biomass

Innovative Technology from Britain Could Convert Biomass to Biocoal

Innovative Technology from Britain Could Convert Biomass to Biocoal

New technology developed in the United Kingdom could convert biomass fuel into a coal-like product, thus creating next-generation fuel that could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide stable energy for the masses. A coalition of public and private-industry entities – ranging from the University… read more

Research: Wood Pellets Reduce Home Heating GHGs by 50%

Research: Wood Pellets Reduce Home Heating GHGs by 50%

New research from the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire has shown that the use of wood pellets for home heating fuel results in a decrease of greenhouse gas emissions of more than 50%. John Gunn, research assistant professor of forest… read more

Best Practices: Converting from Coal to Biomass

Best Practices: Converting from Coal to Biomass

A coal-fired plant may benefit from a biomass conversion for several reasons, including coping with the rising cost of fossil fuels and dealing with more stringent emissions regulations. If you are considering this change for your plant, it’s essential that you consider the possible effects… read more

Breaking Down Biomass: Is Fungi the Answer?

Breaking Down Biomass: Is Fungi the Answer?

A recent study has suggested that the way some fungi breaks down and recycles wood does not involve enzymes – the typical accelerators of most chemical reactions. But what does this mean for biomass? A New Method of Deconstructing Woody Biomass Although this unique system… read more

Could Biomass and Coal Be Energy’s New Odd Couple?

Could Biomass and Coal Be Energy’s New Odd Couple?

Older generations fondly remember watching Felix Unger and Oscar Madison share a New York City apartment during the five-season run of “The Odd Couple” in the 1970s. Their continual fights based on their “opposites-don’t-attract” mentality were entertaining – but they also were predictive, if one… read more

A Trump Administration May Not Mean Big Changes for Biomass

A Trump Administration May Not Mean Big Changes for Biomass

Since the election last November, everyone in the energy sector has wondered what changes will impact industry under a new Trump administration. Earlier, we wrote about where the coal industry will go under President Trump. The verdict was clear: even with a pro-coal mindset, there… read more

Will Biogas Be the Future of Biomass Energy?

Will Biogas Be the Future of Biomass Energy?

The biomass energy industry is largely fueled by lignocellulosic biomass – or, biomass that comes from plant dry matter. When most people think of biomass, they think of this type, which includes fuel from trees, switch grass, and agricultural waste from sugarcane and corn production…. read more