The Study from The University of Washington Showed – Petite Poplars are the Future...

In the quest to produce affordable biofuels, poplar trees are one of the Pacific Northwest‘s best bets – the trees are abundant, fast-growing, adaptable to many terrains and their wood can be transformed into substances used in biofuel and high-value chemicals that we rely on in our daily lives. But even as researchers test poplars’ …

Biomass Burning Releases Pollutants That Cause DNA Damage

The burning of biomass in the Amazon releases particulate matter air pollution that causes oxidative stress as well as severe DNA damage in human lung cells — primarily through the actions of the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) known as retene — according to a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports. The new study, …

Researchers Work on New Method to Convert Biomass

A team of scientists are hopeful they can develop a new method to convert biomass that involves less heat and energy. Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory are working towards developing a new method to convert lignin—a complex natural polymer found in food, fiber and cell walls—into components that could be used for liquid fuel and a range of other applications. Processing …

Japan’s Biomass Power Capacity Seen rowing 50% by Early 2020s

Biomass power plants in Japan will be able to meet the electricity needs of at least 9 million households by the early 2020s, up 50% from the current level, a sign that power generation by burning wood chips and other renewable materials is catching on here. Forty-two companies responding to a Nikkei survey sent to …

MEXICO: Cactus Gas Possible Future Of Biofuel

The prickly pear cactus is such a powerful symbol in Mexico that they put it smack in the middle of the national flag. It was considered sacred by the ancient Aztecs, and modern-day Mexicans eat it, drink it, and even use it in medicines and shampoos. Now scientists have come up with a new use …

VOJISLAV MILIJIC: There Is an Easy – Solution Replacing Fossil Fuels with Biomass

In March 2015, UNDP presented the project ‘Reducing barriers for rapid biomass market development in Serbia.’ It’s just one of many projects that encourage the increase of biomass participation in energy production in Serbia. It is well-known data, which were also used by UNDP, that biomass accounts for 61% of the total potential of renewable …

KPA Unicon to supply power plant to Grubišno Polje in Croatia

Energostatik d.o.o and KPA Unicon have signed a contract on the supply of Unicon Altius 5 MWe biomass power plant to Grubišno Polje in Croatia. The plant will generate electricity to the local power grid and heat to the nearby wood processing plant. Wood biomass is used as fuel. The new power plant will be …