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5 reasons to upgrade your legacy on-farm CHP engine

5 reasons to upgrade your legacy on-farm CHP engine

Combined heat and power (CHP) engines are one of the most crucial components on an on-farm anaerobic digestion (AD) plant, converting biogas into usable heat and electricity. As the UK AD industry continues to mature, many of the CHPs originally installed on farm-based biogas plants across the country are now reaching 48,000 hours of operation, […]

Farmers will find their place in the sun by investing in solar farming

Farmers will find their place in the sun by investing in solar farming

Selecting the right location means solar farms can generate income, improve biodiversity, and boost farms’ green credentials explains Pieter D’haen, development manager at power firm SSE Energy Solutions. Travelling through the countryside, it’s easy to see how rural businesses have contributed to the fight against climate change.  Those existing wind turbines, anaerobic digesters, and other […]

Duisburg municipal utility CHP plant equipped with urea injection system

Duisburg municipal utility CHP plant equipped with urea injection system

The German CHP specialist ETW Energietechnik has delivered natural gas CHP units with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology for the first time. Thus, Stadtwerke Duisburg is the first user of Adblue technology from ETW. The family business from Moers comprises three plants with MWM engines of the type TCG 2020V12, each with an electrical output […]

Act quickly to avoid grid application fees

Act quickly to avoid grid application fees

Farmers and landowners who are interested in energy generation or storage projects should act quickly to avoid potentially steep fees. From 6 April network operators in England, Wales and Scotland will be able to charge up-front fees for grid connection offers, which could run into thousands of pounds. Hugh Taylor, chief executive of independent power […]

Increase in renewables has led to an unprecedented change in energy supply

Increase in renewables has led to an unprecedented change in energy supply

A new report launched at the 23rd World Energy Congress on 12 October reveals that the unexpectedly high growth in the renewable energies market, in terms of investment, new capacity and high growth rates in developing countries, is a key factor in this notable shift. It has contributed to falling prices and the increased decoupling […]

Irish agri-tech firm BHSL enters US market with $3m poultry pilot project

Irish agri-tech firm BHSL enters US market with $3m poultry pilot project

Irish agri-tech business BHSL has agreed a $3m pilot project with the State of Maryland to trial its pioneering manure-to-energy technology which is aimed at transforming the environmental impact of the global poultry industry. The patented BHSL Energy Centre to be used in the project was shipped from BHSL’s plant in Ballagh, County Limerick last […]

New campaign urges Government rethink over cuts to small-scale renewables

New campaign urges Government rethink over cuts to small-scale renewables

A new joint campaign is being launched today by the Solar Trade Association and RenewableUK opposing the Government’s plans to cut financial support to small-scale renewables, including wind turbines and solar panels. The campaign, entitled People Power, is calling for members of the public, as well as the thousands of renewable energy employees, to petition […]

World Energy Council comment on UN Global Goals Summit

World Energy Council comment on UN Global Goals Summit

As world leaders gather for the UN General Assembly to formally adopt new Sustainable Development Goals, the World Energy Council welcomes the inclusion of the energy goal: ‘Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all’. Christoph Frei, Secretary General of the World Energy Council said: “The adoption of energy among sustainable development […]

EU vote on biofuels ‘undermines food security’

EU vote on biofuels ‘undermines food security’

The latest vote by the European Parliament’s Environment Committee signifies a bad day for sustainable biofuels and damages renewable energy policy across Europe, the NFU has said today. The vote on the Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) proposal will enforce a 6 per cent cap on amount of crops used for fuel. This will hinder […]

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