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Commercial plant captures CO2 from the air

Commercial plant captures CO2 from the air
The world’s first commercial plant that captures atmospheric CO2 for supply and sale to a customer has been launched by Climeworks. The Swiss direct air capture company launched the commercial-scale Direct Air Capture (DAC) plant, featuring its patented technology that filters carbon dioxide from ambient air. The plant is now supplying 900 tonnes of CO2 annually to a nearby greenhouse to help grow vegetables.
5th June 2017

Biomass power station aims for zero carbon footprint

Biomass power station aims for zero carbon footprint
Italy's largest agricultural biomass power plant has opened, integrating four 1MW generators using Movicon SCADA technology for control and visualisation for efficiency monitoring. The SCADA system is providing the information required to provide power for 10,000 homes while offsetting the carbon generated by the plant with the carbon consumed by the in-feed crops as they grow, resulting in a target zero carbon footprint.
2nd June 2017

When mixing freshwater with saltwater produces energy

When mixing freshwater with saltwater produces energy
Penn State researchers have created a new hybrid technology that produces unprecedented amounts of electrical power where seawater and freshwater combine at the coast. "The goal of this technology is to generate electricity from where the rivers meet the ocean," said Christopher Gorski, assistant professor in environmental engineering at Penn State. "It's based on the difference in the salt concentrations between the two water sources."
30th May 2017


Polluted air could generate power

Polluted air could generate power
Researchers from the University of Antwerp and KU Leuven have succeeded in developing a process that purifies air and, at the same time, generates power. The device must only be exposed to light in order to function. “We use a small device with two rooms separated by a membrane,” explains Professor Sammy Verbruggen (UAntwerp/KU Leuven). “Air is purified on one side, while on the other side hydrogen gas is produced from a part of the degradation products".
8th May 2017

Engineers: your decisions shape our energy future

Engineers: your decisions shape our energy future
  First expressed by Jeffery Sachs, Director The Earth Institute of Columbia University: "The politicians have done their job; now it’s up to the engineers," was the sentiment that followed the signing of the Paris Agreement, as it is resonating with engineers worldwide.
4th May 2017

Waste-to-energy project highlights benefits of biogas

 Waste-to-energy project highlights benefits of biogas
Demonstrating financial and environmental benefits are achievable, locally and globally, an organic-waste-to-energy project in Connecticut USA has begun producing electricity this year, and can convert up to 40,000 tonnes of organic waste annually into environmentally harmonious green energy and dry bio fertiliser.
3rd May 2017

Why use thermoelectric energy harvesting technology?

Why use thermoelectric energy harvesting technology?
  Adaptive energy harvesting products are now available from Adaptive. Customers can select and purchase high quality thermoelectric energy harvesting devices directly from the UK where the expert team at European Thermodynamics have created a support forum and are on hand to provide product support where needed.
3rd May 2017

Genome sequence of fuel-producing alga discovered

Genome sequence of fuel-producing alga discovered
The genome of the fuel-producing green microalga Botryococcus braunii has been sequenced by a team of researchers led by a group at Texas A&M AgriLife Research. The report, in Genome Announcements, comes after almost seven years of research, according to Dr. Tim Devarenne, AgriLife Research biochemist and principal investigator in College Station.
24th April 2017

Collaboration for economical production of hydrogen fuel

Collaboration for economical production of hydrogen fuel
In order to accelerate the commercialisation of hydrogen fuelled vehicles, both in Spain and the UK, ULEMCo has announced a collaboration with Spanish company H2B2. The companies have signed a memorandum of understanding that sees the firms enter a non-exclusive partnership to maximise the opportunity for the use and supply of hydrogen economically through scaled production.
4th April 2017

Analysis procedure for biogas substrates is developed

Analysis procedure for biogas substrates is developed
The biological department of biogas specialist WELTEC BIOPOWER in Vechta, Germany, is developing a quick test for identifying inhibitors in biogas substrates together with its partners. Input mass may contain substances that prevent efficient biogas production. For example, a small amount of mould is sufficient to cause such an adverse effect in silage. Ammonium, copper, zinc, drugs and disinfectants are often identified as inhibitors in slurry and manure.
21st March 2017


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