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  • Unconventional Oil and Gas Production Not Currently Affecting Drinking Water Quality

    A new U.S. Geological Survey study shows that unconventional oil and gas production in some areas of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas is not currently a significant source of methane or benzene to drinking water wells. These production areas include the Eagle Ford, Fayetteville, and Haynesville shale formations, which are some of the largest sources ...

  • Report Examines Future of Demand Response Management Systems (DRMS) Market

    The global demand response management system (DRMS) market size is expected to reach USD 35.9 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The integration of demand response (DR) with smart grids and the rising awareness and adoption of automated DRMS by utilities and customers are believed to be the key ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Air Liquide to Supply Oxygen to the UK’s First Advanced Biofuels Facility

    Air Liquide has been awarded a five-year contract to supply a large volume of oxygen per annum to an advanced biofuels facility being constructed by Advanced Plasma Power and Cadent. The high-purity oxygen will be used to convert 10,000 tonnes per annum of household waste into 22GWh of biosubstitute natural gas (BioSNG), enough to heat 1,500 homes or fuel 75 heavy goods vehicles.  ...


    By Advanced Plasma Power (APP)

  • Macrotek to Present Innovative H2S Removal Technology at Global Petroleum Show

    Global air pollution control provider, Macrotek Inc., is set to present its H2S removal technology, SULFCAT®, at the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary, Alberta this month. Macrotek will present its SULFCAT technology at the Knowledge Bar in the Clean Technology Zone of the show on June 14th at 1 p.m. SULFCAT efficiently removes H2S from a variety of industrial gas streams while dramatically ...


    By Macrotek Inc.

  • Partech Product Focus: UVT-LED Handheld

    This month the focus is on the UVT-LED Handheld unit – a simple to use handheld device for monitoring UV Transmittance in water and wastewater. What is UVT? UV Transmittance refers to the percentage of light at the wavelength of 254 nm that passes through a sample of water. UVT relates to the organics, colloidal solids and suspended particles that ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Mining for answers on abandoned mines

    Soil scientist Jim Ippolito believes in local solutions to local problems. The problem he’s working on is contaminated soils near abandoned mines.  In the western United States 160,000 abandoned mines contaminate soils in the region. Ippolito, associate professor of soil science at Colorado State University, hopes to solve this problem with biochar, a charcoal-like substance that can ...

  • One-stop fulfillment: Siemens Gamesa to supply EnBW Albatros offshore wind power plant as first German full-scope-project

    Following the 497-megawatt (MW) order for the EnBW Hohe See offshore wind power-plant, EnBW has also awarded Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy with the installation of the neighboring 112-MW-project EnBW Albatros. The scope of supply includes 16 direct-drive SWT-7.0-154 wind turbines on monopile foundations and the grid connection via a Siemens Offshore Transformer Module (OTM). Siemens Gamesa will ...


    By Gamesa

  • Switch2 Energy crowned `Supplier of the Year` in Housing Excellence Awards

    The judging panel of housing specialists were impressed by Switch2's customer service and resident engagement, and its commitment to tackling fuel poverty and addressing the needs of vulnerable residents connected to heat networks. Awards judge Mary-Kathryn Rallings Adams, Deputy CEO of housing innovation agency HACT, said: "We were really impressed with Switch2's focus on fuel poverty ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • ALLCOT to develop a project in Senegal to reforest mangroves which will generate carbon credits

    ALLCOT Group, a sustainability company that serves clients on three continents, will develop a project in Senegal to reforest mangroves that will generate carbon credits.   The company plans to undertake a programme of several small projects (known as a Programme of Activities) in the regions of Casamance and Sine Saloum.   ALLCOT has signed an agreement with Oceanium, a Senegalese ...


