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In Retrospect, the Burning of Wood in District Heating Plants has Resulted in Climate Saving

Science Daily Summary A new report from the University of Copenhagen shows that the burning of wood is significantly more climate friendly than coal and slightly more climate friendly than natural gas over the long run. For the first time, researchers quantified what the conversion of 10 Danish...


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University of Arkansas Utility Operations Completes First Gas Turbine Engine Replacement

U of A News Summary The University of Arkansas Utility Operations Division of Facilities Management completed its first gas turbine engine replacement during the last week of October. The turbine was due for replacement based on predictive maintenance measures including the number of...


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Energy game-changer: Considering combined heat and power (CHP)

Open Access Government Summary Tim Broadhurst, CCO at CooperÖstlund Ltd , explores the financial and environmental benefits of considering CHP as part of a blended energy programme The National Grid, a centralised system with an oligopoly of energy providers and a dated logistics...


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Gas denied ‘transition’ fuel status in draft EU green finance rules

Euractiv Summary Power plants fuelled by natural gas will not be classed as “sustainable” or “transition” investments in Europe unless they meet emission limits which are so low that none are currently able to comply, according to draft EU rules seen by EURACTIV. The new standards will be...


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Siemens Dropping Coal-Fired Power

Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide Summary Siemens Energy will no longer participate in new tenders for pure coal-fired power plants. The move comes just weeks after GE Power made a similar decision to get out of coal-fired power. Siemens Energy added that it will still meet the existing...


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Viridor and Vattenfall partner to capture EfW heat

Letsrecylce.com Summary According to a statement from Viridor, the two companies are now beginning the “exciting journey to develop potential projects together” to capture heat from the facilities. Once captured, the heat will be “delivered through pipes developed and operated by...


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22% of people in the UK consider climate change ‘biggest issue’ of today

Circular Summary However, the study between Veolia and YouGov also found that two in five adults said that their concern about carbon in 2020 had grown over the last 5 years. Waste management firm Veolia says ‘we need to change the narrative’, and that protecting the planet needs to be at...


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Butte County could be model for biomass, co-generation, experts say

Enterprise-Record Summary Butte County could be in a place to be a leader in biomass and co-generation for California. Considering the role that biomass and co-generation has in a state where wildfires consumed more than 4 million acres so far this year, advocates says co-generation is...


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Pall Life Sciences invests $4.5M in electric and thermal energy cogeneration system

News is My Business Summary Pall Life Sciences Puerto Rico LLC, a subsidiary of Danaher Corporation, announced a $4.5 million investment in a new electric and thermal energy cogeneration system at its plant in Fajardo, which has been in operation for 45 years. “Pall Life Sciences Puerto...


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Combined heat-and-power may be an energy market with promise in Maine

Mainebiz Summary Maine may be a prime candidate for emerging technologies associated with “micro combined heat and power production,” or microCHP. That’s because Maine, and the rest of New England, hit several criteria considered key to achieving the greater efficiencies and lower costs...