Thursday, August 28, 2008

News and Notes - August 28, 2008

Feature Article

Is Biomass Harvesting Sustainable?

This article reviews a study that looked at biomass harvests from forests being treated in fire prevention programs. The authors primarily analyzed issues related to harvesting and collecting biomass for delivery to a facility. Their focus was on a consistent supply of biomass and the necessary steps to make it work. One of the important areas was logger education and training.

US News

Ag secretary defends ethanol, promotes technology

Senate energy plan's bipartisan support grows's-bipartisan-support-grows/

Who's to blame for the high price of food? It depends on whom you ask

RENEWED ENERGY: Cellulosic Ethanol Benefits Come At A Price

Xethanol to pay $2.8 million to settle a shareholder class-action lawsuit

DEQ clears way for ethanol plant in Hopewell (VA)

Dealing With Disaster Debris

Hawaiian Coal-Fired Plant Being Converted to Burn Biomass

Solazyme Grows $45M for Algae Fuel

Trans Load Limited Inc. and Blendstar LLC Improve Ethanol Distribution Logistics by Opening Ethanol Terminal in Birmingham, AL

Ethanol to Fuel Georgia (the state)-Brazil Trade Growth

International News

Sugar to Gain 14% on Brazil Ethanol Demand, Guarani CEO Says

Ethanol plant appeals MOE order (Canadian ethanol plant battle over noise and odors)

Britons reach Athens on chip fat

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