Tag: biofuel

A biofuel is a fuel that is produced through contemporary biological processes, such as agriculture and anaerobic digestion, rather than a fuel produced by geological processes such as those involved in the formation of fossil fuels, such as coal and petroleum, from prehistoric biological matter.

Eliminating Energy-Related Carbon Emissions Possible, New IRENA Study Finds

Eliminating Energy-Related Carbon Emissions Possible, New IRENA Study Finds

Decarbonisation of global energy system, led by renewables and efficiency, would create economic gains

Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions can be reduced by 70% by 2050 and completely phased-out by 2060 with a net positive economic outlook, according to new findings released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

Green Infrastructure Investments Provide Long-Term Returns

Green Infrastructure Investments Provide Long-Term Returns

The benefits of green infrastructure are documented. However, despite the trendiness of the issue, green projects are still not always easy to fund. One of the early backers of these projects was the government. Federal tax incentive programs are the government’s way of encouraging green infrastructure by attracting financing for

Distributed Energy—Reader Favorites

Distributed Energy—Reader Favorites

Listed below are the top Editor Blogs, Reader Favorite articles, and Business Energy magazine articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, e-mail click-through, and most commented articles.

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EPA Finalizes Increase in Renewable Fuel Volumes

EPA Finalizes Increase in Renewable Fuel Volumes

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today finalized increases in renewable fuel volume requirements across all categories of biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. In a required annual rulemaking, today’s action finalizes the volume requirements and associated percentage standards for cellulosic biofuel, advanced biofuel, and total

Energy Reservoirs

Energy Reservoirs

“It takes a lot of water to make electricity and it takes a lot of electricity to pump, move, and, now, recycle and reuse water,” writes Joe Grindstaff, general manager of Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) on the interconnectedness of these two resources.

IEUA provides wastewater collection and treatment services

Editor’s Comments: The Path to Power Security

Editor’s Comments: The Path to Power Security

According to Greek mythology, when Odysseus bravely entered the labyrinth to vanquish the Minotaur, thanks to a gift from Ariadne—a thread that traced his path through the labyrinth’s dark passageways—the Athenian hero was able to find his way back out into the light.

Many communities are considering, researching, or implementing microgrid solutions. The underlying rationale often involves complex business, operational, and economic issues. See our FREE Special Report: Understanding Microgrids. Download it now!

During a “lights-out” catastrophic response exercise in November of

Biofuel Flies the Friendly Skies

Biofuel Flies the Friendly Skies

For a wingless species, we fly a lot. With astonishing speed, we’re transported from one corner of the world to another. Air travel is both a luxury and a necessity in today’s global economy. But it comes at an environmental price. Commercial aviation is detrimental to the environment not only

EPA Funds Small Businesses to Develop Environmental Technologies

EPA Funds Small Businesses to Develop Environmental Technologies

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced eight contracts to small businesses to develop innovative technologies to protect the environment, funded through EPA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program.

“The green technologies that these SBIR companies are developing will help us address some of today’s most pressing environmental and public

Discover Three Essential Factors for Success in WTE

Discover Three Essential Factors for Success in WTE

Over the last several years, European countries have been phasing out landfilling. Similar inititavies are going on in Asia, too. Nickolas J. Themelis, Director of the Earth Engineering Center and chair of the Global Waste-to-Energy Research and Technology Council (WTERT) Council notes, “China offers a $30 credit per megawatt-hour of

Advanced Materials Recovery

Advanced Materials Recovery

Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs) continue to become larger and more complex with more unit processes performed by sophisticated equipment employing advanced technologies. Understanding this trend requires a brief look at the history of materials recovery, where the industry is today, and what remains in the waste disposal stream.

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