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 […]

Winterizing the Roof Checklist

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When it comes to preparing your home for the winter, most people focus on winterizing their windows, doors and walls. Why wouldn’t they? After all, these are all the most obvious culprits and, as such, places that need to be tended to in order to keep your home warm. What if someone was to tell […]

All You Need to Know About Green Roofs

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Green roofs are emerging home improvement technologies that can provide a wide range of tangible and intangible benefits to communities interested in enhancement of their environment. Green roof development involves the construction of a vegetative layer on top of a human-made structure or building adding green spaces to areas that would otherwise be unused.  The […]

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 […]

All You Need to Know About Biogas Production from Food Waste

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Food waste disposal is a big problem in all countries, especially affluent ones. There are numerous places which generate large amounts of food waste including hotels, restaurants, malls, residential societies, canteens, airline caterers, markets etc. A proper food waste management strategy needs to be devised for them to make sure that either they are disposed […]

Urban Heat Island Effect: Causes, Impacts and Mitigation

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The urban heat island effect arises due to absorption of incident radiation from the sun by built surfaces of tall buildings, roof, concrete structures and asphalt roads and then releasing it in the form of heat. The term “urban heat island” describes the built-up areas that are significantly hotter than the surrounding open, natural or […]

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 […]

Can Families Really Save Both Money and Energy?

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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 […]

Biomass Conversion Technologies

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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 […]

Cane Trash As Bioenergy Resource

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Sugarcane is among the most ideal of bioenergy energy feedstocks in terms of efficiency and flexibility, providing gaseous, liquid and solid fuels. It offers the potential for climate change mitigation through substitution for fossil fuels without the need for excessive subsidies or expensive infrastructure development. Sugar industry can make a substantial contribution to the bioenergy […]