Lower Austria: proposed four wind farms (105 MW)

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted a new credit line of 85 million euros for the construction of wind farms in Lower Austria. The company WindLandKraft GmbH will build and operate a total ...

Bright future for biomass

The roadmap, ReMaP 2030, designed by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), gives a crucial role for biomass technologies in the target of doubling the share of renewable energy in the glo...

Transparent solar modules finally a reality?

A team of researchers from the University of Michigan developed a new type of solar concentrator that if integrated in a window not only generates solar power but also allows people to see through. Th...

Launch of the first French navy geothermal plant

The convention for the construction of the first power plant thermal cooling navy France was signed September 30, 2014 in Marseille, between several entities whose Constructa Group, the FDR and Cofely...

Vietnam: a turbine for Thac Mo hydropower plant

Alstom said it won a contract with Electricity of Vietnam (EVN), as part of the extension of the Thac Mo hydropower plant (150 MW) project in Vietnam. At a cost of nearly $13 million, this expansion i...

Producing methanol from CO2 via formic acid

Researchers at Iramis CEA (Laboratory of Molecular Chemistry and Catalysis for Energy (LCMCE) managed to produce methanol from formic acid with a yield of 50%, well above the achieved so far efficienc...