in 2010 averaged nearly 863,000 barrels per day (b/d). That represents ...
EISENMANN emission abatement technology for waste-to-energy project|
Forsite Development, the lead developer for ReVenture Park, selected the biomass gasifier technology for its proposed Waste-to-Energy (WTE) project – a gasifier designed and commercialized by ICM ...
Timing is critical when purchasing a CEMS|
Robert L. Mullowney
Putting in power generation? A boiler, Thermo Oxidizer, gas turbine or process that is fired? Are you burning, gas, oil, coal, wood, biomass or maybe a combination of fuels?
The last thing some companies think of when putting in these projects ...
Cryogenic Processing: Why & When?|
Kelly Brannick; Freez-it-Cleen
In 2008, Freez-it-Cleen created a buzz with a unique cleaning process that is saving the ethanol industry millions of dollars through improved ...
Thermal hydrolysis in biomass feedstock conversion processes|
Contributed by HRS Process Technology
Thermal Hydrolysis is a thermal process and its goal is to prepare biomass for a more efficient conversion to bioethanol. It is a process necessary for second generation biofuels where the micro ...
Optimize energy efficiency, biogas collection in anaerobic bioreactors|
Contributed by Geomembrane Technologies Inc.
Wet milling corn processing at Casco Inc.
Casco Inc. is all about processing corn products. As one of Canada's biggest and oldest manufacturers of corn-refined ingredients, its products are used in more than 60 industries ...
The Wet Surface Air Cooler: a first stage evaporator for ZLD facilities|
Chuck Marchetta; Niagara Blower Company
Zero Liquid Discharge Regulations
With the high importance of water quality and conservation, it's not surprising that Zero Liquid Discharge regulations are becoming more common in many plants around the world. ...
As clear as mud|
Penetrate deeper into sludge blanket and discover significant energy savings
Jack Evans; Hawk Measurement America
Maintaining the balance
By definition, wastewater treatment works are extremely high-energy users and running them efficiently requires a fine balance of biological and hydraulic parameters ...
BlueFire Ethanol turns waste into cellulosic ethanol|
Arnold Klann; BlueFire Ethanol
Concentrated Acid Hydrolysis with BlueFire Ethanol
While science fiction plotlines are written to entertain audiences with stories contrary to known reality, "Back to ...
Pneumatically conveying biomass fuel for a coal-fired power plant conversion|
Jeremiah Wann; Imperial Systems Inc.
Adding wood biomass to fuel stream
A large coal-burning power plant that wanted to added wood biomass to the coal fuel stream contacted Imperial Systems ...
Increasing dryer capacity and ethanol production while decreasing energy utilization with Pavilion Technologies|
East Kansas Agri-Energy
East Kansas Agri-Energy (EKAE), located at the end of the Corn Belt in Garnett, Kan., has been producing ethanol from corn since June 2005 ...
Improved ion chromatographic method for carbohydrate profiling of biomass feed stocks for biofuel production|
Linda Lopez; Dionex Corp.
Enzymatic saccharification of lignocellulosic materials is a critical step in the conversion of plant sugars into biofuel. Dilute acid hydrolysis is commonly used during pre-treatment in the production process ...