alternative energy Articles

  • EU Industrial Policy Strategy: Investing in a smart, innovative and sustainable industry

    On 13 September, in his annual State of the Union address, President Jean-Claude Juncker stated: "I want to make our industry stronger and more competitive. The new Industrial Policy Strategy we are presenting today will help our industries stay or become the world leader in innovation, digitisation and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Alternative energy sources for seawater desalination

    This paper deals with the role of nuclear energy for large-scale economic production of fresh potable water from seawater. It also deals with the environmental and sustainability aspects of different desalination processes using various energy sources. Water cost-reduction strategies in nuclear desalination plants are particularly discussed in the paper.Keywords: seawater desalination, nuclear ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • US Dominance in Alternative Energy and Energy Efficient Technologies

    20 years ago there were very few people who would have thought that international competitiveness to be number one would involve much of anything outside military, aerospace or, computer technologies. The last thing anyone probably expected would be a race to be the top producer of the most efficient and environmentally safe technologies on earth. Yet that is precisely what is taking place right ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Alternatives for energy production in aerobic wastewater treatment facilities

    Using technologies such as anaerobic digestion for energy generation from wastewater demands a change in infrastructure that several treatment works are not prepared to immediately implement. This works explores the use of energy production technologies to increase the sustainability of conventional aerobic wastewater treatment plants. The first option considered sludge (a by-product from ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Analysis of alternative fuels

    The use of alternative fuels in the cement and building materials industries is becoming increasingly important. Alternative fuels enable cement manufacturers to control production costs and improve environmental performance – two very significant benefits for one of the world’s most energy intensive industries. If international targets for the reduction of CO2 emissions are to be met, then the ...


    By PANalytical

  • Earthships: sustainable housing alternative

    This paper critiques an obscure form of sustainable architecture that addresses many of the environmental, social and economic challenges facing humanity. It focuses on the work of architect, Michael Reynolds, who has been experimenting with radical house designs and construction techniques over the past three and half decades. He addresses pollution, climate change and resource depletion by the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The battle of batteries: a history of innovation in alternative energy cars

    The paper gives a global view on the historical development of electrical cars. It is a history described in five major waves; the first one starting about 1835 and the last one ending about 2000. With two cases, important aspects of the two last waves are described in detail. The cases are the French VEL car and the Norwegian Think car. They have had their more specific setbacks. Problems in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Exploring the adoption of alternative energy technologies: a literature review

    This paper attempts to grasp the direction in current and previous published articles in alternative energy adoption literature with a concentration on methods, perspectives, approaches and technologies that have been subject to research. Findings imply that alternative energy technology adoption literature has diversified into various research perspectives which are named in our study as: ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • India’s Potential in Harnessing the Alternate Energy Sources

    Long queues for gasoline, high prices and shortage of gasoline are the signs which show that how natural resources are on the verge of depletion. This shows that it is high time for us to view how to utilize natural resources. India is mainly depended on import of petroleum products for its energy requirements. It meets its requirements by importing 70% of petroleum products. This is a point of ...


    By Jay Khodiyar Machine Tools

  • Sustainable alternative to the centralized paradigm

    The use of decentralized/distributed sewering is an emerging trend intended to bridge the gap between both central sewer and residential septic systems. Upgrading and improving a city’s wastewater-treatment infrastructure is one of the most important public policy issues and the most costly. Often not an environmental benefit, there is conclusive evidence that centralized sewer collection ...


    By Bio-Microbics, Inc.

  • The alternative to coal in South Africa

    With a desperate need for dispatchable generation, South Africa should be readily embracing CSP as a low-carbon, sustainable, base load energy alternative. So why do its energy authorities remain unconvinced? This question has formed the subject of Part 2 of the CSP Today South Africa Guide. London, UK October 11 2011 Forget green energy: while most nations are concerned ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Alternative Fuel from Waste

    Alternative Fuel From Waste Municipal waste has always been seen by the public as the foul-smelling waste that nobody wants near home. In the last decades due to the cost increasing of raw materials for heating and electric energy production, it has begun to evaluate and use waste as an “alternative” energy source. ...

  • Fuel alternatives for heavy equipment

    High fuel prices are leading composters and wood grinders to reevaluate diesel-guzzling heavy equipment, looking to alternatives that are both more cost-efficient and environmentally friendly. This could be as “simple” as filling up existing machines with biodiesel blends, could involve swapping out a diesel model for an electric one, or even go as far as generating electricity on site to power ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Alternative Fuels for Air Pollution Control

    Non-traditional, alternative fuels are all the rage now, especially with government pressure forcing increasing numbers of fossil-fired assets to shut down. While wind and solar have a place in our energy future, neither is reliable or inexpensive enough to be the complete answer.  Industry is looking for new fuels that can replace coal, oil and natural gas. Proposed alternative fuels come ...

  • Microalgae as a sustainable alternative for wastewater treatment

    Thanks to the threats posed to human health and the environment, and the economic costs of its treatment, wastewater from domestic, industrial and agricultural processes has been considered a serious problem for a long time. However, a paradigm shift in the past few years has led to a new concept of wastewater, not as a problem but as a source of energy and other precious resources, including ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Alternative sanitation options for households and communities

    The resource-intensive wastewater collection and treatment systems found in many parts of the developed world are not feasible for meeting the sanitation[1] needs of the less developed regions still lacking or having poor sanitation.  Establishment and maintenance costs are high and large amounts of energy are ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Methanol blending is alternative fuel of the future

    The main objective of “alcohol fuel power” field is increase of fuel resources for transport by using right alternative  such as ethanol and methanol blending with gasoline, which unlike pure oil fuel, are characterized renewable and have unlimited sources of raw materials. Margin of oil (valuable hydrocarbonic raw materials for petrochemical productions) and also a power ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • The C3—an alternative anemometer for resource assessment

    Executive Summary. Second Wind Inc. is pleased to offer a new standard anemometer for resource assessment that incorporates industry proven geometry and features. The new three-cup anemometer, the Second Wind Model C3, is physically similar to a popular anemometer designed by Maximum, Inc. and used in the wind industry for more than 30 years. However, the C3 employs more durable materials ...


  • Peak oil and energy security: can alternative fuels and vehicles save us?

    Peak oil can be defined as the point in time when global oil production reaches its maximum annual rate, after which the annual production rate generally declines. Against an expected profile of growing demand for oil-based transport fuels, when peak oil occurs, it could create a growing transport fuel supply gap which, if not filled, would be expected to lead to very high prices for petroleum ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy and exergy analysis of R22 and its alternatives in a vapour compression refrigeration system

    In this paper, energy and exergy analyses and performance comparison of R22 and its alternatives, R407C and R410A, in a vapour compression refrigeration system (VCRS) have been presented. For this aim, detailed first law (energy) and second law (exergy) analysis of these three refrigerants have been performed. Analyses have been performed for different evaporator (range of -40°C to 0°C ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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