Can biomass be used for captive power generation for industries?

Category: Bio, Biomass Heating, Biomass Power, Moderate, Profession

Author : Admin September 3, 2016


Biomass (see What is Biomass?) is available in most parts of the world in plenty. And a good amount of it, in the form of crop waste and forest residues, is available at low costs for use for heat...Read more

What are the best ways to turn fruit & vegetable waste into value?

Category: Bio, Biofuels, Lifestyle, Moderate, Profession, Solid Waste

Author : Admin September 3, 2016


That rotting fruit in your kitchen bin – did you know that you could convert it into stuff of value? Something on the lines of fuel or fertilizers? Households, industries and commercial estab...Read more

Can someone tell me what is biomass? Is it just plants?

Category: Agriculture, Basic, Bio, Profession

Author : Admin September 2, 2016


Until I entered the field of cleantech, I had not heard of the term biomass. Wood, yes, plants, yes, crops, yes, even crop waste, yes, but biomass? Nopes, hadn’t heard of it. The first time I he...Read more

How is charcoal made from biomass?

Category: Agro Waste, Bio, Biomass Heating, Moderate, Profession

Author : Admin August 28, 2016


When you burn wood incompletely, you would have seen the black residue left behind. This is charcoal. So, that kind of explains how you make charcoal: Incomplete combustion of biomass! Technically, ch...Read more

I smell some gas near a landfill. What gas is it? Why is it coming out of the landfill?

Category: Bio, Biomass Heating, Biomass Power, Lifestyle, Moderate, Profession, Solid Waste, Waste to Energy

Author : Admin August 28, 2016


So you live very close to a landfill and you smell a rotten-smelling gas occasionally? You don’t need to be a Sherlock Holmes to guess what this gas could be. Ten to one, what you are getting is...Read more

How can biotech students contribute to cleantech?

Category: Bio, Biofuels, Biomass Heating, Biomass Power, Biomass to Liquids, Biopolymers, Education, Moderate, Profession

Author : Admin August 28, 2016


While to many, the subject of cleantech appears to be something esoteric, in reality, cleantech touches every aspect of our lives that science and technology touches. See this post and this for some d...Read more

Doesn’t use of biomass for heating or power generation release CO2?

Category: Advanced, Bio, Biomass Power, Profession, Renewable

Author : Admin August 23, 2016


We all have heard that use of biomass – instead of coal – for heating or power generation is a sustainable option. But use of biomass for heating/power generation also releases CO2. So, ho...Read more

What are energy plantations and why are they needed?

Category: Advanced, Agriculture, Agro Waste, Bio, Biomass Heating, Biomass Power, Profession

Author : Admin August 14, 2016


You would have heard about coconut plantations, palm plantations, rubber plantations and the like. But – energy plantations? Well, ugh, are these some super natural plantations that guzzle out ...Read more

What are the main avenues to generate power from biomass?

Category: Bio, Biomass Power, Moderate, Profession, Renewable

Author : Admin August 1, 2016


In the last few years, biomass (If you are asking: What the heck is biomass? See here) based power generation has been seeing an increase the world over, as such generation is a carbon-neutral method ...Read more