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Island organisations lead the way in unique energy initiative

Stornoway Gazette The Northern Periphery Area has abundant natural fuel resources but is subject to a harsher climate than the rest of Europe and this results in the need for increased domestic energy. Summary Lews Castle College UHI and Tighean Innse Gall have linked up with the...


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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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Quantum Biopower commissions 1.2 MW CHP unit

Quantum Biopower, Biomass Magazine Southington Chairman Michael Riccio pressed the button which initiated the engine’s startup. Quantum Biopower Summary Quantum Biopower started its 1.2 MW combined-heat-and-power (CHP) unit Tuesday, adding a new source of renewable power to...


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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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Bosnia and Herzegovina turns up the heat with biomass

Priyanka Shrestha, Energy Live News Summary A renewable power plant made up of 10 biomass boilers will heat homes and businesses in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The city of Banja Luka has secured loans worth €8.4 million (£7.5bn) from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ...


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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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German government launches solar district heating scheme

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary The Germany Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, BMWi, has launched District Heating Networks 4.0, a new subsidy scheme for grids which use solar, biomass or waste heat to meet at least 50% of their customers’ annual demand. Since...


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to-the-point: Finland starts tests of renewable district heating plant

Tsvetomira Tsanova, Renewables Now Summary Wood pellets. Author: U.S. Department of Agriculture. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic A pellet-fired plant in Helsinki with a district heat output of about 92 MW entered test operations last week, Finnish utility Helen Ltd...


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SFU develops biomass plant to decrease greenhouse gas emissions

Henry Tran, The Peak Simon Fraser University is set to start construction on a new biomass plant that will power the university and adjacent urban community while drastically reducing emissions. SFU, along with SFU Community Trust, which oversees the development of UniverCity, has partnered...