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  • Special Issue of Waste Management journal on “Biowaste to Fuel”

    A Special Issue of Waste Management journal on “Biowaste to Fuel” will shortly be launched, based on a set of selected papers from the Venice Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste. The following topics will be dealt with: Bio-Waste characterisations for energy production purposes (material composition analysis and chemical characteristics, temporal variability and potential ...


    By EuroWaste Srl

  • Biomass Gasifier Fuels Electricity Generation, Sells Renewable Power to Grid

    ZeroPoint Clean Tech, Inc. (ZeroPoint) today announced the completion of phase one of the field commissioning of its ZeroPoint Renewable CHP Solution™ at a project site in Schwarze Pumpe, Germany. The field commissioning included operation of a reciprocating gas engine fueled by synthesis gas and synchronization of the generator with the local distribution grid, securing a ...


    By ZeroPoint Clean Tech, Inc.

  • Pyrolysis plant TDP-2-200 at the international oil and gas exhibition MIOGE-2015

    TDP-2-200 is the solution for critical waste management in oil and gas industry. It processes drilling waste and oil sludge and converts them into valuable substances: boiler fuel, gas and high quality biochar. The final products of pyrolysis process are not only excellent substitute for fossil fuels but as commodity yielding significant value in green ...


    By IPEC

  • Wales builds `unique` biomass plant

    Wales is to build its ‘first’ biochar facility, which will produce charcoal from dry organic waste. Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) is to purchase a purpose built plant after the Welsh Assembly Government’ s Academic Expertise for Business programme (A4B) provided it with £180,000. Biochar, produced by burning biomass through pyrolysis, ...

  • EPA awards $30,000 to Arizona State University sustainable design teams

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded a total of $30,000 in grants to two student teams Arizona State University to design a new, less expensive solar energy prototype and the development of gasification and biochar retort technologies, a more sustainable approach to agricultural waste. Both projects are part of EPA’s People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) program. ...

  • ZeroPoint Clean Tech Powers European Grid Produces Carbon-Negative Heat and Power

     ZeroPoint Clean Tech, Inc. (ZeroPoint) today announced that its biomass gasification solution produced carbon negative heat and power for the last half-month of its 2011 operations in Germany. The carbon negative process utilizes biomass to create renewable gas and yields biochar as a co-product. Biochar is a highly stable form of sequestered carbon with multiple ...


    By ZeroPoint Clean Tech, Inc.

  • ZeroPoint Clean Tech, Inc. Announces Solution That Extends Life of Landfill Gas Energy Projects

    ZeroPoint Clean Tech, Inc. announced an initiative to extend the life of landfill gas energy projects. Biomass gasification can extend the life and value of these energy-producing assets through on-site production of gas for existing gas engines and transmission grid connections. The ZeroPoint Renewable CHP Solution produces synthesis gas that is suitable for blending with landfill gas to operate ...


    By ZeroPoint Clean Tech, Inc.

  • New Waste-To-Energy Facility Will Provide Multiple Benefits for East Tennessee

    Sevier Solid Waste in Pigeon Forge, TN, has engaged PHG Energy (PHGE) to build a new biomass gasification plant capable of cleanly converting more than 30 tons of composted material daily into thermal energy while producing a valuable high-carbon biochar. “This new installation will help us reduce the amount of compost we need to transport by converting it into a biochar material, creating ...


    By PHG Energy, LLC

  • Four fast-action strategies to tackle abrupt climate change

    A new study has assessed the potential of several 'fast-action' climate change mitigation strategies. Key options are reducing use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), reducing emissions of black carbon and ozone-forming pollutants, and sequestering carbon through afforestation and biochar production. Research has indicated that current emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) have committed the planet to ...

  • Sustainable corn production supports advanced biofuel feedstocks

    Researchers worldwide are trying to economically convert cellulosic biomass such as corn stover into 'cellulosic ethanol.' But Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have found that it might be more cost-effective, energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable to use corn stover for generating an energy-rich oil called bio-oil and for making biochar to enrich soils and sequester ...

  • Winning the Prize, Saving the Planet – Winner of the 2011 ConocoPhillips Energy Prize Announced

    The 2011 ConocoPhillips Energy Prize, a joint initiative between ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) and Penn State, concluded today with its fourth annual mission to provoke and catalyze the 21st century energy revolution by awarding this year’s prize to Ben Glass and Adam Rein for their innovation, “Aerostat Platform for Rapid Deployment Airborne Wind ...


    By ConocoPhillips

  • A `black magic` CO2 fix

    Biochar is made by heating woody waste at high temperatures without oxygen, a process that also produces biogas and usable ‘bio-oil’, renewable energy sources. The stable black carbon-rich solid left after these are captured can remain in soil for up to 5000 years. Used in agriculture, it could increase crop production and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and nitrous ...

  • Waste-to-energy revolution boosted by biobattery idea

    Competition to make bio-fuels out of waste products that would otherwise have to be dumped is creating a fast-growing, worldwide industry. And a German research organisation now believes it has perfected a system called a “biobattery” for turning a vast range of waste ...


    By Climate News Network

  • EPA Recognizes Students for Sustainable Environmental Solutions

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that seven university and college teams received the coveted P3 Award for their innovative solutions to some of today’s toughest public health and environmental challenges. EPA’s People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) award competition was held at the 9th Annual National Sustainable Design Expo. Each award winning team ...

  • Lebanon Waste-to-Energy Plant Called Model for Partnerships

    “This facility is going to be a model for waste-to-energy partnerships,” Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead said last week, “as well as the first stage in moving our city completely away from dumping waste into landfills.” His remarks were part of a groundbreaking ceremony that kicked off construction of a new gasification plant at the city’s waste water ...


    By PHG Energy, LLC

  • USDA Guarantees $91 Million Investment in Innovative Louisiana Biofuel Plant

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a $91 million loan guarantee to help finance an innovative advanced biofuel plant in Rapides Parish, Louisiana. "This partnership is the latest example of the Obama Administration's continuing support for innovative, home-grown energy sources," Vilsack said. "USDA's support for renewable energy projects like this helps create jobs in rural areas, ...

  • Envirotherm And ZeroPoint Clean Tech To Build New Biomass Power Plants

     Envirotherm, an Allied Technologies company, and ZeroPoint Clean Tech, the world's leading biomass gasification technology company, have announced they will join forces to build turn-key, biomass power plants. These combined heat and power (CHP) plants are the first standardized biomass gasification plants in the global renewable energy market to be fully EPC delivered with performance ...


    By ZeroPoint Clean Tech, Inc.

  • Sustainable Waste-To-Energy Facility Approved for Construction in Tennessee

    PHG Energy (PHGE) and the city of Lebanon, Tennessee, have signed a contract that will provide an environmentally sustainable method of waste disposal and produce green power in the process. The waste-to-energy technology, which will go on line early next year, is a downdraft gasification plant that will cleanly convert up to 64 tons per day of blended waste wood, scrap tires and sewer sludge ...


    By PHG Energy, LLC

  • Cutting emissions is ‘perfect option’

    There is no alternative. To limit global warming and contain climate change, societies have no real option but to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, according to new research. There might be additional useful steps that nations could take, but nothing will be as effective as simply not burning fossil fuels. Daniela Cusack, a geographer at the University of California Los ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • UMass Lowell Student Team Recognized by EPA for Sustainable Environmental Solutions

    A Massachusetts college was among seven university and college teams nationwide that received an award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for innovative solutions to some of today’s toughest public health and environmental challenges. The University of Massachusetts Lowell will receive up to $90,000 as a winner of EPA’s People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) award. The ...

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