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Monday, April 9, 2012

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Biomass A Strong Source Of Renewable Energy Since it is an organic material containing stored energy from the sun, biomass could provide a transition from fossil-fuel. A Bio-grass plantation: Burning of elephant grass leads to emission of less carbon than it is consumed meaning that it is a reliable, green and renewable. Photovoltaic panels and [...]

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Will Seaweed become The Future of Biofuel?

Sunday, March 25, 2012

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Will Seaweed become The Future of Biofuel?

There has been an unprecedented pursuit of cleaner and environmental friendly sources of energy by scientists as fossil-fuel need cleaner solutions. Large tracts of fertile farm land are being used to produce bio-ethanol used to fuel transportation vehicles. However, economists and ecologists have allayed fears that despite land-bound resources being renewable. It can cause some [...]

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Metso Supplying one of the World’s Largest Biomass Boilers to US Power Producer

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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Metso Supplying one of the World’s Largest Biomass Boilers to US Power Producer

Metso is a global technology corporation formed in 1999 for the supply of process industry machinery, power, paper, mineral resources, automation solutions and equipment. Their primary role as a service industry is to the processing of pulp and paper industry, acting as a power producer, retain a strong expertise in mining, construction, energy and environmental [...]

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Financial Crisis; Pressuring Being Imposed on Subsidies for Renewable Energy in Spain

Saturday, June 18, 2011

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Financial Crisis; Pressuring Being Imposed on Subsidies for Renewable Energy in Spain

Until a few days before Christmas, Spain’s solar industry had a dream. That dream was to be part of a generously funded plan – considered as the world’s best – to hugely increase the amount of solar energy generated in Spain. But then the government drastically cut back the funding and subsidies that the new [...]

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Solar Cells Are Better than Plants in harnessing Solar Energy: Enhanced Photosynthesis

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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Solar Cells Are Better than Plants in harnessing Solar Energy: Enhanced Photosynthesis

David Kramer at Michigan State University gave a statement in Science daily on May 12, 2011. He said that the new paper in science claims that during the harvesting process of sun’s energy, solar cells can kill plants. However, scientists argue that they can balance it. Plants are not as good as solar cells when [...]

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Bio-Fuel Can Be Increased In Brazil According to A Purdue Conference

Saturday, May 21, 2011

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Bio-Fuel Can Be Increased In Brazil According to A Purdue Conference

In South America’s largest country, Brazil, ethanol is something that is pervasively used. Since 1931, gasoline mixed with ethanol has been a compulsory practice. Nowadays, in Brazil, alone, more than 30 million cars are using ethanol, which has been generated from wood, sugar cane and waste biomass. At Perdue University, interesting facts concerning ethanol was [...]

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Biodiesel: How Is It produced?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

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Biodiesel: How Is It produced?

To be able to successfully produce biodiesel, transesterification is required. What, then, is this process called “Transesterification”? This is the method used for converting used oil into biodiesel with the use of methanol (a type of alcohol) reacting to triglyceride oils found in greases and fats, producing formation of fatty acid alkyl esters (biodiesel) and [...]

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A survey on Canadian canola/soy growers’ standpoint on biodiesel

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

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A survey on Canadian canola/soy growers’ standpoint on biodiesel

When it comes to the use of biodiesel, over 300 Canadian growers of canola and soybean have shown their compelling support for this alternative fuel source. This was based on AgCall Inc.’s survey on growers’ perspective on biodiesel, which was done on a seven day time frame through the means of a telephone. On March [...]

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Plug-in electric hybrid Cars – Cost Efficient and Environmentally Friendly

Sunday, February 6, 2011

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Plug-in electric hybrid Cars – Cost Efficient and Environmentally Friendly

New modern plug-in electric hybrid vehicles are similar to conventional cars such as Toyota Prius and Lexus. The only difference is the size of the batteries used in these modern cars. In addition, these batteries are more expensive. They have an advanced system which even allows re-charging to be done at a parking. This would [...]

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Price of Bio-Diesel Likely To Rise in India

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

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Price of Bio-Diesel Likely To Rise in India

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) says that the government is likely going to increase the price of bio-diesel produced at Jatropha plant. This will help to boost the growth of the bio-diesel industry. A suggestion to increase the price of bio-diesel from Rs. 26.50 to Rs. 36 per litre was proposed to the Ministry of [...]

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