WOBO thanks Renewable Energy for the reminders of the ongoing developments relating to energy capture and use.
Yosemite Clean Energy was selected to receive two $500,000 Forest Biomass to Carbon-Negative Biofuels grants from the California Department of Conservation (“DOC”). The DOC grant program is a vote of confidence for forest biomass to biofuels projects in the state and will increase the pace and scale of biofuels development. The projects funded under the program will support sustainable forest stewardship within California that will help reduce the risk of wildfires and provide zero emission, carbon-negative fuels for the transportation industry.
Minesto, a leading ocean energy developer, and SEV, Faroese utility company, have renewed and expanded the collaboration agreement outlining respective roles and responsibilities related to tidal energy build out in the Faroe Islands, including the ongoing electricity production in Vestmannasund and the first large scale tidal array in Hestfjord.
Biogas and biomethane are generated from different types of organic residues, turning waste into a valuable resource. A recent study shows that the increasing amount of compostable bioplastics in our waste can be collected and processed with no ecological risk to produce biogas, supporting the development of renewable energy in Europe.
Hawaiian Electric and Ho‘āhu Energy Cooperative Molokai are moving ahead with the state’s first two community-owned and -designed solar plus battery projects, which could meet over 20 percent of Molokai’s energy needs and serve an estimated 1,500 households on the island.
Renewable energy is growing at unprecedented rates. As the world relies more heavily on these power sources, it highlights their cost, efficiency and reliability, which must improve to sustain this growth. Thankfully, recent breakthroughs suggest the next generation of wind power technologies will make renewable energy more viable than ever.