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  • Emissions and performance from a biomass boiler for different solid biomass fuels

    During biomass combustion, a number of physical and chemical processes occur in time and space during the combustion. The processes include: drying and preheating of the fuel, pyrolytic release of volatile matter, glowing combustion char, etc. In general the combustion of biomass produces, next to energy, ash, carbon dioxide and monoxide, unburnt hydrocarbons, oxides of nitrogen, particulate ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Gaseous emissions during concurrent combustion of biomass and non-recyclable municipal solid waste

    Abstract Background: Biomass and municipal solid waste offer sustainable sources of energy; for example to meet heat and electricity demand in the form of combined cooling, heat and power. Combustion of biomass has a lesser impact than solid fossil fuels (e.g. coal) upon gas pollutant emissions, whilst energy recovery from municipal solid waste is a beneficial component of an integrated, ...


    By Protea Limited

  • Applying ERP to the biomass supply chain

    Green alternatives to hydrocarbon-based fuels are increasingly derived from recycled waste materials, including paper and packaging materials; residues from other industrial processes, and perhaps most importantly, biomass. Biomass comprises plant waste and plant by-products, and currently represents one of the most exciting avenues of research in the development of alternatives to fossil fuels. ...


    By MHG Systems Ltd

  • An end to the problem of particle emissions

    Austrian biomass heating systems guarantee an 80% cut in emissions. Recent studies have shown that these modern domestic boilers offer a significant reduction in particles, emitting fewer contaminating agents than previous generation boilers and wood stoves – with more than 100mg / ml of particles. The future will be based on new biomass combustion technology which cuts dust emissions from ...

  • Role of biomass questioned for clean power plan

    In a May 8, 2015, letter, Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) requested that EPA reconsider its decision to treat biomass as having zero emissions under the proposed Clean Power Plan (Plan). The Senators point out "wood-burning power plants emit around 3,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Soil carbon dynamics and carbon budget of newly reconstructed tall-grass prairies in south central Iowa

    Received for publication February 16, 2009. In addition to their aesthetic and environmental qualities, reconstructed prairies can act as C sinks and potentially offset rising atmospheric CO2 concentration. The objective of this study was to quantify C budget components of newly established prairies on previously cultivated land. Net ecosystem production (NEP) was estimated using a C budgeting ...

  • Municipal Solid Waste – Key to a Low Carbon Economy

    A newly released report has found the waste sector has a key role to play in the development of a low carbon economy and the reduction of greenhouse gases (GHGs). This report comes in advance of the UN Climate Conference in Paris, which will take place in December. The report was ...


    By Zero Waste Europe

  • Copenhagen aspires to be the first carbon neutral capital in the world

    The City Council of Copenhagen is aiming to make the capital carbon neutral by 2025 – the first capital city in the world to do so. CO2 emissions have already been reduced by 21 % since 2005. On the 23rd of August, 2012, it is expected that a majority of votes at the Copenhagen City Council will pass the CPH 2025 Climate Plan with the ambition of carbon neutrality by 2025. ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Can we bury the carbon dioxide problem?

    Seriously — carbon capture and storage could be a game-changer. Mention “carbon capture and storage” — the process of trapping carbon dioxide produced in fossil-fuel burning or other industrial processes and burying it underground — in polite company, and you’re likely to be pounced on. It’s absurdly expensive. It can never be rolled ...


    By Ensia

  • How Carbon Trading Can Help Preserve Coastal Ecosystems

    Introduction The ocean is the largest long-term carbon sink on the planet, storing and cycling 93% of the earth’s CO2 . The ocean’s vegetated habitats, in particular mangroves, salt marshes, and seagrasses, comprise only 0.05% of the plant biomass, but store equal amount of carbon as terrestrial biomass per year, and thus stand among the most ...


    By Climate Institute

  • 4.5 MWe Refuse Derived Fuel to Energy Plant Case Study

    This 4.5 MWe Biomass Power Plant is one of the turnkey products of Biomass Power. The plant has a capacity of 24 MW thermal and rated at 4.5 MWe producing 35,476MWh of green electricity per year, 100% of which is exported to the grid. The fuel used is segregated biomass from a commercial and industrial waste collection business. The fuel is produced by removing some of the recyclable material ...


    By Biomass Power Limited (BPL)

  • British Columbia releases Climate Action Plan and a blueprint for change

    The government of British Columbia has released details on its Climate Action Plan that will take BC three quarters of the way to the stated goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 33% by 2020. BC Premier Gordon Campbell calls it the most aggressive environmental plan in North America. Based on the breadth and depth of issues covered in the Plan, he may be right.'The plan outlines a roadmap ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Case Study - Kirkdale Manor

    “In today’s climate of escalating oil prices and concern for the environment, Kirkdale Manor stands as a testament to forward thinking.” John Greenway, MP for Ryedale, speaking at the opening of Kirkdale Manor Biomass Energy Centre. Kirkdale Manor is a spectacular residential development on the edge of the village of Nawton, 3 miles east of ...


    By LandEnergy Limited

  • How to Avert the Most Serious Impacts of Climate Change

    The transition to a sustainable energy future will require, on average, $550 billion investment in renewable energy per year until 2030, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said at the Renewable Energy Finance Forum (REFF Wall Street) in New York this week. The investment, coupled with increased emphasis on energy efficiency, would scale-up renewable energy to 36 percent or more of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • WESPS continue to deliver

    Compliance with the increasingly stringent air pollution regulations of recent years is not the only reason forwardthinking industry leaders are adopting more sophisticated gas cleaning and air pollution control strategies. The desire to achieve higher performance efficiencies, control costs in a competitive marketplace, and stay ahead of the regulatory compliance curve is another driver of ...


    By Beltran Technologies, Inc.

  • Energy Innovations: A Prosperous Path to a Clean Environment.

    Throughout American history, technological and institutional innovation has increased our prosperity. Public leadership has encouraged businesses, workers, and consumers to invest in new ideas that meet the challenges of one generation, paving the path to a better world for the next generation. The energy system that fuels our 20th century economy exemplifies such progress through partnership. ...

  • Preparing for EPA’s mandatory reporting of greenhouse gases rule

    Recent action by the US EPA to finalize the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) Rule means that environmental managers must now seriously examine whether they are fully prepared to address the imminent requirements. This article provides some assistance by summarizing key points regarding the final versus proposed rule, providing clarification on key questions that have arisen since the ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Wisconsin-Based Utility Expands Green Energy Portfolio

    JUST as a wise investor maintains a diverse investment portfolio, a successful utility needs to make certain that it has a diverse portfolio of generation sources,” says Bill Johnson, manager of Agricultural Compliance for Alliant Energy, headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. Alliant's generation portfolio includes 434 megawatts of renewable energy - enough to power over 110,000 homes. “With ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Biomethane enters the gas grid article for energy world

    The Carbon Plan, published in 2011, aims to reduce UK carbon emissions by a quarter from 1990 levels. With the current policies in place, the UK is on target to reduce emissions by over a third by 2020 and with the introduction of new technologies this should increase to an 80% reduction by 2050. However, currently around half the UK’s carbon emissions result from heat related processes and ...


    By CNG Services Limited

  • Bioaugmentation In Sewer Network Reduces Sludge Production

    This article describes the effectiveness of bioaugmentation in the sewer network as a strategy to reduce sludge production. Sludge is an obvious by-product generated from the physical, chemical and biological treatment processes of a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) as shown in Figure 1. Sludge management, which includes treatment, hauling, and disposal, is one of the biggest burdens facing ...

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