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John O’Renick: Algae may turn corn waste into biofuels

John O’Renick, in this insightful piece from the Portland (Oregon) Tribune, writes about the problems we create from treating waste streams as garbage to be disposed of instead of assets for energy production. He suggests that, by using integrated biotechnologies to extract energy as efficiently as possible Continue reading John O’Renick: Algae may turn corn waste into biofuels

Industrial corn farming is ruining our health

Last summer’s Lake Erie toxic algae outbreak shut down the water supply for almost half a million people in Toledo and the surrounding suburbs. Bottled water ran out in stores across the area, and residents fled the city in search of clean water — an option not available to Continue reading Industrial corn farming is ruining our health

SwRI expands biofuels capabilities with custom-designed circulating fluidized bed system

SwRI announced today the addition of a custom-designed circulating fluidized bed (CFB) to convert heavy crude oils or biological feedstock such as corn, into valuable, refined fuel samples that clients can assess for quality and profitability. SwRI’s system produces samples at about a half liter per hour, allowing more tests to be run in a shorter time.

The 15 foot tall, 150 square foot CFB is in operation and available to respond to the current push for… Continue reading SwRI expands biofuels capabilities with custom-designed circulating fluidized bed system