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Pyrolysis Oil from Biomass Could Be Early Alternative to Fossil Oil in Transition to Society Fuelled by Renewables

by Bio4Energy  (Jun. 15, 2015)

Pyrolysis of biomass—thermochemical decomposition of wood or organic waste at elevated temperatures and with minimal presence of oxygen—could be an "interesting" option in a transition to replacing today's fossil oil with renewable alternatives, according to a Bio4Energy expert on the thermal conversion of biomass to fuels and ...

North Elba, NY to Begin Municipal Anaerobic Digester Project for Food Waste Diversion with BIOFerm Energy Systems/Viessmann Group

by BIOFerm™ Energy Systems  (Jun. 18, 2015)

The Town of North Elba, New York has selected BIOFermTM Energy Systems/Viessmann Group as the anaerobic digester technology provider for a community organic diversion project expected to begin this year. The biodigester, designed for source-separated municipal food and organic wastes ...

Green City offers Clean Alternative to Tar Sands Boom

by Climate News Network  (May 13, 2015)

In a country reckoned to have the worst climate policies in the industrialised world, one big city is setting out to defy central government and become 100% carbon neutral. Vancouver, in British Columbia, Canada, wants to establish itself as “the greenest city in the world by ...

NREL Partnerships to help the grid accommodate more renewable energy

by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)  (Jun. 15, 2015)

The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announces five new partnerships that will award up to $6.5 million in federal funds to technical teams throughout the country. The cost-shared projects with industry, universities, and other stakeholders will address the challenge of enabling the nation's electric grid to handle ...

Energy Department Announces Funding to Develop Aggregate Purchasing Models

by US Department of Energy  (Jun. 8, 2015)

The Energy Department today announced up to $2 million to support aggregate purchasing models for plug-in electric and other alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, subsystems, components, alternative fuels, and refueling/charging infrastructure. Aggregated purchasing is when one central organization coordinates customers to maximize ...

The Focus-Abengoa Foundation opens a new edition of the Energy Transition and Climate Change School

by Abengoa  (Jun. 9, 2015)

The School is taking place at the Hospital de los Venerables in Seville, the headquarters of the Focus-Abengoa Foundation, on 9th, 10th and 11th June. Dimitri Zenghelis gives the opening lecture entitled “Climate change and innovation”. The Focus-Abengoa Foundation today opened a new edition of the Energy Transition and Climate ...

Eaton Showcases Expanded Portfolio of Energy Storage Solutions at 2015 Energy Storage Association Conference, Booth #231

by Eaton Corporation  (May 27, 2015)

Power management company Eaton today announced it is showcasing its products and services at the Energy Storage Association (ESA) 25th Annual Conference, from May 27 through 29 at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, Texas. Visitors to Eaton booth #231 will have the opportunity to consult with Eaton application experts, and learn about Eaton’s ...

Energy pre-payment can be popular option and cut bills

by ENER-G  (May 29, 2015)

Ofgem has launched an investigation into forcible energy pre-payment, calling it the 'last resort', but ENER-G Switch2 says that, when implemented correctly, pay-as-you-go metering and billing can become the option of choice for customers and help them to reduce bills. ENER-G Switch2, which is a specialist in community energy billing ...

Solar Panel Systems for Homes to Become Common Occurrence In The Near Future

by Solarpanelsxpert  (Jun. 1, 2015)

The solar panel systems for homes are very much in vogue across the country. The recent innovations in the solar power technology have promoted the manufacturers to bring out affordable modules for homes. However, there is a wide range of systems and every household has different needs. The online consumers can browse through a lot of information ...

Phoenix` lightweight remote CSP system awaits Stirling engine revival

by Wind Energy Update - part of the FC Business Intelligence Ltd group  (May 28, 2015)

Lebanese engineering firm Phoenix Energy has developed a dish Stirling CSP system for off-grid use but its mass production is being held back by the lack of competitively priced 1-5 kW Stirling engines, Dany Kaddoum, project manager at Phoenix Energy, said. By the time Phoenix Energy decided to market a commercial version of its system, Stirling ...

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