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Zero-Carbon Fuel to Power the Grid

Metal Powder: the New Zero-Carbon Fuel? IEEE Spectrum, December 16, 2015. Image credit: rgouveia The two solid fuel boosters that burned for two minutes helping the U.S.’s old space shuttle fleet to reach its orbit each contained 80 tons of aluminum powder, which corresponds to 16 percent of the total weight of the solid fuel.  “This idea of

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Gasification Plant Fulfills Expectations in Its First Two Years of Operation

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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White House Categorically Rejects Biomass Fuels as Carbon Neutral

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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Worldwide Green Energy Investments on the Rise

Renewables Re-energized: Green Energy Investments Worldwide Surge 17% to $270 Billion in 2014 Frankfurt School Press Release, March 31, 2015. Image credit: Kreatif Global investments in renewable energy rebounded strongly last year, registering a solid 17% increase to $270 Billion in 2014 after two years of declines and brushing aside the challenge from sharply lower

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CHP & Industrial Heat Demand Driving Future Global Bioenergy Consumption

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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