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  • Wood gasification solution for Bio Energy Netherlands

    ZeroPoint is the selected EPC contractor for the first wood gasification installation of Bio Energy Netherlands, located in the port of Amsterdam and commissioned at the end of 2018. This commercial wood gasifier is the first of its kind in the Netherlands and uses the technology of the Zero-Point Clean Tech. A conscious choice was made for gasification instead of incineration, because 60-70% ...


    By ZeroPoint Clean Tech, Inc

  • Fuel Production

    In the processing of regenerative energy carriers like biofuel, wood, waste fraction with high heat value, or animal meal to synthetic gas, the carbon dioxide has to be removed. The gas is forwarded by a compressor to an absorption cell, where it flows up through a support medium aggregate. This aggregate is being sprayed from above with water that is conveyed by a ...

  • Capacity-hungry solar owners deploy tech to curb growing pains

    Fast-growing U.S. solar operators are using automated systems, centralized spare parts networks and advanced monitoring solutions to minimize labor and operations costs, company officials told the PV Operations USA conference. Rapid growth in solar installations and intense price competition is presenting new challenges for fleet operators. Utility-scale installations ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Vast Solar in talks with Australian mining groups for first CSP plant

    Modular CSP developer Vast Solar sees Australia's mining sector as the greatest deployment opportunity before wind and PV growth creates wholesale market openings, Craig Wood, CEO of Vast Solar, told New Energy Update. Vast Solar's quest to build Australia's first large-scale CSP plant could soon be boosted by new offtake contracts with the mining sector. The ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Invenergy equips solar services teams for 3 GW growth push

    Invenergy is developing in-house analytics to accelerate growth in solar services and predicts more complex roles and wider technology knowledge within maintenance teams, Brad Purtell, Director, Services Business Development at Invenergy, told New Energy Update. As U.S. solar costs fall and installations surge, developers are expanding operations and maintenance (O&M) ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Bifacial solar plants can generate 7% higher returns, US model shows

    Machine learning models predict returns for U.S. bifacial plants are 2.5% to 7% higher than mono-facial designs, depending on the region, Itai Suez, Senior Solar Project Engineering Manager at developer EDP Renewables (EDPR), told the PV Operations Dallas 2019 conference. The market for bifacial solar modules looks set to take off this year as developers seek new ways ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Zayed Sustainability Prize Oceania Finalist – Tension Woods College Case Study

    The Zayed Sustainability Prize is the UAE’s pioneering global award in sustainability recognising the achievements of those who are driving impactful, innovative and inspiring sustainability solutions across five distinct categories: Health, Food, Energy, Water and Global High Schools. A number of Australian and New Zealand schools have become Oceania finalists and winners in the ...

  • Scientists at UC Berkeley discover hidden clues that present key developments for bioproducts

    On March 11, 2019, scientists at the University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley) published a study on nature microbiology on the gut anatomical properties of the passalid beetle that helps it transform decaying wood into energy-rich materials. Passalid beetles’ digestive tracts contain ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Demand for Charcoal Briquettes in Kenya

    Demand for Charcoal Briquettes is from Different Fields in Kenya There are three main sources of energy in Kenya: wood fuel, petroleum and electricity accounting for 70 percent, 21 percent and 9 percent of total energy use respectively. But, the charcoal briquette made from the wastes such as sawdust, ...

  • Chile CSP pioneer signs PPA with Copec; Silicon storage to replace Aurora CSP project

    Cerro Dominador signs PPA with Copec energy group Cerro Dominador, Latin America's first CSP plant, has signed a five-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Chilean fuel distributor Copec, Cerro Dominador, a subsidiary of EIG Global Energy Partners, said December 11. Located on a 146-hectare site in the Atacama desert, the 110 MW Cerro Dominador plant will enter commercial ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Using ultrasonic heat meters - Case study

    Ultrasonic heat meters are compatible and regularly used in RHI supported commercial wood pellet heating systems that provide energy for heating and hot water. iCenta has supplied Gwres Glas, a Powys based company designing and installing renewable energy systems, with ultrasonic heat meters as part of its commercial ...


