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EPA, San Jose, recycler celebrate food waste to energy conversion

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Nov. 25, 2014)

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and City of San Jose will celebrate the city’s successful food-waste-to-energy program at a tour of the nation’s first large-scale commercial anaerobic digestion facility, privately owned and operated by Zero Waste Energy Development Company. “Thanksgiving is a great time to focus ...

Waste, an alternative source of energy to petroleum

by Elhuyar Fundazioa - Basque Research  (Oct. 21, 2014)

The group led by Martín Olazar, researcher in the UPV/EHU’s Department of Chemical Engineering, is studying the development of sustainable refineries where it is possible to produce fuels and raw materials providing an alternative to petroleum by using biomass and other waste materials like plastics, tyres, etc. Conical spouted beds ...

EnergyDecentral is the international marketplace for decentralized energy supply

by German Agricultural Society (DLG)  (Nov. 25, 2014)

With its outstanding programme, the trade fair EnergyDecentral 2014 organized by DLG (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft – German Agricultural Society) together with the industry association VDMA Power Systems was a unique marketplace for the energy sector. The some 370 specialist exhibitors from 13 countries and more than 220 exhibitors ...

Decommissioning is a significant part of nuclear power’s GHG impact

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Dec. 11, 2014)

The greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced during the decommissioning phase of nuclear power plants may have been underestimated in previous assessments, new research suggests. The study estimated that the decommissioning process for a German plant resulted in 1 651 265 tonnes of CO2 (or equivalent) emissions, or 0.825 tonnes of CO2 equivalent ...

Renewable Energy Created from Food Waste

by Cranfield University  (Oct. 10, 2014)

Cranfield’s anaerobic digestion (AD) plant will support the UK’s contribution to the European Union target of 20% of energy to be supplied from renewable sources by 2020. Sir Peter Gregson, Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of Cranfield said: “We are delighted to officially open the Anaerobic Digester plant. This celebration ...

Lima climate talks set for record carbon footprint

by Associated Press  (Dec. 9, 2014)

The current U.N. climate talks will be the first to neutralize all the greenhouse gas pollution they generate, offset by host country Peru's protection of forest reserves, organizers say. Now the bad news: The Lima conference is expected to have the biggest carbon footprint of any U.N. climate meeting measured to date. At more than 50,000 metric ...

USDA Announces Support for Producers of Advanced Biofuel

by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)  (Dec. 2, 2014)

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA is making $5.6 million in grants to 220 producers across the nation to support the production of advanced biofuels, and is awarding more than $4 million in additional grants that will advance the bioeconomy and reduce the nation's dependence on foreign oil. "Producing advanced biofuel is ...

Department of Energy Recognizes Cummins for Deep Energy Retrofit at Jamestown Engine Plant

by US Department of Energy  (Nov. 6, 2014)

As a part of the Administration’s effort to increase energy efficiency nationwide through the Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge, the Energy Department today recognized Cummins Inc., for demonstrating leadership in reducing energy use and costs at its Jamestown Engine Plant in Jamestown, New York. Through the Better Plants Challenge, ...

Head of EM Program Tours Hanford Site Facilities

by US Department of Energy  (Nov. 26, 2014)

EM Office of River Protection (ORP) Manager Kevin Smith, right, discusses the Low-Activity Waste Facility design and construction with Waste Treatment and Immobilization Project Assistant Manager Bill Hamel, left; EM Acting Assistant Secretary Mark Whitney, second from left; and EM Waste Treatment Plant/Tank Farms Program Director Todd Shrader ...

Best Geothermal Energy Presentations of 2014 Announced

by Geothermal Resources Council  (Nov. 24, 2014)

The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has announced the outstanding technical presentations from the global geothermal community for 2014. The selections were made in each of the GRC Technical Sessions held in late September/early October at the 38th GRC Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon, USA, the world’s largest annual geothermal ...

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