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The Importance of Fuel Flexibility

Many companies don’t realize that they can generate their own power on-site and in a cleaner and more cost-effective way.

Economics Trumps Policy: Even President Trump Cannot Stop the Renewable Energy Juggernaut

The renewable and energy efficiency industries have created over 2.5 million jobs in the United States. Solar now employs more Americans than than oil, natural gas and coal combined. The nation’s fastest growing occupation is, believe it or not, the wind turbine technician

Renewed Interest from Traditional Investors in Renewable Energy

Renewables have now reached such a critical mass, utilities can no longer ignore them as a way to augment their capabilities in producing power cheaper, smarter, better. At this point, the tide has turned for utilities and there is no going back.

Solar & Wind Cheaper To Replace Coal In UK Than Biomass

Joshua S Hill for CleanTechnica:  A new study has concluded that transitioning to wind and s

VTT Develops Combustion Technologies for Biomass – Aims at Negative Emissions

VTT is seeking a carbon capture technology for Finnish power and heat production plants. The first pilots were implemented, using wood pellets, at VTT’s Bioruukki and the results are promising.

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How Flushing your Toilet could help create Biofuel

Laura A. Shepard for Popular Science:  Picture a giant toilet bowl looming larger than life outside the UN headquarters in New York. It sounds like an absurd scene, but the stunt from three years ago was not a childish prank. It was a serious statement to mark the first World Toilet Day and raise awareness of the fact that one third of the world’s population lacks access to toilets.
Addressing the global sanitation crisis is a top priority among the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and it now has an exciting solution.
In fact, science may soon make your toilet bowl a viable alternative energy source. Your flushes can produce two or three gallons of biofuel per year when the wastewater is treated using a process, developed scientists and engineers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, called hydro-thermal liquefaction (HTL).

HTL emulates the way crude oil forms naturally, when biomass decays under high pressure and heat for millions of years — but it only takes 45 minutes.  Cont'd...

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EXERGY Denizli Tosunlar ORC geothermal plant award-winning again !

Exergy has done it again! For the second time this year the EXERGY Denizli Tosunlar ORC geothermal power plant received award as Top Plant among Renewable energy project

Best Geothermal Energy Presentations of 2016 Announced

Geothermal Resources Council announces the best presentations showcased at the 40th GRC Annual Meeting in Sacramento, California, USA

EPA Finalizes Increase in Renewable Fuel Volumes

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today finalized increases in renewable fuel volume requirements across all categories of biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program.

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