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A brief history of biofuels: from ancient history to today

Biofuels were once our primary fuel

Biofuels and bioenergy are as old as civilization itself.  Solid biofuels like wood, dung and charcoal have been used ever since man discovered fire, and are still used today for cooking and heating in many communities in developing countries. 590 more words

Spaced-out Scientist

Feds Fine Developer of New Hampshire Biomass Power Facility $3 Million

– by Chris Jensen, April 4, 2016, NHPR

Michael Bartoszek, the original developer of the Berlin biomass plant, has agreed to pay the Securities and Exchange Commission $3 million to settle charges he violated regulations, including misleading investors about the prospects and financial condition of his company, Laidlaw Energy Group. 172 more words


Lawmakers Oppose Maine Biomass Bailout, But Leave an Opening

– by Steve Mistler, April 1, 2016, Portland Press Herald

A majority of the Legislature’s Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee voted Friday to reject a proposal that would bail out the state’s six ailing biomass energy plants, but the panel left open the possibility that $10 million in taxpayer money could be used to rescue the industry. 626 more words


BioRES project report on “Biomass Logistics and Trade Centres” published by GREBE partner Luke

The BioRES project studied the best European practices to establish Biomass Logistic and Trade Centres (BLTCs), local or regional centres with optimised logistics and trading organization where different woody bioenergy products (or heat) are marketed at standardized quality focusing on the domestic market uptake.

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Six Bankrupt Ethanol Refineries for Sale

– March 23, 2016, Industrial Info Resources

Checking the biofuel classified section of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Prime Clerk LLC (New York, New York), the solicitation agent filed by Abengoa Bioenergy Holding LLC, a subsidiary of Abengoa S.A. 43 more words


Water consumption of energy alternatives

I noticed a new Greenpeace report “Great Water Grab” on how coal use is deepening a water crisis. I glanced at the report and used it as an opportunity to learn new things about a topic I don’t follow closely. 882 more words

Climate Change

The UK Energy Technologies Institute is seeking partners for a new bioenergy project

The Energy Technologies Institute is seeking partners for a new bioenergy project which aims to improve understanding of the future of biomass logistics in the UK. 476 more words