Seattle is among 17 major North American cities whose "2030 District" is driving high-efficiency district energy systems to share and exchange energy and heat between building partners - saving energy, money and maintenance costs, and providing more reliable power.
University of Cambridge via Biomass Magazine: Â 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. Â Full Article:
GEs Authorized Distributor Clarke Energy Supplying Two Low-NOx Jenbacher J416 Gas Engines and Monsal* Anaerobic Digestion System to SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK for the Eco Park Surrey Project
Digester Plant to Annually Process 40,000 Tonnes of Food Waste for Surrey County Council
Biogas Created by the Digester System Will Generate Renewable Electricity and Heat by the Gas Engines
The High Technology Development Corporations (HTDC) Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies (HCATT) is sponsoring a demonstration of a $6.8 million renewable and clean, waste to energy generating system at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), on the campus of the Hawaii Air National Guard (HIANG).
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