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July 7, 2012
All Power Labs Founder and Director Jim Mason shows off the inside of the PowerTainer, a diesel engine generator powered by biomass. The PowerTainer contains a gasifier, gas cleanup, fuel hopper, fuel handling system, diesel genset and control system inside a shipping container.
PowerTainer demonstrates future of small-scale biomass
July 7, 2012 - 1:01am
March 20, 2012
Kevin Kokesch, utilities supervisor for the city of Franklin, checks the bin on the hot water boilers that are fueled by renewable energy pellets. The Minnesota Valley Alfalfa Producers continues to experiment and test different recipes for renewable energy pellets. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
Franklin, Minn., an unlikely biomass test kitchen
March 20, 2012 - 12:42am
December 11, 2010
No corn cob harvest is lesson in biomass economics
December 11, 2010 - 7:49am
July 7, 2009
Loose corn stover (left) did not burn efficiently in UMM's biomass plant so operators will try a compacted version in test burns later this month.
Modified fuel might be answer for UMM gasifier
July 7, 2009 - 5:24pm
January 24, 2009
Region begins to lead the way in biomass energy
January 24, 2009 - 12:00am
December 14, 2008
Gene Fynboh of the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company holds a handful of newly harvested corn cobs from a field south of Priam in mid-October. Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company demonstrated it is possible to harvest corn cobs along with the yellow grain under difficult conditions. Tribune file photo
Ethanol producer hopes to create biomass market
December 14, 2008 - 12:00am
October 22, 2008
County business growth slow but housing OK
October 22, 2008 - 12:00am
October 11, 2008
Dates changed for biomass corn cob collection demos
October 11, 2008 - 12:00am
October 4, 2008
University of Minnesota, Morris Chancellor Jacquie Johnson spoke during the dedication of UMM's $9 million biomass burner Friday on the UMM campus. The plant is a key element in UMM's plan for making the campus carbon neutral and energy independent by 2010. The plant also is the first of its kind as a research model for community-based energy systems. UMM officials and researchers are working in concert with the West Central Research and Outreach Center and the ARS Soils Lab -- Morris' "Research Triangle...
UMM dedicates biomass burner
October 4, 2008 - 12:00am
September 27, 2008
Public tours part of Oct. 3 biomass plant dedication
September 27, 2008 - 12:00am
WCROC, CVEC to demonstrate corn cob collection
September 27, 2008 - 12:00am
July 4, 2008
Biomass plant still on track
July 4, 2008 - 12:00am
March 13, 2008
Fertilizer nutrient costs when harvesting biomass
March 13, 2008 - 12:00am