Journal of Energy and Natural Resources

Volume 4, Issue 2, April 2015

  • Enhancing Biomass Energy Efficiency in Rural Households of Ethiopia

    Dagninet Amare, Asmamaw Endeblhatu, Awole Muhabaw

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, April 2015
    Pages: 27-33
    Received: 16 March 2015
    Accepted: 31 March 2015
    Published: 9 April 2015
    Abstract: The rural population of Ethiopia entirely depends on biomass for everyday energy needs except for light. The traditional system, particularly during cooking, incurs among others huge energy loss that could have been used otherwise. The system has been recognized as having significant effect on natural resource degradation, harmful health hazards an... Show More
  • Preparation of Charcoal Pellets from Eucalyptus Wood with Different Binders

    Alejandro Amaya, Mariana Corengia, Andrés Cuña, Jorge De Vivo, Andrés Sarachik, Nestor Tancredi

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, April 2015
    Pages: 34-39
    Received: 6 April 2015
    Accepted: 22 April 2015
    Published: 5 May 2015
    Abstract: At present, there is great interest in using biomass as an alternative energetic source, as it is renewable and environmentally friendly. In the case of solid fuels, biomass has low energetic density, although it can be increased by charring and pelletizing. These methods also allow the improvement of physical properties, such as hydrophobicity and... Show More