Category: Misc

Westwood: ~55% of oil and gas production and ~45% of consumption driven largely by countries without legally binding net zero commitments

Aberdeen, UK, 27th October 2021: New analysis from Westwood Global Energy Group (Westwood), the specialist energy market research and consultancy firm, reveals that ~55% of global oil and gas production and ~45% of consumption (as of 2020) is driven by a handful of countries. With the exception of Canada, the top oil and gas producers… Read more »

Singapore’s First Digital Twin for National Power Grid

Created in collaboration with government agencies, industry players and research experts to enhance power grid resilience  A brighter and more sustainable energy future – this is what Singapore’s first digital twin for the power grid will enable. Supported by the Energy Market Authority (EMA), SP Group (SP) and the Science and Technology Policy and Plans… Read more »


 Glennmont works with Clir to activate turbine data management and bring new solutions for improved turbine performance  Vancouver, 25th, October, 2021 – Glennmont Partners from Nuveen (Glennmont), Europe’s largest pure clean energy specialist, is working with Clir Renewables (Clir), a company dedicated to maximizing project returns from renewable energy assets, to identify wind turbine underperformance, to… Read more »

Huawei to Power the World’s Largest Energy Storage Project

Huawei has recently signed the contract with SEPCOIII at Global Digital Power Summit 2021 in Dubai for a 1300 MWh off-grid battery energy storage system (BESS) project in Saudi Arabia, currently the world’s largest of its kind. This project also represents the largest energy storage project since Huawei officially launched the Smart String Energy Storage… Read more »

Alencon Systems Awarded U.S. Patent for BOSS DC:DC Converter

Alencon Systems has expanded its extensive intellectual property portfolio with the award of U.S. patent #11,146,079 for its Bi-Directional Optimizer for Storage Systems (BOSS) Hatboro, PA – Alencon Systems LLC is proud to announce its award of U.S. patent #11,146,079 which addresses the novelty of the company’s Bi-Directional Optimizer for Storage Systems (BOSS). This patent… Read more »

ABB joins widespread call to accelerate shipping decarbonization

The Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization urges governments to accelerate shipping’s emission reduction ambitions Clean technologies will play a crucial role in improving engine efficiency and enabling clean fuel use ABB has joined more than 155 companies urging governments to help shipping decarbonize by 2050. The Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization has been… Read more »

Framo strengthens sustainable aquaculture focus

Equipment supplier LiftUP has become part of leading pump manufacturer Framo, strengthening the company’s focus within sustainable aquaculture. LiftUP, with its competence within sludge collection from open cages and unique patented dead fish system, fits like a glove with Framo’ s AquaStream systems. This acquisition by Alfa Laval develops an attractive aquaculture product portfolio and… Read more »

BYD and EFT Systems launch commissioning service for Battery-Box Commercial

Service offering unburdens installers for a speedily and reliable commercial system commissioning in accordance to all security and warranty requirements Shenzhen/Berlin, Sept. 29. 2021 – BYD Co. Ltd., one of the world’s largest manufacturers of rechargeable batteries, and their official service partner for the BYD Battery-Box, EFT Systems, will offer an internal commissioning service for the… Read more »

Introducing Modulift’s New Product, The TriMOD

Modulift, a technical expert and manufacturer in the lifting industry based in the UK, have added a new product to its portfolio which is specifically designed for 3-point lifts and suitable for circular lifts.  The TriMOD, designed by their in-house engineering team and manufactured in their established factory in Poole, Dorset is a triangular frame,… Read more »

G2, World’s Largest Tech Marketplace, Awards iGrafx as a Leader in Business Process Management for Four Quarters in A Row

iGrafx, a worldwide leader in digital business transformation and process management, has been named a Leader in Business Process Management (BPM) software by tech marketplace, G2. This is the fourth quarter in a row that iGrafx has received the Leader quadrant distinction as showcased in G2’s Business Process Management Grid Report. iGrafx also earned a High Performer distinction… Read more »

EconPol Europe Survey: Europeans Very interested in Community Renewable Investments Run by Local Cooperatives

European citizens prefer investments in community renewable energy (CRE) projects that are administered by local community organizations rather than by utility companies. This is one key result of a recent survey by the research network EconPol, leading to a clear policy recommendation: if EU member states facilitate the setup of local cooperatives, i.e. by helping… Read more »

ABB and PERIC join forces to develop the future of efficient hydrogen generation technology

