Monthly Archives: February 2008

Working With the Department of Energy

  Our Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, Andy Karsner, was the keynote speaker at today’s luncheon. He gave a very passionate speech that you would really enjoy listening to. That’s why I decided … Continue reading

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The Biorefinery

The concept of a biorefinery is modeled after petrochemical refineries, with production of multiple products at a single facility. Existing biorefineries include wet-mill corn processing and pulp and paper mills. As with petrochemical refineries, the vision is that the biorefinery … Continue reading

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2008 Ethanol Conference

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Colorado Forests

On Feb. 12, Gov. Bill Ritter created the Colorado Forest Health Advisory Council, a multi-agency action group that will coordinate and lead efforts to address the mountain pine beetle epidemic and other threats to Colorado’s 22 million acres of forestland. … Continue reading

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Switchgrass costs

Estimated Costs for Production, Storage and Transportation of Switchgrass Mike Duffy, extension economist, 515-294-6160, mduffy@iastate.edu The bioeconomy is the focus of research and discussion as a way to reduce dependence on imported oil, provide some relief from green house gas … Continue reading

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Diversifying fuels in the U.S.

Currently, biomass is the only clean, renewable energy source that can help to significantly diversify transportation fuels in the U.S. Biomass Programs are helping transform the nation’s renewable and abundant biomass resources into cost competitive, high performance biofuels, bioproducts, and … Continue reading

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Biomass Calculator

For biofuels to be competitive and sustainable, high-yielding energy crops will be required in most areas. That is because harvesting and transporting biomass to the biorefinery are collectively the most expensive part of feedstock supply. Low yields and widely dispersed … Continue reading

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