Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Germany Hit a New High in Renewable Energy Generation

8 Aug , 2016  

Germany had so much renewable energy on Sunday that it had to pay people to use electricity QZ, May  10, 2016 On Sunday, May 8, Germany hit a new high in renewable energy generation. Thanks to a sunny and windy day, at one point around 1pm the country’s solar, wind, hydro and biomass plants were […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

Gasification Plant Fulfills Expectations in Its First Two Years of Operation

7 Oct , 2015  


Kerri-Ann Richard, October 7, 2015. Image credit: Biomass Magazine When considering the conversion of their existing coal-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plant in 2011, Finnish utility Vaskiluodon Voima evaluated a number of technical options before settling on biomass gasification as the best alternative. Integrating a biomass gasification plant with the existing coal-fired boiler was a […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

White House Categorically Rejects Biomass Fuels as Carbon Neutral

6 Jul , 2015  

White House rejects biomass as carbon neutral Utility Dive, July 2, 2015. Image credit: markusspiske Dive Brief: The White House has issued a policy statement declaring its strong opposition to a House measure it believes would undermine President Obama’s ability to put environmental reforms in place, and specifically rejecting calls to declare biomass fuels as “carbon […]

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Building Technology, HVAC

CHP & Industrial Heat Demand Driving Future Global Bioenergy Consumption

19 Dec , 2014  

According to Global Bioenergy Supply and Demand projections, a working paper for REmap 2030, global biomass demand could double to 108 EJ by 2030 if all its potential beyond the business as usual is implemented. Nearly a third of this total would be consumed to produce power and district heat generation with a total of 47% going between…

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