Carbon Negative Impacts from Biomass Conversion

Many countries have carbon credit programs for biomass conversion, designed to achieve GHG reduction goals. Several forms of biomass diversion from landfills, farms, and other biomass–dependent GHG sources are already in operation to support significant GHG reductions. Examples of GHG reductions are given, and the carbon impact of the different commercially available biomass on GHG…

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Biomass

Biomass is renewable organic material that comes from plants and animals.  Biomass contains stored chemical energy from the sun and the use of biomass fuels for transportation and for electricity generation is increasing as we continue avoiding carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels. Biomass can be burned directly for heat or converted to renewable liquid…

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Biomass Processing Equipment

Biomass is plant-based material that, for the purposes of energy production, typically originates as residuals from another value extraction process (sawmilling, agricultural, industrial processes) or is grown specifically for the energy conversion process.  Biomass has the advantage of being renewable, sustainable, and has the unique feature of storing the sun’s energy in chemical form to…

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Thermochemical Expert

What does a thermochemical expert or a thermochemical consultant do? Thermochemical processes are most commonly employed for converting biomass and waste into fuel or processed further to produce value added chemicals. Major thermal conversion routes include incineration, pyrolysis, and gasification. The selection of the appropriate technology depends on the desirable end user application. The relative…

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Biomass Conversion

What is biomass conversion? In the context of Industrial Biotechnology (IB) biomass is a feedstock used to supply sugars or other chemicals which are used for energy to drive fermentation processes or as feedstocks for biochemical transformations.  The biomass should be of low value so that the manufacturing processes are economic and the products will…

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Biomass Conversion Agitation

Biomass Conversion Agitation.  This PowerPoint by Lee Enterprises Expert, Greg Benz, discussed wet conversion (rather than pyrolysis) of cellulosic materials that can be hydrolyzed into sugars and then converted into biofuels.  It talks about the conversion of corn stover, switchgrass, MSW and wood chips, using batch, fed batch, continuous flow and agitation systems. It also…

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Thermochemical Conversion

Thermochemical conversion is a broad classification of technologies, including combustion, gasification, pyrolysis, torrefaction, and liquifaction, utilizing temperature and pressure rather than chemical or biological catalysts or enzymes for the production of desired chemicals or fuels. Thermochemical conversion technologies may be applied to fossil and biogenic feedstocks – their action to decompose complex organic molecules to…

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Biomass to Sugars Experts

The production of sugars from non-food biomass is the Holy Grail of many biotechnology developers.  The goal is to produce low-cost sugars to support competitive end products, and to avoid dependence on food resources.  Feedstocks include lignocellulose from wood, from agricultural wastes, and from municipal and industrial wastes – garbage.  These are the goals of…

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