Category: PES+

Thordon Bearings’ Polymer Technology Powers Success In Vietnam’s Hydropower Sector

Thordon Bearings pioneering polymer bearing technology is gaining traction in Vietnam’s hydropower market, following the performance success of its self-lubricating bearings retrofitted to five turbines at the Son La Hydropower plant. Thordon’s wicket gate and linkage bearings have been in continuous use for four years and were installed when the company was asked to provide… Read more »

AI and data centres – Why AI is so resource hungry

Authored by Ed Ansett, Founder and Chairman, i3 Solutions Group At the end of 2023 any forecast of how much energy will be required by generative AI is inexact. Headlines tend towards guesstimates of “5x, 10x, 30x power needed for AI” and “Enough power to run 100,000s of homes” etc. Meanwhile reports in specialist publications… Read more »

Ground-breaking waste carbonisation developer appoints Stopford

UK-based waste carbonisation business Pyrolysise, has appointed the multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy, Stopford, to support site due diligence and plant compliance for use in the UK, working towards the target to have its first UK plant operational by Q3 2024. Two potential industrial sites have already been identified specifically for the purpose of a pilot programme for three tonnes per hour plant converting municipal/medical waste… Read more »

Emerson to host free Hydrogen Days for industry professionals in Hannover

Emerson will host Emerson Hydrogen Days from November 7-8, 2023, in Hannover, Germany for hydrogen industry professionals. The free, two-day event will cover all aspects of the hydrogen value chain, from production to utilization. Through a series of roundtable discussions, workshops and presentations, hydrogen experts will provide proven solutions to some of the toughest challenges… Read more »

Fusion developer hits world-first independently verified generation milestone

Fusion energy specialist, ENG8, has demonstrated an electrical energy output five times greater than the energy used in this ground-breaking, independent validation at Culham Innovation Centre in Oxfordshire, one of the top five leading fusion centres in the world, and home to the UK’s Atomic Energy Authority. During each of the three tests, lasting approximately… Read more »

New Global Centre in Clean Energy to be led by the University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham is to be the UK lead for a new £6.2m Global Centre in Clean Energy. Funded by UK Research and Innovation, the Global Centre for Clean Energy and Equitable Transportation Solutions (CLEETS), will focus on reducing emissions from road transport, using three regions as case studies: the West Midlands and South… Read more »

Considerations and modelling of on-premise hydrogen production in data centres for greenhouse gas abatement – a viable option?

With green hydrogen widely touted as the most desirable option for achieving climate change goals, the debate is heating up in the data centre sector where proponents of hydrogen believe it could well be an ideal primary power source for putting the sector on a path to net zero.  But if hydrogen is the answer,… Read more »

Ground-breaking waste carbonisation plant to eradicate landfill

UK-based business, Pyrolysise, is introducing new waste carbonisation technology with zero toxic emissions as a game changing solution to reduce greenhouse gases by mining landfill and reclaiming redundant and contaminated land. John Bell, Managing Director of Pyrolysise, said: “Our technology goes way beyond the usual benefits of a waste recycling process and has huge potential… Read more »

A step closer to a fusion-powered future

Catalysed fusion specialists at ENG8 International have confirmed the successful validations of two EnergiCells by the Instituton Electrotécnico Português ( in Portugal and internationally renowned Underwriters Laboratories ( in the USA. Both agencies carried out the independent validation of one EnergiCell that was shown to have a thermal Q factor of 2.4 units of thermal… Read more »

EchoSense attains USFWS approval in Habitat Conservation Plan

Natural Power’s innovative bat curtailment technology, EchoSense, has been approved by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) as an alternative to blanket curtailment in a finalized Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) in Region 3 (Midwest). This paves the way for broader adoption of EchoSense as a smart curtailment solution that complies with USFWS requirements and… Read more »

