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  • Fossil Fuel Development in the Arctic is a Bad Investment

    By Emily E. Adams Even master chess players can miss a great move when they have been primed to look for a different one. To explore this phenomenon, researchers tracked master chess players’ eye movements when given chessboards with different layouts. With the first board, players could reach checkmate using a familiar move. When given the second chessboard, the players' eyes kept looking ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Fossil Fuel Subsidies Hamper Pathway to Inclusive Green Economy, Experts Say

    Fossil fuel subsidies are contributing to fiscal instability and undermining governments' efforts to combat serious economic and environmental challenges, such as climate change, and the transition to an inclusive green economy, according to experts. "Reforming Fossil Fuel Subsidies for an Inclusive Green Economy" is the theme of the two-day event co-organized by UNEP, IMF, GIZ and the ...

  • President Requests $842.1 Million for Fossil Energy Programs

    President Obama’s FY 2016 budget seeks $842.1 million for the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) to advance technologies related to the reliable, efficient, affordable and environmentally sound use of fossil fuels, implement ongoing federal responsibilities at the Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale Reserves, and manage the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, Northeast Gasoline Supply Reserve and Northeast ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • President Requests $711.0 Million for Fossil Energy Programs

    President Obama’s FY 2015 budget seeks $711.0 million for the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) to advance technologies related to the reliable, efficient, affordable and environmentally sound use of fossil fuels as well as manage the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and Northeast Home Heating oil Reserve to provide strategic and economic security against disruptions in U.S. oil supplies. The request ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Frost & Sullivan: Next-Generation Biofuels Set to Displace Fossil Fuels in the Transportation Sector

    The development of second-generation biofuels, which are derived from cellulosic materials and third-generation biofuels developed from algae, has gained traction during the last few years. This is mainly due to strong governmental subsidies and funding programs in Europe and the United States. Second-generation biofuels will soon be available on a commercial scale. Third-generation biofuels ...


  • Pyrolysis Oil from Biomass Could Be Early Alternative to Fossil Oil in Transition to Society Fuelled by Renewables

    Pyrolysis of biomass—thermochemical decomposition of wood or organic waste at elevated temperatures and with minimal presence of oxygen—could be an "interesting" option in a transition to replacing today's fossil oil with renewable alternatives, according to a Bio4Energy expert on the thermal conversion of biomass to fuels and chemicals. Thus far, ...


    By Bio4Energy

  • PowerCell develops fuel cell system for Kalmar Cargotec

    The leading fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden AB (publ) has reached an agreement with Kalmar Cargotec Sweden AB on developing a fuel cell system for Kalmar Cargotec’s future electric forklift truck. This will help the end consumer, SSAB, to diminish carbon dioxide emissions at the site. The system will be developed and ...


    By PowerCell Sweden AB

  • SolarWorld Solar Panels Power First Net-Zero-Energy, Zero-Combustion Home in Southern California

    The owners of the “Green Idea House” – Southern California’s first net-zero-energy, zero-combustion home – will host a public dedication ceremony at the Hermosa Beach residence on April 6. The home is a cornerstone case study for Southern California Edison’s Net Zero Energy Initiative, the utility’s program for implementing California Public Utility ...


    By SolarWorld AG

  • Neste Oil and Lufthansa satisfied with results of renewable aviation fuel trial

    Neste Oil CorporationPress release15 March 2012 at 2 pm (EET) Neste Oil and Lufthansa satisfied with results of renewable aviation fuel trial Neste Oil and Lufthansa tested Neste Oil's NExBTL renewable aviation fuel on a total of 1,187 flights between Frankfurt and Hamburg last year and ...


    By Neste

  • New Market Research Reveals What Production and Use of Solar Fuels Could Look Like

    The sun delivers more energy to the earth in one hour than civilization currently uses from fossil fuels, nuclear power and all renewable energy sources combined in a year. This solar energy can be captured and stored directly in the chemical bonds of a material, or fuel, and then used when needed. These chemical fuels, in which ...

  • AMETEK LAND Bioenergy Insight - It`s getting hot in here

    Derek Stuart and Richard Gagg, Global Product Managers at AMETEK Land, look at how bioenergy companies can minimise the risks of spontaneous heating and spontaneous combustion through effective temperature and gas measurements.  Bioenergy Insight, September/October 2016 It's getting hot in ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • A global window for Petrokraft

    World Bioenergy 2008 was a key platform for the launch of Petrokraft’s biofuel system PETRO Compact Ecoflame System, or PCES. One important use of the system is to convert industrial oil furnaces to biofuel. Now the Swedish company, which is a leader in the field of combustion and control engineering, is hoping to strengthen its international focus at World Bioenergy 2010. “The trade fair is an ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Sustainable energy roadmaps chart course to healthier economies and societies

    By embracing an integrated mix of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and grid technologies, countries can put their energy systems on a more sustainable path while developing economically, according to a new report from the Worldwatch Institute. The report, Sustainable Energy Roadmaps: Guiding the Global Shift to Domestic Renewables, lays out an innovative, targeted approach that details how ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Calculating carbon payback times for biofuels

    Biofuels can only contribute to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions if crop production does not lead to further deforestation in tropical regions. New research introduces the concept of ecosystem carbon payback time (ECPT), which can be used to help identify the best means of expanding biofuel production worldwide, without causing unacceptable levels of carbon emissions from crop production. ...

  • Science article on GHG accounting misses the mark on biofuels

    Biofuels produced from biomass feedstocks (i.e. plant matter) are, by definition, carbon neutral because carbon dioxide tailpipe emissions from the combustion of biofuels are readily absorbed by growing plants. As such, the tailpipe emissions resulting from the use of a gallon of ethanol produced from corn grown on U.S. farmland are negated by the growing of the corn itself. Yet, in a newly ...

  • EISENMANN hosts biomass boiler workshops

    (CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill.) September 3, 2008 – EISENMANN Corporation, together with Hurst Boiler and Process Barron has assembled a series of workshops to help owners and operators further understand their options for biomass powered systems.Each workshop will consist of a one-day executive course intended for energy developers, engineering consultants and end-users of biomass boiler systems. The ...


  • 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

  • Bioelectricity generation technologies: actual vs. perceived impacts

    A recent study reviewed the lifetime environmental, social and economic impacts of 25 bioelectricity technologies. The technologies included gasification, combustion, pyrolysis and co-combustion technologies. Stakeholders were also questioned about their preferences. On 17th December 2008, the EU agreed that 20 per cent of its final energy consumption should be derived from renewable sources by ...

  • Biofuel gasification in unique CHP plant

    IQR Systems has developed a biofuel gasifier for 2-25 MWth production. The gasifier can be implemented in full scale CHP plants and the construction of plant number two is now up and running. The gasification unit that now is being built is going to use various kinds of biomass fuels - with a moisture contents of up to 60%. A similar 14 MW gasification unit is since 2008 ...


    By IQR Systems AB

  • How does the SIE-CAT Wave Energy Accumulator technology influence the environment?

    Most directly, by ushering in the Hydrogen economy, we can gradually replace all fossil fuel use, and thereby reduce our Green House Gas (GHG) emissions. The internal combustion engine would be replaced with fuel cells and electric drives. The massive coal fired generating stations would be replaced with distributed generation utilizing fuel cells. Judicious deployment of this technology as ...


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