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From stools to fuels: the street lamp that runs on dog do

11-Jan-18

The idea seems simple enough: dog walkers deposit the product of a hearty walk into a hatch and turn a handle. The contents are then broken down by microorganisms in the anaerobic digester, producing methane to fuel the light, and fertiliser. Read more.

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Green & Smart’s optimizes Malpom biogas power plant in Malaysia

11-Jan-18

Saravanan Rasaratnam, Chief Executive Officer of Green & Smart, said: “We are incredibly excited that our second fully-owned biogas power plant will soon commence power sales at the full tariff rate to the national grid and we eagerly await receipt of the COD. This specialised lagoon system has been optimised to maximise efficiency, which will…

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Thai Palm Oil Producer Turning Wastewater into Biogas

11-Jan-18

Thailand, an agricultural powerhouse, is promoting the use of biogas in an attempt to cut down on pollutants. The Thai government is looking to biogas, a widely available fuel extracted from organic waste, to help it reach a goal — raising the share of renewable energy sources in the country’s overall final energy consumption to…

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Nepal’s First Biogas Plant Starts Producing CNG

11-Jan-18

Nepal’s first-ever biogas plant commercially producing bottled compressed natural gas (CNG) has begun operations. The CNG can be used as an alternative to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)—popularly known as cooking gas. The biogas will be purified and converted into CNG before being bottled. The biogas is formed when organic materials decay over time. The plant will…

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Ukraine: Eastern Europe’s Largest Biogas Plant Opened

11-Jan-18

Eastern Europe’s largest biogas plant has opened in Teofipol, a farming town in Khmelnytskiy region, midway between Kyiv and Lviv. Fermenting cow manure, corn silage and sugar beet pulp, the new plant is capable of generating 15.6 mw, enough electricity to power 16,000 households in the region. Ukraine-2001 invested EUR40 million in the plant which…

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IRENA Biogas for Domestic Cooking : Technology Brief

11-Jan-18

For households without access to grid-based electricity or gas for cooking, traditional cook stoves are typically fuelled by wood or charcoal, generating considerable indoor air pollution. Cook stoves fuelled with biogas provide complete combustion, significantly alleviating health and environmental problems. This technology brief from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) provides technical background information, analyses…

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Why healthy soils and forests are key to climate protection and prosperity

21-Dec-17

What links climate change, poverty and migration? The Global Landscapes Forum addresses how land-use is central to global challenges that are more interconnected than many of us realize. Read more here.

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Macron urges swifter action at ‘One Planet’ climate summit in Paris

20-Dec-17

Politicians and finance industry representatives are meeting to discuss how to promote green investments to fight global climate change. The summit is taking place on the second anniversary of the Paris climate accord. Read more 

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Biomass Demands More Serious Consideration for Renewable Energy Systems

12-Oct-17

When people think of renewable energy systems, they usually think of solar or wind technologies. In some cases, hydroelectric or geothermal processes may be in the mix. Biomass is frequently not considered for a variety of reasons. However, there are compelling economic reasons why biomass should receive more serious consideration. Biomass is a renewable energy source that is derived…

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