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calorific wood and biofuels

Here are the different calorific values ​​of the most common biofuels: Keywords: PCI, calorific value, biofuel, straw, wood, briquettes, chips, wood boiler, cereals, agricultural waste The characteristics are given for the following fuels and for different rates of '' humidity: 1) Fresh forest chips 2) Stock forest chips 13) Fir bark 4) Carpentry chips 5) Sawdust […]

Pig manure transformed into oil

Oil is too expensive? No problem. Professor Yuanhui Zhang, a biologist at UrbanaChampaign University in Illinois, found the alternative energy: pig manure. The micro-reactor he developed converts the effluents into crude oil. Under the action of heat and pressure, he found the way to [...]

A window to warm up his house

With the University of Strasbourg, an industrialist is launching a solar glazing with promising qualities. "We all have in our house a wall in the sun that will be useless! ". This wall, Jean-Marc Robin proposes to use it. By replacing it by an insulating glazing, coupled with a system of solar energy capture allowing [...]

Proposed green development in Britain

The municipality of Silfiac (Morbihan) will lay in June the first stone of its ecological subdivision, an originality adopted by several Breton municipalities which, to seduce and satisfy newcomers, seek to develop a new life project. "The public lighting will be intelligent and will light up thanks to a presence detector, the lamps will be economically [...]

Save the planet

A few years ago, the first to raise the warning about global warming harbored only sarcasms or, at best, polite indifference. Today, in France, a public body, the Environment and Energy Management Agency (Ademe), distributes spots to call on the population to contribute to the fight against [...]

Himalayan glaciers, Asia tanks, bilge threatened

Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay were trying today to climb Everest, they would save 5 kilometers of climb on the perilous Khumbu Glacier, which has declined since their feat of 1953. Nicknamed the "water tower of Asia", the Himalayan massif melts its glaciers, under the effect of warming. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), which has [...]

Endangered ecosystems

Experts are warning: ecosystem changes continue to worsen and jeopardize achievement of global development goals World Resources Institute press release, 30/03/05 London, March 2005 - landmark study published today today reveals that around 60% of the services provided by ecosystems and which allow life on […]

Development of a new hydrogen storage technology

Finding alternatives to fossil energy has been a priority since the 70 years. The use of hydrogen is one of these and is the basis of research conducted by chemists at the University of New Brunswick at Fredericton (UNBF) and HSM Systems, Inc. While the development of storage systems is the object of studies concerning the [...]

Funds unlocked to encourage tidal energy

Government News Network, press release, Mike O'Brien, Minister of Energy, has announced the allocation by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) of 3,85 million pounds (about 5,5 million) to a project presented by Marine Current Turbines Ltd (MCTL, Bristol) for the development and validation of a device for recovering tidal energy. This [...]

The economy needs a climate of "good health"

Gordon Brown, Minister of Finance, addressed ministers from twenty countries, including representatives of G8 and those from emerging countries such as China, India and Brazil, at a meeting on climate change and climate change. willingness to reduce fossil fuels. He told the participants that the United Kingdom had succeeded [...]