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Biomass and Fuel Flexible CHP/District Energy Systems

Summary CHP based district energy systems provide reliable energy for mission critical facilities and adding fuel flexibility by incorporating biomass into the system can increase resiliency. This presentation uses examples from campuses, hospitals, cities and military bases to show best...


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Planning and Optimizing Energy Efficiency at University of Missouri Columbia

Summary This presentation provides an overview of the University of Missouri's 60 MW CHP campus energy system that serves over 15 million SF. The system integrates multiple fuels and optimizes overall efficiency. See some of the lessons learned while operating a large energy network in the...


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Chinese firm to develop nuclear district heating plant

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary In a bid to cut down on pollution from coal-fired power during the winter months, a Chinese nuclear company has launched a project to develop a heat-only nuclear reactor designed to provide district heating. China National Nuclear Corporation ...

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Discarded H&M clothing is fueling a Swedish power plant

Matt Hickman, Mother Nature Network Kraftvärmeverket, the largest combined heat and power plant in Sweden, includes a new, highly advanced waste-to-energy facility where recycled wood, household garbage and H&M clothing is burned. (Photo: Lasse Frederiksson/Mälarenergi') ...

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Nebraska Public Service Commission approves Keystone XL pipeline route

Paul Hammel, Omaha World-Herald Summary LINCOLN — A state commission has given the green light to construction of the Keystone XL pipeline across Nebraska, but not exactly the route preferred by its developer. In a 3-2 vote, the Nebraska Public Service Commission approved the so-called ...

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Ontario cancels subsidy for fossil fuel-based CHP

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary Ontario is set to cancel subsidies from summer 2018 for combined heat and power (CHP) plants that run on fossil fuels. Under its new Long Term Energy Plan (LTEP), which updates a 2013 plan, the Canadian province aims to achieve 7 TWh in energy...

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Govt weighs use of hay pellets in power plants in bid to stop stubble burning

Utpal Bhaskar, Live Mint The recent spike in Delhi pollution, caused due to crop stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana, has become a political flashpoint between the AAP, BJP and the Congress. Photo: Reuters Summary New Delhi: In an attempt to contain the pollution crisis in India...

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Biomass project to test new waste sources in decentralised energy system at the University of Chester

Bioenergy Insight Stakeholders involved in the Chester biomass project Summary UK-based University of Chester and biomass specialist Arensis will run a new research project to trial a range of new waste feedstocks to feed into a decentralised clean energy power system. The development...

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API’S Study to Examine the Reliability Characteristics or “Diversity of Attributes” of Natural Gas for Power Generation

Summary A detailed study commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute and conducted by the Brattle Group finds that as the U.S. electric industry continues to be transformed from a heavy reliance on coal and nuclear to more variable energy sources, grid operators should be focused on a...

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Case Study - Operating a Gas Turbine on Syngas from Solid Municipal Waste

Speakers Ahmet Yontem, OPRA Turbines #AnnualConference #ConferenceProceeding #2014 #Sustainability #RenewableEnergy #Fuels #WastetoEnergy #GasTurbines #OPRATurbines #Syngas