International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy

Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2015

  • The Role of Universities in Developing a Sustainable Economic Model Based on Solidarity

    Matarazzo-Neuberger Waverli Maia, Alves Luiz Roberto, Bernardes Marco Aurélio

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2015
    Pages: 22-29
    Received: 15 January 2015
    Accepted: 8 February 2015
    Published: 28 February 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijrse.20150402.11
    Abstract: The Methodist University of São Paulo, a confessional institution with three campuses in São Bernardo do Campo, in the São Paulo Metropolitan Region, which has 1,600 employees and 25,000 undergraduate students and postgraduate students, adopted in 2008 Sustainability as a transversal theme in its Institutional Educational Project. In 2009, started ... Show More
  • Cost Optimization of Hybrid Stand-Alone Power System for Cooled Store in Kirkuk

    Sameer Saadoon Al-Juboori, Ali Hlal Mutlag, Ehsan Fadhil Abbas Al-Showany

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2015
    Pages: 30-39
    Received: 13 December 2014
    Accepted: 10 January 2015
    Published: 16 March 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijrse.20150402.12
    Abstract: However, the design, control, and optimization of the hybrid systems are usually very complex tasks; the stand-alone hybrid solar–diesel power generation system is recognized generally more suitable than systems that only have one energy source for supply of electricity to off-grid applications. A proposed PV system has been designed and optimized ... Show More
  • Bioethanol Production from Eucalyptus camaldulensis Wood Waste Using Bacillus subtilis and Escherichia coli Isolated from Soil in Afaka Forest Reserve, Kaduna State Nigeria

    Usman Yahaya, Umar Yahaya Abdullahi, Denwe Samuel Dangmwan, Muhammad Muktar Namadi

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2015
    Pages: 40-46
    Received: 29 January 2015
    Accepted: 8 February 2015
    Published: 30 March 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijrse.20150402.13
    Abstract: The economic and ecological problems associated with fossil fuel have raised interest in biofuel research in recent times in different parts of the world. The use of Eucalyptus forest waste biomass with no appreciable value to industries or for food as alternative and cost effective feedstock for bioethanol production was evaluated in this study. E... Show More
  • Solar Radiation Estimation from the Measurement of Sunshine Hours over Southern Coastal Region, Bangladesh

    Shuvankar Podder, Md. Minarul Islam

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2015
    Pages: 47-53
    Received: 25 February 2015
    Accepted: 27 March 2015
    Published: 2 April 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijrse.20150402.14
    Abstract: In this study,the global solar radiation over the southern coastal region of Bangladesh is estimated from the duration of relative sunshine hours. Five models are considered to estimate the solar irradiance. These models are modified form of classical Angstrom – Prescott regression equation. A quadratic logarithmic model, relating the relative sola... Show More
  • Evaluating Green Public Procurement Practices: The Case of Polytechnics in Ghana

    Patrick Boampong-Ohemeng, Simonov Kusi-Sarpong, Adam Sandow Saani, Martin Agyemang

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2015
    Pages: 54-65
    Received: 16 March 2015
    Accepted: 31 March 2015
    Published: 9 April 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijrse.20150402.15
    Abstract: The paper introduces and develops a green public procurement practices (GPPP) analytical framework for the Ghanaian Public Sector involving six major practices including Acquisition and Material Specification Planning, Environmental Requirements, Green Purchasing, Strategic Supplier Partnership, Green Information & Communication Technology, and Emp... Show More