According to investors, the plant will prevent 2.1 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent from being released and, over its 20-year lifetime, will save around 1.3 million tonnes of wood from landfill. There is, however, only so much waste wood available — and plenty of other potential uses for much of it, including reclaiming it for future construction. In the long run, the question of sustainable sources of feedstocks will be a central concern for any large-scale expansion of wood gasification.
via Power plant to create electricity from waste wood (with no burning involved) | MNN – Mother Nature Network.
After three years of restoration work, a former WW2 air raid bunker in Hamburg, Germany has been transformed into a renewable energy power plant.
It will meet heating requirements of around 3,000 households and the electricity needs of around 1,000 homes, cutting carbon emissions by 95 per cent, or around 6,600 tons per year.
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Hamburg’s New Energy Bunker is a Former Air Raid Shelter Turned Renewable Power Plant Energiebunker Hamburg IBA – Gallery Page 2 – Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.