31 Oct '11, 1pm

Could Biomass Technology Help Commercialize Biochar? via @reworld

Could Biomass Technology Help Commercialize Biochar? via @reworld

A single source of biomass could ostensibly create multiple revenue streams, with systems calibrated to produce more electricity, biochar or bio-oil when one is more profitable than the other. Research shows biochar improves soil fertility, decreases water pollution and even mitigates heavy metals. The charcoal-like substance has enthusiastic support from researchers and the sustainability movement, but it has been slow to commercialize. “This is a brand new industry with a chicken-and-egg problem,” says Kelpie Wilson, project development director of the International Biochar Initiative . “You have lots of research but not a lot of supplies.” For now, however, large biomass power producers are neither equipped to create biochar nor are they interested in making it. The creation of biochar leaves less energy for power production. Also, there is no established market for bio...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2011...

Tweets

EZ85 IS NOW LAUNCHED! CLICK HERE TO VIEW > (PLS HELP TO

EZ85 IS NOW LAUNCHED! CLICK HERE TO VIEW > (PLS...

eatingzombie.com 06 Nov '11, 10am

HOME | WHAT'S AVAILABLE | BACKORDERS | SALE CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE CLOSE-UP SNEAKS ON FACEBOOK! GET A CHANCE TO WAIVE OFF ...

Second DOE Loan Recipient Files for Bankruptcy via @reworld

Second DOE Loan Recipient Files for Bankruptcy ...

renewableenergyworld.com 31 Oct '11, 4pm

Beacon Power, like Solyndra, was one of the first loans to close under the Department of Energy’s 1705 loan guarantee prog...

The Biomass Carbon Debate: When To Start Counting?

The Biomass Carbon Debate: When To Start Counting?

renewableenergyworld.com 20 Oct '11, 2pm

Since then, several critiques have appeared, including one recently published in the July/August 2011 issue of Renewable E...

5 renewable energy developments illustrate crea...

renewableenergyworld.com 29 Oct '11, 6pm

The ubiquitous utility pole stands proudly as an example of a necessary, yet perhaps unsightly, addition to the modern wor...

Excellence in Renewable Energy Awards: Nominate...

renewableenergyworld.com 27 Oct '11, 5pm

Last year’s awards were a huge success . And over the past 9 months, we’ve been getting a lot of questions about when nomi...