Tagged Biofuel

Biological material boosts solar cell performance

Next-generation solar cells that mimic photosynthesis with biological material may give new meaning to the term ‘green technology.’ Adding the protein bacteriorhodopsin (bR) to perovskite solar cells boosted the efficiency of the devices in a series of laboratory tests, according to an international team of researchers. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Solar…

Leyline Renewable Capital Raises $150M to Support Early-Stage Solar and Biogas

By [email protected] Leyline Renewable Capital has raised $150 million from private equity firm Newlight Partners to finance early-stage solar projects and anaerobic digesters backed by other developers. The Durham, North Carolina-based outfit wants to help developers that have multiple projects in the works but could benefit from additional working capital. Smaller, often-bootstrapped developers can struggle…

Are Ancient Bugs the Key to Storing Wind and Solar?

By [email protected] As grids get saturated with wind and solar electricity, there’s increasing pressure to find new ways to store that energy across daily, monthly or seasonal variations. Could the answer be a billion-year-old microorganism? The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and SoCalGas are currently running a new bioreactor that could turn renewable electrons into renewable…

Energy efficiency: lessons learned (consultant prospective)

By Rafael Herzberg Energy efficiency: lessons learned (from a consultant prospective)The market is blessed with a robust list of energy related solutions: Monitoring consumption online Retrofitting (lighting, motors & drives, thermal insulation, etc., etc.) Cost arbitrage (electric power, gas, biomass, etc.) On-site generation and cogeneration Off-site power.. Click headline for full article Read Full Article…

Biogas Market in South Asia

By Tathagata Ghosh South Asia has a potential to develop anaerobic digestion of municipal solid waste and agricultural waste. I would like to get an idea on the experience of fellow members in this forum for pushing such an idea at the policy level and developing a sustainable business model Click headline for full article…

Gevo develops process to convert isobutanol or fusel oils into renewable diesel

By mmillikin Gevo, Inc. has developed proprietary, breakthrough processes that convert either low-carbon isobutanol or low-value fusel oils—a mixture of alcohols that are byproducts from fermentation processes such as alcohol production—into renewable diesel. Gevo expects this renewable diesel to compete head-to-head on price with natural and petroleum-based equivalents, while reducing particulates and CO2 emissions. Low-carbon…

Wind energy retains lead over hydropower, according to latest EIA report

By Michelle Froese U.S. renewable energy sources (including wind, solar, hydropower, biomass, and geothermal energy) accounted for more than a fifth (20.1%) of net domestic electrical generation during the first six months of 2019. This is according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of just-released data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). A year…

Biogas Development in Colombia: Phase 2 Plastic Free Pledge 

By Niyireth Torres We live in a society where a linear economy is a norm. Where there is the extraction of resources, products are produced and then disposed of as waste. The linear economy is a broken form. This throwaway system has caused significant environmental and health issues, such as: The toxic waste buildup can…

Development of Biogas in Colombia: Phase 1 Legislation

By Niyireth Torres Currently this is the ideal time to promote the progression of biogas for urban utilization in Colombia. Global power markets are in favor of sustainable infrastructure, with trends that suggest a permanent shift towards natural gas and renewable. An indication of this shift is the growth of electrification of the world’s secondary…

Jumbo and Goodfuels partner to test drop-in Bio-Fuel Oil on offshore decommissioning project

By mmillikin Leading global heavy lift shipping and offshore transportation and installation contractor Jumbo, and commercial, sustainable marine biofuel company GoodFuels, are partnering to test Goodfuels’ marine Bio-Fuel Oil on an offshore decommissioning project. Bio-Fuel Oil has already undergone three years of intensive testing with marine engine manufacturers. The second-generation drop-in Bio-Fuel Oil—a replacement for…

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