Research out of the SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden has provided proof of concept for a novel hybrid renewable energy system featuring combined hybrid solar PV and geothermal power.
Tell us about your power projects! On August 3, join the global power industry for a TweetUp about YOUR power projects: those that you are working on, those that are going to come online or those that you love.
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The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) in Tennessee has transitioned the air conditioning at the Nashville International Airport (BNA) to a geothermal lake plate cooling system.
The Bioenergy Feedstock Library contains no books. What it does contain is information about biomass — organic material such as corn stover, switchgrass, wood chips and wheat straw. Nearly 50,000 biomass database entries and more than 35,000 physical samples reside in a repository located at the Department of Energy’s Biomass Feedstock National User Facility.
Q1 earnings season for the advanced bioeconomy kicked off this week, with reporting from Green Plains, ADM, REG and BioAmber. That’s an ag giant, an ethanol monster, a biomass-based diesel dominator and a fast-upcoming renewable chemicals maker. Between the four, we have a good opportunity to check the sector’s health.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture on May 5 said its Agriculture Research Service scientists have found a way to improve traditional pyrolysis methods for producing bio-oils.
The practical benefits of an organic product do not necessarily end when it goes down the drain or into the trash. In fact, there is quite a bit of useful energy left in the items we discard. Using heat exchanges, anaerobic digestion technology, and wa…
Construction is underway on a fully automated 3.2 MWh intelligent battery park on the Azorean island of Graciosa, grid solutions provider Younicos said on March 14.
As we begin to prepare for the annual Advanced Bioeconomy Feedstocks & Supply, we look at more ongoing activity in feedstocks.
Sumitomo Corp. will acquire as much as 20 percent of Cosan Biomassa SA, a subsidiary of the world’s largest sugar company Cosan SA Industria e Comercio, Sumitomo said in a statement Friday.
Plunging crude oil prices continue to depress the domestic wood pellet market, with residential consumers both in the U.S. and Canada finding themselves opting for conventional heating oil rather than their pellet stoves, say industry experts. With cru…
In Switzerland, UNCTAD has released its first report on the state of biofuel technologies since 2007 and unveiled 5 five recommendations “for the responsible development of the second-generation biofuels industry.”
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European Union governments and companies would do better increasing production of renewables than counting on a natural-gas pipeline from Russia to ensure energy security, former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
On February 2, Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) offered an amendment (S.A. 3140) to the Energy Policy Modernization Act (S. 2012) that would seek to harmonize the administration’s approach on biomass. If passed, the measure would provide significant clarity to states on the inclusion of biomass as they craft state compliance plans under the Clean Power Plan. Biomass feedstocks, such as wood and agricultural wastes, could be used to produce electricity, co-fired with coal, or utilized in applications such as combined heat and power (CHP) or small-scale district heating applications.
As renewables are moving from niche to mainstream, the industry is facing a paradigm shift in cost, quality, complexity, and scale Â— creating opportunities to develop new and different technologies and operating models. Achieving the next phase of the industry potential will require a further revolution, not only in the laboratory but also in strategy, technology, and operations. Some of these organizations preferred to generate transportation fuel from non-fossil resources with a pivot towards more tangible chemicals. With a further pivot now the direction is towards renewable jet fuels.
In Germany and Portugal, a new drop-in biofuels process has emerged which is cost competitive with $30 oil, according to the inventors. The process breaks even with crude oil, on an 10-year amortized basis for capex, at roughly $20.30 per barrel of cru…
As a carbon-neutral energy source, biomass technology is helping organizations generate electricity and heat while reducing their carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions.
A new algae raceway testing facility at Sandia National Laboratories is helping researchers bring the promise of algal biofuels closer to reality.
Tesla is gearing up for its biggest-ever unveiling: the Model 3, an affordable electric car that’s supposed to take the company from 50,000 vehicle sales last year to 500,000 in 2020. Here’s what we know so far: