Biomass Storage Methods

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Sufficient storage for biomass is necessary to accommodate seasonality of production and ensure regular supply to the biomass energy plant. The type of storage will depend on the properties of the biomass, especially moisture content. For high-moisture biomass intended to be used wet, such as in fermentation and anaerobic digestion systems, wet storage systems can […]

Wind Energy in South Africa

South Africa is endowed with adequate renewable energy resources which can make a substantial compliment to the country’s energy mix in order to address both the energy deficit and the heavy carbon footprint. South Africa is endowed with abundant renewable resources in the form of solar and wind energy. The Government’s White Paper on Renewable Energy […]

Why Solar Energy Market Has Bright Prospects Worldwide

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Increase in the population of the world has helped expand the solar energy market as demand for energy has increased. This is happening as the imminent depletion of the traditional energy sources, notably petroleum and other fossil fuels has become a reality. But solar energy from the sun is so abundant that less than one […]

Everything You Need to Know About Storing Solar Energy

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Solar is becoming more and more popular. Are you considering getting solar energy for your home or business? Solar energy is used in many homes and commercial buildings, including for large tech companies. Using solar power is innovative and creates growth opportunities. The International Energy Agency plans to use solar energy to meet two-thirds of […]

5 Top Questions to Ask Your Solar Installer

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Homeowners are beginning to pay more attention to how they fuel their homes and solar power is the leading choice of renewable energy for most Australians. However, as with any major decision about your property, you shouldn’t just jump in without doing some research first. It’s important to understand the work you want to be […]

Top 5 Factors to Consider When Hiring Residential Solar Companies

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Are you thinking about getting a solar installation? Wondering what factors you should consider when hiring residential solar companies? If you’re installing residential solar panels, you need to consider the company you hire carefully. Not all solar companies are the same and some will leave you disappointed. Here are the 5 top factors you should […]

The Future of Hydrogen-Powered Vehicles in Scotland

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Scotland, widely known as Europe’s off-shore energy capital, is certainly ahead of the game in their adoption of renewable energy systems and investment in clean energy. There are countless alternative energy projects currently underway in Scotland, from harnessing wind and tidal power to exploring and developing hydrogen fuel sources. In fact, over 80% of Scotland’s […]

Passive Solar Design: Green Energy For Air Conditioning and Heating

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Passive solar design is a method to collect solar energy using windows, walls, floors etc and distribute it to the room during winters to maintain considerably high temperature than outside or reject it to maintain inside temperature considerably cool during summer thus providing a natural air-conditioning system. The system does not require any mechanical or […]

Things To Know About the Features of Solar Street Lights

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Solar street lights have swiftly emerged as an important component of modern cities. Powered by PV panels, solar street lights are raised light sources (LEDs or CFL lamps) mounted on lighting structure or integrated in the pole itself. Some of the key features of modern solar street lights include inbuilt lithium-ion batteries, controls that monitor input […]

Is The Solar Tax Credit Worth It?

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Residential solar is booming in popularity. It helps you both lower your bills and reduce your carbon footprint so what’s not to love? If you’re searching for a way to save even more though, let’s talk about the solar tax credit and see if it makes sense for you. Here’s a few of the questions […]

4 Things About Cooking Oil Recycling You Didn’t Know

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We have been using cooking oil for cooking delicious food for thousands of years. But all this time, we have either consumed the oil or have been disposing of it. The developments in technology have now opened up new responsibilities for reusing the cooking oil that we usually dump. We can convert the used cooking […]

What You Should Know About Combined Heat and Power Systems

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Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is the simultaneous generation of multiple forms of useful energy (usually mechanical and thermal) in a single, integrated system. In conventional electricity generation systems, about 35% of the energy potential contained in the fuel is converted on average into electricity, whilst the rest is lost as waste heat. CHP systems […]

Renewable Energy Trends in India

Clean energy is the energy which is generated from natural and renewable sources, which get replenished on its own. This energy can be used for the generation of heat and electricity and is harnessed from natural resources such as solar, biomass, wind, tidal, geothermal etc. For decades, humans have done irreversible damage to the planet […]

All You Need to Know About Biomass Energy in Malaysia

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Malaysia is gifted with conventional energy resources such as oil and gas as well as renewables like hydro, biomass and solar energy. Malaysia’s commercial demand for energy is continuing its upward trend, mainly driven by industrialisation. The electricity generation in Malaysia was 160 GWh in 2018, Taking into account the growing energy consumption and domestic […]

5 Steps Behind How Solar Energy Works

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People all over the world thrive towards a sustainable lifestyle. They modify their lifestyle according to the standards that sustainability requires. One of the biggest shifts that people make is switching from fossil fuels to solar energy – a renewable resource that makes our planet greener and cleaner. To access the sun’s power, people purchase […]

Biogas Enrichment using PSA Technique

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Pressure swing adsorption, also known as carbon molecular sieves, is one of most popular biogas upgrading techniques. A typical PSA system is composed of four vessels in series that are filled with adsorbent media which is capable of removing water vapor, CO2, N2 and O2 from the biogas stream. During operation, each adsorber operates in an alternating […]

All You Need to Know About Future Renewable Energy Systems

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We have a lot of renewable energy sources in the past 50 years because of the hard work of scientists. But the problem is that these are very expensive and their productivity depends on the weather. Scientists are now trying to find out how alternate methods can be found. The source of energy that will supply […]

5 Reasons Why Solar Panels Are Becoming So Popular

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You may have noticed that solar panels are becoming more and more popular, especially among homeowners. Solar panels are changing the way we live, they are helping us become more environmentally friendly, and they are becoming more and more efficient and affordable as the technology behind them gets perfected. Solar panels from Solar Quote are changing the way […]

Thermal Technologies for Biomass Conversion

A wide range of thermal technologies exists to convert the energy stored in biomass to more useful forms of energy. These technologies can be classified according to the principal energy carrier produced in the conversion process. Carriers are in the form of heat, gas, liquid and/or solid products, depending on the extent to which oxygen […]

Everything You Need to Know About Biobutanol

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The major technical and commercial limitations of existing biofuels has catalyzed the development of advanced biofuels such as cellulosic ethanol, biobutanol and mixed alcohols. Biobutanol is generating good deal of interest as a potential green alternative to petroleum fuels. It is increasingly being considered as a superior automobile fuel in comparison to bioethanol as its […]

Enumerating Benefits of Solar Panels

Solar panels use solar energy; this provides renewable energy produced from the sun. The rays of the sun can be utilised in different ways such as cooking food, production of water, to enhance agricultural areas and can be converted into electricity. The conversion of sunlight to electricity by using photoelectric effects requires a device such […]

Things to Know About the Status of Solar Energy Industry

Solar energy is among the cleanest and the most natural forms of energy in the world. Over the past few years, interest in solar energy has gained momentum making drawing long-term investors from all walks of life. Currently, solar energy is being viewed as the best alternative energy. It is due to this reason that […]

All You Need to Know About the Uses of Biogas

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The most common method for utilization of biogas in developing countries is for cooking and lighting, especially in rural areas. Conventional gas burners and gas lamps can easily be adjusted to biogas by changing the air to gas ratio. Burning biogas in a boiler is an established and reliable technology. Low demands are set on the […]

How UK Hotels Can Save Energy Through Biomass Boilers

In today’s ever-competitive tourism market, ironing out the bottom line is just as important as attracting new business. Hotels are always under pressure to keep their expenditure down without compromising on quality, and little tweaks here and there can make a big difference overall. But what many clever accommodation managers are realising is that there’s […]

All You Need to Know About Lignocellulosic Biomass

First-generation biofuels (produced primarily from food crops such as grains, sugar beet and oil seeds) are limited in their ability to achieve targets for oil-product substitution, climate change mitigation, and economic growth. Their sustainable production is under scanner, as is the possibility of creating undue competition for land and water used for food and fibre […]

The Role of Solar Power in Water Purification

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As solar energy becomes more advanced, we’ve discovered new applications for the technology. These systems are the way forward for clean power — but they can also help with water purification. From city centers to rural villages, we can use solar-powered devices in various places to generate more sterile water for the masses. What Are […]

Why is it Important to Diversify Energy Options for Home?

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We all know energy consumption worsens global warming. The subject is in and out of the news on a regular basis. But, are we making a big enough issue of the problem? The fact that things aren’t improving would suggest not. The majority of us either ignore the warnings or feel as though we’re helpless […]

Sustainable Biomass Energy Sector Development: Perspectives

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Biomass energy systems offer significant possibilities for reducing greenhouse gas emissions due to their immense potential to replace fossil fuels in energy production. Biomass reduces emissions and enhances carbon sequestration since short-rotation crops or forests established on abandoned agricultural land accumulate carbon in the soil. Biomass energy usually provides an irreversible mitigation effect by reducing […]

Renewable Energy and Sustainability Practices Worldwide

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Renewable energy resources come to us courtesy of natural reserves that can be recharged on a human timescale. They include energy obtained from the sun, wind, biomass, geothermal warmth, rain, tides, and waves. They are healthier and sustainable as compared to non-renewable resources, such as energy produced from coal, oil, gas, and nuclear sources. Sustainability […]

Everything You Need to Know About Electric Choice

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Seventeen states and the District of Columbia have adopted electric retail choice programs that allow end-use customers to buy electricity from competitive retail suppliers. Here’s an overview about how these programs work. What is Electric Choice? Electric choice is the result of electricity deregulation meaning if you live where deregulation has taken place, you no […]

Progress of Clean Energy Sector in the Gulf Countries

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The energy sector in the Gulf countries has played and will continue to play an important role in the regional as well as global economy. The oil and gas sector is the largest economic sector in the region. In addition to satisfying energy needs for economic and social development, it is the source of oil […]

Solar Power Breaking New Grounds in Palestine

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The largest solar power project in Palestine will be launched in the next few days. This project is part of the Noor Palestine Program which is designed and implemented by the Palestine Investment Fund (PIF). Msader for Energy Systems Co., the largest Palestinian company established in 2010  and one of leading and specialized companies in […]

The Benefits of Harnessing Natural Energy

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The world is constantly changing and evolving, and due to our consistent use of electricity and gas, it’s also heating up at a rate that is rather alarming. It’s this rapid change with the climate and the fact we are producing more people than we can keep up with, that is putting pressure on the […]

Role of Energy Sugar Beets in Reducing USA’s Oil Dependence

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Oil made America great in the beginnings of the last century with the industrial revolution. The U.S. has been so dependent on this oil that we have foreign policies that revolve around it that we have gone to wars over risking our own national security. Some 45 plus years ago America went through a true […]

Top Solar Questions, Answered

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The technology behind solar panels has been around since 1883, and solar panels akin to the ones used today have been in existence since 1954, but the use of solar energy is just starting to take off on the world stage. Solar panels are now found in at least 37 countries, but only some of […]

What Are The Benefits Of Solar Electricity?

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The sun is a resource that will heat our planet for at least another million years. That’s a lot of time, and that’s a lot of heat. The good thing about temperature is that it can be turned into electricity. Many people have wondered just how much of the sun’s power we can use, and […]

Everything You Should Know About Home Wind Turbines

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Wind energy is one of the major clean energy sources, though largely untapped in many parts of the world. Wind is also a form of solar energy, since generation of wind is based on solar energy. Uneven heating of earth, irregularities on earth’s surface and earth rotation causes wind to generate. Wind power is the […]

6 Tips for Adding Solar Panels to Your Home

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Solar panels are technological appliances that generate electricity by converting light energy into direct currents which are applicable for commercial and residential purposes. The advent of solar panels is a major progress in technology, providing the world with a more economically sustainable and reliable power supply for all possible applications. It also savages the situation […]

The Pursuit of New Wind Turbine Technology

The demand for renewable energy has outstripped our technology’s ability to provide it. The introduction of battery storage has greatly boosted the ability of renewable technologies to provide a steady and predictable supply of electricity, but lithium batteries are not a long-term solution. Current wind turbine technology isn’t a long-term solution, either. With wind power […]

5 Tips for Applying for a Renewable Energy Degree

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With a rapid technological progress that we are witnessing today, the skills in renewable energy are among the most wanted. As “The Guardian,” states, in 2016 the solar power alone grew by 50%. Such a growing demand offers new jobs and requires professionals on different levels, from production to the finance. Taking this into account, […]

Solar Energy Trends Around the World

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The installation of new solar power has been increasing around the world every year. The global solar PV capacity was a staggering 593.9 GW by the end of 2019 and estimated to increase to more than 1500 GW by 2030. Some 15 countries, led by Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Belgium and the Czech Republic, have been […]

A Guide to Agricultural Waste Management

Traditional methods of agricultural waste management are unscientific and have several negative externalities associated with them. Being the emitter of stock pollutants, like CO, SOx, NOx, PAHs, and aerosols, which accumulates in the atmosphere, traditional practices have a regional impact apart from local damage. Crop burning decrease the fertility of soil. To meet increasing market […]

Everything You Need to Know About Electric Aircrafts

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Electrically-powered aircraft is an interesting concept, having a long history and a bright future. Electric aircrafts are able to carry people relatively long distances, without burning any fossil fuel, and they are able to do so silently. These types of aircraft can be powered by batteries, and there have been several designs that are able […]

Everything You Need to Know About Landfill Gas

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Landfill gas is an asset as well as a serious threat. If we extract it right on time and preserve it then it will act as a valuable asset and if we leave as it is then it will be a serious threat as it can explode at any time. Landfill gas is produced under […]

Output from a Biogas Plant

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A biogas plant produces two outputs – biogas and digestate; both can be further processed or utilized to produce secondary outputs. Biogas can be used for producing electricity and heat, as a natural gas substitute and also a transportation fuel. A combined heat and power plant system (CHP) not only generates power but also produces […]

Overcoming Common Solar Myths

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There’s not a day that goes by where incredible advancements aren’t being made in the field of the solar power industry. Solar power offers an immense amount of ways to save money and keep the planet safe as well. This power is becoming more and more mainstream all the time in our homes. However, there […]

How Weather Affects Solar Panels?

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Solar panels are an inevitable roof addition to install in order to cut electricity costs and contribute to the environment. Technology has became so advanced that panels nowadays can be almost unnoticeable or become a unique addition to your roofing system. More and more people decide to put them on their property motivated by all […]

Everything You Should Know About Biomass Energy

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Biomass is the material derived from plants that use sunlight to grow which include plant and animal material such as wood from forests, material left over from agricultural and forestry processes, and organic industrial, human and animal wastes. In nature, if biomass is left lying around on the ground it will break down over a […]

Australia’s Energy Future is in Reliable and Affordable Power

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The writing is on the wall. At some stage in the future diesel and petrol vehicles will no longer exist. Gas will disappear. Coal-powered stations will become a part of history. Simple machinery that once relied on diesel will run on solar power. It may seem like a long way off however we are moving […]

Role of Anaerobic Digestion in Rural Development

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The rural population of developing countries exhibit unique resource optimization capabilities as compared to urban populations. Tracts of land are cultivated and cattle are reared and the produce is sold off in the market or consumed. The wastes generated from crop cultivation and rearing animals are also utilised domestically. While the dung of animals is […]

Why Do We Need More Sources of Sustainable Energy?

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If I ask you to plan your future, can you make a list that you and your children will benefit from? Planning for your future can be an easy task, you have to take care of the financial stability, funds for your children’s studies, a house to live, and some funds for fun. I bet […]

Everything You Need To Know About Biomass Pyrolysis

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Biomass pyrolysis offers a flexible and attractive way of converting solid biomass into an easily stored and transported liquid, which can be successfully used for the production of heat, electricity and chemicals. It is the fundamental chemical reaction that is the precursor of both the combustion and gasification processes and occurs naturally in the first […]

Renewable Energy for Beginners – A Basic Guide

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Renewable energy is the energy that is harnessed from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on human timescale, such as solar, wind, biomass, tidal waves and geothermal heat. Renewable energy systems are rapidly becoming more efficient and cheaper. The importance of solar energy was recognized as early as 1911 in the Scientific American article which […]

Unending Benefits of Anaerobic Digestion

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Anaerobic digestion is a well-proven and widely popular organic waste management technology having multiple environmental, energy, economic and social benefits. Anaerobic digestion (also known as AD)  is the natural biological process which stabilizes organic waste in the absence of air and transforms it into biofertilizer and biogas. It is a reliable technology for the treatment […]

Peat as a Biomass Energy Resource

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Peat is an accumulation of partially decayed vegetation. One of the most common components is Sphagnum moss, although many other plants can contribute. Peat forms in wetland conditions, where flooding obstructs flows of oxygen from the atmosphere, reducing rates of decomposition. Bogs are the most important source of peat. Since organic matter accumulates over thousands of years, peat deposits also provide records […]

Biorefinery as a Source of Advanced Biofuels

A biorefinery is a facility that integrates biomass conversion processes and equipment to produce fuels, power, and value-added chemicals from biomass. A biorefinery is analogous to a petroleum refinery, which produces multiple fuels and products from petroleum. By producing several products, a biorefinery takes advantage of the various components in biomass and their intermediates, therefore […]

Top 6 Benefits of Renewable Energy

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Renewable energy is defined as the type of energy which is derived from the imperishable resources of nature. Whenever thinking of renewable energy, most of the people think about solar and wind as they are quite popular. But in addition to that renewable energy resources also include the following: Hydrogen Geothermal energy Tidal energy Biomass […]

Financial Aspects of CDM Projects

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The primary goals of CDM projects are to promote sustainable development in developing countries and to allow industrialized countries to earn emissions credits from their investments in emission-reducing projects in developing countries. Any CDM project requires a tremendous amount of administrative work which makes carbon finance a complicated undertaking. A wide array of transaction costs associated […]

Low Pressure Storage of Biogas

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Selection of an appropriate biogas storage system makes a significant contribution to the efficiency and safety of a biogas plant.  A biogas storage system compensates fluctuations in the production and consumption of biogas as well as temperature-related changes in volume. There are two broad categories of biogas storage systems: Internal Biogas Storage Tanks are integrated into […]

Process Description of an Anaerobic Digestion Plant

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An anaerobic digestion plant (or AD plant) is a decentralized energy system, which not only helps in sustainable management of organic wastes but also helps to attain self-sufficiency in heat and power requirements. The major components of an anaerobic digestion plant are waste collection system, anaerobic digester, effluent treatment plant, biogas holder, and power generating […]

Solar Energy in South Africa

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South Africa is endowed with abundant renewable energy resources in the form of solar, biomass and wind energy. The Government’s White Paper on Renewable Energy Policy, released in 2003, supported the development of alternative energy systems with an ambitious target of generating 10,000GWh green electricity by 2013. The growing climate change concerns related to burning […]

Energy Sector in Egypt

Energy Sector in Egypt

While many countries across the world are grappling with the twin problems of a growing population and an ever-increasing demand for energy, nowhere is this more acute than in Egypt, one of the most populous nations on the African continent. If business requires a strong financial backdrop and first class business banking services in order […]

How are Biomass Pellets Manufactured

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Biomass pellets are a type of biomass fuel, generally made from wastes from wood products manufacture, agricultural wastes, forestry residues etc. Pellets are manufactured in several types and grades as fuels for electric power plants, homes, and other applications. Pellets are extremely dense and can be produced with a low moisture content (below 10%) that allows them […]

Solar Power in Hawaii: The Push for a Practical Paradise

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For the longest time now, Hawaii has been one of the most robust markets for solar panel installations in the US. Hawaiian residents have reason to turn to solar power as enthusiastically as they have – electricity in Hawaii comes from burning expensive imported oil. At 42 cents a kWh, it costs three times as […]

