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The Latest in Biomass News

The Latest in Biomass News

The University of Maine recently introduced a pilot plant at their Forest Bioproducts Research Institute off the heels of a breakthrough in biomass energy. One student discovered how to use heat, rather than oil, to turn wood biomass into crude oil. The discovery came about… read more

The Latest in Biomass

The Latest in Biomass

Massachusetts Donates Millions to Support Biomass Thanks to the Department of Energy Resources for the state of Massachusetts, five infrastructure projects will receive grants for their work in increasing the availability of low-carbon heating fuels such as wood chips and biofuels. The grants for all… read more

The Latest News in Biomass | 2019

The Latest News in Biomass | 2019

According to fortune.com, a power station in North Yorkshire is in the final stages of commissioning Europe’s first trial of negative emissions technology. The goal is to capture carbon dioxide, instead of only limiting emissions. Carbon dioxide will be generated by burning biomass using a… read more

How Does Biomass Produce Energy?

How Does Biomass Produce Energy?

Everyone is familiar with coal and natural gas as energy sources, and even solar and wind have become better understood over the decades. But even though biomass is more than just a passing fad, it has still flown under the radar in most parts of… read more

Achieving Maximum Value for Biomass Utilization

Achieving Maximum Value for Biomass Utilization

Biomass is growing, and is still aiming for widespread adoption across the nation, instead of being a regional energy source. In order for biomass to scale commercially and become more widespread, there are two things that have to be refined and developed: more efficient operations… read more

New Study Underway for Biofuel Production

New Study Underway for Biofuel Production

Biofuel got its start over a century ago, in 1876, when the Otto Cycle became the first combustion engine that used a combination of alcohol and gasoline. While this vehicle didn’t use biofuel, it inspired Ford to power the Model T with ethanol made from… read more

Pinnacle Announces Acquisition of 70% Stake in Alabama Pellet Plant

Pinnacle Announces Acquisition of 70% Stake in Alabama Pellet Plant

In a sign of potential wide-scale growth in biomass in the Southeast, a renewable energy investor has announced a major move in Alabama’s developing biomass industry. Pinnacle Renewable Holdings, which operates one of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of industrial wood pellets, has purchased… read more