    By iCenta Controls Ltd

  • What Makes Biomass a Sustainable Energy Source?

    “Sustainability” is a major buzzword in the energy sector. In the face of climate change, national governments and global organizations like the United Nations continue to encourage the use of sustainable energy sources. In this blog, we’ll examine what makes biomass sustainable, specifically plant-derived biomass like wood pellets. Sustainable Resources: Wood ...


    By Uzelac Industries, Inc

  • Combustible Briquettes for All Your Camping Requirements

    Coal has been in use since historical times both to cook food and to produce energy. Coal briquettes are a great fuel source and are manufactured in specialized briquetting plants that offer different varieties of combustible briquettes. What Exactly Is A Briquette? Briquettes are an amazing source of combustible energy that ...


    By Jay Khodiyar Machine Tools

  • Policies That Sustains Investment, Innovation, and Cooperation Essential for Continued Supply of Energy - Tillerson

    Why Policy Matters When it comes to Energy Policy At the Sixth OPEC International Seminar, there seems to be a common theme among the supermajors on the importance of putting in place sound policy that Sustains Investment, Innovation, and Cooperation. From Rex W. Tillerson Chairman and CEO, Exxon Mobil Corporation speech He said, "Government has a special role to play because they ...

  • Case study - Renewable Fish & Chips Ltd Project

    Biomass Energy, Mawera FU-850 RIA-B Plant 850KW Heat 1200 tonnes of wood chip per year 2,500,000 KWHRS 900 Tonnes of Carbon Saving. Funded by Scottish Biomass Support Scheme. The project was to provide energy in the form of hot water provided originally by oil. The plant was finally opened on the 2nd of May 2008 by The Dr Bob McIntosh Forestry Commission and John Mathew MSP ...


    By Mawera (UK) Ltd

  • Biomass Briquettes: the Renewable Energy for the Tribals

    The tribals are actual owners of the land but post independence era and due to faulty land reforms they have lost a significant amount of land and the customary right to live in their own area. The renewable energy policy in India can give them a new leash of life. For years the tribals in India have dependent on the Nature for their living. It is well known fact that forest and natural ...


    By Jay Khodiyar Machine Tools

  • Power Africa—A Green Partnership

    Cape Town. June 2013: President Obama declared undertaking the project Power Africa—promising to reach power to double the number of people in sub-Saharan Africa. At least 70% of these people lack access to power. 600 million people in Africa live without electricity, using unhealthy forms of energy such as diesel and wood to run livelihood and small factories. This is frustrating because ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Case Study - Helmsley Open Air Pool

    Helmsley Open Air Pool is operated by a registered charity – the Feversham Memorial Trust – and opens from June to September each summer. The 1930s pool is 25m in length and 10m wide. The existing heating system comprised an oil boiler working in tandem with an electric heat exchanger. During the 2007 season the oil boiler broke down and was in need of replacement. To keep the pool ...


    By LandEnergy Limited

  • Optimisation of renewable forest fuel supply for more sustainable energy production of CHP plant in Finland

    In this study, a potential fuel procurement planning model to sustainable energy production problems is considered. In Finland peat is commonly used as a fuel of energy plants. However, it is recently considered as non-renewable fuel. Therefore, we tested the model using Finnish Government’s peat fuel tax policy decisions for sustainable energy production. However, due to the complex nature ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evaluating the energy and the carbon stored from tropical acacias: the first steps

    Because of their relevance as a source of energy as woodfuel, carbon storage capacity and their environmental characteristics in ecosystems, tropical leguminous trees are suitable for their management on plantations to produce biomass for energy or carbon sequestration for climate change mitigation. The main purpose of this paper is to present the results of a research project to develop a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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