It’s not unusual to encounter wood-fired biomass power plants. Utilities in Europe and the USA currently add wood to the coal boilers. Here’s a new tactic for biomass burning. A large Louisiana coal-fired generator is planting a food crop as well as switch grass to do some trial burns. There are permitting and Cap & Trade issues worth contemplating. See Coal-Fired Power Generator To Supplement Boiler Feed With Switchgrass And Sorghum for details. Business significance rating: Urgency 2, and Criticality 4. (U2/C4).
If your company does any kind of hard-copy publishing at all, even training and maintenance manuals, I’d get in line to do some prototype testing of Apple’s new tablet device. Just so I could evaluate what the future will bring and begin innovating around that new direction. See Apple’s Tablet to Take Over Textbooks, Magazines, Newspapers. Business significance: U2/C5.