Animal Waste to Energy

April 28, 2011 · Posted in Animal Waste to Energy, Renewable Energy · Comment 

Everyone’s focus seems to be on reducing carbon dioxide emissions these days, to combat global warming. But turning animal waste to energy could turn millions of pounds of cow manure and other animal waste into a renewable energy source. Animal waste that is currently releasing nitrous oxide – a GHG that warms the atmosphere over 300 times… Read the rest of this post…


Texas: At an Energy Crossroads

April 21, 2011 · Posted in Renewable Energy · Comment 

Black Gold

Ever since the first oil well gushed forth in East Texas in 1866, Texas has been renowned for its “black gold.” An oil-related economy developed around subsequent oil discoveries as the state prospered with its flourishing petroleum industry. Throughout most of the first half of the century, oil was plentiful, prices were low and most of the world’s… Read the rest of this post…


Renewable Energy Basics

April 21, 2011 · Posted in Renewable Energy · 1 Comment 

The United States currently relies heavily on coal, oil, and natural gas for its energy. Fossil fuels are nonrenewable, that is, they draw on finite resources that will eventually dwindle, becoming too expensive or too environmentally damaging to retrieve. In contrast, renewable energy resources—such as wind and solar energy—are constantly replenished and will never run out.

Most renewable energy comes… Read the rest of this post…


Waste Heat Recovery

April 21, 2011 · Posted in Waste Heat Recovery · Comment 

Many industrial processes generate large amounts of waste energy that simply pass out of plant stacks and into the atmosphere or are otherwise lost. Most industrial waste heat streams are liquid, gaseous, or a combination of the two and have temperatures from slightly above ambient to over 2000 degrees F. Stack exhaust losses are inherent in all fuel-fired processes and… Read the rest of this post…


Publicly Owned Treatment Works Waste Recovery Systems

April 21, 2011 · Posted in Waste Recovery Systems · Comment 

More and more, cities, counties and municipalities are faced with greater environmental compliance issues relating to their municipally-owned landfills, Publicly Owned Treatment Works (“POTW’s”) or Wastewater Treatment Systems. Publicly Owned Treatment Works Waste Recovery Systems

A city’s landfill and/or POTW provide an excellent opportunity for cities to reduce their emissions as well as provide an additional revenue stream. These facilities may… Read the rest of this post…


What is BioMethane and BioMethanation?

April 21, 2011 · Posted in anaerobic digesters, Biomass Gasification, Biomethane · Comment 

BioMethane is a renewable energy/fuel, with properties similar to natural gas, produced from “biomass.” Unlike natural gas, BioMethane is a renewable energy.

The cost of producing BioMethane, after installation of the BioMass Gasification equipment used to produce BioMethane (the process of making BioMethane is called “BioMethanation”) is called is essentially free.

Again, unlike the price of natural… Read the rest of this post…


January 15, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 
What is Cogeneration?

Cogeneration, also known as combined heat and power (cogeneration) or CHP, and total energy, is a very efficient, clean, and reliable approach to generating power and thermal energy from a single fuel source such as natural gas or biomethane. Cogeneration plants recover the “waste heat” that is otherwise discarded from conventional power generation to… Read the rest of this post…