Energy From Plants


Perennial Energy Crops Could Provide Environmental Benefits

Source: news.wisc.edu Published: November 26, 2013 Agricultural buffers, like the one placed adjacent to Black Earth Creek on a farm in western Dane County, could filter runoff, sequester greenhouse gases, and provide habitat for beneficial insects while also...

Our Forests Aren’t Fuel

Source: nrdc.org Published: February 2, 2017 A clearcut site located near the Meherrin River in North Carolina which devastated an area of mature wetland forest, as well as nearly 100 acres of surrounding natural forest. Investigators tracked whole trees from the cut...

Gas from Grass Could Heat Up British Homes

Source: seeker.com Published: November 21, 2016 Ecotricity By Kieran Mulvaney A green energy company in Britain has announced a plan that it says could enable that country to heat almost every home with gas derived from grass. Ecotricity, which claims to be the...

Scientists Turn Florida’s Rotten Tomatoes into Clean Energy

Source: sustainablebrands.com Published: April 30, 2016 Mike Hower Tomatoes are useful for a lot of things — mixing into salads, adding nutritional value to cheeseburgers, lobbing at struggling standup comics, and even making plastic for car parts. But a team of...

How Colorado Is Turning Food Waste into Electricity

Source: wrvo.org Published: April 5, 2016 Luke Runyon / KUNC, Harvest Public Media At the Heartland Biogas Project, millions of tons of food waste are collected and converted into usable methane gas By Luke Runyon Americans throw away about a third of our available...

Best Regions for Growing Bioenergy Crops Identified

Source: phys.org Published: February 17, 2016 This figure shows how much water is used to produced one unit of ethanol (defined as water use intensity) for each energy crop. Credit: Atul Jain New research has identified regions in the United States where bioenergy...

Coffee: The Fuel Alternative that Powers London

Source: starternoise.com Published: January 19, 2015   When it comes to green solutions, creating low-cost, renewable energy is an excellent choice for a startup business. Creating energy from waste, without tapping into needed consumer resources, makes that...

Dutch Company Powers Streetlights and Phones with Living Plants

Source: goodnewsnetwork.org Published: January 12, 2015 In November, more than 300 LED lights were illuminated by a Dutch company that makes electricity from harnessing the power of living plants. This was the first commercial installation for Plant-e, a company that...

Eucalyptus Tree: A Potential Global Source of Fuel and Fiber

Source: natureworldnews.com Published: June 12, 2014 Eucalyptus trees are more than just food for koalas; researchers are now trying to harness their potential as a sustainable biofuel and biomaterials production source. (Photo: Fibria/Ehder Souza) Jenna Iacurci...