Cracking cheese, Gromit! Wensleydale waste to heat 4,000 homes

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By January 01, 70

The crumbly cheese beloved of TV duo Wallace and Gromit will soon help heat thousands of Yorkshire homes with renewable “green gas” made from cheese waste. The Wensleydale Creamery has struck a deal to supply the waste whey from its cheese factory to a local bioenergy plant that produces enough renewable biogas to heat 4,000 homes. The Leeming biogas plant, which currently runs on ice-cream...

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UK to be left with five coal power stations after latest closure

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By January 01, 70

The UK’s race to increase renewable energy sources has intensified with the announcement of plans to close another coal-fired power station. The news on Thursday came as last winter was revealed to be the greenest yet for the country’s energy system, after strong winds produced more renewable electricity and coal-fired power dwindled. SSE said Fiddler’s Ferry near Warrington, Cheshire,...

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North-east investment group has offshore wind ‘firmly’ in its sights, Sir Ian Wood says

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By January 01, 70

An investment fund created to establish diversification across the north-east of Scotland has offshore wind “firmly in its sights”, according to Sir Ian Wood. Sir Ian, chairman of Opportunity North East (ONE), announced last night at the organisation’s annual general meeting that it was targeting the energy transition to safeguard the region’s economic future. He said ONE will look t...

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Biomass plant plans resurrected on old Llynfi Power Station using waste instead of clean woodchip

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By December 06, 19

Plans for a biomass plant on the site of the old Llynfi Power Station have been resurrected – but rather than using clean woodchip the company behind the renewed project wants to use waste. The biomass plant near Llangwynyd, Maesteg, received planning permission from Bridgend County Borough Council (BCBC) in 2011. However it was never built due to government biomass subsidies ending and ...

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“Global Waste-to-Energy market set to grow to $16,420mn in 2019,” says new Visiongain report

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By December 06, 19

Visiongain has launched a new energy report Waste to Energy (WtE) Market Outlook 2019-2029: Capacity (tpa) & CAPEX ($m) Forecasts for Incineration of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) & Refuse-Derived Fuel (RDF) in Electricity Generation, District Heating & Combined Heat and Power (CHP), Energy from Waste (EfW) Plants; Featuring Technologies: Mass Burn, Gasification, Pyrolysis, Fluidised Bed, Advanced T...

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EDP plans first MW-scale floating PV project in Portugal

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By December 06, 19

The Portuguese utility is seeking permission to deploy a 4 MW floating solar plant at the Alqueva water reservoir in southern Portugal. The solar array will feature around 10,000 PERC half-cell solar modules. Portugal’s Alentejo Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDR-A) has publicly released an environmental impact assessment for a 4 MW floating PV project that EDP-Gestão da ...

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Minister Bruton Announces Support for Renewable Heat

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By November 06, 19

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton T.D., today (4th of June) opened the second phase of the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH), which will provide operational support for biomass boilers and anaerobic digestion heating systems. Making the announcement Minister Bruton said: "If we are to cut greenhouse gases, we must replace fossil fuels b...

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UKCS Investments On the Rise

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By November 06, 19

North Sea operators and contractors are investing across people, R&D, technology and new markets to support continued growth, said a new report. The 30th Oil and Gas survey, conducted by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Fraser of Allander Institute and KPMG UK, pointed out that around 45% of contractors have increased investment spend in the UK Continental She...

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Belectric expands PV business in the Netherlands

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By July 06, 19

Since the company successfully entered the market in 2018, the EPC company has constructed the “Zonnepark Lange Runde” (14.2 MW) and “Zeeland Refinery” (12.4 MW) projects, two turn-key photovoltaic power stations in the Netherlands. In addition, Belectric has been selected as the operations and maintenance service provider for the solar parks. The service agreements comprise remote system ...

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Energy North Sea investment rising as optimism picks up

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By July 06, 19

Investment is rising in the oil and gas sector, with North Sea operators putting money into research and development, people, new markets and the maintenance of infrastructure, according to a report published today. The 30th Oil and Gas survey, conducted by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Fraser of Allander Institute and KPMG UK, revealed optimism in the industry...

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