biogas-to-grid Articles

  • Microturbines, Gas Engines Link Biogas to the Grid

    OPPORTUNITIES to produce electricity from methane are being improved continuously as manufacturers introduce new and upgraded equipment to address market needs and varying characteristics of raw biogas. In the renewable energy from organics recycling arena, the two primary types of electricity generation equipment are microturbines and reciprocating gas engines. This article provides a brief ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Biogas in Asia

    The development of biogas production and monitoring has had many twists and turns, from its early days in Germany to the heady days of support through the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).   The fall in the price of carbon credits, which rewarded reduction in emissions of methane (CH4) - a potent greenhouse gas - and use of methane from waste as renewable energy, has hit Asia ...

  • Smart Grids – The Governmental Approach

    Scott Blake Harris is the General Council for the US Department of Energy, and has recently spoken out at the NGU US summit (hosted by GDS International).   He was nominated in the position by President Barack Obama in March 2009, and was confirmed by the United States Senate in May 2009.  He focused his address on the $4 billion investment into smart grids and renewables across ...


    By GDS International

  • The smart money is on smart grids

    In Asia, the utilities industry is growing at an incredible rate. Investments globally in the sector have lead to more available jobs, predicting the return to pre-recession levels of employment by Q1 2010. However, with such substantial growth comes opportunities which have to be managed correctly to sustain long-term development. With the world’s investors looking at Asia to see how such a ...


  • Smart Grid needs a Facebook

    We think we know how smart grid technology will change the utility industry. But do we really? Take a look at this documentary made in 1969. It’s a view of how the world perceived the coming Internet (It’s also a pretty amusing look at how sexist our society still was at that point.)  ...

  • Wanted: GOLD for smart grid

    As John McDonald tells it, smart grid needs GOLD. And he’s not talking money. GOLD stands for Graduates of the Last Decade, the technology savvy, risk-taking engineers and technicians who may be among the greatest benefactors of the new smart grid movement. While most recent college graduates face dismal employment prospects, for the GOLD kids, the job ...

  • Smarter grids, appliances, and consumers

    More and more utilities are beginning to realize that building large power plants just to handle peak daily and seasonal demand is a very costly way of managing an electricity system. Existing electricity grids are typically a patchwork of local grids that are simultaneously inefficient, wasteful, and dysfunctional in that they often are unable, for example, to move electricity surpluses to areas ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • The Grid vs. Rooftop Solar

    The development of solar micro-grids and mini-grids in the remotest parts of Australia seems to be a rational step in the right direction economically. However, network operators all over the world are still in doubt when it comes to the vast population in urban areas adopting similar methods. The question lies with the homeowner choosing to buy the necessary power generating equipment ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • From the biogas to vehicle fuel

    The biogas consists mainly of methane and carbon dioxide. Other components can be water and sulphur, mainlyhydrogen sulphide. To be able to use the biogas as vehicle fuel or to distribute it in natural gas grids the gas has to becleaned and upgraded. The biogas is upgraded by removing carbon dioxide to raise the calorific value and create a gaswith constant quality. One of the techniques to ...


    By Energy & Waste S.l

  • ERigene 200m3 Biogas Storage

    French anaerobic digestion specialists ERigene are a turnkey supplier of complete AD systems, both biogas production and value-added usage. The ERibox system can comprise any number of modular AD units that are delivered to site. They are factory built hook-lift boxes and are connected together to run automatically, with the added peace of mind of remote monitoring. If more capacity is required, ...


    By Base Structures Ltd

  • Solution concepts for the production of biogas

    With its products that go to form part of biogas plants, it is not only a significant pioneering role that Hofstetter Umwelttechnik AG in Switzerland deserves. The company in Berne also adopts a leading position on the worldwide market for utilizing biogas. Hofstetter products – the socalled flares and compressor stations – are designed both for fermentation plants for biomass and for plants for ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Focus on Biogas Plants

    To meet the domestic fuel and bio-fertilizer needs, 3,680 biogas plants are planned to be set up in rural areas by June 2012, according to Pakistan Centre for Renewable Technologies. The Centre says that over 2,100 family-size biogas plants — against the target of 2,500 — have already been set up throughout the country. The programme, supported by NGOs, farmers’ bodies and the ...


    By Himark bioGas Inc

  • Biogas plants in Bulgaria

    Interview with Hristo Panayotov, manager of Belfrie. The company is a supplier of modern equipment for industrial and agricultural installations for the extraction, purification, storage and utilization of biogas, landfill gas and other combustible gases. Belfrie is the official representative of Austrian manufacturers Tecon textile constructions GmbH and Ennox biogas technology GmbH as well as ...


    By Via Expo Ltd.

  • The Benefits of Biogas Conditioning

    Abstract Anaerobic digestion is quickly becoming the choice technology for sewage sludge treatment at wastewater treatment plants, as the methane rich biogas produced is a valuable resource which can be used to generate electricity. In the oxygen restricted environment, a natural by-product of the anaerobic process is hydrogen sulfide, a harmful contaminant. Also present in the biogas are ...


    By Biorem Technologies Inc.

  • Smart Grid: The game

    In his best seller “Outliers,” Malcolm Gladwell shows that it is not equipment failure or storms that typically cause planes to crash, but wrong decision-making. Much the same can be said for the power grid crash that took down a large swath of the Northeast in August 2003. The emerging smart grid is supposed to make our power system more reliable. The bad news is that it also will add complexity ...

  • Grid integration of renewables in Egypt

    Integration of large Amounts of Renewable Electricity in the Egyptian Energy Grid - Capacity Building for Management and Engineer-Technical Level (Egypt-RE-Grid). The electricity sector of the Arab Republic of Egypt produces large amounts of electricity through thermal and hydroelectric power stations. Egypt has diminishing proven oil reserves and declining production. Natural gas production is ...

  • Googlifying the electric grid

    If you showed Alexander Graham Bell cell phone towers, he’d be stumped. But if you let Thomas Edison tinker with our electricity grid, he’d know just what to do — not because of his genius, but because electric transmission has changed little since Edison’s day. Telephone technology advanced; electricity did not. So says the Department of Energy. ...

  • The Economics of Grid defection

    Distributed electricity generation, especially solar PV, is rapidly spreading and getting much cheaper. Distributed electricity storage is doing the same, thanks largely to mass production of batteries for electric vehicles. Solar power is already starting to erode some utilities' sales and revenues. But what happens when solar and batteries join forces? Together they can make the electric grid ...


    By HOMER Energy LLC

  • Where To Find Money In Biogas

    On the surface, wastewater treatment operations don’t appear to be handling precious material. But these facilities are actually processing a great deal of value every day. Sludge, a byproduct of wastewater treatment, turns out to be an entity worth cherishing. “Depending on treated sludge quality, the final product can be land applied, landfilled, incinerated, or composed,” ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • Energy from biogas

    From an ecological and economical perspective, biogas is an important source of energy. The fossil resources are limited, and they impose a high burden on the environment. A resourceconserving alternative made from biomass poses a different scenario. The raw material is renewable, and conversion only releases as much CO2 as was previously contained by the source material. With the technological ...


    By Triangle Ltd

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