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Biomass


Researchers Exploring Ways to Expand Use of Biomass

A resurgence in the use of biomass to produce energy is underway, in part as a way for countries to continue the transition away from fossil fuels for electricity production.…



The Big Picture: Off-Grid Power [Infographic]

An estimated 91% of the world’s population had access to electricity in 2020, marking substantial progress toward goals to ensure universal access to power. Still, according to the International Renewable…


POWER Digest [February 2023]

Geothermal Plant Planned in Colombia. Colombian petroleum company Ecopetrol in December announced plans to build a 250-kW geothermal power plant in the Apiay oil complex in Meta, Colombia. The power…


POWER Digest [December 2022]

Qatar Inaugurates the Country’s First Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant. With Essa bin Hilal Al-Kuwari, president of Qatar General Electricity & Water Corp. (Kahramaa); Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, Minister of State…


Why Sulfur Oxides Are Bad and How Flue Gas Desulfurization Technology Works

Sulfur oxides (SOx) have several harmful effects both to the environment, and to human and animal health. Much of the SOx in the atmosphere comes from the burning of fossil…


The Reasons Behind the Strong Support for Renewable Wood Energy

President Biden recently laid out a detailed plan to strengthen America’s forests. Renewable wood energy—that is, biomass energy produced from wood that is not suitable for higher-value products—is an important…