South Australia looks to expand its renewable energy and storage capabilities

Renewable Energy - Wind, Solar, Earth

Government calls for proposals for new projects The South Australian government is calling for project proposals from companies that may be interested in renewable energy. The state is looking to secure new projects that focus on clean power, bioenergy, and energy storage. Such projects will receive aid from the Renewable Technology Fund, which has some $150 million in backing. Companies are being invited to submit proposals for innovative projects that could help South Australia establish a greater foothold in the renewable energy space. Energy storage is becoming a major priority…

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U.S. scientists may have found new technique to lower biofuel cost

Decreasing plant lignin could help make green fuel cheaper. Biofuel could become cheaper as scientists have shown for the first time that it is possible to lower lignin in plants by tweaking an enzyme; a discovery which could be highly beneficial to the bioenergy industry. The technique discovered by the scientists from the United States Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), could help reduce the cost required to convert biomass into carbon-neutral fuels used to power cars and other sustainably develop bio-products, reported The technique lowers…

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Grants awarded to switchgrass biofuel research project

Scientists to study plant’s effectiveness as an alternative energy source. A professor of integrative biology at the University of Texas at Austin, Tom Juenger, will receive two grants totaling to $15 million to study a native prairie grass known as switchgrass, to determine how it can be used as an alternative source of energy. More specifically, the study will focus on biofuel research. It is believed that switchgrass can become a sustainable source of bioenergy. According to the University of Texas at Austin’s UT News, Juenger will lead a team…

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Europe Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2015 – Research Background & Research Ideas

The Report Europe Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2015 provides information on pricing, market analysis, shares, forecast, and company profiles for key industry participants. – Summary Europe Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2015 is the latest policy report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information on major policies governing renewable energy market in the region. The report presents an in-depth analysis of the renewable energy policies across the major countries in Europe namely the Germany, France, Italy, the UK, Spain, Austria, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Turkey.…

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New waste to energy technology could convert hard-to-treat waste into power

A new system could convert carbon from waste that would otherwise end up in landfills. A new Pyrofab module developed by the European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI) at Aston University in Birmingham, UK, is a type of waste to energy technology that has been designed to generate energy from waste that is typically hard to treat and usually ends up in landfills, such as agricultural waste (ex. pig manure), domestic waste, industrial waste, and even baby wipes. A prototype of the Pyrofab module is currently being tested. Designed and built…

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Fuel Cell Today released first report of its “Nordic Country” series investigating the state of hydrogen energy in some parts of Europe

Hydrogen Fuel Report

Fuel Cell Today, an intelligence and analysis publication that specializes in the fuel cell industry, has released a new report concerning the state of hydrogen energy and fuell cells in Finland. The report is the first part of the publication’s “Nordic Countries” series. The series focuses on how these countries are using alternative energy to create a sustainable future and examines their progress toward this goal. Fuel Cell Today’s report shows that Finland has made promising headway in the quest for sustainability. The report briefly touches on the country’s history…

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