nano-spike CO2 ethanol

Converting CO2 (+ water + electricity) into ethanol fuel by "nano-spike" catalysis!

Nano-Spike catalysis; discovery of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory made a bit… by chance! The process makes it possible to obtain ethanol from CO2, electricity and water in the presence of a specific nano-catalyst called Nano-Spike. The announced yield on electricity is 60 to 70% which is acceptable on condition that renewable electricity is used (the process […]

Pellet Stoves

Pellet or pellet stoves See other types of wood stoves Appeared for the general public in the early 2000s, pellet stoves quickly spread. Their look, power and performance are very varied. They cost, not fitted, between 1500 and 6000 € (hydraulic model) and weigh between […]

Wood pellets

Pellets or wood pellets Called wood pellets or pellets depending on the region, they are made in "granulators" from sawdust (generally sawmill waste), it is the most efficient method of wood heating. fashion ”currently. For the anecdote, their origin is (despite what we think) already "old" […]

Firewood logs

Firewood logs A traditional and ancestral means of heating, it is still the most widespread method of heating with wood in terms of volume. It is the one which is the cheapest but which also represents the most constraints for the user. It is generally sold in stere (stack of 1m by 1m by 1m […]

Composition of wood ash

Composition of wood ash Analysis of the ash reveals the existence of mineral or metallic substances taken from the soil by the plant. In the form of combinations, these substances appear only in small quantities. They are mainly: - sulfur, phosphorus, chlorine, silicon, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, […]

France Green Plastic: plastic bio agrimaterials

Creation of an Agromaterials Cluster for the Plastics Industry The Industries and Agro-Resources, Céréales Vallée and Plastipolis competitiveness clusters signed a partnership agreement at the Agriculture Fair (held in Paris in February and March 2010) for create France Green Plastics, “the Agro-Materials Cluster for Plastics”. This cluster has […]

Eubionet 3, European network for the development of energy biomass

The European “biomass-energy” network continues via EUBIONET III After two first productive strands (2002-2008), the European “biomass-energy” network continues through the EUBIONET III project. Funded mainly by the European Union, within the framework of the EIA program (“Intelligent Energy - Europe”), the project began in September 2008, for a period of 3 years. […]

Fischer Tropsch pilot in France

A Fischer-Tropsch pilot to produce 2nd generation biofuel This BtL pilot unit will be installed on the Bure-Saudron site, located on a territory located at the border of the departments of Haute-Marne and Meuse. “Biomass to Liquid”, the first of its kind in France. This will make it possible to experiment with a sector […]

ISO 13065 standard for bioenergy

An ISO standard for bioenergy sustainability criteria In response to the growing international interest in bioenergy, and faced with the lack of globally harmonized sustainability criteria, the ISO standardization organization has decided to develop a standard international conference on sustainability aspects related to bioenergy. The development work will be done at […]

Brachypodium and bio fuels

A small herb called Brachypodium would be of great help in research on biofuels Brachypodium disachyon, a small purple herb from temperate regions is advancing bioenergy research. John Vogel and Yong Gu, two researchers from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the Albania Research Laboratory in California, will accelerate the […]