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See the current stories from those managing our water and effluent, and all the products and services needed to deliver our vital water, reuse this precious resource or prevent it from becoming a pollution issue.
- Penstock Solutions Water
Meteor Communications Ltd
Post pandemic environmental monitoring
Author: Matt Dibbs, Managing Director Meteor Communications Ltd
The Coronavirus pandemic presented significant challenges to the collection of environmental data. However, by utilising novel technology, water companies and the Environment Agency have been able to continue gathering key data in locations from Cornwall to Cumbria.
- Metasphere Laboratory, Monitoring, Process & Analytical
Across England there are 9 million fireplaces which are not permanently blocked. Often equivalent to keeping a window open at all times, an unblocked chimney can add significant cost to the typical heating bill as warm air escapes up through the chimney and into the atmosphere.
As part of a £4.5 million project, the luxury ice cream brand Mackie's of Scotland will replace existing freezing equipment at its Aberdeenshire facility with an ammonia-based, low carbon, energy efficient refrigeration system from GEA that incorporates an Absorption Chiller – an innovative solution that will help Mackie's to target ambitious CO2 reductions of 90% and energy cost savings of 70-80%.
A French paper mill run by Smurfit Kappa has been chosen to participate in an innovative energy research project on renewable energy storage. The HYFLEXPOWER project will see Smurfit Kappa's Saillat Paper Mill become the first plant in the world to introduce an integrated hydrogen gas turbine demonstrator.
As the first set of wiring regulations to focus on energy efficiency, Bureau Veritas is calling on the industry to embrace appendix 17 of the 18th edition – with the guidance helping to usher in a new 'greener era' that will be critical to meeting the UK's environmental targets.
A new study by the Energy Innovation District (EID) has revealed how a local, smart energy system could reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Ellesmere Port, where 5% of the UK's energy is currently consumed, by 34%. The £200k project – part funded by the Government's Prospering from the energy revolution programme – also demonstrates potential energy cost savings of up to 25%.
Cuadrilla Resources is due to start fracking for shale gas at its Preston New Road site in Lancashire today.
A combination of solar panels, solar battery storage and an air source heat pump have made Kingfisher's recently opened Peterborough Screwfix store the first in its estate to be net zero in energy use - generating as much power as it uses and passing surplus energy back to the grid.
VLC Energy has unveiled the UK's largest battery storage portfolio which will respond to surges in demand and boost renewables by providing grid resilience.
Shale gas is one of the least sustainable ways to produce electricity, claim The University of Manchester from their research findings, but onshore oil and gas industry’s trade body UKOOG disagree.
AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals and Gasunie New Energy are investigating the large scale conversion of sustainable electricity into green hydrogen via the electrolysis of water.