October 2010

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Business Briefs


Business and People


4. Sweet Ride: Bandit Industries Inc. has redesigned its track chipper with an eye toward the operator’s comfort and productivity needs.

Business Briefs: People, Products & Partnerships

By Biomass Power & Thermal Staff


The expertise of on-staff engineers pays off in troubleshooting, systems optimization and evaluation of new technology.

Microscopes have long been the tool for counting yeast cells in fermentation tank samples. Automated yeast monitoring may soon change that.

A new technology targeting whole stillage produces enchanced coproducts and new possibilities.

Supply Supply Supply

By Lisa Gibson

The strength of a biomass power project can hinge on the credibility and detail of a fuel supply agreement. Aside from the fact that a plant can't operate without feedstock, the lack of a solid, sustainable fuel supply will exponentially decrease the

San Jose, Calif., will be home to the country's first commercial organic waste dry anaerobic fermentation process, translated from applications across Europe and modified to create a reference and model for installations in the U.S.

Biomass cogeneration, or combined heat and power, applications are expected to move the U.S. toward greater energy security and a cleaner environment.

Development of dedicated biodiesel infrastructure can lower costs while increasing fuel quality and market opportunities.

Manning Feraci

Balancing Act

By Bryan Sims

Europe furthers its investigation into U.S., and more recently, Argentine biodiesel imports while Australia follows suit.

Jeff Kiesel

Waste Oil's New World

By Luke Geiver

Advancements in handling and distribution of waste oil in the supply chain are reshaping the landscape for producers working to turn fry oil into fuel.


An innovative IT solution can dramatically improve the operating environment and the bottom line at ethanol plants.

Gills Onions' new energy recovery system converts about 300,000 pounds per day of onion waste to methane gas that feeds two 300-kilowatt fuel cells. The system is efficiently offsetting all of the company's baseload power costs while reducing carbon

Industrial and manufacturing companies can realize cost, efficiency and operational benefits from an integrated energy master plan versus the conventional piecemeal approach to managing energy and sustainability initiatives.

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