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Elements of success in hydro plant construction

As interest in hydroelectric power increases, all signs are pointing to growth in the construction of plants, especially small projects to add generating capacity to existing dams. Scott McDonald explains

Turning up the heat on energy from waste

Energy from waste (efw) facilities must utilise their heat potential to maximise both efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions savings

New generation biomass power plant

Control technology helps deliver green energy as innovative biomass power plant goes on stream in Italy

Wind turbine efficiency grows in line with demand

Investment continues to grow in wind power generation as new and more efficient technologies are emerging. Sean Ottewell reports

The future role of fossil power generation

Andreas Pickard examines what the integration of renewable energy into the European power generation market means for the design and construction of new power plants

Training for thermo solar power plants engineers

Torresol Energy will use Honeywell’s UniSim OTS to train the plants operators and engineers

Construction completes on wind turbine blade test facility

Designed to test the longer blades being developed for larger offshore turbines

Under pressure to reduce power

Sterling-SIHI launches another multistage pump to reduce whole life cost

World first for full scale autoclaving with wet AD

A sustainable waste treatment facility in the UK is set to become the first in the world to apply full scale autoclave processing to wet advanced anaerobic digestion. Stephen Barnes reports

A place in the sun

Digital prototyping solutions enable users to design, visualise and simulate products both rapidly and cost-effectively through digital models and prototypes

Growth predicted at 12 per cent for world wind turbine market

Predictions of healthy investment in wind turbine technology are being borne out by the number of major projects being both commissioned and ordered

Are tariff changes forcing the sun to go down on the solar industry?

Vicky Kenrick looks at the impact of the UK government's Feed in Tariff (FiT), which aims to increase the level of renewable energy used in the UK by businesses and households

Light-absorbing materials cut solar power cost

Scientists are researching new ways of harnessing the sun’s rays that could eventually make it cheaper for people to use solar energy to power their homes

Jatropha: could this be the crop to power the future of biofuels?

Millions of hectares of contiguous equatorial wasteland will soon produce a crop that offers solutions where other biofuels face questions. Drake Calvin reports

Thermo-photovoltaic cells achieve higher efficiency

Working in collaboration with other teams, researchers from CIP Technologies have developed a new type of high-efficiency thermo-photovoltaic cell

Hazardous area connectors rated to 1500A

Amphenol Industrial Operations is launching Star-Line EX connectors that are suitable for high-current applications in hazardous areas

Spain invests to protect against wind turbine grid disturbances

A major Spanish wind farm owner and operator is investing in new technology which overcomes grid disturbances - as research from the same country proposes new solutions to the same issue

Bio ethanol from waste plant material

Niro's spray drying technology plays major role in treating by-product in new crop friendly bio ethanol production

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