Biomass

Tasmanian scientists study a krill's 'sound signature' to help estimate populations

Scientists in Hobart are experimenting to capture the sound of Antarctic krill in a bid to better determine how many are swimming in the Southern …

Ecology

Delhi pollution: JNU professor says he has come up with long-term solution to tackle stubble burning

A Jawaharlal Nehru University professor has said that he has come up with a solution to tackle the issue of smog that has plagued the national …

India

U.S. Scientists Call for Wildlife Protections in EU Biomass Policy

A growing body of peer-reviewed studies predicts that this decade-long doubling in pulpwood prices will have a range of large-scale conservation …

Wildlife

IndianOil To Start Production Of Biomass-based Ethanol

Indian Oil Corporation (IndianOil) would initiate production of second generation ethanol by utilising crop residues and other biomass as feedstock …

Oil

Norway salmon biomass up 9 pct yr/yr in Nov -Seafood Norway

OSLO, Dec 28 (Reuters) - The volume of salmon in cages at Norwegian fish farms, as measured by weight, rose by 9 percent year-on-year in November, …

Norway

FCIC Intends To Issue Funding Opportunity For Biomass Processing

Kathleen M. RobertsJurisdiction: United KingdomType of Law: Biotech, Food, DrugEnvironmental, Energy & ResourcesGlobal

Law

Train troubles at Drax prompt warnings of a £10m earnings shortfall

Drax power station warned this morning that its 2017 earnings were due to take a £10m hit, as a problem forced it to reduce power generation in two …

Drax says power station fire will have £10m impact

Shares in Drax fell almost 5 per cent on Wednesday morning after the energy company warned it would have to switch off two biomass units at the UK’s …

Energy

What Is Biochar and How Can It Improve Your Cannabis Garden?

Biochar has been used for centuries, and it’s making a comeback in the past few decades among farmers. Created in a process known as pyrolysis, …

Cannabis

Morphcooker electric camp stove opts for battery power over gas

The Morphcooker is a nifty little device that can expand from a flat hot plate to a pot simply by raising its adjustable sides. The cooker comes in …

Camping

Pertamina plans expansion into renewable energy

State-owned energy firm Pertamina aims to penetrate deeper into the renewable energy sector with plans to invest in green technology companies, in …

Renewable Energy

Biomass plan will undercut climate change efforts, critics say

The final draft of a Baker administration plan to designate a fuel derived from felling trees and clearing brush in forests as a form of renewable …

Climate

China's largest biomass fuel project begins operation in Zhanjiang

The biomass fuel project of Zhanjiang Sovren Biomass Co comes into operation in Baisha town of Leizhou on Dec 3. [Photo/Zhanjiang Cloud …

Energy

North Coast forests offer untapped regional bioenergy opportunity

The news forms part of a recent report by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI), which found more than one million tonnes of forestry …

Energy

Next generation solvent contributes to next generation biofuel production from biomass

<b>[Background]</b><p>The first-generation biofuel, industrialized, ethanol, is produced from foodstuffs like maize, and thus poses great concern about a …

Energy

New solvent contributes to next-generation biofuel production from biomass

Compared to first-generation biofuels produced from food crops, production of second-generation biofuels for daily use is an urgent issue. In this …

Energy

Two-stage catalytic fast hydropyrolysis of biomass produces biofuel with heating value, aromaticity close to gasoline

11 December 2017<p>A team at the University of Connecticut Storrs reports on a two-stage catalytic fast hydropyrolysis process (CFHP) that produces a …

Energy

Norway salmon biomass up 10 pct yr/yr in Oct -Seafood Norway

OSLO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - The volume of salmon in cages at Norwegian fish farms, as measured by weight, rose by 10 percent year-on-year in October, …

Norway

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Maps and Data - TransAtlas

Vehicles: AFVs and HEVs<p>Trend of S&FP AFV acquisitions by fleet type from 1992-2014 Last update August 2016<p>Trend of S&FP AFV acquisitions by fuel type …

Alternative Fuel

[NEWS] Study: Economically Unfeasible to Switch U.S. Coal-Fired Plants to Biomass Without Subsidies

<i>– by Olivia Adams, October 15, 2017, The Red and Black</i><p>Photo: Fast Company<p>Wood pellets used for biomass energy, an alternative to fossil fuels, are …

Energy

Turkey poop could offer a potent alternative to coal

Turkeys don’t just offer fuel on a Thanksgiving plate. Two Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers found turkey poop could act as a potent …

Energy

China Focus: China's textile industry turns to biomass fibre - Xinhua

JINAN, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- Textile companies have long been dependent on crude oil when making common synthetic materials such as nylon or polyester …

News (China)

Green court criticises Punjab government for not taking steps to curb stubble burning

The state’s counsel said that seven biomass plants and 24 cardboard manufacturing plants had been established to utilise crop residue.<p>The National …

National Capital Region

Giving Thanks, but Not for Turkey-Powered Energy

<i>Want the latest climate news in your inbox? You can sign up here to receive Climate Fwd:, our new email newsletter.</i><p>This is a story of loggers, an energy company and turkey droppings — and a dispute that’s putting a dent in Minnesota’s Thanksgiving.<p>The company, Xcel Energy, wants to stop buying …

Business

To Clean Delhi’s Air, the NTPC’s Badarpur Plant Must Be Shut Down

The NCR must seize the possibilities of reclaiming Badarpur as a public space by shutting down the NTPC’s worst power plant in terms of meeting …

National Capital Region

New technology converts biomass into 'coal'

The University of Nottingham is partnering with the Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) and CPL Industries to produce a commercial scale facility …

Ecology

India tells NTPC to mix crop residue with coal to reduce New Delhi smog

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India directed its largest utility NTPC Ltd to blend crop residue with coal at its power plants, in a bid to reduce stubble burning on agricultural lands which is clouding New Delhi with smog.<p>Rich farmers in the northern Indian states of Haryana and Punjab use mechanized …

Pollution

More than a numbers game: New technique gauges microbial communities by biomass

A new technique devised by researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Calgary provides a more in-depth look at the …

Research

Can Co-Firing Biomass With Coal Help Meet International Climate Goals?

While he’s not personally present, President Trump is getting the cold shoulder at the climate meeting in Bonn, Germany because of his insistence on the wider use of coal-fired electricity. But one such idea that is getting floated there is the co-firing of biomass with coal to potentially increase …

Energy

Where Green Incentives Led to a Surge in Palm Oil

What started as a way to cut Japan’s dependence on imported fossil fuels has led to an expected surge in a different and equally controversial …

Business