Category: Misc

Zenobe’s second-life battery technology: From powering a bus around Stockholm to powering Extreme E’s remote operations

Zenobe will provide a second-life battery to help power Extreme E’s team garages and broadcast infrastructure, in support of the series’ net-zero target Zenobe will provide a 120kWh second-life battery to help power Extreme E’s paddock operations as Extreme E’s Official Energy Storage Supplier. Formerly having powered an electric bus in Stockholm, Sweden, the second-life… Read more »

Fueling biodiesel adoption

Sulzer Chemtech’s technology helps vegetable oil producer enter the biofuel market Businesses interested in producing biodiesel need advanced processing solutions that can achieve high purity levels while maximizing the recovery of this fuel. When Bremfield Sdn Bhd, a leading Malaysian vegetable oil processor, was looking to add biodiesel to its product portfolio, Sulzer Chemtech’s distillation… Read more »

Doosan Lentjes is to deliver technology for the new waste-to-energy plant in Warsaw

Doosan Lentjes is pleased to announce that it was selected to supply key grate and boiler technology for the new waste-to-energy facility in Warsaw, Poland. The contract includes the engineering, procurement, and delivery of the equipment as well as advisory services for construction, commissioning, and acceptance test. As a key subcontractor to POSCO Engineering &… Read more »

AceOn reaches finals of innovation award thanks to public support

Pioneering battery and energy storage specialist AceOn has made the final shortlist for a prestigious innovation award after securing support from a national public vote.   The firm received significant backing in a two-week public vote which decided the final five finalists for the Manufacturing Innovator of the Year award in the 2021 Innovation Awards.  The finalists will now make their presentations to… Read more »

Sword GRC and Protiviti to offer award-winning Governance Risk & Compliance (GRC) solution in the Middle East Region

Partnership to offer best in class GRC that includes Active Risk Manager (ARM), Operational Risk Manager (ORM), Compliance Manager, Policy Manager, Audit Manager & Quality Manager solutions across industries in the region. Maidenhead, Berks – 10 May 2021–  Protiviti Member Firm for the Middle East Region has partnered with Sword GRC, a leading provider of… Read more »

Power Electronics sales shoot up to 490.7 M EUR, driven by energy storage

Valencia (05/96/2021) – The Valencian technology multinational Power Electronics is continuing along the pathway of strong results, closing the 2020 fiscal year with 490.7 million euros in sales. This figure represents a 42% increase in invoicing from the year before, in which sales of 346.6 million euros were attained. David Salvo, CEO of the company,… Read more »

Improving global sustainability with a unique, green manufacturing system

Sulzer Chemtech partners with AVA Biochem to expand its portfolio of sustainable chemical production technologies Sulzer Chemtech and AVA Biochem have entered into an exclusive license agreement to commercialize AVA Biochem’s innovative technology for the Conversion of Biomass to Renewable Industrial Substances (COBRISTM). This offers a versatile solution to produce 5-(hydroxymethyl) furfural (5-HMF), a bio-based… Read more »

ENA kicks off 2021 Community Energy Forum series with ‘Getting our networks to Net Zero’ theme

Topics discussed included ENA’s Open Networks, Gas Goes Green and Innovation projects Last week marked Energy Networks Association’s (ENA) first Community Energy Forum of the year, with the theme of ‘Getting our networks to Net Zero’. Introduced last year, this is the first of a number of forums that will be held in 2021 to help community groups voices be heard by the networks. Community energy groups and projects are vital in the transition to a low-carbon,… Read more »

China Leads In Renewable Energy Capacity At 895 Gigawatts – Larger Than Next 5 Countries Combined

The world’s total installed renewable energy amounted to almost 2,800 Gigawatts in 2020. According to data presented by, China has an installed renewable energy capacity of 895 gigawatts – larger than the next 5 nations combined. China Accounts For Nearly a Third of the World’s Installed Renewable Energy Capacity China has set itself apart… Read more »

HB Antwerp partners with Blockchain Solutions to provide customers with real publicly verifiable diamond history information

Antwerp, 3 May 2021 – HB Antwerp and Blockchain Solutions are pleased to announce their collaboration towards more transparency in the diamond industry. The collaboration leverages blockchain technology to provide more security and transparency over traceability data. By doing so, HB Antwerp is able to provide customers with real publicly verifiable diamond history information.  All… Read more »

Start-up of Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 production in Qingdao will strengthen ties with Asian shipyards

During spring 2021, Alfa Laval will begin implementing a new production line for Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 in Qingdao, China. As the line gradually expands to include the full flow range by the end of 2022, it will support and deepen regional shipyard relationships as the ballast water treatment market shifts towards Asia. Closeness to… Read more »

