Tag: bioenergy

Bioenergy is renewable energy made available from materials derived from biological sources. Biomass is any organic material which has stored sunlight in the form of chemical energy. As a fuel it may include wood, wood waste, straw, manure, sugarcane, and many other byproducts from a variety of agricultural processes. By 2010, there was 35 GW (47,000,000 hp) of globally installed bioenergy capacity for electricity generation, of which 7 GW (9,400,000 hp) was in the United States.

Project Profile: Small-scale Biogas Technology for Alternative Vehicle Fuel

Project Profile: Small-scale Biogas Technology for Alternative Vehicle Fuel

New technology is being developed in response to a growing interest in lower-cost vehicle fuel alternatives. One example is the patent-pending BioCNG biogas conditioning system invented by Cornerstone, which economically converts methane produced from the decomposition of organic waste materials—or “biogas”—into a renewable natural gas (RNG) suitable for use in

The Costs and Benefits of Anaerobic Digesters

The Costs and Benefits of Anaerobic Digesters

Anaerobic digesters are a mature, proven technology. They take sludge, manure, and other organic waste materials and produce methane (natural gas) fuel. Nobody questions their technological capabilities. However, the question remains as to their economic benefits. In terms of dollars and cents, how much economic sense do anaerobic digesters make?

Waste In, Energy Out: The Costs and Benefits of Anaerobic Digesters

Waste In, Energy Out: The Costs and Benefits of Anaerobic Digesters

Anaerobic digesters are a mature, proven technology. They take sludge, manure, and other organic waste materials and produce methane (natural gas) fuel. Nobody questions their technological capabilities. However, the question remains as to their economic benefits. In terms of dollars and cents, how much economic sense do anaerobic digesters make?

PNNL Supports White House Efforts on Soil

PNNL Supports White House Efforts on Soil

RICHLAND, Wash. – The Earth’s soil is a very active but poorly understood ecosystem right beneath our feet. The Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has two ongoing research efforts exploring the properties of this important — but oft-overlooked — system. The research, involving a range of diverse projects

Lockheed Martin Commissions GridStar Energy Storage System in New York

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 19, 2016 – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has installed its GridStar™ Lithium energy storage system at the company’s Syracuse, New York, facility. The 1 MW system will reduce electricity bills and emissions for Lockheed Martin’s operations and will also provide services to the New York Independent System

CTs: Why, Where, What, and When (Number 2)

CTs: Why, Where, What, and When (Number 2)

Following the 2016 Southern California Conversion Technology Conference (SCCTC), put on by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works (LACDPW) two weeks ago, I asked Jim Stewart, head of the BioEnergy Producers Association, to provide some background on the situation CTs face in helping fulfill the state’s aggressive organic

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