Monday, May 16, 2011

UK: First carbon neutral beer producer leads the way on biogas

Tuesday, 19 April 2011 Toby Price
Renewable Energy Magazine

Not content with producing the UK’s first carbon neutral beer, Adnams brewery in Suffolk on the southeast of England has entered into partnership with Bio Group to develop a ground-breaking anaerobic digestion (AD) plant; the first in the UK to use brewery and local food waste to produce renewable gas for injection into the national gas grid as well as providing gas for use as a vehicle fuel.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

"Addressing Climate Change for Sustainable Development through Up-Scaling Renewable Energy Technologies"

3rd International Conference on
"Addressing Climate Change for Sustainable Development through Up-Scaling Renewable Energy Technologies"
12-14 October 2011
Kathmandu, Nepal

Click here to go to conference webpage.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

CO2 as renewable energy storage vessel ::

Research from Det Norske Veritas (DNV) shows that CO2 could be used, amongst other things, as storage for renewable energy.

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Food Security in Biofuel Certification :: The

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations is currently developing a set of detailed criteria, indicators, good practices and policy options on sustainable bioenergy production that also helps in rural development and ensures food security, writes TheBioenergySite Editor in Chief Chris Harris.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Global renewable energy vision for 2050 ::

The Energy Report, published by Ecofys and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), claims that 95% of all energy could be renewable by 2050 using existing technologies and applying stringent sustainability criteria.

Only certain manufacturing processes, such as steel and cement, cannot yet be substituted by renewable fuels, according to the report.

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Why India Will be a Leader in CSP.

Over the last couple of years, there has been very little talk of India becoming one of the biggest markets for concentrating solar power (CSP). Today, however, many factors are coming together which show me that the country will start to lead the industry.

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Big List: 2010's Biggest Renewable Energy Projects.

Renewable energy development continued at a good pace this year, with record-breaking projects announced almost as often as once per week. The editors of the renewable energy world network put our heads together to compile a list of the biggest renewable energy projects installed or completed this year as our year-end wrap-up report.

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

China Adding 500 Gigawatts of Renewable Powers by 2020!

On the same day that Senate Republicans filibustered a vote for renewable energy in the USA, by contrast – China has just published an astoundingly ambitious and exciting renewable energy plan for the next ten years.
China’s plan is to get a total of 500 Gigawatts of renewable energy on the grid by 2020. It explodes wind power from a mere 25 GW on the grid now, to a staggering 150 GW, a six-fold increase on the previous already ambitious plan.

Liquid fuels would get a boost. The plan would grow ethanol production from 2 million tons to 10 million tons, to expand biodiesel from 0.05 million tons to 2 million tons, biomass pellets for heating, from under a million tons to 50 million tons, and biogas and biomass gasification from 8 billion cubic meters to 44 billion cubic meters.

China is already the world leader in solar thermal hot water heaters for rooftops. The solar hot water goal is to have 300 million square meters of solar hot water collectors, up from 100 million in 2006.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Tidal power: an update.

Compared to wind and solar, tidal power is still regarded as a renewable energy technology that remains unviable on a large scale. But throw together climate change, political will in the UK and the US, entrepreneurial enthusiasm and academic research - with some significant investment - and a new mood of optimism is starting to pervade the sector.

Tidal current power, sometimes called tidal stream power, is the process of converting the kinetic energy of the tide – whether in tidal rivers (think London's Thames or New York's East River), streams or ocean waters, into useable power in the form of electricity.

The process typically involves an underwater turbine, and a plethora of devices are being developed – some in rivers or streams and others offshore. While a few technologies are past the testing stage and now feeding the grid, no company in the world has actually reached the commercial stage, delivering “proven technology”.

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