Tag: solar

MMEX Resources to use solar to produce hydrogen in Texas

MMEX Resources to use solar to produce hydrogen in Texas

February 22, 2021 |

In Texas, MMEX Resources intends to develop solar energy to power multiple planned projects producing hydrogen and ultra-low sulfur fuels combined with carbon dioxide (CO2) capture in Texas. Jack W. Hanks, President and CEO of MMEX Resources Corp, announced a modified business plan moving MMEX to clean energy use and production. “The company plans to […]

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Dutch researchers use sugar alcohols to store solar and wind energy

Dutch researchers use sugar alcohols to store solar and wind energy

October 27, 2016 |

In the Netherlands, saving up excess solar and wind energy for times when the sun is down or the air is still requires a storage device. Batteries get the most attention as a promising solution although pumped hydroelectric storage is currently used most often. Now researchers from the Eindhoven University of Technology reporting in ACS’ […]

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Mexican researcher lowers biodiesel production costs tying in with solar

Mexican researcher lowers biodiesel production costs tying in with solar

December 30, 2015 |

In Mexico, a researcher from the Science Institute of the Autonomous University of Puebla is known as the winner of the biodiesel race for having developed methods to reduce production cost by 90% by pairing solar power with biodiesel in order to offset the high energy demand during long periods that biodiesel production requires. Catalysts […]

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World clean energy investment up 16% in 2014, hitting $310 billion

World clean energy investment up 16% in 2014, hitting $310 billion

January 12, 2015 |

World clean energy investment in 2014 rose 16% in 2014 to $310 billion, with offshore wind in Europe and solar in China and the US as the main drivers. This marks the first year since 2010-2011 that investment actually rose. Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s annual data highlights China as the strongest performance by far, and […]

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UK universities score $1.88 million for solar and biofuel research project

UK universities score $1.88 million for solar and biofuel research project

December 4, 2013 |

In the UK, Robert Gordon University and University of St Andrews have been awarded $1.88 million for a four-year project seeking a way to make biofuels from waste using solar energy economically viable. Straw and recycled paper waste will be the main feedstock for the research funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

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Wisconsin wind, solar incentives to be cut in favor of biofuels?

Wisconsin wind, solar incentives to be cut in favor of biofuels?

August 19, 2013 |

In Wisconsin, the Focus on Energy Program, which authorizes $10 million per year in wind and solar incentives, has been suspended through the end of 2013 as the state moves towards providing incentives for biofuel-specific projects such as manure digesters or waste wood burning. In 2011, the incentives were switched to a 75/25% structure favoring […]

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BioSolar advancing with Bio-based solar PV backsheets

BioSolar advancing with Bio-based solar PV backsheets

August 18, 2011 |

In California, BioSolar’s BioBacksheet reports that they are collaborating with multiple PV panel manufacturers to introduce PV panels incorporating BioBacksheet at the upcoming GovGreen Conference.  The conference is intended for the benefit of government purchasing personnel so they can be introduced to products which are green in nature, and is scheduled for November 30th to […]

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USDA expands BioPreferred list to add BioBacksheet, Biopropylene Glycol

USDA expands BioPreferred list to add BioBacksheet, Biopropylene Glycol

July 1, 2011 |

In Washington, the USDA has expanded their BioPreferred list. Among the new entrants, California based Entropy Resins’ Super Sap 100/1000 System has been certified for sustainable performance composite resins. Also in California, BioSolar’s BioBacksheet for PV solar modules, was certified with the highest possible rating of 95 percent based on its extensive and innovative use […]

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Bangchak Petroleum to invest $661M in renewable energy projects

Bangchak Petroleum to invest $661M in renewable energy projects

[ 0 ] May 6, 2011 |

In Thailand, Bangchak Petroleum, as part of its first quarter profits announcement, reported on plans to invest 20 billion baht in renewable energy projects.  This was fueled by operating profits in its existing renewable energy facilities.  Bangchak reports they anticipate a 370 million baht gross profit for this year from biodiesel and solar power, and […]

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10 Top Solar Biofuels Projects

10 Top Solar Biofuels Projects

[ 1 ] August 20, 2010 |

In the lexicon of renewables, solar and biomass-based energy are usually separated out into two distinct categories: there are different researchers, different grants, different media, different supporters. Generally, people think of solar as a source for electric power, and biofuels as a source for liquid transportation fuels. But it isn’t always so. Aside from the […]

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