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Biofuels… from Prickly Pears


(Fr: Biocarburants produits de figues de barbarie)

Biofuels are a great idea, but making them mostly from corn is a bad idea. Corn is a water-intensive crop, and dedicating hundred of thousands of acres to growing fuel instead of food isn’t the smartest use of resources for a planet that is low on both fresh water and food.There’re a lot of start-ups nowadays which are specialized more and more in clean energy, biomass waste, wind power from photovoltaics etc. We wrote last year about how biofuels from coffee grounds could help to power London or  even how to produce fuel from whisky residues. Continue reading Biofuels… from Prickly Pears

Co-firing with biomass compared to other renewables


By guest author Geert Warringa, CE Delft Co-firing is the combustion of two different types of material at the same time for energy production. In the Netherlands, co-firing coal with biomass is on…

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A Small Country Goes Big With Renewables: Denmark’s Goal to be Fossil Fuel Free


(Global Research, )RMI March 2016
The small country of Denmark (pop. 5.6 million) is making a big commitment to renewables. In the early 1970s imported oil supplied 92 percent of Denmark’s energy. Today Denmark’s electric grid is over 40 percent renewably powered, and the country is aiming to reach 100 percent renewable electricity by 2035 and 100 percent renewable energy in all sectors by 2050. Denmark also plans to reduce its domestic greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2020 relative to 1990 levels–without the use of carbon credits—ten years ahead of the proposed EU target.

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