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Maximising efficiency of AD plants with gas analysers
As focus around the globe is increasingly shifting towards renewable energy, anaerobic digestion (AD) has become an economically viable energy source that capitalizes on reusing our wasted materials. It is a relatively easy and natural means of turning a broad variety of complex waste into a simple fuel gas.It’s no surprise therefore, that the number of AD plants across the UK has risen in recent years. These plants have a significant role to play in helping the country meet the Government’s target of...
MFCs with integrated shut-off valve
Axetris, Mass Flow Devices For vacuum applications, e.g. in various thin film coating processes, an additional positive shut-off is required in order to maintain vacuum process stability and avoid target poisoning. Axetris mass flow controllers are now available on request with an integrated pneumatic shut-off valve, typically providing leak tightness to 10-10 mbar l/sec He. The integrated solutions can be made available with all standard connections such as VCO/VCR. The integrated solution simplifies design-in...
ZF spins off autonomous-payment company
Taking aim at automated valet parking and other autonomous-vehicle operations that involve payment transactions, Car eWallet GmbH has been spun out as a startup. The move was made after Germany-based Tier 1 automotive supplier ZF and partners IBM and UBS completed a six-month trial. The three partners developed the secure system that allows the vehicle itself to make payments for tolls, parking and refueling/recharging without human intervention. The concept, unveiled early this year, is designed for a future of...
Greenhouse Gas Emission Metrics White Paper Released
NGVAmerica, the national trade association for natural gas fuel in transportation, today released a white paper on greenhouse gas emission metrics, Understanding Global Warming Potential and Other Greenhouse Gas Emission Metrics. The white paper offers a high-level overview of emission metrics and their associated timeframes, while explaining when one might use different metrics. “To understand the impact of different policy options on climate change, the scientific community developed emission metrics...
UK water utility results season off to a solid start
The two largest publicly listed UK water utilities this week reported solid – if unspectacular – financial results for 2017/18. Severn Trent’s underlying profit before interest and tax rose by 4% to £541 million from £521.1 million in 2016/17, on revenues that were up 3.4% from £1,638 million to £1,694 million. The company’s figures were boosted by net outperformance payments of £80 million under the ODI (outcome delivery incentives) regime – despite...