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State of Illinois offers no-charge registration to IL organizations & businesses for BIO World Congress
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The inaugural Heating the Midwest with Renewable Biomass Conference & Expo, April 25-27 in Eau Claire, WI was a major success, and is summarized in this Biomass Power & Thermal article. IBWG was a conference sponsor, and Illinois was the third best represented state at the event.
The State of Wisconsin has released the final draft of its voluntary sustainable planting and harvesting guidelines for production of nonforest biomass feedstocks -- a category that includes perennial grasses, crop residues, and nonforest woody biomass such as short rotation coppice tree crops and scrubland.
Presentations and videos from the March 11-12, 2010 event, "Biomass Conversion to Heat & Electricity Workshop: Molding Today's Technology for Tomorrow's Bioenergy Feedstock Supply Chain."
USDOE has just released the long-awaited U.S. Billion-Ton Update: Biomass Supply for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry report. Many of you are familiar with the widely used Technical Feasibility of a Billion-Ton Annual Supply study published in 2005. The new
report updates the information per the events of the last six years,
and goes considerably beyond it by providing a county-by-county
inventory of feedstocks and providing a supply curve for each individual
The main way to access the new report, supporting materials, and data is through the Bioenergy KDF (Knowledge Discovery Framework) site: https://www.bioenergykdf.net/content/billiontonupdate
The energy requirement for biomass comminution and the resulting particle physical properties are important factors to study logistic components, select equipment, and assess the overall efficiency of feedstock supply–conversion chain.
Thursday, January 27, titled "Biomass Energy - A Policy Outlook: Programs, Legislation and the new Congress." BTEC would like to thank the webinar presenters, Jesse Dickerman, Steve Marshall, and Patrick Rita for their contributions to the event.
In January, BTEC officially launched its Podcast series with interviews of key players in the biomass thermal industry.
In the first interview, Christiane Egger talked about the Austrian example of heating with biomass. She elaborates on Austria's biomass policies, industry, sustainability and health issues.
Terminology and Definitions for Biomass Production, Harvesting and Collection, Storage, Processing, Conversion and Utilization, has been revised based on user feedback, government interest, and mandates regarding production of bioenergy, biopower, and bioproducts from biomass.