Saturday, November 26, 2022

Pre-eminent projects crowned at Scottish Green Energy Awards

More than 1,000 people returned in-person to Edinburgh to see 13 winners announced Director of industry body said shortlist highlighted the “leaps of innovation” of...

Living walls can reduce heat lost from buildings by over 30%, says study

Retrofitting an existing masonry-cavity-walled building with a green or living wall can reduce the amount of heat lost through its structure by more than...

Hydrogen trumps heat pumps? Report attempts to track cost of green energy switch

A new report, published on 12 November by the not-for-profit body Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA), says that consumers are typically facing a five-fold...

Non-combustible commitments? The Heat and Buildings Strategy unpacked

The UK has long lagged behind its European neighbours in encouraging the uptake of low-carbon heating, but the long-awaited Heat and Buildings strategy, published...

Shortlist for Scottish Green Energy Awards sees tidal, hydro, heat and more vie for...

Finalists announced on 5 October in 11 categories Gravity, indigenous crofters and in-turbine toilets are all key parts of projects which have been shortlisted for...

Scottish Green Energy Awards return to Edinburgh in December

This year’s event will return as an in-person awards ceremony which will comply with the latest government guidelines to ensure the health and safety of guests.

Can hiring equipment bridge a skills gap?

The UK skills shortage has been amplified as a result of COVID-19, according to research which has apparently found that site managers are not...

Researchers discover an inorganic material with the lowest thermal conductivity ever reported

More efficient ways of harnessing energy from waste heat may be on the horizon, following the discovery of a new inorganic material with the...

Deep fried demo: Scottish home trials heating with treated vegetable oil

Recycled vegetable oil is seemingly being used to heat a home in Scotland, marking an apparent first for the renewable fuel. Jodie Allan has converted...

New research: Turning on the heat from Scotland’s rivers

Independent research published on 20 May by the charitable group greenspace scotland appears to reveal how the rivers flowing through the country's towns and...
The Motortech control panel

Sponsored content: CHP support halves bills

Gas engine support specialist Gen-C has helped on-farm AD operator Springvale Energies break free from a monthly CHP service contract.
Alfa Laval recyclable heat exchangers

Sponsored content: Sustainable heat exchanger recycling

Alfa Laval – an expert in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling - in partnership with Stena Recycling, is to launch a ground-breaking business model for sustainable and environmentally efficient recycling of heat exchangers, enabling up to 100 percent metal regeneration.

How to get salt out of water: Make it self-eject

Crystallizing salts can grow 'legs,' then tip over and fall away, potentially helping to prevent fouling of metal surfaces, researchers say About a quarter of...

On track for net zero? Observers respond to the UK government’s ten-point green plan

Commentators in the environmental sphere seemed to broadly welcome the UK government’s “Ten-Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution”, unveiled on 18 November, although...

UK’s first hydrogen heating demonstration takes place in Northumberland

First houses heated by hydrogen gas are showcased, with the use of innovative prototype boilers Boiler manufacturers Baxi Heating and Worcester Bosch have installed hydrogen...
ice cream

Sponsored content: Green chiller is cool choice

Food industry equipment firm GEA has clinched a contract to supply a new, environmentally friendly refrigeration system – which will be Scotland’s first large-scale plant combining biomass heat and absorption chilling – at one of Britain’s leading ice cream producers.
DTR Series

Sponsored Content: Product-to-product heat recovery

Wastewater, sewage, effluents and sludge are useful sources of energy with the potential to heat (or in some circumstances cool) other products or materials in industrial processes.

Waste-heat-to-electricity business picks up Institute of Physics award

An Elland-based firm whose turbine-based device has global potential to slash CO2 emissions by converting waste heat into electricity, has been awarded the Institute...

Bristol announces low carbon housing development, and selection of heat pump technology

A sustainable housing development is to be developed in Bristol, featuring innovative low-carbon heating. Bristol City Council’s 133 homes at Ashton Rise are being...

Shetland DH scheme selects reinforced polymer network

Shetland Heat Energy and Power (SHEAP) - the company responsible for the Lerwick district heating scheme - has for the first time in its...