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Combining compost and biogas

A new method improves the energy balance and processing capacity of composting plants. With the usual composting process, considerable energy is consumed to provide the required mechanical ventilation. In the new method, the liquid organic components of the organic waste are separated in advance and are used for producing biogas. This enables energy to be generated in the plants. For the project, a new biofilm digester has been designed which provides cost advantages relative to other digestion processes.  more...
 
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Projektinfo 16/2014

Fresh air for new school buildings

A school where you feel at home that at the same time consumes little energy during operation – that is the Niederheide primary school in Hohen Neuendorf. A ventilation system which combines mechanical and natural ventilation via the windows ensures a good air quality and a pleasant indoor environment in the classrooms. It is the first school in Germany to receive the Gold Medal for Sustainable Construction. It was certified in accordance with the Sustainable Construction Assessment System (BNB) developed by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).  more...
 


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Themeninfo I/2014

Researching in the global network

International research collaborations are becoming increasingly important. Germany is involved in a variety of ways in international energy research. An important pillar in this regard is its involvement in the International Energy Agency (IEA). Germany is a founding member of this organisation. An IEA field of activity particularly relevant to energy research is its energy technology network.  more...
 
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Solar thermal power plants

The annual solar irradiation on the earth provides more than 8,000 times the world’s energy requirements. Mathematically speaking, about 1 % of the surface area of the Sahara Desert is sufficient in order to meet the world’s electricity requirements with solar thermal power plants. A solar thermal power plant was already constructed close to Cairo at the beginning of the 20th century. Using parabolic mirrors, the power plant captured and concentrated solar energy and used it to heat oil for boiling water. This in turn was used to drive steam turbines and produce electricity.  more...
 


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Schools plug into the sun

Photovoltaic systems in schools help save energy and enhance classroom teaching. They shape a school's image and indicate that energy supply is a future-focused subject. Grants are available to schools wanting to install photovoltaic panels.  more...
 
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Schoolchildren are saving energy

At many schools they already exist: schoolchildren as energy detectives, energy managers or energy teams. They track down energy leaks, take the initiative, assume responsibility and ultimately know a great deal about saving energy. Their commitment is often also financially rewarding for their school.  more...
 


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