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

Does natural gas emit lesser CO2 than coal?

Category: Advanced, Climate Change, Profession

Author : Admin August 28, 2016


A large percentage of thermal power plants that generate our electricity run on coal. Another prominent fuel used in these thermal power plants is natural gas. Besides some operational advantages th...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 types of solid waste pose significant disposal challenges?

Category: Advanced, Management, Profession, Solid Waste

Author : Admin August 28, 2016


It is fairly obvious that most urban centers are drowning in garbage and struggling to find ways to get over the solid waste disposal problem. We can say that there are two specific types of challeng...Read more

What types of liquid waste pose significant disposal challenges?

Category: Advanced, Liquid Waste, Profession

Author : Admin August 28, 2016


Have you wondered how all the waste water and fluids generated from our homes, offices, factories and other places are treated? Also, which of these liquid wastes pose serious challenges in treatment ...Read more

What is concentrating solar power? Why is it not as popular as solar photovoltaic (PV)?

Category: Advanced, CPV, Profession, PV, Thermal

Author : Admin August 28, 2016


We all have heard about solar power. And now comes concentrating solar power. What exactly is concentrating solar power? Concentrating solar power is just that – it concentrates sunlight onto a...Read more

What types of waste can be recycled?

Category: Basic, Lifestyle, Management, Profession, Solid Waste

Author : Admin August 28, 2016


Recycling of waste is a sustainable and smart way to deal with the ever growing problem of waste management, especially solid waste management. But it is not as if all waste can be recycled. So, what...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

What tech breakthrough will make electric vehicles affordable to all?

Category: Advanced, EV, Lifestyle, Profession, Storage

Author : Admin August 27, 2016


Who would not wish the entire world to run on electric vehicles? These have the potential to significantly reduce the CO2 emissions from one of the main sources of emission – transportation. B...Read more

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