Bacteria from Siberian soda lake makes gas without CO2

Bacteria from Siberian soda lake makes gas without CO2

Sorokin at work in Siberia. ‘The white stuff is not snow – it is called trona, a mineral consisting from two forms of soda – NaHCO3 and Na2CO3.

Researchers from Delft and Moscow have discovered a new class of micro organisms in Siberian soda. These organisms grow in saturated soda and convert organic materials into methane gas.

Together with colleagues from US, UK, Germany and Spain, they have published their findings in Nature Microbiology. Read More

Wastewater is valuable

Biomass, waste water, value,

Valuable residuals are recovered from wastewater. Such as phosphorus and cellulose from wastewater and iron and calcium carbonate residuals from drinking water.

In several regions in Europe, waste water is recycled with renewable energy as a result.

Also valuable residuals are recovered, such as phosphorus and cellulose from wastewater and iron and calcium carbonate residuals from drinking water. 

This is done by using innovative concepts for (alternative) water supply, wastewater treatment and recovery of resources.  Read More

EU Report: costs and subsidies energy technology

Irena report renewable energy to 2030

A new report, “Global Bioenergy Supply and Demand Projections for the Year 2030,” examines the biomass potential in world regions and with different technologies for rapid and sustainable scale-up of this vital renewable energy resource

A presented report from the EU ‘Progress towards completing the Internal Energy Market‘ shows the total value of public interventions in energy in the EU were €122 billion.

It estimates on external costs across power generation technologies. Not all costs can be reflected in market prices.

Think of costs of environmental and health impacts and the costs of climate change. It puts the figure of external costs of the EU’s energy mix in 2012 at between €150 and 310 billion. Read More

Optimized BioMass Power Plants: The Revolution

With Citadel BioCat+ there is up to 17% less input  and the energy output almost doubles compared with conventional biomass power plants

With Citadel BioCat+ there is up to 17% less input and the energy output almost doubles compared with conventional biomass power plants

We are currently in a revolution. No revolution for power, but more of a – relatively speaking – sudden change of human tools, means and opportunities.

Scientists agree that we are currently in the tail of the latter. Especially visionaries and futurists dare to go further; we’re already in the next phase, or at least in the transition phase, where nanotechnology, network theory and biotechnology are major drivers. Read More

SimGas might spark the next revolution in the biogas sector. Worldwide.

SimGas BioGas

The SimGas “Shamba” comes in various volumes, from 2m³ upto 20m³

SimGas BV, a company from The Hague, The Netherlands, might spark the next revolution in the biogas sector. Worldwide.

For half of the prices of competing systems – by the way, that’s policy – SimGas’ biogas systems enable users to cook and light up their premises, and to fertilize their crops. But there is more.

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