alternative energy

Pakistan’s first clean coal power plant likely by November 2010

BY ALI KHIZAR ASLAM AND AYESHA NADEEM RAHMAN

 Pakistan will have its first clean coal power generation facility by the end of next year, said Hillard Herzog, the CEO of a US-based energy firm Bergamo E&A in an interview with BR Research of Business Recorder. “Ours is a 544 megawatt clean coal energy project to be set up in Jamshoro, under the terms of your government’s rental (power) programme” said Herzog, who oversees the firm’s energy business in Pakistan.
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Nuclear energy a long-term alternative to Pakistan’s power crisis

By Chaudhry Kamran Naseer

The provision of energy is considered as one of the basic elements for both economic growth and a higher standard of living. Pakistan is currently facing a big crisis in the energy sector. And due to the gap between demand and supply of energy, many fields of the economy have been affected. There is a dire need to focus on electric generation to meet the increasing demand of electricity; this demand exists mainly because of the increasing population growth and to maintain a sustainable economic growth rate.

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Will the Ferrari of tomorrow be fungus-powered?

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A reddish microbe found on the inside of a tree at a secret location in the rainforests of northern Patagonia could unlock the bio fuel of the future, say scientists. Its potential is so startling that the discoverers have coined the term ‘myco-diesel’ – a derivation of the word for fungus — to describe the bouquet of hydrocarbons that it breathes.
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