October 2011

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Business Briefs

1. W. Wade Robey

Business Briefs

By Ethanol Producer Magazine Staff

Marcel Vallen will use his expertise in the waste handling industry in Europe and the U.S. in his new role as CEO of Komptech.

Business Briefs

By Staff


Business Briefs

By Biorefining Magazine Staff


Frank talk about where the nation's corn supply goes—fuel, feed and food

Wood-to-ethanol projects approach feasibility

Partnering to produce energy from stover could be an attractive option for corn ethanol plants.

Do ethanol plants need to improve their grading practices?

CMRA and NSWMA have crafted standards for grading C&D wood so it can be utilized in combustion systems.

Utilization of municipal solid waste sorting technologies could speed up the development of anaerobic digestion in the U.S.

New Jersey is already a top-ranked state in on-site utilization of biogas produced by wastewater treatment plants, but ongoing research could help craft incentives to push it even higher.

Two U.S. lawmakers create the first Congressional Biomass Caucus to put the industry on the front burner of energy policy.

Ambitious EU renewable energy goals prompt the U.K. to support biomass-based energy development.

The Path to Validation

By Bryan Sims & Luke Geiver

What it takes to prove the feasibility of a process technology

Fast-tracking bioenergy development in Holland

Three years, six technologies, one consortium to pick the best—will it work?


The Subsidy Debate: Oil vs. Ethanol

By Kate Bechen and Porter J. Martin

Direct, indirect and hidden subsidies and incentives benefit both industries, and need to be acknowledged

Comprehensive Miscanthus Commercialization Model Needed

By David R. Robbins and Stephen S. Tam

A systematic look at feedstock development offers ideas for reducing costs, ensuring success

By adding high-rate anaerobic reactors to the wastewater pretreatment system at its Merrimack, N.H., brewery, the plant has reduced air emissions and fossil fuel purchases, and shut down labor-intensive, energy-inefficient equipment.

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