Introduction to Biomass Pyrolysis

Pyrolysis is the thermal decomposition of biomass occurring in the absence of oxygen. It is the fundamental chemical reaction that is the precursor of both the combustion and gasification processes and occurs naturally in the first two seconds. The products of biomass pyrolysis include biochar, bio-oil and gases including methane, hydrogen, carbon monoxide, and carbon […]

Non-Edible Oil-Based Biodiesel in India – Potential Feedstock

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Non-edible Oil-based Biodiesel in India is mostly produced from the oils extracted from the seeds of Jatropha. Apart from Jatropha, Pongamia pinnata, Mahua, Neem and Castor are also considered as good source of this promising biofuel. Jatropha is a genus of nearly 175 species of shrubs, low-growing plants, and trees.  However, discussions of Jatropha as a biodiesel are actually […]

Renewable Energy Potential in India

Renewable energy is growing rapidly in India. The Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) estimates that there is a potential of around 90,000 MW for power generation from different renewable energy sources in the country, including 48,561 MW of wind power, 14,294 MW of small hydro power and 26,367 MW of biomass. In […]

Global Biomass Energy Outlook

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Biomass energy has rapidly become a vital part of the global renewable energy mix and account for an ever-growing share of electric capacity added worldwide. As per the REN 2014, global biopower (including solid, liquid and gaseous fuels) electricity generation capacity was 88 GW in the year 2013. With 4.4 GW capacity, India ranked 5th […]

Woody Biomass as a Source of Renewable Energy

A wide range of woody biomass resources are available for conversion into renewable energy in natural forests, rural areas and cities. There are many ways to generate electricity from woody biomass using thermochemical pathway, including directly-fired or conventional steam approach, co-firing, pyrolysis and gasification. Direct Firing Most of the woody biomass-to-energy plants use direct-fired system […]

Importance of Sustainable Energy for Singapore

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We are continuously hearing statements from people that Singapore should invest consistently in sustainable development. It should because this is the sole way to ensure dynamic growth and create an environment that is livable in the future. Although these statements are true, the expert team at “Visa Express” – Singapore visa consultant agency conducted research […]

India’s Carbon Emissions Fall for the First Time in 40 Years

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India’s carbon emission data analysis undertaken by Carbon Brief and re-released by the BBC (May 12, 2020) date from 1967 to the first quarter of the year 2020, show a tend trend of a steady rising increase in carbon emissions (MtCO2). The figures start out very low, (less than 10MtCO2) reaching 30 million tonnes by […]

Solar Energy in Jordan

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Jordan has been the leader in the development of renewable energy systems in the Middle East, with its tremendous renewable energy potential in the form of wind, solar, biomass and waste-to-energy. Renewable energy accounted for about 2% of the energy consumption in 2009, and the country has set ambitious targets to raise this share to […]

World’s Largest CSP Plants

With mammoth CSP plants in varying states of operation all across the world, the search for the true ‘world’s largest’ plant generally points to either California, Nevada, or Morocco. But which is really the biggest? What is Concentrated Solar Power Using mirrors to concentrate the sun’s energy, CSP technologies upgrade traditional steam turbines or engines to create electricity from heat. And, […]

Biomass Energy in Africa: An Overview

In recent years, there has been renewed interest in biomass energy in Africa, primarily due to growing environmental crisis, energy security concerns and rapid increase in fossil fuel prices. Africa’s convertible currency earnings are very low due to poor world market prices and decreased volumes of its commodity exports. Consequently, it is estimated that, petroleum imports as […]

5 Amazing Benefits of a Solar-Powered Home

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Believe it or not, there are several compelling arguments to living in a solar-powered home. While the initial investment may seem high, you’re going to be saving big over the coming months and years as those energy bills dip to the lowest numbers you’ve ever seen in your life. 1. Save Money Immediately By going […]

What Are the Benefits of Biomethane to the Environment?

The planet is already suffering because of questionable environmental practices. It is becoming increasingly necessary to find sustainable solutions to save the earth. One of the solutions comes in the form of alternative energy sources. Biomethane is counted among the few alternatives of energy sources. This is because it is both renewable and eco-friendly. While […]

Can Families Really Save Both Money and Energy?