•    ABB and China’s leading manufacturer of hydrogen generation technology sign Memorandum of Understanding to accelerate the widespread adoption of hydrogen as an energy source •    Both companies will explore how integration of ABB’s automation, electrification and digital solutions with PERIC’s electrolyzers can help reduce hydrogen generation costs in the future. PERIC Hydrogen… Read more »

Doosan Lentjes and Arikon to supply the Wiesbaden waste-to-energy plant

Doosan Lentjes and ARIKON have been awarded the contract in a consortium for the turnkey delivery of the new waste-to-energy (WtE) plant in Wiesbaden, Germany. Doosan Lentjes, a specialist in environmental technology, will be responsible as general contractor for the turnkey planning, delivery, assembly, and commissioning of the entire plant. ARIKON Hoch- und Ingenieurbau GmbH,… Read more »

KELVION to expand operations with second production facility in Knoxville, Tennessee

Investment of 3.2 million Euro A ribbon-cutting ceremony recently launched the second production facility in Knoxville, Tennessee. This expansion allows Kelvion to meet the growing demand for innovative heat exchangers in the Data Center and Refrigeration industries. As part of the expansion, Kelvion will create 74 new jobs, for which it is currently hiring. Operations… Read more »

Newcastle energy consultancy The Green Energy Advice Bureau to offer guaranteed interviews to affected Green employees

A Newcastle energy consultancy is offering guaranteed interviews to staff affected by the recent closure of supplier Green. The Green Energy Advice Bureau which specialises in the procurement of renewable business energy is offering numerous sales roles with an October 4 start date. The company growth goes against the current trend in the energy sector… Read more »

Alfa Laval joins over 150 industry leaders in the call for decisive government action to enable full decarbonization of international shipping by 2050

As a signatory of the Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization, Alfa Laval joins maritime peers in urging world leaders to align shipping with the Paris Agreement’s temperature goal. The document implores governments to facilitate the decarbonization steps already being taken in the private sector, enabling zero-emission shipping to become the default choice by 2030…. Read more »

Biral strengthens development team with new lead engineer

22 September 2021 – Bristol, UK: Leading meteorological experts, Biral, has announced the expansion of its engineering team with the appointment of Henry Olver as its new Lead Engineer. Henry has a background in Research and Development, an area in which he has more than 20 years of mechanical engineering and industrial R&D experience, and… Read more »

How data is helping manufacturers to “act now” with their net zero strategies

Adam Hall, Director of Energy Services, Drax If you were to chart direct industrial emissions by each sector on a heat map, manufacturing would be red hot. Accounting for more than 60% of the UK’s total carbon emissions, manufacturing is an energy-intensive industry which has an important role to play in the country’s efforts to… Read more »

Major Progress Made for Harland & Wolff

Harland & Wolff, the wholly owned subsidiary of InfraStrata plc, soon to be known as Harland & Wolff Group Holdings plc is pleased to share a news update which highlights key successes across its Belfast and Appledore sites, and the progression it has seen in both the Fleet Solid Support Warships and National Flagship competitions…. Read more »

Energy industry body recognised for Covid-19 response

Energy Networks Association (ENA) has been shortlisted as a finalist for a prestigious award in two categories for its response to the global pandemic. ENA, which represents the UK and Ireland’s energy networks, is a finalist in the Covid Response Awards run by GCN Events. The energy industry body joins other notable finalists including BBC Education, Channel… Read more »

Idox: Energy project schedule delays and budget overruns cannot continue in the face of climate catastrophe

Performing an engineering document control process review will help companies identify and treat bottle necks, transforming processes through automation Aberdeen; 15th September 2021: Poor document management is a completely avoidable catalyst for energy project setbacks following pandemic induced schedule delays and budget overruns and is no longer acceptable against the backdrop of the climate challenge…. Read more »


Haven Power, one of the UK’s biggest renewable energy suppliers to businesses and organisations, has been renamed ‘Drax’ The name change marks the next step in the renewable energy supplier’s journey to help businesses and organisations become more sustainable, supporting the UK’s climate goals The rebrand follows the launch of Drax Electric Vehicles and Drax Electric Assets and aims to offer a partnership approach… Read more »

