Genera Energy released an infographic of a visual overview of biomass feedstocks and guidelines for choosing the best solution for biomass projects. The four-page infographic highlights key supply chain elements and explores which biomass crops are best suited for an application. Get information on switchgrass, miscanthus, energy cane, biomass sorghum and corn stover.
The August 2014 edition of the Southern Bioenergy Network News has been posted. Please take a moment to review this month’s SBN News for information on DoE’s Biomass 2014 Conference, partners urging the Administration to act on a biogenic carbon framework, bioenergy development activities from around the region. Save the dates of September 30 and October 10 for the IBSS Woody Biomass Whistle Stop Tour in Columbus, MS and Knoxville, TN. And please consider hosting a site for National Bioenergy Day 2014. A participation form and information flyer can be found the SBN News.
The 25x’25 Alliance, National Alliance of Forest Owners, Biomass Power Association, Southeast Agriculture and Forestry Energy Resources Alliance and over 100 other partners transmitted a letter to John Podesta, Counselor to the President. In the letter, we are seeking the Counselor’s assistance in releasing a draft federal policy on biogenic carbon accounting that will help maximize the contributions that biomass, bioenergy and bioproducts can make in support of the President’s clean energy and climate change goals and action plans. Biomass is an essential part of both federal and state energy strategies. But until the completion of a carbon accounting framework is achieved, uncertainty surrounding biomass as part of our nation’s long-term energy solution will continue.
The July 2014 edition of the Southern Bioenergy Network News has been posted. Please take a moment to review this month’s SBN News for information on the EPA Clean Power Plan, the fate of the Tailoring Rule, biogenic carbon and news that effects various aspects of the bioenergy industry. Keep an eye out for info on the next IBSS webinar on September 10. Save the date of October 22 for National Bioenergy Day 2014. A participation form and information flyer can be found the SBN News.
BP’s annual report on proved global oil reserves says that as of the end of 2013, Earth has nearly 1.688 trillion barrels of crude, which will last 53.3 years at current rates of extraction. This figure is 1.1 percent higher than that of the previous year and during the past 10 years proven reserves have risen by 27 percent, or more than 350 billion barrels. OPEC nations continue to lead the world by having a large majority of the planet’s reserves, or 71.9 percent.