Biomass power plants—in some cases, biorefineries—work much like a fossil fuel power plant. A plant-based product, such as wood scraps, trees, switchgrass, corn stover, hemp, sugarcane, corn, yard clippings or even garbage, is combusted to heat water into steam. That steam spins an electric turbine and electricity is created.
Six EU-countries have developed a calculation tool for suppliers of renewable energy from biomass.
The tool allows them to create an insight of the emission-savings if electricity and heat are conversed from biomass. Read More
Researchers think algae might be part of the answer to slowing greenhouse gas emissions at power plants, and ultimately climate change. Coal fire plants release gas into the air and now it’s being trapped and used to grow algae. Then the algae can be turned into other Jet Fuel and Car Diesel. Read More
Bluerise prototype energygrid for Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC)
Five green start-ups from the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, France and Vietnam will compete in the finale of the Green Challenge, an annual worldwide competition for green start-ups. September 11th finalists Diego Acevedo, Devin Malone, Arthur Kay, Pierre-Yves Cousteau and Trang Tran will present their ideas in Amsterdam. Read More