Industry Highlights

A curated collection of industry news and happenings.

Wind Energy 
More images of solar thermal plant. 
An ecovillage in Finland produces its own electricity with no connection to the national power grid. The power plant first converts wood chips to wood gas, which is burned to provide electricity. The thermal energy produced by the generator is used to heat water, which warms the houses as it passes through pipes in the floors. The energy created provides the 10 houses with heat and electricity all year round. A windmill stands ready to supply extra power in case the power plant falls short. 
Solar Power 
Antarctica / via @Bianca Prince 
According to the SEIA/GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight Q3 2013 report there were 930 MW of solar PV installed in the second quarter of 2013, which means there is now 10,250 MW of solar energy in the U.S. (What's in a megawatt?) What does all that solar add up to? 
Solar Tunnel in Europe - 1st Railway structure used to Generate Green Energy - via Sustainable Man 
Infographic explaining LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Certification 
Clean energy jobs 
Energy Saving Tips 35 Ways to Save on Your Utility Bill 
Bioenergy: Versatile Sustainable Energy - Sustainable Energy Systemz 
#Wind #energy costs have dropped by 50% over the last 5 years. 
15 largest biomass gasifiers worldwide (IEA Bioenergy report, 2013) 
Anaerobig #digestion ist the way to produce #biogas for the renewable #bioenergy 
Marketing Bioenergy from Forest Conference at Expo Bioenergia, Valladolid, Spain. 
Wood fire boiler package installed by Bioenergy. 
#infographic #smartCities #urbanPlanning 
Biomass boiler installed by Bioenergy. 
Biomass power plant by Vattenfall in Berlin. #bioenergy #electricity 
Biomethan in Germany. #bioenergy #biogas 
Bioenergy Research & Demonstration Facility, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Architect: McFarland Marceau Architects Ltd. 
 
#Bioenergy benefits across the supply chain 
A Chinese artist vacuumed up Beijings smog for 100 days and made a brick from what he collected | Quartz 
Climate Change and the EU 
Interactive graphic that gives insight into the different biomass chains that are part of the bio-based economy. 
A Chinese artist vacuumed up Beijing's smog for 100 days and made a brick from what he collected 
Trillions of trees: Survey of surveys finds 422 trees for every person on Earth. 
Bioproduct Opportunities Report: See Renmatix content identified on page 4 (Table of Contents) 
Closed Carbon Loop Cycle of Sustainability 
From woodchips to lipsticks: biochemicals for you, for me, for everybody! 
Dear Future Generations: Sorry - YouTube 
Design Principles for Sustainable and Green Chemistry and Engineering 
An urban intervention featuring enormous blow-up sculptures of plastic soda bottles. 
EPA scientist advocates 'green chemistry' | Marketplace.org 
The story of UPM BioVerno Diesel - a journey of innovation from idea to final product - YouTube 
Renewable energy is clean, cheap and abundant. Best of all, you control it: generating new energy, storing it, using it, and even selling it. 
In September 2015, the United Nations are launching global goals, a series of ambitious targets to end extreme poverty and tackle climate change for everyone by 2030. 
Consumers Want Environmental Info on Product Labels: Why Now Is the Time to Act | Sustainable Brands 
Making Cellulosic Ethanol a Reality: By the Numbers 

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