Pyrolysis Oil – Commercial Markets are a Reality

Pyrolysis Oil – Commercial Markets are a Reality.  Did you know that new commercial-scale pyrolysis oil plants have recently come into play? Did you know that customers are buying pyrolysis oil in Sweden, Finland, Netherlands and the US? Did you know that for the first time pyrolysis oil is being shipped in volume by sea?…

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The Demand for Natural Rubber

The demand for natural rubber? In 2004, the History Channel broadcast a Modern Marvels Special on Natural Rubber. My favorite quote from that special is “Our four most important natural resources are air, water, petroleum, and rubber.” (I would have argued for soil to be part of the list.) Nonetheless, while most people guess the…

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Current Federal Bioeconomy Funding Opportunities

Need information on current federal bioeconomy funding opportunities? Our website has recently added two new pages that may be of value to you. The first is our new Government Programs & Resources Page.  This page contains a list of all the different U.S. Government Funding Programs and Resources available to support companies and projects in…

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Biomass Technology Experts

Biomass Technology Experts.  While there are many types of biomass conversion technologies, they are primarily divided into four major groups.  The first group are thermal conversion technologies – those that use heat to convert biomass materials into energy.  These would include pyrolysis and torrefaction technologies.  The second group are chemical conversion technologies which, as the…

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Hemp Eligibility for USDA Programs Under the 2018 Farm Bill

Hemp Eligibility for USDA Programs?  Hemp is an eligible renewable biomass feedstock for USDA rural development programs including Section 9003 (innovative new technologies), REAP (energy production- biofuels, electricity production) and B&I (commercially proven processes/technologies).  Normally under the rural development programs, agriculture production is not an eligible purpose. Agriculture production can be considered an eligible purpose…

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Aquaculture Expert

Aquaculture is a term that broadly applies to the cultivation of fish, crustaceans, molluscs, aquatic animals, seaweeds and other aquatic plants. Aquaculture production systems may operate within both freshwater and marine environments, and can also be totally self-contained on land. This production practice is used globally to grow widely consumed species categories such as carp,…

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