Green energy technologies have brought many improvements and opened up numerous possibilities, enabling small businesses and households to generate their own power and even make profit, all the while preserving the environment. But just like all other technologies, they too have their drawbacks. Green energy technologies rely on generating electricity using renewable resources, such as […]

Everything You Need to Know About Water Current Turbines

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Generation of energy using ocean water currents is one of the most important yet unexplored and neglected topic. Water current turbines are energy contributors which can reduce conventional energy dependency and decrease dependence on conventional fossil fuels in the country. In case of water current turbines, issue of space comes nowhere, what matters is the […]

Clean Energy from Food Wastes

The waste management hierarchy suggests that reduce, reuse and recycling should always be given preference in a typical waste management system. However, these options cannot be applied uniformly for all kinds of wastes. For examples, organic waste is quite difficult to deal with using the conventional 3R strategy. Of the different types of organic wastes […]

Biomass Energy Outlook for Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia, with its abundant biomass resources, holds a strategic position in the global biomass energy atlas. There is immense potential of biopower in Southeast Asian countries due to plentiful supply of diverse forms of wastes such as agricultural residues, woody biomass, animal wastes, municipal solid waste, etc. The rapid economic growth and industrialization in […]

Renewable Energy in Africa

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With a sixth of the world’s population, Africa generates a measly four percent of the world’s electricity, three-quarters of which is used by South Africa and northern Africa. According to World Bank statistics, more than 500 million Africans (almost two-thirds of the total population) have no access to “modern energy.” Hydropower accounts for around 45% […]

Renewable Energy: Evolution and Outlook

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Major debates and discussions surrounding climate change and green living has placed an unprecedented focus on renewable energy. The future growth in the renewable energy sector is slated to be significant as people make an effort to minimize their energy footprint on Earth. While the support and evolution of renewable energy technologies is growing rapidly […]

Solar Decathlon Africa 2019: Focus on Sustainable Housing

Solar Decathlon Africa is an initiative launched by Institute Research Solar Energy Et Energies Nouvelles (IRESEN) and Mohamed VI University under the high patronage of his majesty King Mohamed IV of Morocco. The key aim of Solar Decathlon Africa is to support the solar energy systems and sustainable buildings in Morocco and Africa through an […]

Waste to Energy in Jordan

Waste-to-energy is getting increasing attention in Jordan because of the cheap and abundant availability of a wide range of biomass feedstock, including municipal solid waste, sewage, industrial waste etc. Municipal solid wastes represent the best feedstock for waste to energy plants  in Jordan. In terms of quantity per capita and constituents, the waste generated in […]

Germany – A Renewable Energy Powerhouse

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Germany has become known as a leader in the transition to renewable energy and away from fossil fuels and nuclear energy. On 30th April 2017, the country reached a new peak. It achieved a new renewable energy record by getting 85 percent of its energy from renewable sources including solar, wind, hydro and biomass. The […]

Alternative Energy and the Energy Crisis

Everyone knows that there is a limited supply of fossil fuel left on Earth and this may pose a big problem in the future. This issue is not only a major concern for the big corporations and businesses, but is also affecting the masses too. With the recent energy price hike, people are now looking […]

Cleantech Investment in Germany

Germany is one of the world’s third largest market for renewable energy investment which totalled $15.2 billion in 2016. Germany spent 25 billion euros ($26 billion) on renewable energy in 2016, most of which—23 billion euros— consumers paid through a surcharge on their electricity bills. Germany’s plan to phase out all 17 of its nuclear […]

Biomass Conversion Technologies

Biomass conversion technologies can be tailored for rural or urban environments, and utilized in domestic, commercial or industrial applications. A wide range of technologies are available for realizing the potential of biomass as an energy source, ranging from very simple systems for disposing of dry waste to more complex technologies capable of dealing with large amounts […]