Kevin Lichtenstein joins ArcVera to spearhead global solar consulting team

ArcVera Renewables, a leading provider of consulting and technical services for wind, solar and storage projects, has recruited Kevin Lichtenstein as Director – Solar Energy Group, Global. Kevin’s extensive solar energy experience and renewable energy acumen will strengthen ArcVera’s rapidly growing solar project technical services practice worldwide. Kevin’s renewable energy career began in 2007 as… Read more »

China continues to hold supremacy in top 50 APAC companies by market cap in Q1 2021, finds GlobalData

China has dominated the list of top 50 Asia-Pacific (APAC) companies in terms of the market capitalization during the first quarter (Q1) of 2021, reveals GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The aggregate market capitalization of the 50 APAC companies stood at US$8,608.4bn at the end of Q1 2021, up by 3.8% over the… Read more »

Centrica re-appoints WBD to UK legal panel

Law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has been re-appointed to the UK legal panel for international energy services and solutions company Centrica. WBD has a longstanding relationship with Centrica. In this latest UK panel review, WBD has been appointed to advise on Commercial, Property & Litigation matters for a period of two years. The WBD team… Read more »

EconPol Europe Policy Report: New Financial Instrument Could Improve Retirement Income for 90,000 German Households

Brussels, 27 April 2021:  Fully 90,000 households in Germany could benefit from a reverse mortgage to boost their retirement income. This is the finding of a study conducted by the EconPol research network. Demographic change is forcing many European citizens to consider a funded pension. With a reverse mortgage, real estate assets can be used to… Read more »

Teekay enhances engine optimization and emissions monitoring with ABB Ability™ Tekomar XPERT for fleet

One of the world’s biggest marine energy transportation companies is deploying ABB Turbocharging’s engine diagnostics software to deliver deeper insights at fleet level. Teekay will roll out Tekomar XPERT for fleet, including the software’s new CO2 emissions indicator, across 54 Suezmax and Aframax tankers. The company, which has used Tekomar XPERT to monitor its vessels… Read more »

Singapore International Energy Week 2021 Brings Global Leaders Together to Advance the Energy Transition

Singapore, 28 April 2021 – The Energy Market Authority (EMA) of Singapore announced “Advancing the Energy Transition” as the theme for Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) 2021.   Given the global momentum to tackle climate change, the energy transition is an urgent priority for many countries including Singapore. While green growth and low carbon energy… Read more »

The role of investment in restoring our planet

The arrival of Earth Day today coincides with disturbing news from the UN’s World Meteorological Organisation that the effects of climate change are relentlessly intensifying. In 2020, the global temperature was 1.28C higher than pre-industrial conditions and the effects are de-stabilising the world as we know it. In the face of this, how can we… Read more »

Niobium-based battery start-up, Nyobolt, launches US office, strengthening its position as a global leader in ultra-fast charging

With backers including an early Microsoft investor and the ex-CEO of DuPont, the move follows a successful £7.5M series A funding round for the Cambridge University spinout The new Boston office will serve as the global hub for Nyobolt’s battery cell development, with the first product prototypes expected later this year 22nd April 2021, London,… Read more »

Energy Networks Innovation Conference 2021 confirmed for 12th – 15th October

There has never been a more exciting time for innovation in the electricity and gas networks as we look to a Net Zero future for the UK. This makes this year’s free, virtual Energy Networks Innovation Conference a ‘must attend’ event for anyone involved in energy sector innovation. This year’s conference is a free, interactive… Read more »

Sandvik’s Super-Austenitic Grade, Sanicro® 35, Wins Prestigious Award

New Material Receives Industry Recognition SANDVIKEN, April 20, 2021 – Sandvik, a developer and producer of advanced stainless steels, special alloys, titanium and other high-performance materials, has received a major industry award for its new alloy Sanicro® 35, a unique grade that bridges the performance gap between stainless steels and costly nickel alloys. The company… Read more »

European market value for connected climate control tech tops 718M€ last year, new report reveals

20 April 2021, Edinburgh, UK: Delta-EE, the specialist new energy market research consultancy, today releases its Connected Homes; State of the Market 2021 report that reveals connected climate control expenditure reached €718 million – up 10% versus 2019. Approximately 4.4m devices were sold in 2020, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Though COVID-19 negatively affected the first months… Read more »

Moog: System Supplier for Wind Turbines

When maintenance-free is not an option, but a must. When there is no alternative to ergonomics. When longevity and reliability are the justified customer demand. Then Moog Rekofa GmbH offers the perfect way to combine all these requirements in one product. Founded in 1921, Rekofa has been building slip ring assemblies since 1960 and thus… Read more »

A carbon-neutral methanol fuel cell system is taking shape at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre

An innovative fuel cell system based on high-temperature proton exchange membrane (HTPEM) technology from Blue World Technologies is being constructed for testing at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre in Aalborg, Denmark. The test installation, which will use methanol as fuel, will explore the technology’s potential as a source of marine auxiliary power. Funded… Read more »

Sea Machines’ Wireless Helm System Now in Use Aboard Two US-Flag ATB Tugs, Additional Installations Planned

