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The $25 million pilot plant, expected to be completed in a year, will use wood chips, corn stover and switchgrass to make natural gas.
A gasification system is set to convert more than 90 percent of the Denver Zoo's waste into energy that can, among other things, fuel a rickshaw.
Timed with Obama's visit, GE announces deals in China around high-speed rail, hybrid locomotives, and coal gasification plants with underground carbon storage.
Ze-gen, which has a gasification process that can transform construction debris into electricity, raises $20 million in a funding round led by a conglomerate based in Oman.
Additional $2.5 million debt financing from Pinnacle Ventures will finance construction of full-scale gasification plant.
The company plans to open a test facility later this month which will use gasification to convert waste to electricity.
Company lands $166 million, more than anticipated, to help complete a 20 million gallon-per-year plant next year that uses a gasification process.
The trash-hauling giant creates a joint venture called S4 Energy Solutions to build plasma gasification systems that convert separated industrial wastes into electricity and liquid fuels.
In Berkeley, Calif., All Power Labs is turning out machines that convert cheap and abundant biomass into clean energy and rich, efficient charcoal fertilizer.
Research will focus on low-carbon approaches to converting coal, petroleum coke and other feedstocks into fuels and power.