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While advanced biofuel production expansion seems to be moving along at a snail’s pace, there are positive signs of progress. “The cliché about this is that it’s always five years away. Five years ago, it was five years away, and…
Angry residents are considering their next move after district councillors gave the go-ahead for a controversial ‘green’ power station on the edge of Sutton Bridge. Villagers have been invited to attend an extraordinary meeting of the parish council at the…
The Department of Communities and Local Government has granted planning consent for Peel Energy's proposed 20MW Barton Renewable Energy Plant in Davyhulme, Manchester. Trafford Council had refused permission for the facility to be built on a 12-acre site at the…
The production of biofuels from lignocellulosic biomass would benefit on several levels if carried out at temperatures between 65 and 70 degrees Celsius. Researchers with the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI) have employed a promising technique for improving the ability of…
Georgia Power has entered into a 20-year purchase agreement with Rollcast Energy, Inc. in order to boost its biomass capacity by 53.5 megawatts. Georgia Power president and CEO Paul Bowers stated to Energy Business Review the new agreement is a…
A MILLION pound biomass plant funded by Dungannon Council and South West College will lead to the creation of jobs and cheap heating and electricity for the town, it has been revealed. Schools, businesses and homes in the town centre…
A £118 million biomass power plant fuelled by old timber is creating more than 25 jobs in Kent. The project by German energy company MVV Energie is at Ridham Dock on the River Swale, near Sittingbourne. Ridham Ltd is an English…
Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC said a federal judge dismissed a patent-infringement case filed against it by rival Gevo Inc., while Gevo said today the dismissal is temporary and other cases continue. Butamax, a joint venture of DuPont Co. and BP…
Released in the Geophysical Research Letters, a recent study has found that the changes caused by the usage of biofuels to shift towards cleaner energy have also led to some unintended results. It was learnt that it can make some…
Friday, 10 May 2013 07:55

Peat Fuel Demand in Special Markets

Peat Resources Limited (the "Company") +14.29% announces that it has engaged IBK Capital Corp. to complete a best efforts private placement of up to $100,000. The placement consists of 2,500,000 units at $0.04 per unit. Each unit consists of one…
Bacteria are big news in the biofuel business—genetically engineered microorganisms can turn various combinations of biomass, sunlight, and even carbon dioxide into liquid fuels. The potential for replacing fossil fuels with these renewable energy sources is significant, but the efficient…
UW-Madison chemists have identified an approach to use oxygen gas to convert lignin, a byproduct of biofuel production, into a form that could allow it to replace fossil fuels as a source of chemical feedstocks. Lignin is a complex organic…
The US Energy Department has allotted funds of around $18m for four innovative pilot-scale biorefineries in the states of California, Iowa and Washington. These bio-refineries will test renewable bio-fuels as an alternative for fuels for cars, trucks, and planes, besides…
Move comes after China Eastern Airlines conducts successful trial of Sinopac-produced fuel made from palm oil and recycled cooking oil China Eastern Airlines has said it plans to introduce biofuel-powered commercial flights, after yesterday completing its first successful trial of…
Thursday, 18 April 2013 14:43

Town Council passes biomass moratorium

It was clear a half-hour before Town Council took its vote on a petitioned moratorium on large-scale biomass wood-burning facilities that it was going to pass. Early in the evening, the 13 councilors heard from a half-dozen residents who said…
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