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Michael Buckman points to the white stream rushing out of the 180-foot-tall tower of Pinetree Power Fichburg power plant off Route 31, just outside of the Leominster State Forest.
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Rent-seekers in the Massachusetts renewable energy industry are "raising alarms" about abundant, clean hydroelectricity from Quebec.
Researchers at the US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service have developed and have filed a patent on a new fast pyrolysis process called Tail Gas Reactive Pyrolysis , which removes much of the oxygen from bio-oils without the need for added catalysts.
According to EPA's most recent data from the EPA Moderated Transaction System used to establish a transparent market for RINs, biofuel producers produced 57,860 gallons of cellulosic biofuels during the first quarter of 2014 - the vast majority of that being D3 cellulosic biofuel , the remainder being D7 cellulosic diesel.
The Department of Energy has made it clear that it favors a technology-somewhat-neutral, " all-of-the-above " strategy for developing energy alternatives for the US, as the new Strategic Plan 2014-2018 states.
The utilisation of biomass is increasingly important for low- or zero-carbon power generation.
Carbon test : A facility in Norway for testing carbon capture technologies. So far, the technology has not been demonstrated at a large scale at power plants.
Innovations at the U.S. Department of Agriculture are bringing researchers one step closer to developing "green" biofuel production systems farmers can use to meet on-farm energy needs, or to produce renewable fuels for commercial markets.
For Ricardo Gent, director of the German Association of Biotechnology Industries , Germany as a place for world-leading industrial biotechnology is "at least equal to the US".
Most climate scientists agree current global warming is from the human-caused increasing greenhouse effect of the atmosphere trapping heat from being released from Earth to space.
A UK project to capture CO2 and bury it under the North Sea looks set to receive a 300m-euro boost from the EU.
Environmental Microbiology , Vol. 15, No. 3. , pp. 928-942, doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2012.02844.x Biomass production for bioenergy may change soil microbes and influence ecosystem properties.
News editors obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "There have been several methods of hydrogen extraction from cellulose .
If we are to use biomass domestically or industrially, we must be able to convert biomass to high-quality and easy-to-use liquid, gas, or solid fuels that have high-calorific values, low moisture and ash contents, uniform composition, and suitable for stored over long periods."
Australia is in dire straits when it comes to climate change. An obstinate government has been tenacious in the quest to perpetuate fossil fuel extraction while sidelining clean energy and climate change efforts.