Boston-based Sea Machines Roboticsannounces today that its SM200 wireless helm system is installed and finding successful use aboard two sister U.S.-flag articulated tug-barge (ATB) tugboats. Sea Machines’ dealer Rio Controls & Hydraulics, of Houston, managed the installations and technology integrations at a U.S. Gulf of Mexico shipyard. In the coming months, Rio and Sea Machines… Read more »

Sweetch Energy secures €5.2m investment to develop its breakthrough osmotic energy technology

Sweetch Energy’s new high efficiency eco-membranes can turn osmotic energy into a bankable renewable power source for the first time in 50 years. Rennes, Brittany, France – April 14, 2021 – Sweetch Energy, a European company that pioneers advanced nanotechnology and eco-material science to harness osmotic energy, announced today that it has secured 5.2 million… Read more »

Waga Energy to deploy its break-through landfill renewable natural gas technology in Quebec

Waga Energy, the European leader in landfill gas-to- renewable natural gas (RNG) technology, has been enlisted by The Mauricie Residual Materials Management Board (RGMRM) to deploy its innovative gas upgrading solution at the Saint-Étienne-des-Grès landfill, in Quebec. The green gas produced will be purchased by Énergir, the largest gas distribution company in the province, and… Read more »

The highspeed propulsion supplier SERVOGEAR is strengthening their management team after record sales

Servogear has seen record sales during the first quarter of 2021, and has established an order back-log of NOK 120 million (USD 14 million) for delivery in 2021, compared to total sales of NOK 78 million (USD 9.1 million) for the whole of 2020. Much of the success comes from orders for zero emission propulsion… Read more »


Ardian Infrastructure works with Greenbyte globally and Pexapark in Europe to ‘digitise’ renewable platforms and manage technical and market risks across its 3.5GW+ renewables portfolio Integrated systems underpin Ardian Infrastructure’s strategy to accompany its renewable portfolio in the shift into the ‘new world’ of unsubsidised revenues Paris, April 1st 2021 – Ardian, a world leading investor… Read more »

Enzen launches Network Analysis services to deliver more efficient decarbonisation across the UK electricity grid

April 7th 2021, Solihull: Enzen, the global knowledge enterprise specialising in the energy and water sectors, today announces the launch of its Network Analysis services – innovative solutions to accelerate decarbonisation and accommodate more renewable energy sources on the grid at lower cost. Utilising Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), the Network Analysis services… Read more »

Good Energy announces appointment of new CEO

Nigel Pocklington, former Chief Commercial Officer of Moneysupermarket Group plc, will succeed Juliet Davenport as CEO from 1st May 2021 Good Energy has announced the appointment of Nigel Pocklington as Chief Executive Officer. Nigel will succeed Juliet Davenport, who confirmed in February 2021 that she wished to step down once a suitable successor had been identified…. Read more »

Pipeotech clocks up cryogenic milestone for DeltaV-Seal™

Norway’s Pipeotech extends its industry-first 10-year gas-tight warranty for its ground-breaking DeltaV-Seal™ gasket all the way down to applications running at -196°C, based on stellar results of cryogenic leakage tests at a pre-eminent European research lab. Pipeotech launched its metal-to-metal DeltaV-Seal in 2015. Backed by unique DNV GL type certification, DeltaV-Seal immediately set a new… Read more »

Zenobe Energy announces Europe’s biggest battery with 100MW battery project in Capenhurst

The project will be the world’s first battery to absorb reactive power directly from the grid, helping stabilise the system and enable further adoption of renewable power sources The 100MW battery will be the first in the world to absorb reactive power directly from a transmission network, and the largest grid-connected battery in Europe The… Read more »

Hygienic pumps for food and pharmaceuticals: Webinar on advantages and design of screw pumps

The manufacturer-independent pump portal “Star Pump Alliance” hosts a webinar on Tuesday, April 14th at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on positive displacement pumps in the hygienic industry. For this purpose, the company has invited Rainer Gozzer, responsible for the “Food & Pharmaceutical” business unit at NETZSCH Pumps & Systems. Gozzer will talk about the… Read more »

Extreme E reveals Red Sea conservation initiative

Legacy Programme to support turtle conservation in Saudi Arabia confirmed ahead of April 2021 race 31 March 2021, London: Extreme E, the revolutionary electric off-road racing series, has revealed its Legacy Programme plans in Saudi Arabia, confirming it will support turtle conservation along the Red Sea coastline in association with Ba’a Foundation, an organisation that focusses… Read more »

ENA standardises approach to flexibility for GB distribution network operators

A tool developed by ENA’s leading Open Networks project for all distribution network operators in Great Britain to be able to ‘market test’ and make decisions on potential flexibility solutions will be adopted nationally from tomorrow (1 April). It introduces a standard and transparent methodology for distribution network operators when choosing solutions to solve congestion…. Read more »