Can any agricultural waste be used to generate power?

Category: Agro Waste, Biomass Power, Moderate, Profession

Author : Admin September 1, 2016

The world generates millions of tons of agricultural waste every DAY! A good portion of this waste is just…wasted. Left to rot, or worse, burnt! Instead, can all these agri and crop waste be put...Read more

Are biofuels really good for the environment?

Category: Agriculture, Biofuels, Climate Change, Moderate, Profession

Author : Admin August 30, 2016

Biofuels are fuels we get from plants. Thus they are fuels derived from renewable sources. They can replace the polluting diesel (through biodiesel) and gasoline (through ethanol) and play a signific...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

How can agricultural waste provide sustainable materials and energy?

Category: Agriculture, Agro Waste, Biopolymers, Materials, Moderate, Profession

Author : Admin August 27, 2016

The world generates millions of tons of agricultural waste every day. A country like India alone generates over a million tons of agricultural waste a day. A large portion of the agricultural waste ...Read more

Can all waste be made into compost?

Category: Green Buildings, Lifestyle, Moderate, Organic Farming, Solid Waste

Author : Admin August 27, 2016

Making compost from waste is indeed a cool thing. It is indeed a nice feeling to see waste that would otherwise be polluting some garbage dump get converted into something that you can use in your gar...Read more

Other than through batteries, how else can electricity be stored?

Category: Moderate, Profession, Storage

Author : Admin August 27, 2016

So many of us are used to storing electricity in batteries, that one might be led to think that this is perhaps the only way to store electricity. Not exactly. Batteries are of course the most obvious...Read more

What technology is needed to make the entire world run on renewable energy?

Category: Lifestyle, Moderate, Profession, Renewable, Storage

Author : Admin August 25, 2016

Renewable energy is hot news today. In the past few years, investments in renewable energy are actually outpacing investments into conventional and fossil fuel sectors. With such tremendous momentum...Read more

Is CO2 the only greenhouse gas?

Category: Climate Change, Moderate, Profession

Author : Admin August 25, 2016

Greenhouse gases are the gases that are responsible for global warming & climate change. By absorbing the heat radiating from the earth and transmitting it back to earth, these gases heat up the ...Read more

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