SBF Cluster Participation: XVI Mexican Congress of Forest Resources

The Mexican Forest Resources Congress biannually binds an important group of researchers and students from the country's forest resources. On this occasion, Durango had the honor of hosting the XIV Mexican Forest Resources Congress, which was held from November 06 to...

Economic analysis of a field monitored residential wood pellet boiler heating system in New York State

An economic and environmental benefit analysis have been performed using data from the field monitoring of a 25-kW wood pellet boiler heating system with thermal energy storage (TES) tanks installed in a home using a low temperature heat distribution system...

ABC: A Burning Concern

WHEN IT COMES TO COOKING...  biomass remains the main fuel source for ~3 billion people across developing countries. To support roll-out of cleaner cooking options, EnAct proposes a new model of energy reporting. Meet the effort of this group to support the...

Energy aid neglects ‘health emergency’ fuelled by dirty cooking

Paltry sums of international funding are being allocated to help poor families cook with modern, clean methods, exposing them to deadly household air pollution By Megan Rowling BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Governments, development banks and businesses are...
ABC: A Burning Concern

ABC: A Burning Concern

WHEN IT COMES TO COOKING...  biomass remains the main fuel source for ~3 billion people across developing countries. To support roll-out of cleaner cooking options, EnAct proposes a new model of energy reporting. Meet the effort of this group to support the...

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SBF Cluster Building Inauguration

SBF Cluster Building Inauguration

As a reminder of the remembrance activities of the 3rd anniversary of the BCS Cluster, we invite you to know that in 2018 the Ecotechnology and Bioenergy Innovation Building was inaugurated, which houses the ClusterBCS and the Ecotechnology Unit. With an investment of...

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3rd Anniversary SBF Cluster!

3rd Anniversary SBF Cluster!

The whole month of November we celebrate 3 years of the BCS Cluster! We invite you to follow closely the achievements and news that we will be sharing in our social networks with the hashtag # 3YearsSBFCluster.

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What It’s Like Living in the Hottest City on Earth

What It’s Like Living in the Hottest City on Earth

BY ARYN BAKER FOR TIME It’s just after 7 in the morning in the Pakistani city of Jacobabad, and donkey-cart driver Ahsan Khosoo is already drenched in sweat. For the past two hours, the 24-year-old laborer has been hauling jugs of drinking water to local residences....

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National Bioenergy DAY 2019 USA

National Bioenergy DAY 2019 USA

We’re uniting organizations across the country that support bioenergy. On October 23, 2019, participating organizations will open their doors to their communities to demonstrate the many benefits that bioenergy provides on the local level. Learn more: NBD

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Only 21% rural household in Punjab using LPG: Study

Only 21% rural household in Punjab using LPG: Study

CHANDIGARH: Despite various schemes, including the Centre’s Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna (PMUY), solid biomass fuel (SBF) like cow dung continues to be used heavily in Punjab. A study conducted by the PGIMER, Chandigarh, and the Panjab University has found 67%...

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Paving the way for biomass centres across Ireland

Paving the way for biomass centres across Ireland

Two Limerick brothers are paving the way in this country for the introduction of biomass centres and putting firewood at the heart of the decarbonising effort while they are at it. Jack (21) and Nick Jr. (18) operate Cotter Bros Firewood – a local farm business that...

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¡Opportunity! 2 PhD offers UNAM Morelia

¡Opportunity! 2 PhD offers UNAM Morelia

Charcoal making as a driver of oak forests degradation in Mexico: beyond changes in aboveground biomass. The proposed research project integrates forestry, genetics, and archival science, and could throw new light on environmental impacts of traditional charcoal...

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Meet the SBF Cluster collaboration with Fuego Limpio

Meet the SBF Cluster collaboration with Fuego Limpio

Dr. Víctor Berrueta, Coordinator of the Rural Technology Innovation Laboratory (LITR) and Dr. Alberto Beltrán Coordinator of the Design, Simulation and Modeling Laboratory (LDSM) of the Solid Biofuels Cluster, visited last September 27th,  the  Fuego Limpio's plant, ...

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Clean Cooking Forum 2019 to be held November 5-7 in Kenya

Clean Cooking Forum 2019 to be held November 5-7 in Kenya

The Clean Cooking Alliance and the Kenya Ministry of Energy will co-host the Clean Cooking Forum 2019, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from November 5-7. With the theme of "Investment. Innovation. Impact," the sector’s flagship event will bring together hundreds of...

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Clean Cooking: Why It Matters?

