The dark grey rocks of the Bowland shale area

Shale gets the green light

A mix of optimism and caution greets new BGS estimates FIGURES released in late June by the British Geological Survey (BGS) in association with DECC...
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Peter powers over Pavegen pavement tiles

PAVEGEN has had the largest ever installation of its energy-harvesting pavement tiles at the 2013 Paris Marathon. Commissioned by French energy specialists Schneider Electric, lead...

Smart metering delay follows IT concerns

THE government announced in May that it would delay for a year the introduction of smart metering, following concerns that the industry is not...
Cups and food containers employing bio-plastics can be compostable, such as Huhtamaki's BioWare range.

Breaking it down: compostable product packaging

Envirotec looks at the latest progress MORE and more product packaging is being recycled each year but a lot of it still goes to landfill,...

Dundee rejects biomass, for now

£325 million proposal to face public enquiry FORTH Energy’s plan to build a £325 million biomass facility in Dundee has been derailed by the City...
A dairy farmer in northern Germany who is producing over 250kWh of biogas is on course to achieve his five-year payback target after investing in an externally-mounted mixing system that reduces feedstock into smaller particles than standard equipment

Farmer looks for payback – German on target with GasMix system

A dairy farmer in northern Germany who is producing over 250kWh of biogas is on course to achieve his five-year payback target after investing...
AS eco-conscious businesses increasingly look to environmental heating systems, an enterprising company has responded by launching a service using its ISO containers to house boilers and fuel stores.

Self contained – House boilers and fuel stores in ISO containers

AS eco-conscious businesses increasingly look to environmental heating systems, an enterprising company has responded by launching a service using its ISO containers to house...
A manufacturer of district heating pipe systems has called for an end to the way the Renewables Obligation is incentivising electricity producers to use biomass fuels in inefficient, conventional power stations.

Don’t waste that waste – CPV call for efficiency

A manufacturer of district heating pipe systems has called for an end to the way the Renewables Obligation is incentivising electricity producers to use...
AT the UK’s first viable compact anaerobic digester plant aimed at local food waste treatment, a Geotech GA3000 fixed biogas analyser monitors methane, carbon dioxide, oxygen and hydrogen sulphide.

Health monitor – Geotech analyser provides guage

AT the UK’s first viable compact anaerobic digester plant aimed at local food waste treatment, a Geotech GA3000 fixed biogas analyser monitors methane, carbon...
SIZE is becoming an issue in the anaerobic digestion sector

Small minded – Effective means of dealing with bio-degradable wastes

SIZE is becoming an issue in the anaerobic digestion sector with concerns that not all larger AD plants – generating 2MWe and handling about...
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Business energy efficiency to the fore at All-Energy 2013

Energy efficiency - we all know it makes sense; it offers financial benefits, and is widely recognised as the easiest and most cost-effective means...
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Elmac Technologies Launch New EVA End-of-Line Flame Arrester Range

Elmac Technologies, the international leaders in flame arresters and tank and vessel protection equipment, announce the expansion of their current end-of-line flame arrester range...

More businesses are keen to play generation game

NEW research has identified growing interest among UK businesses to generate renewable energy from their own premises. Almost 40% of those surveyed by Opus Energy...

Hard work pays off as park gets the nod

YEARS of research, planning and consultation have paid off for green energy company Ecotricity with approval of its proposals for a wind park in...

Seasons in the sun

A South Wales business has been reaping the rewards after installing solar PV panels on its factory buildings. Solar Windows Ltd of Caerphilly, which manufactures...

Future proof

Biogas analysis requirements are changing and ‘designed-in’ future proofing in gas analysers helps users keep up. It means they can quickly and easily upgrade...

Consumers remain shy about switching over

‘Being green doesn’t mean wearing sandals and eating lentils’ EIGHT out of 10 people support the UK using renewable energy to generate power. But getting...

Wind farm gets go-ahead after turbines reduced

Scottish Power Renewables has won planning consent for a wind farm in the south-west of Scotland after reducing the number of turbines it wanted...
An RDF incinerator is typical of the push to find new technology.

Incineration is the burning issue

Although the volumes of landfill waste have been reduced in recent years through recycling, millions of tonnes of waste are not suitable for recycling...

Naturally gifted – Scotland’s renewables industry

Scotland is making the most of its assets as it continues the drive to build a world-class renewables industry says Niall Stuart WE ARE undoubtedly...