Biomass From The Forest To Power Fuel Cell
Energy researchers at Humboldt State University, in California’s North Coast redwood country, describe their county as an “energy island”: Its four connection points to the outside electrical grid provide just around 70 megawatts of transmission capacity, well under Humboldt’s peak demand of 170 MW.
One result of that circumstance is that biomass, in the form of timber byproducts, has long been a big part of the county’s energy picture. It’s not always the most efficient way to...
7 March 2013