Energy & Renewables Newsletter
November 19, 2009

This Week�s Featured News Stories
New funding aims to provide firm anchor for offshore wind farms
Seven offshore engineering firms are to each receive up to �100,000 in funding from the Carbon Trust to help them accelerate the development of new offshore wind turbine foundation designs that experts believe could cut the deployment costs for offshore wind farms by up to a quarter. Over 100 engineering companies from around the world have submitted ideas to the Carbon Trust competition, which aims to identify more efficient techniques for building offshore wind turbines as far as 100 miles out to sea and in waters up to 60 metres deep.  Designs from seven different firms will be shortlisted ...
EU plans energy standards for public buildings from 2018
The EU is reportedly close to introducing new laws that would impose energy efficiency standards on all public sector buildings from 2018 and all new homes and commercial buildings from 2020. Citing unnamed EU officials, news agency Reuters reported bureaucrats will put the finishing touches to the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive this week, which is expected to significantly reduce energy use across the bloc and provide a major boost to the moribund construction sector.  The EU Parliament is said to have proposed that all new buildings are made to qualify as zero carbon from the ...
The Ecomembrane S.r.l. company was born thanks to the Agrisolos S.r.l. desire of giving more space and autonomy to its company`s branch that has been working for 15 years to the development and the use of new technologies for the environmental field and energy saving. These systems use mainly membranes to build anti-odour covers, for tanks and stocks lagoons, floating covers for digesters or anaerobic lagoons, gasometric and static pressure domes for the stockage of the biogas directly over the anaerobic digesters and for the production of gasometers for the biogas accumulation.

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