Energy

Smart tech, robots and digital twins set to boost oil industry
Smart tech, robots and digital twins set to boost oil industry The oil industry has a long history. For more than 5000 years, the primitive lamps of our ancestors were lit with the rich black tar of unrefined oil, which continued to keep early campfires and battlefields ablaze until the 18th ...
Rare earth roll separator purchased for lithium-battery-recycling research facility
Rare earth roll separator purchased for lithium-battery-recycling research facility The University of Birmingham has purchased a laboratory-scale rare earth roll separator for its School of Metallurgy and Minerals lithium-ion battery recycling research facility. The high-intensity magnetic separator enables the separation of very weakly magnetic particles.
The system is provided ...
Coventry University and Severn Trent partner to convert waste ammonia into hydrogen
Coventry University and Severn Trent partner to convert waste ammonia into hydrogen Researchers from Coventry University are collaborating with Severn Trent and the Organics Group to turn sewage waste into a clean fuel for tankers and other vehicles.
The project will look to capture waste ammonia from the utility’s sewage treatment facility ...
Renewables Obligation (RO) Buy-out Price, Mutualisation Threshold and Mutualisation Ceilings for 2021-22 The buy-out price for the 2021-22 obligation period is £50.80 per ROC. This is the amount suppliers pay for each ROC not redeemed towards their obligation.
TAE Technologies hits fusion milestone, attracting $280m funding
TAE Technologies hits fusion milestone, attracting $280m funding TAE Technologies (formerly Tri Alpha Energy) was founded in 1998 and has long maintained a low public profile. However, it regularly shares updates on its results in academic journals and scientific conferences.
Put very simply, commercial nuclear fusion requires a ...
Renewables Obligation: Guidance for suppliers This document provides guidance for all GB and NI licensed electricity suppliers under the Renewables Obligation. This document has been updated to reflect changes to the calculation methodology for the mutualisation threshold.
World’s first dedicated clean hydrogen investment fund launches
World’s first dedicated clean hydrogen investment fund launches Hydrogen fuel dispenser at a transport refueling station in Aachen, Germany in January 2020 (image credit: Alexander Kirch / Shutterstock.com).
A unique private infrastructure fund dedicated to delivering clean hydrogen infrastructure projects at scale has been launched. The group behind ...
PET plastic recycler receives planning permission for first UK plant
PET plastic recycler receives planning permission for first UK plant PET plastic bottles collected at a recycling plant.
Specialist PET (polyethylene terephthalate) recycler Enviroo has had its planning application approved for its first plastic recycling facility in the UK. The firm says the facility will be able to re-use 100% ...
Potting resin receives WRAS approval for contact with drinking water
Potting resin receives WRAS approval for contact with drinking water A two-component potting compound from WEVO-CHEMIE GmbH has now been granted drinking water approval by the internationally recognised Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) and can therefore be used in the production of drinking water filters and for protecting electrical and ...
IMS Heat Pumps When it comes to choosing a home central heating system the options are plentiful, but for those conscious of environmental factors and the need to futureproof their home, heat pumps are the obvious solution. And we thought the Government did ...
Why It’s Worth Installing Solar Panels in 2021 There have been some significant changes to the economics of solar power in recent years. The popular and successful feed-in tariff closed to new applicants in 2019 meaning that photovoltaics were no longer subsidised. Further to that the government changed ...
UK’s Flagship Green Homes Grant Scrapped The government has abandoned its much-heralded Green Homes Grant scheme which was at the heart of Boris Johnson’s promise to build back greener after the Covid-19 pandemic. Just over 6 months after the scheme was launched in September 2020 the ...
UK electricity grid falls to lowest ever carbon intensity on Bank Holiday Monday
UK electricity grid falls to lowest ever carbon intensity on Bank Holiday Monday A combination of factors including sunny weather, blustery wind and low power demand due to the closure of workplaces over the Easter Bank Holiday saw carbon intensity drop to 39 grams per unit around 1pm on Easter Monday. The figure is ...
Leighton Buzzard train station first to utilise energy from footsteps
Leighton Buzzard train station first to utilise energy from footsteps The project was launched this week by Pavegen and Central Bedfordshire Council. Pavegen is a UK tech company which offers the V3 energy tile: a durable floor tile which transforms the kinetic energy of footsteps into small amounts of electrical ...
‘Blue’ hydrogen expansion compromises net-zero ambition, report warns
‘Blue’ hydrogen expansion compromises net-zero ambition, report warns Hydrogen is a potentially zero-carbon fuel source. It produces just heat and water when burned or used in fuel cells, making it a highly attractive alternative to polluting fuels used in transport, heating, and industry. Part of the government’s plan ...
View from Brussels: Nuclear power set for EU boost
View from Brussels: Nuclear power set for EU boost Hundreds of billions of euros will be available in the coming years for energy projects, transport systems, digital innovations and more, under the EU’s Green Deal. Brussels has been working on financing rules to guide that cash where it is ...
Gasoline demand may never eclipse 2019 peak
Gasoline demand may never eclipse 2019 peak In last year's five-year outlook, before the impact of the pandemic was made clear, the IEA said that gasoline demand was approaching a plateau and kept its demand outlook figure steady from 2024 to 2025. However, remote working during the ...

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