A $25,000 donation from Texas entrepreneur Randy Hill and his company, APT Advanced Trailer and Equipment LP, to the University of Idaho has funded research focused on converting woody biomass to energy. The gift has allowed the university to install a pilot-scale pyrolysis unit at its steam plant. Pyrolysis is a type of incineration that uses almost no oxygen. When applied to an organic material like wood, pyrolysis yields biofuel plus a small amount... Read more..
Energy Quest, Inc. , an emerging leader in alternative energy and the development and production of hydrogen-enriched alternative fuels in an environmentally responsible manner, announced today its gasification process can produce Biochar from agricultural wastes and other biomass. Using Biochar as a soil amendment is an excellent way to enhance crop production with the added benefit of removing net carbon from the atmosphere. NASA climate scientist... Read more..