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Work begins on Glenrothes Energy Network

Scottish Construction Now! Summary A ground breaking ceremony has taken place to mark the beginning of construction for a state-of-the-art energy centre at RWE’s Markinch CHP biomass plant in Fife. Glenrothes Energy Network is a £24 million collaborative local heat scheme between Fife Council...


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Shaw Industries Further Reduces Carbon Footprint with Combined Heat & Power Plant at South Carolina Carpet Fiber Facility

Press Release, PRWeb DALTON, GA. AND COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Shaw Industries Group, Inc. (Shaw) has completed the construction of a cogeneration Combined Heat & Power (CHP) plant at its Columbia, S.C. fiber production facility. The CHP, which began operating in May 2018, will reduce the plant...


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Combined heat and power to backbone Ford research complex

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary Ford’s new Research and Engineering Center is moving forward, with combined heat and power (CHP) and geothermal on-site power set to play a key part in its energy strategy. The project’s permit recently was approved by the Air Quality...


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COMMERCIAL FOCUS: New £24m district heating scheme in Fife will bring power to the people

Anthony Harrington, The Herald Scotland Summary Fife Council has begun work on one of Scotland ’s largest district heat networks. The scheme, which has already attracted a great deal of attention and interest, is fairly unique as it utilises the availability of an existing large biomass...


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Bayer lauds ‘perfect suitability’ of CHP for its chemical operations

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary German pharmaceutical, chemical and life science giant, Bayer , greatly appreciates the role combined heat and power is playing in facilitating its operations. Currently, a 60/40 joint venture of Bayer and LANXESS, manages and operates the...


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Increase in Grid Grants Gives Credit to Microgrid Market

Emily Holbrook, Energy Manager Today Summary The microgrid market has grown exponentially in recent years, with many in the energy sector relying on the theory of a decentralized grid, and many municipalities offering grants for just that. For example, as part of a national grid modernization...


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District heat: Ontario power facility focuses on continual improvement

Tamar Atik, Canadian Biomass Summary Index Energy is on a mission to encourage diversion from landfills, clean energy use and provide district heating for the Town of Ajax, Ont., just east of Toronto. The parent company, Index International Group, is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and...


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Electricity Demand by U.S. Manufacturing has Declined in Recent Years

OilVoice Summary Overall electricity use in U.S. manufacturing has declined in recent years, based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau . Many manufacturing establishments have the option of generating their own electricity in addition to pulling directly from the electric grid to run their...


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Schneider Electric and REC Solar collaborate on Massachusetts microgrid

Kelsey Misbrener, Solar Power World Summary Schneider Electric, the global specialist in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced a project with REC Solar to build an advanced microgrid at its Foxboro, Massachusetts facility. The microgrid will be...


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Valero Energy to build £127m CHP unit

Power Technology Summary US-based company Valero Energy is set to begin a £127m project that would create a combined heat and power (CHP) cogeneration unit at its Pembroke refinery in Wales. The CHP cogeneration unit is reported to be the first project that has obtained planning permission as...