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Deinove researches biofuels and chemicals

Philippe POULETTY présente DEINOVE lors de la première session des "Objets de la nouvelle France industrielle" sur invitation du ministre du redressement productif

Water on my mind

The World Water Week in Stockholm, organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute, is the leading annual global meeting place for the capacity-building, partnership-building and follow-up on the implementation of international processes and programs in water and development. It includes topical plenary sessions and panel debates, scientific workshops, independently organized seminars and side events, exhibitions and festive prize ceremonies honoring excellence in the water field.Stockholm is the meeting place for experts in business, governments, the water management and the science sectors, inter-governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, research and training institutions and United Nations agencies.Source:  |

Kymijarvi II gasification plant

The Kymijarvi II plant located in Lahti, Finland, is the world's first gasification power plant that runs purely on SRF.It produces 50 MW electricity and 90 MW district heat and is fueled by eco-gas.SRF is turned into gas with CFB technology in a gasifier supplied by Metso, then cooled and cleaned.This clean product gas is fed into a boiler to produce steam for the steam turbine.

How to Walk Away - Heidi Grant Halvorson - The Atlantic

How to Walk Away - Heidi Grant Halvorson - The Atlantic

Most of us know what it's like to stay in a job or a relationship after it's stopped being satisfying, or to take on a project that's too big and be reluctant to admit it. CEOs have been known to allocate manpower and money to projects long after it becomes clear that they are failing. Think of JP Morgan's "London Whale" Bruno Iksil, who doubled down on a losing bet rather than admit his losses and ultimately cost the bank over six billion dollars. Similarly there was John Edwards, who couldn't bring himself to end his losing bid for the Presidency even after his mistress became pregnant. 

The costs to a person who does not know when to quit can be enormous. In economics it's known as sunk cost fallacy, though the costs are more than financial. While we recognize the fallacy almost immediately in others, it's harder to see in ourselves. Why?

There are several powerful, largely unco…

The Breakthrough Institute - Cost of German Solar Is Four Times Finnish Nuclear

The Breakthrough Institute - Cost of German Solar Is Four Times Finnish Nuclear

Germany’s solar program will generate electricity at quadruple the cost of one of the most expensive nuclear power plants in the world, according to a new Breakthrough Institute analysis, raising serious questions about a renewable energy strategy widely heralded as a global model. 

Wisiting a few sites with solar energy in Germany last month.

The Germans are focusing on wind energy.

They are testing  Photovoltaic  solutions. It's a pragmatic approach.

The goal is to build an industry around "sustainable" energy forms.

German  Green Energy SME's are doing fine. They make money on a global scale and "sustainable" energy forms are creating jobs.

Turboden ORC, Italy

Source: s.r.l. engages in the design, manufacture, and servicing of organic rankine cycle turbo- generators that harness heat to generate electrical power from renewable sources for public and private companies and local governments. It offers combined heat and power units with split for wood biomass applications; heat recovery units for recovering waste heat from industrial processes, engines, or gas turbines; and electrical efficiency units for electricity generation and cogeneration from biomass. Take a look at References: company also offers its products for solar energy, thermodynamic, and geothermal energy applications. In addition, it offers standard and predictive maintenance services and spare parts. The company was founded in 1980 and is based in Brescia, Italy. As of July 15, 2009, Turboden s.r.l. operates as a subsidiary of Pratt & Whitney Power Systems, Inc.

Wind Power