Rice Starks to Electricity

Biomass, renewables, climate change, electricity, Pelletizer, Curacao, Caribbean, green power, rice, greenhouse gas

If you notice that a Pelletizer can press 24/7, the value of the biomass is 21,000 euro (>23,000 USD) a week!

The gap between electricity supply and demand in Curaçao is increasing. Still the Island is relying on imported electricity, diesel and other fossil fuels.

Mr. Doerga (Alesie) has been a trader in rice on the Island for years. He recognized the possibilities of rice residues for biomass power generation and electricity.  Read More

Tool calculates amount of renewables from biomass

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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

Gas from Algae, Pros & Cons

 

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This German building has a “bio-adaptive” facade that is claimed to be a first for using algae within its glass louvers in order to generate energy, and provide shade, to a working building.

Researchers think algae might be part of the answer to slowing greenhouse gas emissions at power plants, and ultimately climate change.

Not only for cars, algae can also heath buildings like this German Office

To create the algae façade, the building is covered in bio-reactive “louvers” that enclose the algae. Additionally, the bio-reactors trap the heat energy created by the algae, which can then be harvested and used to power the building.

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Biomass Power, Pros & Cons

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What all biomass sources have in common: The reduce CO2

There is a wide range of biomass potentially suitable for energy use. However most types of conversion equipment works effectively with a very few types and forms of biomass fuel. Biomass could reach 60% of our total global renewable energy use by 2030!

Although organic wastes, residues and co-products from a range of processes and industries can potentially be used as biomass feedstock, the two groups primarily responsible for producing biomass fuels are forest industries and agriculture including algae.

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First Bio-Generator Plant in The Netherlands

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Bio-Generator Plant in The Netherlands

Marshall Energy starts a plant in Eindhoven, The Netherlands producing it’s highly efficient Bio-Generators for the world. 

This plant will be capable of producing 84,000 Mobile Power Stations, each year when it is fully operational. During the first period Marshall will produce the M4P2.

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Burlington (USA) 100% renewable energy

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The milestone was reached when the city rounded out its existing portfolio of wind, water, and biomass energy by purchasing the Winooski One hydroelectric dam

Burlington (Vermont) is the first city to use 100% renewables for all electricity cities household’s need.

PBS NewsHour’s William Brangham reported on the implications for Vermont’s green movement.

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Isn’t BioMass Sustainable For Renewable Energy?

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Encourage biomass is used as raw material for high-quality materials. Only burn remnants which can’t be used elsewere

3 scientists criticize the ecological benefits of bio-mass in the energy production. Bio-fuels doesn’t decrease Greenhouse gas emissions.

This is the conclusion in the vision document ‘Biofuel and wood as energy sources‘ (in Dutch) published today at the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW). Read More

Energy from Biomass Promising?

Irena report renewable energy to 2030

A new Irena report, examines the biomass potential in world regions and with different technologies for rapid and sustainable scale-up

Biomass Could Reach 60% of Total Global Renewable Energy Use by 2030.

Sustainable biomass can reduce global CO2 emissions, new IRENA report tell us.

For example: Algae-based biofuel absorbs carbon dioxide as it grows. This biomass energy source wastes CO2 and the wastewater can be used as nutrients. Algae give higher energy per-acre than other bio-fuels and can be grown on land unsuitable for other types of agriculture. Let’s have a look at the potentials of Biomass Power.

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China Targets 70 Gigawatts of Solar Power to Cut Coal Reliance

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China sets goals for new energy resources up to 2017

China speeds up solar power development, targeting a more than tripling of installed capacity to 70 gigawatts by 2017 to cut its reliance on coal.The goal would be double a previous target set for 2015, according to a statement posted today on the National Development and Reform Commission’s website. China also plans to have 150 gigawatts of installed wind power capacity by 2017, 11 gigawatts of biomass power and 330 gigawatts of hydro power. Read More