Best Bioenergy Stories of the Week

June 20, 2016,

  1. Will White Dog Labs revolutionize the ethanol industry by Jim Lane.
  2. The story behind White Dog Labs by Jim Lane.
  3. More on White Dog Labs by Michael Kanellos.
  4. Overview of Sarnia, ON, biocluster by Jim Lane.
  5. “Wood literally sequesters carbon” by Frank Peebles.
  6. A billion dry tons of sustainable biomass in the US by Jim Lane.
  7. More on the billion tons in the US by Corinne Young and Michele Jalbert.
  8. U. of Calgary Postdoc’s biofuels startup offers new source of clean renewable energy by Erin Guiltenane.
  9. Biochar studies in Labrador, Canada by Joinal Abedin.
  10. Bright future for biogas in Ontario by David Stevens.
  11. Canadian Council of Forest Ministers Recognize the Value of Bioenergy Innovation and Indigenous Participation in the Forest Sector.
  12. Canadian bioenergy sector’s opportunities and challenges by Andrew Snook.
  13. Hot prospects for chemicals from biomass by Terry Mazanec and Kapil Lokare.
  14. Residual forest biomass heating meeting in Quebec by Andrew Macklin.
  15. A global overview of the wood pellet industry by Andrew Snook.
  16. Prince George’s district energy system (DES) fuelling many of its downtown buildings has expanded by Andrew Snook.


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