Features for November 2014

Features Archive

Focus: Interview

During the recent SPI 2014 conference and exhibition in Las Vegas, Renewable Energy Focus magazine caught up with Jamie Evans, managing director and head of US EcoSolutions for Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company.1 Following are excerpts of that interview:

Innovation: New ways of tackling age-old biofuel production issues

A prominent national research laboratory may have found a biological conversion process to overcome a perennial problem inherent with the development of biofuels from plants. An adjacent study holds potential for improving chemical reactions that could lead to more efficient biofuel production.

Community-scale photovoltaic-powered electrodialysis desalination systems for Indian villages

Photovoltaic-powered electrodialysis (PV-ED) is justified as an energy- and cost-effective means of desalinating groundwater in rural India, and the design requirements are presented for a village-level system.