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 the heck are biomass pellets, and how are they different from briquettes?

Category: Advanced, Biomass Heating, Profession

Author : Admin September 2, 2016


Biomass can be used in a variety of forms. (For those who wish to know what biomass is, here is my post on what it is). While some sectors use biomass in its natural form (stalks, saw dust, ground nut...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

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 is pyrolysis and what are its benefits?

Category: Advanced, Agriculture, Biomass Heating, Biomass to Liquids, Profession

Author : Admin April 12, 2016


Those working in the field of bio-energy regularly come across the term Pyrolysis. What does it mean, and what are its benefits? Pyrolysis refers to heating of biomass to a high temperature, but with ...Read more