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Energy from Woody Biomass

Energy from Woody Biomass | Energy Blog | Scoop.it

Processing of wood yields by-products and waste streams collectively called residues, which have significant energy potential. A wide range of woody biomass resources are available for transformation into energy in natural forests, rural areas and urban centres. There are many ways to generate electricity from woody biomass using thermo-chemical pathway. These include directly-fired or conventional steam approach, co-firing, pyrolysis and gasification.

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Energy Efficiency in Saudi Cement Industry | EcoMENA

Energy Efficiency in Saudi Cement Industry | EcoMENA | Energy Blog | Scoop.it

Saudi Arabia is the largest construction market in the Middle East, with large development projects under way and many more in the planning stage. The cement industry in the country is evolving rapidly and is expected to reach annual clinker production of 70 million tonnes in 2013 from current figure of 60 million tonnes per year. The cement industry is one of the highest energy-intensive industries in the world, with fuel and energy costs typically representing 30-40% of total production costs. On an average, the specific electrical energy consumption typically ranges between 90 and 130 kWh per tonne of cement. Keeping in view the huge energy demand of the cement industry, the Saudi Arabian government has been making efforts to reduce the energy consumption in the country towards a more sustainable.

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Saudi Arabia Biorefinery from Algae Project :Algae Industry Magazine

Saudi Arabia Biorefinery from Algae Project :Algae Industry Magazine | Energy Blog | Scoop.it
Salman Zafar writes in Ecomena.org that King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology is funding an innovative project called the Saudi Arabia...
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Ultrasonic Pretreatment in Anaerobic Digestion - BioEnergy Consult

Ultrasonic Pretreatment in Anaerobic Digestion - BioEnergy Consult | Energy Blog | Scoop.it
Ultrasound activated sludge disintegration could positively affect sludge anaerobic digestion. Due to sludge disintegration, organic compounds are transferred from the sludge solids into the aqueous phase resulting in an enhanced biodegradability.
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Combined Heat and Power Systems | EcoMENA

Combined Heat and Power Systems | EcoMENA | Energy Blog | Scoop.it
CHP systems uses both electricity and heat and therefore can achieve an efficiency of up to 90%, giving energy savings between 15-40% when compared with the separate production of electricity from conventional power stations and of heat from boilers.
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Combined Heat and Power Systems - Cleantech Solutions

Combined Heat and Power Systems - Cleantech Solutions | Energy Blog | Scoop.it

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is the simultaneous generation of multiple forms of useful energy (usually mechanical and thermal) in a single, integrated system. In conventional electricity generation systems, about 35% of the energy potential contained in the fuel is converted on average into electricity, whilst the rest is lost as waste heat. CHP systems use both electricity and heat and therefore can achieve an efficiency of up to 90%.

CHP systems consist of a number of individual components—prime mover (heat engine), generator, heat recovery, and electrical interconnection—configured into an integrated whole. Prime movers for CHP units include reciprocating engines, combustion or gas turbines, steam turbines, microturbines, and fuel cells.

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District Cooling Perspectives for the Middle East | EcoMENA

District Cooling Perspectives for the Middle East | EcoMENA | Energy Blog | Scoop.it
There is tremendous potential for the utilization of district cooling systems in the Middle East. The constant year-round heat coupled with expensive glass exteriors for hotel, airports and offices etc result in very high indoor temperatures.
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Waste-to-Energy Prospects in Middle East and North Africa

Waste-to-Energy Prospects in Middle East and North Africa | Energy Blog | Scoop.it

The high rate of population growth, urbanization and economic expansion in MENA is not only accelerating consumption rates but also accelerating the generation of a wide variety of waste. Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar and Kuwait are among the table-toppers in terms of per capita waste generation. The gross urban waste generation quantity from Middle East countries is estimated at more than 150 million tons annually. Open dumping is the most prevalent mode of municipal solid waste disposal in most countries.

Waste-to-energy technologies holds great potential for MENA countries to create renewable energy from waste matter, including municipal solid waste, industrial waste, agricultural waste, and industrial byproducts.

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An Introduction to BioMethane - BioEnergy Consult

An Introduction to BioMethane - BioEnergy Consult | Energy Blog | Scoop.it
Biomethane is more flexible in its application than any other renewable source of energy. Its ability to be injected directly into the existing natural gas grid allows for energy-efficient and cost-effective transport.
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Energy Sector in Arab Countries | EcoMENA

Energy Sector in Arab Countries | EcoMENA | Energy Blog | Scoop.it
The Arab energy sector has played and will continue to play an important role in the regional as well as global economy. The Arab oil and gas sector represents the largest economic sector in the region.
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Algae Biorefinery Project in Saudi Arabia - Cleantech Solutions

Algae Biorefinery Project in Saudi Arabia - Cleantech Solutions | Energy Blog | Scoop.it
The strategic plan for Saudi Algae Biorefinery project is based on the achievement of the already ongoing applied Research, Technology Development & Demonstration to the effective use of microalgae biomass production and downstream extraction in a...
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Saudi Arabia Biorefinery from Algae Project | EcoMENA

Saudi Arabia Biorefinery from Algae Project | EcoMENA | Energy Blog | Scoop.it
The primary mission of the SABA project is to develop the Algae Based Biorefinery - ABB biotechnology putting into operation innovative, sustainable, and commercially viable solutions for green chemistry, energy, bio-products, water conservation,...
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What Scotland is doing with Hydrogen-Powered Vehicles

What Scotland is doing with Hydrogen-Powered Vehicles | Energy Blog | Scoop.it

Scotland, widely known as Europe’s off-shore energy capital, is certainly ahead of the game in their adoption of renewable energy systems and investment in clean energy. There are countless alternative energy projects currently underway in Scotland, from harnessing wind and tidal power to exploring and developing hydrogen fuel sources. In fact, over 80% of Scotland’s energy potential is generated from clean sources such as wind, wave, and tidal power, making the country a true leader in clean energy production.

The goal of the project is to develop hydrogen-powered buses in Aberdeen, and it is expected that 10 of these buses will be operating on First Group and Stage Coach bus routes by the time the first phase of the project is completed in the year 2014.

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