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ADCS will revolutionise the AD industry, comments gas engine specialist

In December 2016, the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA) launched its pioneering AD Certification Scheme (ADCS) – a forward-thinking …

The era of mega hydropower in the Brazilian Amazon appears to be over

The era of mega-dams in the Brazilian Amazon appears to be coming to an end, according to the California-based non-profit organisation Amazon Watch, …

Heat recovery from wastewater system wins Scottish environmental award

SHARC Energy Systems, in partnership with Scottish Water Horizons, has won the innovation award at the Scottish Green Energy Awards 2017. The awards, hosted by …

Sun will continue to shine on solar energy despite UK subsidy cuts, suggests equipment supplier

The cost and energy saving potential of solar panels in a post-subsidy era still shines bright for UK businesses, says Inprova Energy. The UK government has …

Advanced engineering provides compact waste heat recovery for the marine sector

The development of a new waste heat recovery system could not only deliver fuel savings of up to 8% for ship owners and operators but also transform …

Chimneys: A hidden source of energy savings?

Although chimneys are a major source of heat loss in properties, they are largely overlooked by the insulation industry. Lancaster University has recently …

Mixing and fine-tuning: growing support, and one or two practical issues

Mixer and pump manufacturer Landia has welcomed Privilege Finance’s statement that farm-based AD plants can improve efficiency from 10% to 30%. Citing …

Seven steps towards ESOS phase 2 accreditation

The deadline for ESOS Phase 2 compliance is 5th December 2019 …

Plans announced for UK’s first commercial‐scale hydrothermal carbonisation facility

CPL Industries, a manufacturer of smokeless fuels and other carbon‐based products, has recently announced plans to install a commercial‐scale Hydothermal …

The heat is on for AD plants

A few thoughts on the benefits and practicalities of using heat exchangers in wastewater AD, from Matt Hale of thermal technology expert HRS Heat Exchangers …

NIR provides quick and accurate test of biomethane potential

AD operator and services provider Amur has launched a test for measuring biomethane potential (BMP) of feedstocks, which it claims has a speed and accuracy …

Dry AD firm enters the Chinese market

The delivery of two Kompogas digesters for a biogas plant in Chongqing appears to mark the successful entry of Zurich-based Hitachi Zosen Inova – and …

Domestic digester now more efficient and easy to install, says developer

Tel Aviv-based kickstarter firm HomeBiogas has come up with an improved version of its domestic-scale biodigester, originally launched in 2015. Like its …

Year-round reliable temporary solar light is claimed as an industry first

Prolectric has launched the ProLight, said to be the first reliable year-round temporary solar lighting tower …

Renewable heat legislation delay threatens climate goals, says AD trade group

Legislation on Renewable Heat Incentive delayed yet again due to Parliamentary backlog Government struggling to meet targets to decarbonise heat Further delay …

Observers respond to UK Government “Clean Growth Strategy” announcement

The UK Government has set out a new strategy that appears to outline how it will tackle climate change while driving economic growth. Announced on 12 October, …

£1 million circular economy fund released for energy sector innovators in Scotland

Energy businesses with innovative ideas to help future-proof the industry are being urged to access up to a million pounds of funding and support to unlock new …

STA launches ‘storage commitments’ for domestic providers

Industry urged to strive for quality to build consumer confidence The STA launched new guidelines for the domestic storage industry capturing current best …

Trade body releases revamped AD industry guide

The Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA) has (on 3 October) released the second edition of The Practical Guide to AD, a key guidance …

Utility unveils largest solar panel project to date in the heart of Scotch whiskey country

In late September Scottish Water announced the completion of the utility’s largest solar panel scheme to date in Speyside (“Scotch whisky …

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