Biomass Resources in MENA Region

In addition to tremendous solar and wind potential, MENA region also has abundant biomass energy resources which have remained unexplored to a great extent. MENA region offers almost 45 percent of the world’s total energy potential from all renewable sources that can generate more than three times the world’s total power demand.  Biomass potential in the Euro-Mediterranean region is […]

Bioenergy Sector in South Africa

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South Africa is endowed with abundant renewable energy resources in the form of biomass, solar and wind energy. The Government’s White Paper on Renewable Energy Policy, released in 2003, supports the development of alternative energy systems with an ambitious target of generating 10,000 GWh green electricity by 2013. The introduction of Renewable Energy Feed-in-Tariff (REFIT) […]

Energy Partnership in South Asia

South Asia has an interesting mix of countries displaying diversity in terms of natural resources, landscape, per capita income, culture, happiness index, etc. On the energy front all these countries today are facing a multitude of challenges in meeting their rapidly growing requirements in a sustainable manner. While governments of each of these countries have […]

The Future of Renewables: An Infographic

How much is the UK and the rest of the world really investing in renewable energy? Climate change campaigners, organisations and scientists argue that there is still more work to be done and that the need for coordinated action is greater than ever, as global warming remains on the international agenda. Investment in the renewable […]

Biogas from Industrial Wastes

Biogas (or anaerobic digestion) technology is an attractive way to manage organic wastes in a sustainable manner. Organic waste includes a wide range of organic materials obtained from domestic, industrial and commercial operations. Most of the organic waste generated in developing countries is dumped into the landfills where it is not only responsible for large-scale greenhouse gas […]

Introduction to Hydrothermal Carbonization

Hydrothermal-Carbonization

Most would agree that the production of biofuels is important, even necessary, for our future. There are significant differences in the production of various biofuels, especially concerning the production of biocoal, which will impact the acceptance and use of biofuel in the future. This article focuses on one technology for the production of biocoal which […]

Biomass Energy Prospects in Indonesia

The development of renewable energy is one of priority targets in Indonesia. For power generation, it is important to increase electricity power in order to meet national demand and to change fossil fuel consumption by utilization of biomass wastes. The current pressure for cost savings and competitiveness in Indonesia’s most important biomass-based industries, along with the […]

Solar Energy: The Next Home Energy Trend

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Installing solar panels can be a considerable investment. A photovoltaic array may be connected in series or parallel depending on your needs. You can expect operational problems to arise, but most homeowners currently using renewable energy don’t have much to complain about. Joining the Renewable Bandwagon There’s no need for you to learn how solar […]

The Promise of Biochar and Bio Oil

Biomass pyrolysis transforms organic material such as agricultural residues and wood chips into three main components: syngas, bio-oil and biochar (which contain about 60 per cent of the carbon contained in the biomass. Biomass pyrolysis process can be used to sequester the carbon and  remove circulating carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and stores it in virtually […]

Solar Power versus Wind Power: Which One is Better

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The idea of generating your electricity sounds too good to be true. At least, that’s how many people have felt many years ago. But nowadays, this idea is already a reality. As technology continues to improve, more and more companies are starting to explore the possibilities of harnessing energy from renewable sources. Because of this, […]

A Glance at Top 10 Solar Panels

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Over the last decade, houses with good rooftop solar panels have become a usual phenomenon, as the acknowledgment of the fact that the world resources of coal, oil and natural gas are limited and a need of shift to alternative renewable energy sources becomes imperial. Consequently, the application of solar panels and chargers has considerably […]

How to Make Your Home Eco-Friendly

People around the world are becoming more and more eco-aware but few think that the battle for our planet is fought in our very homes. An average household uses a lot of electricity and water, in addition to creating a bunch of waste, so being able to control these factors is important. An environmentally-friendly person […]

Biodiesel Industry in India

The biodiesel industry in India is still in infancy despite the fact that demand for diesel is five times higher than that for petrol. The government’s ambitious plan of producing sufficient biodiesel by 2011-2012 to meet its mandate of 20 percent diesel blending is unrealized due to a lack of sufficient Jatropha seeds to produce biodiesel. Currently,Jatropha occupies […]