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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

Trump’s Apprenticeship Programs Initiative

Trump’s Apprenticeship Programs Initiative

In a move that could have exceedingly positive ramifications for the industrial sector in particular, President Trump recently signed an executive order to double government spending on apprenticeship programs in the United States. The initiative has sent a wave of optimism throughout the country as… read more

Air Pollution Control: Which System Is Best for Your Plant?

Air Pollution Control: Which System Is Best for Your Plant?

You know that your plant’s emissions must be maintained, but in order to do so, you need to know what your options are—and where to get them. Fortunately, Southern Field offers everything from technical inspection services to in-house air pollution control system design, so we… read more

The Future of Woody Biomass Under Trump

The Future of Woody Biomass Under Trump

Climate-friendly electricity solutions have been debated seemingly since the dawn of time (or at least, the dawn of electricity). Those who argue for the issue say that trees are the most sustainable resource we have, while those who argue against it say that it’s not… read more