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Co-Firing and International Climate Goals

Co-Firing and International Climate Goals

One of the many ideas presented at the climate meeting in Bonn, Germany, was that of co-firing biomass and coal in order to potentially decrease CO2 emissions and increase efficiency. Could it be effective? Some say yes, but others aren’t so optimistic. A Divided Opinion… read more

BACT Pollution Standards, Simplified

BACT Pollution Standards, Simplified

BACT (Best Available Control Technology) standards are a part of every industrial plant manager’s life. As a part of the Clean Air Act, these standards require industries to implement the best possible technology in order to take pollutants out of their emissions stream. Because they’re… read more

Two Ways to Manage Waste for Pulp and Paper Mills

Two Ways to Manage Waste for Pulp and Paper Mills

The pulp and paper industry produces some of the greatest amounts of waste across the industrial sector. This is due to the high amount of water and energy used in the production process. Each production step generates its own waste, and each one poses a… read more

Keeping Biomass Emissions to a Minimum

Keeping Biomass Emissions to a Minimum

In a world where emissions regulations are the norm and biomass plants are facing the strictest anti-emissions policies in history, keeping your plant in compliance is vital. But it’s hard to balance emissions compliance and plant efficiency, so what’s a plant manager to do? Read… read more

Fuel Blending and Better Biogas Operations

Fuel Blending and Better Biogas Operations

The production of biogas depends on feedstock and environmental conditions, like temperature. For those who are looking for a more consistent supply of heat and power within the commercial or industrial context, this kind of variability can pose a substantial challenge. One potential solution is… read more

Biomass and Artificial Intelligence: An Unlikely Partnership

Biomass and Artificial Intelligence: An Unlikely Partnership

Thanks to an intelligence-based control system and researchers at Idaho National Laboratory’s bioenergy program, the reliability of feedstock preprocessing equipment has increased more than 50 percent. Keep reading to learn more about this improvement! The Basics of Preprocessing Before their conversion into fuels and products,… read more

4 Hidden Industrial Plant Problems that Cost Big Money

4 Hidden Industrial Plant Problems that Cost Big Money

It’s easy to see when there’s a part of your plant that’s broken – the problem is obvious, you take steps to repair it, and (hopefully) it works properly again. But there’s another set of problems that can be just as damaging to a plant… read more

Stoker Preventative Maintenance 101

Stoker Preventative Maintenance 101

It’s no secret that proper stoker preventative maintenance can do a lot to help your equipment last longer and function more efficiently. It can also protect your plant from losing money due to a stoker failing unexpectedly. But what are the key elements of stoker… read more