renewable energy

Renewables financing to remain lukewarm

A series of Government announcements over the summer may have improved prospects and contributed to increased levels of activity in the UK renewables sector,...
CBG's biogas upgraders can be connected in series, as with this photograph of five linked Totara's from a site in Güstrow in Germany

Preparing biogas for the grid

A growing number of projects are successfully upgrading biogas for injection into the gas grid. Envirotec spoke to upgrader providers and plant managers to...
Cream of the crop

Cream of the crop

FCC Environment has harvested its first crop of biomass fuel grown on two of its restored landfill and quarry sites. The 30 hectare sites in...
Inspecting 'live' tanks

Inspecting ‘live’ tanks

WHEN a local utility company needed to conduct a routine surveillance check on one of its anaerobic sludge digesters, the specialist company Hayes GFS...
EU capabilities eclipsed

EU capabilities eclipsed

EUROPE isn’t the world leader it once was with solar photovoltaic (PV) technology, says The National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers (NAPIT), a...
EMI filters for solar and wind turbines

EMI filters for solar and wind turbines

INDUSTRIAL automation specialist CD Automation is bringing to the UK market what it says is the industry’s widest range of UL-approved filters for photovoltaic...
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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...

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...
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,...
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...