background preloader


Facebook Twitter

Biomass Energy in Africa. In my previous blogs, I talked much about the benefits of renewable energy and its different forms, namely: geothermal, wind, community energy, and waste-to-energy.

Biomass Energy in Africa

Epilogue: Farmer takes the waste and odor out of hog manure. Biomass Rules, LLC. KiOR – Redefining Oil - Home. Biomass. Sugarcane plantation in Brazil (State of São Paulo).


Cane is used for biomass energy. A cogeneration plant in Metz, France. The station uses waste wood biomass as an energy source, and provides electricity and heat for 30,000 dwellings. Biomass is biological material derived from living, or recently living organisms. Dell-Point. How It Works - BioLite Stove. Click "Buy Now" to see user reviews and video Ships in 1-2 business days Order as part of the BioLite Bundle and receive $15 off your purchase.

How It Works - BioLite Stove

Forget the fuel. Charge your gadgets. Support a better world. The heat from the fire generates electricity via a thermoelectric generator to power a fan creating airflow for improved combustion. Mystery Ingredient Cleaning Earth's Atmosphere. June 4, 2009 Mother Nature has a previously unknown cleaning agent that scrubs away toxic air pollution, scientists have discovered.

Mystery Ingredient Cleaning Earth's Atmosphere

What's more, the existence of the still mysterious substance has shaken up decades-long assumptions about our atmosphere's self-cleaning process. Many studies have shown that trace gases and pollutants in the lowest level of our atmosphere break down naturally, thanks to molecules called hydroxyl (OH) radicals. But the breakdown spews out ozone, itself a toxic pollutant and a greenhouse gas. (Get global warming facts.) Not so in China's heavily polluted Pearl River Delta, where experts were stumped to find lots of OH radicals but relatively small amounts of resulting ozone. (Related: "China's Olympic Pollution Efforts Paid Off, Expert Says. ") Global Advantage Highly reactive OH radicals are continually recycled in the atmosphere through reactions with water vapor and nitric oxide, both naturally present in the air.

Piña Colada Cupcakes. Pineapple and coconut top these light pineapple cupcakes, what a perfect Spring dessert!

Piña Colada Cupcakes

For the coconut lover out there, these are super easy, low fat, moist and delicious! A variation of my pineapple bliss cupcakes, using a box of yellow cake mix and a can of crushed pineapple; no eggs, no oil or butter needed!! This is great for lazy bakers like me, takes less than 10 minutes to prep! You can make the cupcakes a day ahead and the topping as well which should be stored in the refrigerator. Once you top them with the frosting they should be eaten within a few hours. Biofuels_compare.gif (GIF Image, 828x491 pixels) Scharlemann_et_al_2008.pdf (application/pdf Object)

The Carbon Footprint of Biofuels: Can We Shrink It Down to Size in Time? Environmental Health Perspectives National Institute of Environmental Health Science Under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), signed into law as part of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, the United States will be producing 36 billion gallons of renewable fuels annually in 2022, with 15 billion of that to come from corn ethanol by 2015.

The Carbon Footprint of Biofuels: Can We Shrink It Down to Size in Time?

The ethanol conversion plant business is booming. According to the Renewable Fuels Association, a trade group, as of one year ago 114 plants in 19 states had an annual capacity of 5.6 billion gallons per year, and 80 plants—enough to double current capacity—were under construction. All three presidential candidates jumped on the ethanol bandwagon long ago, with Hillary Clinton calling for 60 billion gallons by 2030 at a campaign stop last November (all three have since back-pedaled in the face of concerns about the impact of corn ethanol on food supplies).


Algae. Virent Energy Systems, Inc. Welcome to the IEA Bioenergy Task 38 Website. Biomass Rules, LLC. Aebiom - European Biomass Association. EUBIA - European Biomass Industry Association: Home. Biomass Energy Crop & Biomass Power Working Group. Biomass Power and Thermal. This site exists to help people develop better stoves for cooking with biomass fuels in developing regions. U.S. DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Home Page.

IEA Bioenergy: An international Collaboration in Bioenergy. IEA BioEnergy Agreement Task 33: Thermal Gasification of Biomass (home) Gasification. Gasification is a process that converts organic or fossil based carbonaceous materials into carbon monoxide, hydrogen and carbon dioxide.


This is achieved by reacting the material at high temperatures (>700 °C), without combustion, with a controlled amount of oxygen and/or steam. The resulting gas mixture is called syngas (from synthesis gas or synthetic gas) or producer gas and is itself a fuel. The power derived from gasification and combustion of the resultant gas is considered to be a source of renewable energy if the gasified compounds were obtained from biomass.[1][2][3][4] The advantage of gasification is that using the syngas is potentially more efficient than direct combustion of the original fuel because it can be combusted at higher temperatures or even in fuel cells, so that the thermodynamic upper limit to the efficiency defined by Carnot's rule is higher or not applicable.

History[edit] [edit] In a gasifier, the carbonaceous material undergoes several different processes: Bioenergy News, Bioenergy Articles, Bioenergy Photos. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Home Page. UW Biotechnology Center. HomePage : HEDON Household Energy Network. Biopact. Bixby Energy.