Inspired by what he saw at a Guatemalan coffee farms, Rich Bruins created Coffee Coals: charcoal briquettes made from used coffee grounds.
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Rutgers University finds that the Garden State tosses over 4 million tons of biomass that it could recycle into energy, heat, and/or transportation fuel.
London-based Bio-bean’s first product offering will involves collecting used coffee grounds and processing them into biomass pellets for home heating.
A whiskey distillery produces waste, and a group of Scotch makers in Scotland has figured out a good use for that waste: burn it to make electricity.
Two German companies have developed a process for turning agricultural waste of all types into packaging: this week’s Waste Biz run-down.
This waste to energy project from Climate Friendly brings electricity to rural Vietnamese households by building biogas systems for animal poop.
Researchers at Indiana University believe that bacterium Z. mobilis could reduce the cost of producing cellulosic ethanol from agricultural waste.
Despite the availability of clean and sustainable energy sources like solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal and biomass, many states depend on outdated and dirty energy sources. Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Missouri and Tennessee are among the most in need of an energy portfolio diversification.
“Biomass” is one of those terms like “alternative energy”: it could be a sustainable approach to energy generation, but isn’t always. I once sat through a talk by an energy services company executive in which he argued that forest biomass (think trees, undergrowth, etc., cut for burning) was carbon-neutral because “the plants could grow […]
Hawaiian culture is steeped in a delicate harmony with nature. The islands boast consistently strong wind densities, great insolation characteristics, enormous reservoirs of geothermal energy, plant life that is perfect for the production of ethanol, and an incredible oceanic wave resource, all of which could be exploited by renewable technologies without damaging the environment. As […]
By Lester R. Brown As oil and natural gas reserves are being depleted, the world’s attention is increasingly turning to plant-based energy sources. These include food crops, forest industry byproducts, sugar industry byproducts, plantations of fast-growing trees, crop residues, and urban tree and yard wastes—all of which can be used for electrical generation, heating, or […]
Editor’s note: This post was written by Max Ajl, and originally published on Wednesday, March 25, at SolveClimate. A couple of weeks ago, we discussed the possibilities of biochar – burning organic waste, such as wood chips, left-over crop residue or even manure at extremely low oxygen levels and high temperatures in order to produce […]
The Environmental Protection Agency has released an interactive Google Earth-based database which pinpoints energy development opportunities on contaminated properties. According to Biofuels Digest, the EPA’s site shows opportunities for solar, wind and biomass benefits, by combining Google Earth visuals with the database list of places that show promise for progress. The “Renewable Energy on Contaminated […]