biomass

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

Exploring the State of Biomass in Central and South America

Exploring the State of Biomass in Central and South America

Biomass is gradually catching on in North America, but it isn’t limited to just that continent. There is actually a tremendous amount of potential for biomass development in Central and South America, given the abundance of natural resources in these regions and the difficulty these… read more

California Passes New Biomass Power Law

California Passes New Biomass Power Law

The biomass power industry in California has had some hard years lately, with falling energy prices and providers who have scaled back or shut down amid lower demand from utilities. To help the fledgling industry grow – owing to the importance of biomass as a… read more