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Dominion Virginia Power makes a deal with biomass manufacturer Enviva as the energy company converts a few coal power plants to burn wood pellets.
Report calls for more public scrutiny into global biomass expansion plans, saying some of the world's poorest countries could see their livelihoods and food security undermined.
To encourage the use of clean energy, agency says it will defer permitting requirements for CO2 emissions from biomass-fired and other biogenic sources for three years.
When it comes to using biomass as an energy source, burning wood for heat is significantly better from a greenhouse gas perspective than using it to make electricity, according to a Massachusetts study.
The company files a patent application for solar-cell backsheets made from plant byproducts and 100 percent recyclable aluminum.
The biologically inspired Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot concept conjures up an animal-like ability to find and extract energy as it goes.
New Zealand start-up invention makes biochar from captured carbon that can also be used as fuel.
The $25 million pilot plant, expected to be completed in a year, will use wood chips, corn stover and switchgrass to make natural gas.
In Berkeley, Calif., All Power Labs is turning out machines that convert cheap and abundant biomass into clean energy and rich, efficient charcoal fertilizer.