Best Bioenergy Stories of the Week

May 30, 2016,

  1. Overview of biofuels in Thailand by John Diecker.
  2. Who is attacking biofuels? by Brooke Coleman.
  3. Liquid fuel from the sun from Joule Unlimited by Jim Lane.
  4. Enerkem:  converting wastes into biofuels by Megan Greenwalt.
  5. Biorefining in a future BioEconomy by IEA Bioenergy.
  6. Is IH2, the catalytic fast pyrolysis technology of Shell, going to become a commercial reality in India? by Jim Lane.
  7. Whatever happened to Advanced Biofuels by David Biello.
  8. National labs form consortium to develop biomanufacturing for advanced biofuels by Jim Lane.
  9. The story of Mantria and biochar by Peter Hall.
  10. Biogas on the move in Canada by Nelson Bennett.
  11. Sixth Element proud member of ISO technical committee on solid.
  12. Can biochar applications become commercial opportunities by Don Harfield.
  13. Wood pellet mill planned for NWT, Canada by Taylor Fredericks.
  14. Canfor Pulp and Licella form jv on hydrothermal liquefaction.
  15. Overview of Licella by Jim Lane.


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