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  • Health & Environmental Effects of Biomass Burning Focus of Congress in Sweden

    An important aspect of providing methods and tools for conducting efficient and sustainable biorefinery—such as Bio4Energy does—is to keep the environmental and health impacts of biomass-based technologies in check. One such example is emissions from biomass combustion. To give a snapshot of the latest in that line of ...


    By Bio4Energy

  • Health & Environmental Effects of Biomass Burning Focus of Congress in Sweden

    An important aspect of providing methods and tools for conducting efficient and sustainable biorefinery—such as Bio4Energy does—is to keep the environmental and health impacts of biomass-based technologies in check. One such example is emissions from biomass combustion. To give a snapshot of the latest in that line of ...


    By Bio4Energy

  • World Biomass Report

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:   World Biomass Report ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Carbon Trust calls for massive switch to biomass heating

    Businesses and public sector organisations could benefit by switching from oil, gas and electric heating to biomass, according to Biomass Heating, A Practical Guide, published today by the Carbon Trust. Financial pressures and the coldest start to a winter in over 30 years make reducing heating bills a priority.  However, by working with biomass heating projects across the UK, the Carbon ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Iberdrola Renewables Starts Biomass Energy Construction in Lakeview, Ore.

    Long-Awaited Lakeview Biomass Cogeneration Plant Expected to Bring Jobs, Improved Forest Health to Southern Oregon PORTLAND, Ore. - Iberdrola Renewables today announced the start of construction at its 26.8-megawatt Lakeview Biomass Cogeneration Plant in Lakeview, Ore. The Lakeview project is expected to finish construction and begin producing enough power for 18,000 typical homes by the ...


    By Iberdrola

  • Obey optimises bioenergy yield: A proven way of boosting the energy value of wooden biomass

    Since the global increase in energy use is showing few signs of slowing down, sustainable energy solutions have to be developed. For this reason, the energy of biomass has to be used more widely and more efficiently. In forests all over the world a huge amount of logging residue is left lying idle and the bioenergy unused. This could be changed by using Obey, a procedure for optimising bioenergy ...


    By Walki Group Oy

  • Metso-supplied world´s largest biomass gasification plant inaugurated in Finland

    Vaskiluodon Voima Oy has inaugurated the world's largest biomass gasification plant, which was supplied by Metso, in Vaasa, Finland. The plant was inaugurated by the Finnish Minister of Labour Lauri Ihalainen on March 11th. Vaskiluodon Voima's plant is ground-breaking in many ways, as this is the first time in the world that biomass gasification is being adopted on such a large scale for ...


    By Metso Corporation

  • Ohio Edison agrees to repower power plant with renewable biomass fuel agreement reducing 1.3m tons GHG a year

    Ohio Edison Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., has agreed in a consent decree to repower one of its coal-fired power plants using primarily renewable biomass fuels, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. In the agreement, filed in federal court in Columbus, Ohio and joined by the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, Ohio Edison will ...

  • Bank of America announces new $50 billion environmental business initiative

    Bank of America today announced a new 10-year, $50 billion environmental business goal to help address climate change, reduce demands on natural resources and advance lower-carbon economic solutions. The company also introduced significant new goals to reduce the environmental impact of its own operations. The new goal, effective Jan. 1, 2013, follows the anticipated completion of the ...

  • 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.

  • New technology turns straw into a top performing heating product

    One of the unwritten rules about family farming is that nothing is wasted. Old equipment is seldom thrown away and anything that can be adapted for another purpose is accordingly reused. Perhaps that is why farmers world-wide have been leaders in recycling, reusing and re-purposing agricultural wastes. For Barbara Pokrzywa, making use of agricultural waste on her family farm has special ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • ConocoPhillips, Enviva LP Partner to Develop Torrefied Wood Pellet Business

    Enviva LP ("Enviva"), a leading manufacturer of processed biomass fuel in the United States and Europe, today announced that it has partnered with ConocoPhillips, a prominent international oil and gas producer, to create a new company, ECo Biomass Technologies ("ECo Biomass"), which will bring torrefied biomass fuels to market. ECo Biomass, ...


    By Enviva Pellets, LLC

  • Coalition cuts announced

    Departmental cuts announced by the Chancellor George Osborne will see DEFRA (Environment, Food and Rural affairs) and DECC (Energy and Climate Change) loose 29% and 30% of their core funding respectively in real (inflation adjusted) terms. CLG (Communities and Local Government), will see core funding will fall by 51% in real terms. Part of the savings found at CLG will be devolved down to local ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Crop biofuels `create carbon debt` new study shows

    Two studies have shown that changes in land use to produce crop-based biofuels can actually result in more greenhouse-gas emissions than burning fossil fuels. The studies, both published in Science on the 8 February, estimate the impact of converting forests and grasslands into cropland for the production of biofuels. Both conclude that the resulting carbon emissions, released through ...

  • EU scientists confirm bio-energy accounting error

    A major carbon accounting flaw in EU legislation whereby biofuels used in transport and biomass used for power generation are counted as ‘zero emissions’ will have “immense” consequences for the environment. This is the key finding of a report published on Friday by the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency, a top EU advisory body (1) The report warns ...

  • EPA Tips to Help Reduce Health Concerns and Improve Efficiency When Using Wood Heaters

    With a very cold winter in full swing in New England, many people seek to reduce their heating costs by turning to wood as a cost-saving, renewable source of energy. However, both indoor and outdoor wood heaters may be inefficient and emit more pollutants into the air than heat sources that burn oil or natural gas. By following some wood-burning tips, people can help ensure that wood is burned ...

  • Get Green Racing welcomes Rentech, Inc. as a PR associate sponsor

    Get Green Racing announces a PR Associate Sponsorship with Rentech Inc. (NYSE AMEX:RTK), a nationally recognized leader in the development of clean energy technologies. Rentech, headquartered in Los Angeles, California, strives to deliver solutions to customers and licensees to effectively address national energy security issues, rising long-term demand for fuels and electric power and limited ...

  • Energy-from-Waste firm brings industry-leading Spanish eco boilers to UK

    Macclesfield-based Tidy Planet has partnered with Spanish energy generation specialists SUGIMAT to become the UK’s exclusive distributor of their industry-leading boilers. With 40 years’ experience, SUGIMAT is a company which is globally renowned for its commitment to innovation in the thermal and power generation arena. Their waste, biomass and cogeneration boilers create energy ...


    By Tidy Planet Limited

  • A renewable energy technology that gets no respect

    No Silicon Valley venture capitalist has invested in it. Government subsidies for it are skimpy, at best. It lacks clout in Washington. And it's been around forever. Yet it's by far the most popular form of renewable energy used at home, dwarfing the impact of rooftop solar panels and appealing not just to well-to-do greens but to poor people, African-Americans and, we'd bet, climate change ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • The hidden costs of energy production—US$120bn in 2005

    A report just released by the National Academies of Science estimates the “hidden” costs of energy production and use. These costs, which include human health effects, physical damages to buildings and other structures, and reduction in grain crop harvests caused by air pollution are not reflected in market prices of coal, oil, other energy sources, or the electricity and gasoline produced from ...

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