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London to get ring of biofuel power stations

London is to get a ring of veg oil fueled electricity generation stations, according to a report on the BBC. What is not clear from the report, which says the company planning to build up to eight stations, is the economics. At what price does veg oil become uneconomical and is there really enough used […]

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Digesters and waste food, a proposal

Interesting article on Report Buyer which says electricity could be generated from waste food  about using localised digesters to convert food waste into biofuels.Digesters are one part of the answer perhaps. Another useful part could be the use of pyrolysis to convert the remaining biomass into gasses. These gases could be burned directly (like old […]

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Burning biomass with coal

Burning biomass with coal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions at power plants could yeild enviornmental benefits. It at least has the benefit of using minimal energy to process the biomass before burning. According to Earth2Tech blog A Polish coal plant, which will cofire biomass (burn biomass at the same time as coal) to help reduce […]

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The sweet smell of selfsufficiency

The sweet smell of self sufficiency and profit wafted over the office after I read about a Thai pig farmer who is harnessing methane from his drove/farrow/litter/doylt/sounder or herd of pigs to make electricity, also in Planet Ark today. I like collective nouns almost as much as I like gazing out of the window wollgathering. […]

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Elephant Grass to electrical power

Elephant grass is to be used to generate electrical power in Bahia at a plant built by a company called Dendi, in Sao Paulo state, Brazil. according to the Temas blog. There is something clear and obvious about what you are doing if you grow a crop to burn it and generate electricity. I would […]

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CO2 to biofuel with algae

Biofuels from algae, is not new, its an idea which is old enough to have been discontinued and restarted. That is one of the mark of serious idea. I noticed that New Scientist, this week, is running a story about US firms that are using algae to convert the carbon dioxide from power plants into […]

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