Biogas plant in Germany with grain field

Renewable energy for urban areas: biogas – its possibilities and limitations

When talking about renewable energy, most people think about solar or wind power. However, other forms of energy are also renewable. Bioenergy for instance is energy extracted from biomass, and it includes both energy coming from direct combustion of biomass and liquid biofuels, as well as biogas from anaerobic digestion (also called methanisation). Could generating ...

Nuclear power plant in the middle of a flower meadow

Nuclear energy: innovation and sustainability

Interview nuclear physics expert Prof. Bent Lauritzen "Nuclear energy will play a decisive role in a transition to a low carbon European economy", says nuclear physics expert Bent Lauritzen of the Technical University of Denmark. However, "continued research and development in nuclear energy provision will be decisive if the European nuclear industry is to regain ...

energy Oak tree trunks lying in front of a heap of biomass ready for use

Is burning wood really a form of renewable energy?

Over the last few decades, we have been presented with various possibilities for producing cleaner forms of energy. Recently, the climate change crisis has forced national governments, international institutions and organisations to develop programmes to reduce our pollution of the environment. The main question that has arisen is: How can we respond to the increasing ...