Government Delivers £557m Green Energy Boost Ahead of Clean Growth Strategy Launch

The government has announced a further £557m of support for green energy projects ahead of the imminent launch of its flagship Clean Growth Strategy, which is expected later this week. Building on the sharp cost reductions in offshore wind seen in the last month’s clean energy auctions, the government said today the next Contracts for …

Researchers Work on New Method to Convert Biomass

A team of scientists are hopeful they can develop a new method to convert biomass that involves less heat and energy. Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory are working towards developing a new method to convert lignin—a complex natural polymer found in food, fiber and cell walls—into components that could be used for liquid fuel and a range of other applications. Processing …

National Grid Declares 2017 ‘Greenest Summer Ever’

August and September may have seemed like a bit of a washout for those hoping to enjoy a scorching end to the summer, but green energy enthusiasts will be toasting a successful end to the season today with news 2017 was the ‘greenest’ summer on record. According to new data published today by National Grid, …

UK Renewable Energy Competitive Auction Yields Record Lows & In Excess Of 3 Gigawatts

A total of eleven new electricity projects totaling more than 3 gigawatts were awarded contracts by the UK Government today in the country’s latest competitive auction for Contracts for Difference, including three offshore wind farms which included an impressive low strike price of only £57.50 per megawatt-hour. The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial …

High-tech Electronics Made from Autumn Leaves

Northern China’s roadsides are peppered with deciduous phoenix trees, producing an abundance of fallen leaves in autumn. These leaves are generally burned in the colder season, exacerbating the country’s air pollution problem. Investigators in Shandong, China, recently discovered a new method to convert this organic waste matter into a porous carbon material that can be …

VOJISLAV MILIJIC: There Is an Easy – Solution Replacing Fossil Fuels with Biomass

In March 2015, UNDP presented the project ‘Reducing barriers for rapid biomass market development in Serbia.’ It’s just one of many projects that encourage the increase of biomass participation in energy production in Serbia. It is well-known data, which were also used by UNDP, that biomass accounts for 61% of the total potential of renewable …

KPA Unicon to supply power plant to Grubišno Polje in Croatia

Energostatik d.o.o and KPA Unicon have signed a contract on the supply of Unicon Altius 5 MWe biomass power plant to Grubišno Polje in Croatia. The plant will generate electricity to the local power grid and heat to the nearby wood processing plant. Wood biomass is used as fuel. The new power plant will be …