Posts tagged: biomass

Energy From Renewable Sources Passed Another Milestone in UK

Britain made another history on the eve of election day, when power from wind, solar, hydro and wood pellet burning supplied 50.7 per cent of the UK’s total energy consumption. London: Britain made another history on the eve of election day, when power from wind, solar, hydro and wood pellet burning supplied 50.7 per cent […]

In Germany, Solar Panels are Transforming Home Life and Offering Energy Independence

By: Anmar Frangoul In Germany, something of an energy transition is taking place. In 2016, renewables made up 29 percent of gross electricity generation, with wind power, biomass and solar photovoltaics leading the way. Now, a number of German households are looking to harness the power of the sun and gain energy independence by combining […]

Indigenous Communities Get Clean Energy Boost in Budget, New Network

Indigenous communities in Canada are at the forefront of the transition to a clean energy economy, representing an investment of more than $30 billion in the past five years alone, and leaders in the Indigenous Clean Energy sector have two more reasons to celebrate this week: on Wednesday the federal budget included commitments of $715 […]

Scientists Use Solar Power to Produce Hydrogen from Biomass

By: Anmar Frangoul Scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed a technique that uses solar power to produce clean hydrogen from biomass. In a news release on Tuesday the university said that up until now lignocellulose – the main component of plant biomass – had only been converted into hydrogen via a gasification process that […]

Generating Renewable Energy Simply by Walking

In the constantly evolving renewable energy space, scientists have discovered how to generate electricity from people walking on an electric floor. You could be generating renewable energy at home!  US scientists show a new way to generate energy at home: the tribo-electric floor. Walk on it and it will convert the kinetic energy of a footstep into a current […]