September 2014

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Business Briefs

By Staff


Evan Ludowese

RFA Internship Stokes Student's Enthusiasm

By Evan Ludowese



The first corn ethanol plant to be built in more than five years is taking shape in North Dakota.

Alternative trading systems provide shareholders with an exit strategy and protect ethanol production companies from insider trading, among other benefits.

The industry's principal lenders helped give rise to today's fleet of ethanol plants. Will they help producers with the next stage?

While energy-rich and an ideal substrate for digesters, organic waste can be loaded with contaminants.

The best fuel-conveying configuration varies by operation, and today's innovative manufacturers are ready to customize to optimize performance and meet challenges.

With two production facilities nearing completion in Mississippi and Louisiana, the Baton Rouge Transit Facility is a vital link between the fiber resources of the lower Mississippi and a power station in North Yorkshire, England.

Selecting the best system for storing woody biomass for power or heat generation is not a new challenge, but as renewable energy installations increase, so is interest in weighing different options.


Municipal solid waste that undergoes Enerkem's thermochemical gasification process at its Edmonton, Alberta, plant has made a long and complicated journey before it is converted into liquid fuel.

Matt Carr discusses his first 100 days as the Algae Biomass Organization executive director, experiences on the Hill, and introducing carbon capture and utilization to policymakers.

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