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UK: Waste-to-energy CHP plant gets underway

Work has begun on a 1.5 MWe waste-to-energy combined heat and power (CHP) plant in the UK. The SynTech Energy Centre in England’s West Midlands will use gasification technology from US-based Frontline Energy to process 40 tonnes of post-recycling refuse derived fuel (RDF) per day, turning it from municipal.....

Canada: Trudeau defends carbon tax

Trudeau has said all provinces must set up a cap-and-trade system or impose a price on carbon of at least $10 per tonne starting next year, increasing to $50 by 2022."Putting a price on carbon pollution is a way of encouraging and rewarding people who are innovating and reducing their carbon pollution.....

US: NEXUS Project studies year round cultivation with food waste material

Located just beyond the Watauga County Landfill site in Boone lies a greenhouse built to use biomass energy, which is generated from agricultural and food waste materials, to grow plants year round.The greenhouse was made through the NEXUS project, a biomass energy research team consisting of faculty and.....

Toyota trials hybrid fuel cell-microturbine-CHP system

Toyota Motor Corporation has begun trial operations of the pressurized combined power generation system which has been installed at Motomachi Plant in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture. The hybrid power generation system combines the use of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) and micro gas turbines. The trial.....

UK: This is how you'll be regulated with environmental permits

Find out about Compliance Assessment Reports, assessments, inspections and permit reviews, and what the Environment Agency will do if you don't follow the rules. You must follow all the conditions of your permit. The Environment Agency will check you’re complying with your permit and you’re continuing to be.....

More opportunities for cogeneration in Germany

The German government has published regulations for planned auctions for the country’s combined heat and power plants. The auctions are designated to attract CHP with up to 50 MW in capacity, with 100 MW on offer in the first auction set for December 2017. According to a first draft of the regulation based.....

Canada: Carbon tax revenue not neutral

The federal government stands to raise as much as $280 million in revenue off provincial carbon taxes in Alberta and B.C. in the next two years despite claims carbon taxes would be revenue neutral for Ottawa.Both Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Environment Minister Catherine McKenna have long insisted.....

Rolls-Royce supplies CHP for 30th greenhouse

Since the beginning of the year, two Rolls-Royce combined heat and power plants have been supplying energy to a new tomato greenhouse operated by Maxburg BVBA in Meer in Belgium. The two gas-powered gensets have reliably supplied over 20 Megawatt hours of heat and power to date. Maxburg is now the 30th.....

How essential are thermal screens for an energy efficient greenhouse?

It is now well proven that retractable thermal screens can save energy without having a detrimental effect on plant growth or quality; and you might even argue that a screen is now also an essential tool for both energy saving and greenhouse environment optimisation.Several projects have shown the huge.....

Cummins upgrades greenhouse generator

Cummins has launched its latest natural gas generator in Holland. Supplying electrical efficiency of up to 43.8 per cent, the upgraded QSK60 gas engine can reduce total cost of ownership for its customers and deliver world-class power efficiency. Stefan De Wit, project and engineering manager for Holland,.....
Marit Brommer

New Executive Director at International Geothermal Association

Marit Brommer, a Dutch national joins the Secretariat team at the International Geothermal Centre (GZB) at Bochum University.With a decade of experience in the Oil & Gas Industry, she comes with strong experience in operational offshore drilling at Total, and leading global R&D deployment projects at.....

For sale: 10 brand new Cummins natural gas generators

A global Private Negotiated Sale of ten (10) Cummins 2000 kW Natural Gas Generator Sets has been announced by TCL Asset Group Inc., Toronto Canada, on behalf of Berkshire Hathaway Energy Canada and its subsidiary NEP Holdings LP. This unprecedented offering represents an exceptional opportunity for power and.....

German mounting solution for greenhouse solar PV systems debuts in China

The Schletter Group has installed its newly developed mounting solution for greenhouse solar PV systems for the first time in China. A 20 MWp large-scale photovoltaic system was installed for the "Jiangs-North Greenhouse Project" in a vegetable cultivation plant in the province of Sihong for the project.....

UK: RHI reforms create more questions than answers

The recent RHI degression announcement has thrown yet more uncertainty on the future on the RHI scheme. While the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) continue to keep business as usual, there are many questions erupting as to what, when and how the RHI reforms will happen.Here is.....