Biomass & Biofuels

New way to typify cellulose, advance bioproducts

Researchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have found a new way to define the molecular structure of cellulose, which could lead to cheaper and more efficient ways to make a Read more

Biomass & Biofuels

CHP plant fired up in Fukushima

Six years after the natural disaster and the reactor catastrophe in Japan’s Fukushima prefecture, Gov. Masao Uchibori inaugurated a small-scale biomass power plant at health resort Nishigo, the first of a series of plants that Read more

Biomass & Biofuels

South Carolina wood pellet plant

Thunderbolt Biomass Inc., a manufacturer of wood pellets from sawmill residuals, is launching new processing operations in Allendale County, South Carolina. The company is planning to invest $6 million in the project, creating 35 new Read more

Biomass & Biofuels

Small-scale bioenergy plant nets $4.9M grant

California’s forests are facing a tree mortality crisis due to consecutive years of drought, a dramatic rise in bark beetle infestation, and warmer temperatures. Dead and dying trees are a significant problem throughout the Sierra Read more

Biomass & Biofuels

High taxes are holding back biodiesel in India

The Biodiesel Association of India (BDAI) claims that high taxes are making biodiesel substantially more expensive than regular diesel in the country. The association has also called on India’s central government to continue with excise Read more