Sunset for UK subsidies?

JULY’S budget saw the first retrospective cut to renewable subsidies yet seen in the UK, in the shape of the chancellor’s decision to remove...

£1 million grant for novel hydro energy storage system

BEIS-funded research project to identify and test minerals and discarded wastes for use in RheEnergise’s grid scale hydro energy storage system In partnership with the...

Buying British helped firm overcome shock

THE team behind an award-winning anaerobic digester plant has saved money by choosing a British company to supply its gas analysis equipment. Fernbrook Bio uses...

Specialist CHP firms deliver big results for local authority AD plant

For the owners of a local authority-owned anaerobic digestion (AD) plant, removing the responsibility for their CHP engines from a single service provider and...

£3.4 billion ‘electricity superhighway’ will speed up energy projects delivery, says OFGEM

OFGEM has announced it is consulting on a proposed funding package of £3.4 billion for a subsea and underground 500km electricity superhighway between Scotland...

Firm installs bee hives around solar farms

RENEWABLE energy investment firm Low Carbon has launched an initiative to promote greater biodiversity in Cornwall, Dorset and Suffolk. It has partnered with sustainability...

Somerset project demonstrates integration of energy storage with solar PV

On 7 January Renewable Energy Systems announced its first UK contract to build and support a battery energy storage system (BESS). This contract is...

Brisk AD set up

WARWICKSHIRE based AD plant manufacturer Weltec Biopower has reported the placement of orders for two new agricultural biogas plant projects in England and Northern...

Against the grain: What can be done about microplastics in soils and digestate?

Microplastics are everywhere: We know that much. But should we be worried? What can we do about it? Some of the speakers at Aqua Enviro's European Biosolids and Bioresources Conference, in late November, presented findings from a project aiming to understand the levels of this contaminant in compost and AD digestate. A change in the policy landscape seems imminent, as Envirotec found out.
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Planning bid goes in for CHP plant

A planning application has been submitted for a combined heat and power plant in Northamptonshire to provide energy for homes and businesses. Origin Renewable Energy...

Firm claims biogas industry breakthrough with food waste substrate that is “near 100% free...

Food waste processing expert Gemidan, whose innovative ECOGI technology processes food waste into a high-quality pulp-based substrate for conversion into renewable energy (using AD/biogas),...

£8m project aims to deliver first retrofit E-CTV with offshore and onshore charging

A seemingly groundbreaking project aims to deliver the world’s first retrofit electric crew transfer vessel (E-CTV) - retrofitting a diesel CTV to be fully...

DECC grant for heat networks advocate

EXETER-based renewable energy firm Zero has received a £378,780 development grant from DECC to support its work in promoting the uptake of heat networks...

AD trade body responds to IPCC report: UK commitment “needed more than ever ahead...

As the UK prepares to host a critical COP26 and Prime Minister Boris Johnson reflects on a "sobering" Sixth Assessment report by the Inter-Governmental...

New biorefinery concept uses timber waste

GERMAN firm Pallmann Group, a manufacturer of innovative size reduction technology, is joining forces with Standard Bio, an expert in novel biomass conversion technologies,...

A Minister, a Lord, and a Chief Economist: keynotes announced for AD conference

Key themes to be discussed include Brexit, climate change, farming, and investment The Minister for Investment, the Chair of the EU Energy & Environment Sub-Committee,...

Planning reforms would incentivise rooftop solar in Scotland

The Scottish government has pledged to consult on lifting the need to obtain planning permission for larger solar installations on non-domestic buildings. In a letter...

Renewables industry group lobbies for supply chain growth

Scottish Renewables presents five actions which The Scottish Government could take to boost net-zero supply chain Industry body Scottish Renewables has launched a new campaign...

Pump expert unveils novel on-farm AD plant protector and biogas booster

Described as a one-step biogas optimisation solution, the WANGEN X-UNIT from anaerobic digestion (AD) pump specialist Agrico is said to protect AD plants from...
Prince of Wales Bay Sewage Treatment Plant upgrade

External heating units upgrade wastewater plant

A new sludge heater supplied by HRS Heat Exchangers has formed part of an upgrade to one of Tasmania’s most important wastewater treatment plants.