HYDROGEN PROJECT ADVANCES CLEAN ENERGY DEPLOYMENT

HYDROGEN PROJECT ADVANCES CLEAN ENERGY DEPLOYMENT

The successful installation of the hydrogen technologies at the Levenmouth Community Energy Project represents the dawn of a new energy era, according to specialists Logan Energy. The Edinburgh-based company has designed, supplied and installed a state-of-the-art hydrogen-based energy storage systems and two mobile hydrogen vehicle refuelling units at Methil, in Fife, Scotland. The renewables industry is becoming increasingly important to energy supply. Scotland has recently produced more electricity from renewables in a single day than…

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Top tips on toxic gas treatment to prolong AD plant lifespan  

Top tips on toxic gas treatment to prolong AD plant lifespan   

Developing an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant doesn’t come cheap. Costs range from £100,000 up to as much as £24m. When calculating their costings and potential ROI, developers often plan for a plant lifespan of 20 years, so it’s essential that plants are well maintained to avoid unexpected expense. This is particularly important as there are a number of things which can adversely affect a plant’s longevity, such as large deposits of grit, the absence of…

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Turning waste into energy will take advantage of Britain’s untapped potential post-Brexit

Turning waste into energy will take advantage of Britain’s untapped potential post-Brexit

Paul Taylor – FCC Environment As is well-known within our sector, UK waste policy has long been ignored by Westminster and Whitehall. This has meant that the sector’s ability to contribute to the UK’s growth and productivity has been limited, with other sectors edging ahead in the race for increasing competitiveness and resource productivity. With the General Election just around the corner, we are calling for a step change from the next Government. Brexit provides…

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Branching out for sustainability

Branching out for sustainability

The wood waste recycling sector is helping drive collaboration and resource efficiency. Nicola Meadows, RWM Event Director at Ascential calls for policymakers to take the initiative in supporting growth in this sector as part of a wider transition towards a circular economy.   Waste wood has been largely overlooked as a resource – over 10 million tonnes of it are produced in the UK each year from sources including public sector bodies, the construction and demolition industries, as…

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Big data analytics key to heating up the energy market

Big data analytics key to heating up the energy market

Alyssa Farrell, product marketing manager, energy and sustainability at SAS Today, the energy market is more condensed and competitive than ever before. Under imposing regulation, suppliers are fighting for prime position to get ahead. With a snap General Election added to the mix and most political parties calling for reform, the pressures to provide cheaper and more competitive tariffs are heightened. In this relentless climate, suppliers have no option but to reassess their business models….

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Ultrasonic Heat Meters for THERMOSS Project

Ultrasonic Heat Meters for THERMOSS Project

Bell Flow Systems have recently been working closely with a large global specialist in energy management and automation, to supply non-invasive energy monitoring systems to multiple sites across the EU. The units will be supplying data to be used in the EU commissioned THERMOSS project for energy efficient buildings, under its HORIZON 2020 programme. The project will last for 42 months, and will involve the collaboration of 12 partners from the EU and Switzerland. The…

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The challenges of updating boilers in space-restricted plant rooms

The challenges of updating boilers in space-restricted plant rooms

Jonathan Grist, commercial sales director at Viessmann UK, spotlights some of the key considerations involved in boiler retrofits. Energy efficiency improvements and lower heating bills are being attained at an increasing number of premises where old atmospheric heating boilers are replaced with modern gas condensing boilers, but a surprisingly basic difficulty can get in the way of this. When modernising plant rooms, the room itself is commonly a challenge. Too often, there’s awkward access, a…

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E.ON’s Blackburn Meadows plant named one of UK’s best new buildings

E.ON’s Blackburn Meadows plant named one of UK’s best new buildings

E.ON’s Blackburn Meadows renewable energy plant has been named among the winners of the 2017 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) national awards, with judges commenting on its ‘iconic and beautiful’ design. The biomass combined heat and power plant in Sheffield is among 49 new buildings across the UK to have received 2017 RIBA National Awards which champion and celebrate the best architecture in the UK and around the world and will now be considered…

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Rinnai launches into the commercial boiler marketplace

Rinnai launches into the commercial boiler marketplace

Rinnai has launched new products into the commercial gas-fired boiler marketplace with an initial introduction of three condensing models. The new boilers, German-manufactured to high specification in materials, build and components are built to last and offer high quality construction and engineering alongside top of the range energy efficiencies. The Rinnai Infinity condensing boiler range is available for natural gas and LPG operation and comes with innovative controls maximizing energy efficiencies through class-leading weather compensation…

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TACKLING OVERHEATING IN CITY CENTRE APARTMENTS

TACKLING OVERHEATING IN CITY CENTRE APARTMENTS

Mark Deeney, business development director for Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation, explores the challenges faced when heating and cooling modern apartment buildings – and examines a ‘loopy’ new approach which could revolutionise the way we heat multi-occupancy residential buildings. Current new build dwellings in the UK are at risk of overheating due to a number of factors which include more stringent regulations on air tightness and fabric performance, increased living density, single aspect apartment design…

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