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  • Monitoring at biomass plants should be `future proof`

    The recent rise in approvals for the construction of renewable energy plants burning biomass has highlighted the need for specified monitoring equipment to be both cost-effective and flexible. Quantitech Director Dominic Duggan explains: “Whilst biomass power represents an important part of the Government’s strategy to produce energy from renewable sources and to reduce waste to landfill, a ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • Syngas Cleaning Station for Gas Analysis

    Remove TAR , Dust & Water vapour Transportable with 3 refillable bubbler Inlet from process Hi-Temperature probe Peltier cooler with 1 heat exchanger Internal Sample pump Gas sample out dry @ 5 ⁰C Max Flow sample out 300 Nl/h Low cost of ownership Cooler maintenance free Universal uses in sampling gas ...

  • BMH Enviro’s waste crusher produces RDF with 70% biomass content

    BMH Enviro’s Tyrannosaurus® heavy-duty crushers convert waste into refuse-derived fuel (RDF) that is 70% biomass according to CEN 15747, a method that can determine the renewable content of most materials. Using RDF with high biomass content helps companies lower their greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories and obtain more carbon credits in cap-and-trade programs. Companies in ...


    By Beta Analytic Inc.

  • Future Bioeconomy Supported by More Than One Billion Tons of Biomass Potential

    Within 25 years, the United States could produce enough biomass to support a bioeconomy, including renewable aquatic and terrestrial biomass resources that could be used for energy and to develop products for economic, environmental, social, and national security benefits. The 2016 Billion-Ton Report, jointly released by the U.S. ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Federal court follows science in striking down EPA’s biomass emissions loophole

    A key federal court ruling today confirmed that Clean Air Act limits on carbon dioxide pollution apply to industrial facilities, including tree-burning power plants that burn biomass. The court vacated an exemption the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had carved out for “biogenic carbon dioxide.” The decision by a panel of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit in Center for ...

  • EPA to defer GHG permitting requirements for industries that use biomass/three-year deferral allows for further examination of scientific and technical issues associated with counting these emissions

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing its plan to defer, for three years, greenhouse gas (GHG) permitting requirements for carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from biomass-fired and other biogenic sources. The agency intends to use this time to seek further independent scientific analysis of this complex issue and then to develop a rulemaking on how these emissions should be ...

  • Marchwood Scientific new range of services for biodegradable waste

    Marchwood Scientific Services Ltd (MSSL) the independent Dioxin testing laboratory near Southampton has now extended its package of testing services for biodegradable wastes. The EU Landfill Directive and corresponding UK Landfill Regulations set targets designed to divert biodegradable municipal wastes (BMW) away from landfill. These targets state that by 2010, only 75% of the 1995 quantity of ...

  • Bioenergy helps cut greenhouse-gas emissions

    Branches, stalks, and manure are waste no longer; bioenergy is part of the solution to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. A study released by the Green Power Institute, the Renewable Energy Program of the Pacific Institute in Oakland, California, reports that converting forest residues, agricultural and urban biomass waste, and gases from manure and landfills into energy helps reduce our ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • CO2 capture has to be addressed now

    Capturing CO2 and sequestering it underground is an attractive longer term option for greenhouse gas reduction, but decisions regarding it cannot be postponed.  Many of the decisions which power plants are making today will impact their CO2 capture costs.  Therefore, capture has to be considered an urgent subject for analysis.  These are the conclusions reached by McIlvaine in its ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • 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

  • Chemical looping is step towards fuels with lower carbon impact

    A move towards fossil fuels with reduced CO2 emissions is an integral part of the transition towards a sustainable energy future. Both the energy and transportation industries could benefit from liquid hydrocarbon fuels with a smaller carbon footprint, to help meet emissions targets. New research suggests that chemical looping technologies could be used to produce fuels with a lower impact, as a ...

  • Seasons influence microbial response to climate changes

    A warming climate and an increase in nitrogen to the soil from the atmosphere have demonstrated large effects on soil microbial activity and biomass. A new scientific study looks at these effects while taking into account seasonal variation. Their findings showed that warming and nitrogen increased microbial biomass, but the effects of nitrogen were only observed in the summer. This research ...

  • CH2M HILL named “Leader” in climate change consulting

    CH2M HILL, a global full-service engineering, procurement, construction, and operations firm, has been named one of the top leaders in climate change consulting in the United States, according to research from Verdantix, an independent research firm focused on climate change, carbon markets and business sustainability. The Verdantix Green Quadrant research project was a ground-breaking analysis ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Economic hardship in Greece has increased wood burning to keep warm in winter

    Air quality in the Greek city of Thessaloniki has worsened during the recent economic crisis, as residents burn more wood and other types of biomass to keep warm. A recent study has found a 30% increase in the concentration of fine particle (PM2.5) emissions associated with wood smoke from residential heating in 2012 and 2013, with implications for the health of local residents. ...

  • Making alternative fuels cheaper

    Original story at MIT News MIT chemical engineers have devised a cheaper way to synthesize a key biofuel component, which could make its industrial production much more cost-effective. The compound, known as gamma-valerolactone (GVL), is attractive because of its ...

  • Technology for gulf oil spill and gas shale fracing

    Two major sources of energy for the U.S. are dependent upon the solution of environmental problems. The McIlvaine Company has a created a free website with the latest technology to solve these problems. Over the last three weeks a series of recorded webinars have been conducted on both subjects. The full recordings of the discussions have been posted to the free site.  Here are some ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Capturing CO2 Emissions Needed to Meet Climate Targets

    Technologies that are discussed controversially today may be needed to keep the future risks and costs of climate change in check. Combining the production of energy from fossil fuels and biomass with capturing and storing the CO2 they emit (CCS) can be key to achieving current climate policy objectives such as limiting the rise of the global mean temperature to below 2 degrees Celsius. This is ...

  • Renewable heat incentive ignores air pollution health impacts warns EPUK

    The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), announced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) today, risks increasing air pollution in urban areas, warns leading charity Environmental Protection UK. The RHI scheme will offer households regular payments for installing eligible renewable heat systems, including biomass burners such as wood fired boilers. Biomass heating systems can release ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Grazing land has scope for biofuel surge

    Converting grazing land into fields to grow crops for biofuels could provide up to 30 per cent of the world’s energy needs, according to a report. The report says at least 500 million ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Tropic Forest Dataset Available on ArcGIS Online

    Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) is using Esri's ArcGIS Online to make its new carbon stock datasets available to scientists and environmental experts throughout the world. Decision makers will be able to easily access this data and use GIS to study tropical ...


    By Esri

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