    By ALLCOT

  • CleanSpark Completes Installation of Comprehensive Residential Microgrid

    CleanSpark, Inc., a microgrid company that is combining a patented "stratified" downdraft gasifier along with advanced engineering, software and controls for distributed energy resource management systems, today announced it has engineered, designed and installed a fully off-grid, triple-redundant power system at a private, residential estate in Southern California. Matthew Schultz, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • 4th European HRSG Forum in Amsterdam

    From April 16 to 18, the Heat Recovery Steam Generator Forum discussed the current issues related to HRSG, especially the impact of operational changes due to the fluctuating energy market, e.g. frequent starts and stops, short term availability, or partial load operation and technical challenges. One of the main technical challenges is a risk of damages due to increased mechanical stresses. The ...


    By Kurita

  • REDWAVE presented Plant Design on Hannover Waste Symposium

    More than 200 waste-to-energy (WtE) plants are operating in China nowadays. One of them in the City of Lianyungang, Shandong Province north of Shanghai, will be complemented by a pre-treatment plant for municipal solid waste (MSW). The AustrianGerman technology firm REDWAVE designed the process of the entire plant. Tim van Heeswijk from the sales division of REDWAVE presented the concept and the ...

  • Bullfrog Power and Less Emissions to reduce CO2 footprint of Canada C3 expedition

    Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, and Less Emissions Inc. are announcing an environmental partnership with Canada C3, an expedition that aims to engage millions of Canadians from across the country, both virtually and on board the Canada C3 ship. Through the ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • Energy Companies Join With Rocky Mountain Institute and Grid Singularity to Launch Global Blockchain Initiative for Energy

    Centrica plc, Elia, Engie, Royal Dutch Shell plc, Sempra Energy, SP Group, Statoil ASA, Stedin, TWL (Technical Works Ludwigshafen AG), and Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) have joined forces to support the Energy Web Foundation (EWF), a non-profit organization whose mission is to accelerate the commercial deployment of blockchain technology in the energy sector. Thanks to their support, EWF has ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Norway contributes to global energy security, while seeking to decarbonise its energy supply

    Norway manages its significant hydrocarbon resources and revenues in a sustainable way, and remains a reliable supplier of oil and gas, but Norway's government should prepare for a future with lower oil and gas revenues. The recommendations were made in the International Energy Agency's  ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Bee`ah and Masdar launch joint venture to develop the first waste-to-energy plant in the Middle East Region

    Bee'ah, the country's leading environmental management company, and Masdar, Abu Dhabi's renewable energy company, have formally established the joint venture Emirates Waste to Energy Company (EWEC) to develop waste-to-energy plants across the Middle East region, it was announced today. Signing of waste supply and power purchase agreements for WTE facility witnessed by HE Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al ...


    By Bee`ah Company

  • New V-Series Marine Engine From Rolls-Royce

    On the opening day of Nor-Shipping 2017 in Oslo, Norway, Rolls-Royce launched a V-series version of its B33:45 diesel engine series that was originally introduced at SMM, Hamburg in September 2014. At 600 kW per cylinder, Rolls-Royce said the new design delivers 20% more power than the B32:40, in a compact design that allows more power in the same footprint ...

  • Younicos to provide largest Y.Cube deployment in U.S.

    Younicos has signed an agreement to deliver a megawatt-scale battery storage system to Austin Energy, as part of a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-funded initiative known as the Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV (SHINES) project. The American-German storage pioneer will collaborate with the ...


    By Younicos AG

  • Introducing VSound

    VSound™ Type 3115 is a vehicle sound‐generating system – from both interior and exterior perspectives – that enables virtual NVH prototype evaluation in the context of a real vehicle, without the need for a PC in the vehicle. This system can be used to evaluate targets, candidate sounds and sound delivery strategies for real vehicles, for demonstrations and for final ...

  • Berkeley Lab Helps California Get to Zero Net Energy Homes

    California has established ambitious goals to reduce energy consumption in buildings, including a policy goal for all new residential buildings to be zero net energy (ZNE) by 2020. Now the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has launched two projects to help the state meet its ZNE building goals. One project will provide detailed cost and performance ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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