100 000 coffins, the asbestos scandal Documentary. Written and directed by José Bourgarel. Produced by the Compagnie des Phares et Balises. With the participation of France Télévisions Pôle France 2. With the participation of Public Senate and CNC. 100 000 dead in France by 2025. Maybe much more ... Asbestos killed, killed and killed [...]
Norms and regulations in force in France on wood heating Synthesis document written by the Costic. This sheet summarizes the different texts that make up the regulation of domestic wood heating. Context The current French technical regulation is composed of two types of documents: - The legislative and regulatory texts (Laws, [...]
What are the different types and models of wood-burning stoves and what types of wood are they compatible with? The reader will read carefully the introduction to this “wood heating” file: why choose firewood, for any question on wood heating, see our forum heater […]
Research and development in the field of wood or biomass heating Synthesis document edited by Ademe. In just a few years, wood burning has become a very promising market. It has the double advantage of sustainably reconciling environmental protection and job creation. Near 60 000 people [...]
Learn more and debate: hourly increase in the price of electricity? Download the file (a subscription to the Newsletter may be required): Hourly increase of EdF rates in the evening?
Will low-level radioactive nuclear waste be "recycled" soon in our consumer goods in France? This is allowed by a ministerial order! According to Ouest-France of 7 January 2010: Radioactive waste in our daily objects A ministerial decree authorizes, since May (2009), the use of low radioactive waste in the manufacture of everyday objects of great [...]
How to choose a wood heater? What are the main criteria for selecting a wood-burning appliance? The reader will read carefully the introduction to this “wood heating” file: why choose firewood, for any question on wood heating, see our forum heating and […]
A small herb called Brachypodium would be of great help for research on organic fuels Brachypodium disachyon, a small purple herb from temperate regions advances research on bioenergy. John Vogel and Yong Gu, two researchers from the agronomic research service (ARS) of the research laboratory of Albania in California, will accelerate the […]
Switching from cellulose to small sugar molecules A team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Carbon Research (MPI-KoFo) in Mühlheim-sur-la-Ruhr has developed a new method that makes it possible to cut up relatively easily cellulose in its constituent elements, sugars. This could open the door to the production of […]
Explanatory document for self-construction of a small wooden wind turbine from A to Z This document includes the winding of the alternator and the manufacture of the blades. Learn more: forum renewable energies and wind energy Download the file (a subscription to the Newsletter may be required): Auto construction of a wooden wind turbine from A to Z
Electric heating by electromagnetic induction: principle and technologies by Jean Callebaut, Laborelec. The principle of electromagnetic induction heating is based on two physical phenomena: 1. Electromagnetic induction2. Joule Effect Electromagnetic induction is a heating technique for electrically conductive materials (metals), frequently used for many thermal processes such as melting or welding.
Technical overview of Whispergen small cogenerations based on a Stirling engine More about micro cogeneration at home? Download the file (a subscription to the Newsletter may be required): Small domestic cogenerator Whispergen
Photovoltaic pumping over the sun By the Electrotechnical Laboratory of Montpellier Download the file (a subscription to the Newsletter may be required): Photovoltaic solar pumping technology
Comparative table between the objectives of the following energy labels: RT2005, Effinergie, Passive house and Minergie The synthetic table takes into account 2 local corrections: - Regionality (your climatic zone) - Your altitude You can thus calculate in a few minutes your "ranking" to these labels. The results might surprise you (in a good way) [...]
Presentation, photos and performances of a low-energy house made of KLH solid wood panels and Lignatec wood-based insulation This study was carried out by a local office and mandated by the Agende de l'Développement de l'Environnement et de la Maîtrise de Energy (ADEME). It demonstrates that the constructive system by wooden panels [...]