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First Order of GE’s 616 Diesel Engine Secured by Clarke Energy for Flour Mills of Nigeria plc

by Clarke Energy  (Sep. 3, 2014)

GE’s Distributed Power business (NYSE: GE) today announced that U.K.-based distributed power provider Clarke Energy is supplying GE’s new diesel engines to Flour Mills of Nigeria plc, helping to solve the country’s energy distribution challenges and encouraging growth in the emerging industrial sector. This ...

Flow logging upgrade for landfill gas analysers

by Geotech  (Sep. 3, 2014)

Recent developments to the GA5000 portable landfill and contaminated land gas analyser from  Geotech mean users can now benefit from flow logging and gas analysis in one device. Geotech is committed to understanding the applications of its customers and the legislation they ...

Tecam Group wins its First Project of Air Pollution Control in South America

by Tecam Group  (Sep. 3, 2014)

Tecam Group enters a new market, Argentina, with the signing of a commercial agreement to supply equipment for Air Pollution Control to a local boiler manufacturer. That milestone means the first equipment that Tecam Group will be having in South America, after 5 months of operations in the region. Tecam Group will be in charge of the design, ...

Project LIBERTY Biorefinery Starts Cellulosic Ethanol Production

by US Department of Energy  (Sep. 3, 2014)

Project LIBERTY, the nation’s first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant to use corn waste as a feedstock, announced the start of production today (Sep 3, 2014). Once operating at full, commercial-scale, the biorefinery in Emmetsburg, Iowa will produce 25 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol per year - enough to avoid approximately ...

Half of the turbines operational at the world’s second largest offshore wind farm

by RWE AG  (Sep. 3, 2014)

More than half of the 160 turbines at RWE Innogy UK’s flagship offshore wind farm, Gwynt y Môr, off the North Wales coast, have been commissioned and are generating electricity. The milestone was reached last week with the 81st turbine connected to the National Grid. Construction of the world’s second largest offshore wind farm ...

EPA Grants First Underground Injection Permits to FutureGen for Illinois Project

by Bloomberg BNA  (Sep. 3, 2014)

The Environmental Protection Agency has granted the first-ever Class VI underground injection permits for carbon dioxide to FutureGen Industrial Alliance Inc., which plans to construct an innovative near zero-emission, coal-fired power plant in southern Illinois. In a statement released Sept. 2, the EPA said it approved a permit proposal for the ...

NREL Updates Cetane Data Used for Development of Energy Efficient Fuels and Engines

by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)  (Sep. 3, 2014)

The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released a long-anticipated update to the source-of-record for cetane number data. This information is vital to the development of new, energy-efficient, low-carbon fuels and compatible engines. Researchers, as well as members of the engine, vehicle, and fuel industries, ...

Plan to make renewables cheaper than coal within 10 years

by Climate News Network  (Sep. 2, 2014)

There are prospects of significant progress in the response of world governments to climate change, according to a former UK Government chief scientist, Sir David King. “There are signs that a leadership role is beginning to emerge”, he told a conference in London held by the Green Economy ...

World’s Shale Resources Face Water Stress

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Sep. 2, 2014)

Governments and businesses using hydraulic fracturing to develop shale gas could face intense water competition in the world’s largest reserves, according to a new report by the World Resources Institute (WRI). Global Shale Gas Development: Water Availability & Business Risk is the first publicly available analysis of water ...

Future Solar Panels

by Elhuyar Fundazioa - Basque Research  (Sep. 1, 2014)

The solar panels we see tend to be rigid and black. Organic photovoltaic technology, by contrast, enables more translucent and more flexible solar panels in a range of colours to be manufactured. But this technology needs to meet certain requirements if it is to be accepted on the market: greater efficiency, longer duration and low production ...

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