February 9, 2015

A ray of sunshine for bioenergy

(Feb.9, '15) New study shows value of combining solar thermal energy with biomass gasification to produce natural gas substitute

Even at historically low natural gas prices, bioenergy may not be out of the running — it just may need a little help from the sun. A new study from researchers at the University of Minnesota examining the financial viability of solar-heated biomass gasification technologies that produce a natural gas substitute product concludes that combining these renewable resources can make economic sense.