Clean Cooking: Why It Matters?

The World Bank’s planned $500 million Clean Cooking Fund under ESMAP aims to fast-track progress towards universal access to clean cooking by 2030. Why is this important? Because three billion people, particularly women and children, still cook with polluting fuels...

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BIOENERGY Magazine Issue 8 published

BIOENERGY Magazine Issue 8 published

World Bioenergy Association is pleased to announce the publication of our latest BIOENERGY magazine Issue nr. 8 – 2019. The magazine with the theme ‘Bioenergy sector at the leading edge of the transformation and innovation’ has exciting new feature articles on...

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CSA publishes first Canadian guide for wood chip fuel

Wood chips are well suited to meet energy needs for space heating and hot water in buildings, communities, or campuses, and displace conventional fossil fuels, such as oil, propane, natural gas and electricity. As a renewable, locally available low carbon fuel source,...

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More and more people use biomass stoves

Although in Argentina and the American continent we are still far from advancing in the generation of energy based on biomass, in general terms, the data provided by www.observatoriobiomasa.es are positive for the sector that in Europe is already quite advanced in The...

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Giving up sprawling lawns for trees

Dan Rodricks, Baltimore Sun's columnist writes: "Little does not mean nothing. Lawns sequester carbon dioxide, but not like native plants and grasses do, and certainly not to the extent trees do. Homeowners in the Villes — Cockeysville, Clarksville, Churchville,...

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MABEX 2019: Mid-Atlantic Bioenergy Conference and Expo

​ MABEX is the Mid-Atlantic bioenergy conference and expo and is the biggest bioenergy event in the region. It's organized by the Mid-Atlantic Bioenergy Council (MABEC) and will welcome over 200 attendees from the Mid-Atlantic and beyond to Baltimore, MD, September...

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CCA: The 2019 SAFE Workshop and Humanitarian Energy Conference

CCA: The 2019 SAFE Workshop and Humanitarian Energy Conference

Access to energy for cooking, lighting, powering, communications, and other uses is increasingly being recognized as a basic need, not a luxury.  While the humanitarian system has long struggled to bring energy assistance up to par with food, medicine, sanitation, and...

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28th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition France 2020

28th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition France 2020

The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition has grown from a small research community biomass conference more than 30 years ago to a well-established international conference, tackling challenges ranging from biomass growth and biomass conversion to bioenergy,...

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Proposed CFS regulations overlook solid biofuels

Proposed CFS regulations overlook solid biofuels

Since 2017, the government of Canada has been developing the Clean Fuel Standard (CFS), a low carbon fuel standard-type policy, to reduce the lifecycle carbon intensity of fuels and energy used in Canada. The CFS aims to achieve 30 million tonnes CO2e (carbon dioxide...

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2019 Bioenergy Sustainability Conference

2019 Bioenergy Sustainability Conference

Large-scale utilization of bioenergy is attractive as a potential alternative to fossil fuels only if the production and processing of bioenergy feedstocks is sustainable from economic, environmental, and social standpoints. Research into bioenergy sustainability will...

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AD trade bodies welcome IPCC report

AD trade bodies welcome IPCC report

The World Biogas Association (WBA) and the UK Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ABDA) have welcomed recommended actions outlined in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) latest report. The Climate Change and Land report, which was...

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Renewable Energy Vermont Conference

Renewable Energy Vermont Conference

Burlington, Vermont, October 10-11, 2019 Renewable Energy Vermont's annual forum brings together business leaders, system operators, architects, builders, manufacturers, engineers, scientists, policy makers, and regulators. Fore More information, please visit:...

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2020 Olympic cauldron will be lit with wood pellets

2020 Olympic cauldron will be lit with wood pellets

Today, the Organising Committee of the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games is pleased to announce that its Olympic cauldron, whose construction began on June 17th, 2019, will be powered for the first time in the history of the Games by an eco-responsible fuel. This...

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Major Polish power plant to transition to biomass from coal

Major Polish power plant to transition to biomass from coal

A concept for the transition of a coal boiler to biomass has been accepted by major Polish energy firm, ZE PAK. The plan, which was approved by the firm’s supervisory board, will see the existing K7 coal boiler at Konin power plant transformed into a biomass-fired...

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USA EPA updates database

USA EPA updates database

The EPA just updated its wood heater database to add columns showing which stoves were newly certified and added to list, and the size of the firebox. AGH and others had urged them to include additional info on their database to make it more consumer friendly. We...

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