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Renewables

The gases from food waste are being split into high value graphene and renewable hydrogen in a European collaborative project, led by the North East England based Centre for Process Innovation, that aims to add economic value in a sustainable manner to food discards.

A high speed boat that normally transfers crew to offshore wind farms was involved in a drama on the River Mersey near Liverpool, and the actions of its crew are being praised for saving the life of a female cruise passenger.

One of Britain's  highest solar installations has been completed 38 floors up on the roof of the 'Walkie Talkie' building in the City of London, sitting above a roof garden which opened to the public in the new year.

The power cables from an offshore windfarm 13 kilometres off the North Wales coast in Liverpool Bay have been installed and buried by the Reef Subsea company, in readiness for the supply of renewable electricity to homes early next year.

A new womens network aims to prevent the renewable energy industry becoming stubbornly set as male dominated, and is calling on ambitious women to join and represent their sector.

The Nestlé factory near Newcastle that makes treats such as fruit pastilles, gums and 'Rolo's' is toasting sweet success after good first year results from its anaerobic disgestion plant which provides power from confectionary residues.

Renewable structures in the marine environment have been given a boost from the opening  of HR Wallingford's UK Ship Simulation Centre and the Fast Flow Facility at Howbery Business Park in Oxfordshire, officially opened by Lord Heseltine.

Full power output has been achieved more than two months ahead of schedule from West of Duddon Sands Offshore Wind farm, a major renewable energy project which has been developed by DONG Energy and ScottishPower Renewables in the Irish Sea.

A new way to overcome the challenges of building renewables on beloved and extreme weather-prone places has been successfully trialled by the National Trust.

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