Scientists harness solar power to produce hydrogen from biomass

University of Cambridge via Biomass Magazine: Dr Moritz Kuehnel, from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, joint lead author on a new research paper published in Nature Energy, says: "Lignocellulose is nature's equivalent to armoured concrete. It consists of strong, highly crystalline cellulose fibres, that are interwoven with lignin and hemicellulose which act as a glue. This rigid structure has evolved to give plants and trees mechanical stability and protect them from degradation, and makes chemical utilisation of lignocellulose so challenging." The new technology relies on a simple photocatalytic conversion process. Catalytic nanoparticles are added to alkaline water in which the biomass is suspended. This is then placed in front of a light in the lab which mimics solar light. The solution is ideal for absorbing this light and converting the biomass into gaseous hydrogen which can then be collected from the headspace. The hydrogen is free of fuel-cell inhibitors, such as carbon monoxide, which allows it to be used for power. Full Article:

BIE - BIOMASS INNOVATION EXPO 2018

A new trade show dedicated to biomass heating systems, co-located with MCE - MOSTRA CONVEGNO EXPOCOMFORT, the biennial exhibition for residential and industrial installations, HVAC and renewable energies scheduled for 13 - 16 March 2018 at Fiera Milano.

Brisk renewable growth across Europe - with wind and solar finally stepping up to challenge hydropower

ECOHZ analyzes recently released figures from the Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB): "The demand for renewable electricity in Europe, documented with Guarantees of Origin (GOs), has grown briskly in 2016 - up 5% from 2015 and reaching nearly 370 TWh," says Tom Lindberg, Managing Director in ECOHZ. "Behind this growth are thousands of businesses and millions of households in numerous European countries purchasing renewable electricity documented with Guarantees of Origin."

The Global Corporate Demand for Renewable Energy

We spoke with Tom Lindberg and Stein Amble Haugan, Managing Director and Key Account Manager of ECOHZ, who attended the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) in Abu Dhabi 17-18 January 2017.

Biomass Fuel Market 2017-2021 Segmentation, Growth Factor, Market Consumption Analysis by Trending Types & Application and Forecasts

Biomass Fuel Market analysis of an industry is a crucial thing for various stakeholders like investors, CEOs, traders, suppliers and others.

Energy Powers Our Lives

The First Law of Thermodynamics states that energy cannot be created or destroyed. It can, however, be transferred from one location to another and converted to and from other forms of energy.

2017 Lloyd's Register Technology Radar - Low Carbon Report

Our findings show that industry experts are optimistic about the pace of innovation in the low carbon space, and shed light on which technologies will have the most impact on the sector.

SoCalGas Pilot Biogas Project Selected by U.S. Energy Department for Funding

New technology converts waste solids into biocrude oil and methane gas

U.S. Clean Energy Jobs Surpass Fossil Fuel Employment

The recently published Department of Energy 2017 U.S. Energy and Employment Report shows that clean electricity jobs are no doubt the engine that drives America's electric energy economy, outstripping the number of paychecks provided by the fossil fuel industry by at least five to one.

2017 Geothermal Resources Council Scholarships Announced

Total of $15,000 in educational awards to be given to six students in the global geothermal energy community.

Vega Biofuels, Inc. Expands Capabilities of Generation 4 Torrefaction Machine

Demand for New Applications for Bio-Coal Driving Company's Marketing Focus

Transactional Templates for Renewable Energy Contracts

The two new tools, a Request for Proposal (RFP) template and a Term Sheet template, aim to bring standardization to the corporate market for offsite renewables, and to serve as a starting point for companies still learning about the ins-and-outs of the transaction process.

Eos Energy Storage and Northern Power Systems Partner to Supply Integrated Battery Storage Solutions

Turnkey product breaks sub $400/kWh installed cost barrier to enable utility energy storage markets

Italian Market Leader in Clean Energy to Enter U.S. Market

US Investor Group Acquires Large Minority Stake and Invests in BTS Biogas, A Leading Pioneer In Clean Energy.

Geothermal Resources Council Welcomes New President

Maria Richards is new President of the GRC

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