Pfeiffer Vacuum presents a cloud-based solution for service management

• Simplified planning and documentation of service activities • Easy management of all installed vacuum components (regardless of manufacturer) • Available as a mobile app (Android and iOS) Asslar, September 15, 2021. Pfeiffer Vacuum’s new “Virtual Service Management” (VSM) is a free web app that makes it possible to manage vacuum equipment from different manufacturers…. Read more »

InfraStrata plc to Trade Under New Harland & Wolff Group Holdings plc Name

InfraStrata plc, the UK quoted company focused on strategic infrastructure projects and physical asset lifecycle management, is pleased to announce it has applied to Companies House to trade under the name Harland & Wolff Group Holdings plc. The company has, over the past 18 months, proceeded through various phases which have included, the acquisition of… Read more »

Hydrogen innovation set to drive 17,000 green jobs in Britain’s industrial heartlands, new research shows

Planned hydrogen innovation projects could create over 17,000 high-tech, green jobs in Britain’s industrial heartlands, new research published by Energy Networks Association (ENA) reveals today. £4.4bn of investment is proposed in developing hydrogen gas grids to help reduce carbon emissions from Britain’s six Industrial Clusters, where strategically important heavy industries such as chemicals, iron, steel,… Read more »

Harland & Wolff (Arnish) Welcome New Apprentices To Site

Harland & Wolff, the iconic shipyard with over 160 years of maritime and offshore engineering pedigree, is delighted to welcome five new apprentices to its Arnish site as part of its very first ‘Apprentice Induction Day’. The apprenticeship scheme will run in line and with partnership from Lews Castle College. Held on Tuesday 7 September,… Read more »

UK homes heat up much faster than European neighbours on hot summer days

London, 7th September 2021– A new study by intelligent home climate management company tado° has found that UK homes gain heat significantly faster than European neighbours on hot summer days. The study, conducted in over 60,000 UK homes in the summer of 2021, found that a UK home with an indoor temperature of 20°C and an… Read more »

Anesco given green light for 50MW storage facility in Essex

Anesco has received approval from Brentwood Borough Council to develop a 50MW battery storage facility in Essex. Located on a two-hectare site adjacent to a 132kV substation, the energy storage system will comprise of 28 battery container units and offer flexibility services to National Grid that support the UK’s transition to renewable energy. The installation… Read more »

Why Woodland Creation Should Be Part of a Carbon Reduction Strategy in The Race For Net-Zero

CarbonStore will address environmental and sustainability specialists and analysts on ‘Why Woodland Creation Should Be Part of a Carbon Reduction Strategy and the race for net-zero’ at a dedicated webinar on 21 September at 10.00 am. CarbonStore provides an open and transparent platform for companies and landowners to buy and sell woodland Carbon Units while… Read more »

iCOGNIZE files patent on GDPR-compliant method for securing biometric data

The Hessian company iCOGNIZE has applied for a patent on its new split-template method for securing biometric data. In this new process, biometric data is split directly after gathering, rendering it unrecognizable. Since biometric data contains mathematical descriptions of certain characteristics of body features such as fingerprints, iris or facial details, and vein patterns, it… Read more »

Kensa Group Leads Green Recovery with End of Financial Year Results

The Kensa Group, the UK’s leading manufacturer and installer of ground source heat pumps, has posted its results for the financial year to April 30 2021. Strong business performance in an unprecedented year Revenues increased by 82% to £25.14m producing a profit of £0.62m as the Group continued to deliver solutions for private householders, self-builders,… Read more »

Get help now to help keep winter fuel bills down

West Midlands residents are being advised to act now to help cut their fuel bills before the colder months and weather return. Organisers of the Warmer Homes West Midlands programme are reminding residents that they can provide them with information and guidance to help them heat their home affordably. The programme forms part of a… Read more »

Energy networks respond to Strategic Innovation Fund launched by Ofgem

Ofgem has announced a Strategic investment Fund to help unlock Net Zero, with around £450 million to be invested in energy network innovation from 2021-2026. Dan Clarke, Head of Innovation at Energy Networks Association which represents the UK and Ireland’s energy networks businesses said: “Energy networks are unlocking Net Zero, helping customers connect low carbon… Read more »

Why I am a stubborn optimist. The opportunity in tackling climate change

By Christiana Figueres – Founding Partner at Global Optimism, co-presenter of Outrage + Optimism, co-author of The Future We Choose: The Stubborn Optimist’s Guide to the Climate Crisis In early 2010, I was charged by United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, to lead the UN Climate Convention. Whilst I’d worked in the field of… Read more »