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Gender and renewable energy

Impacts of renewable energy on gender in rural communities of north-west China

Biomass power: Feedstock cost is the key

Biomass power costs recently published by IRENA showed how critical could be to obtain reductions in feedstock costs and footprint at power station gate. We suggest ways for success.

Agave: from ‘fuel or food’ to ‘fuel and more food

Researchers confirmed potential for new plantations in drylands under constraint environmental conditions.

Why bioenergy crops (already) met expectations?

A brand new study (Nov 27th, 2017) revealed that there is enough consensus for conclusive evidence that perennial bioenergy crops can mitigate climate change emissions with very high savings of CO2 when cultivated on marginal lands.

Bioenergy will have a key role in global decarbonization

Imagine a world where biomass can be used to produce energy and high value added products while sustainable carbon farming and processing technology take CO2 from air and put it back into the ground.

Non-food biomass in US to reach 1bn ton in 2040

Non-food Biomass plantations would take a major role in United States bioeconomy during next decades. 

Improving logistics in Napiergrass during harvest operations

Napiergrass is one of highest yielding crops in tropical countries that can be used for pulp and bioenergy. A logistic system optimization is required in several environments. Its tall stalks and low leaves/stalk  ratios (below 40%) allow high process efficiency for both pulp and energy uses and also a low biomass production cost.

Biomass against intermittency

Combining renewable technologies such as wind or solar with biomass sources could boost renewable energies implementation in many areas.

Hydrogen production from raw biomass

Hydrogen production study focused on new method by photocatalytic reforming was released by scientists in the United Kingdom.

Sustainable agriculture to combat the effects of El Niño in the Dry Corridor of Central America

Extreme weather events have a greater impact on rural communities and in areas of subsistence farming. Due to climate change, these natural disasters are becoming more  devastating and affect billions of people around the world.