A step closer to commercialising catalysed fusion for electrical energy

To kick off the process of validating its catalysed fusion EnergiCells in the UK, fusion specialists at ENG8 International have visited the UK Atomic Energy Authority (AEA) at Culham Science Park in Oxfordshire, where they are setting up a UK base, followed by an analysis at the University of Cambridge, Materials Science and Metallurgy Centre…. Read more »

Electrifying developments at ENG8

To kick off the process of validating its catalysed fusion EnergiCells in the UK, fusion specialists at ENG8 International have visited the UK Atomic Energy Authority (AEA) at Culham Science Park in Oxfordshire, where they are setting up a UK base, followed by an analysis at the University of Cambridge, Materials Science and Metallurgy Centre…. Read more »

UK must support investment in pumped storage hydro, industry tells PM

Scottish Renewables and the British Hydropower Association have written a joint letter to the Prime Minister calling on the UK Government to urgently support the deployment of long-duration electricity storage, including pumped storage hydro (PSH). In a letter to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, the trade bodies highlighted that by supporting investment in long-duration electricity storage… Read more »


With two of the biggest vehicle manufacturers demonstrating the advances in their hydrogen fuel tech at the iconic motorsport event this weekend, hydrogen could yet emerge the winner as the alternative to petrol. UK companies are taking huge strides in making hydrogen a reality for the sector. Fuel Cell Systems’ (FCSL) Mobile Hydrogen Refueller –… Read more »


Duqm, 3 July 2023 – Asyad Drydock, part of Asyad Group, announced the successful application of high-quality nano-epoxy coating on Asyad Shipping’s Ultramax bulk carrier, Jabal Al Kawr. The brand-new coating technology was applied for the first time in the Middle East, and the second globally, on Minoa Marine’s MV Julia earlier this year at… Read more »

The spirit of innovation: £3.6m whisky trial for energy ‘game changer’

A team behind new thermal energy storage technology that could help replace fossil fuels has been awarded £3.6 million by the Department for Energy Security & Net Zero for a trial at a whisky distillery in Scotland. New University of Edinburgh spinout Exergy3 has developed a “decarbonisation machine” that the team says can replace up… Read more »

Hydrogen reaches for the stars with space mission comparisons at leading conference

The ambition for hydrogen growth in the UK has been compared to the exploration of space – reaching into new territories as the industry continues to flourish. At a conference of more than 300 delegates organised by the leading trade group in the industry, The Hydrogen Energy Association, formerly known as the UK Hydrogen and… Read more »

i3 Solutions Group secures two US patents for Adaptable Redundant Power and greater Data Centre resiliency

For Immediate Issue – April 25th 2023, London, Singapore: i3 Solutions Group, a leading specialist data centre MEP engineering services firm, has been issued two patents by the USPTO (US Patent and Trademark Office) for its Adaptable Redundant Power (ARP) topology control solution for mission-critical electrical power systems. ARP is a hardware and software control… Read more »

Dall Energy, an innovative Danish-based biomass energy technologies company, secures a €10+ million investment from Eiffel Essentiel to strengthen execution capabilities and accelerate growth

Hørsholm, Denmark – Dall Energy, the innovative Danish-based biomass solutions engineering company, announces that it has closed a €10m+ equity investment from Eiffel Essentiel, the impact energy transition-focused private equity arm of  Eiffel Investment Group. Dall Energy, founded in 2007 by CEO and majority shareholder Jens Dall Bentzen, has developed an innovative furnace enabling the… Read more »

New smart EV charger and free app aim to keep EV drivers on the road to clean, efficient motoring.

Electric vehicle (EV) drivers can automatically charge their cars when it is cheapest or greenest with the launch of a new home EV charger and free smart charging app. This power pairing allows for ultimate charging flexibility to enable valuable savings on energy bills and reduce carbon emissions. The ivie EV Charger and the ivie… Read more »

Survey: 92% of European renewables sellers to face ‘transformative’ merchant exposure by 2027

28 March 2023: As renewable energy markets move into a post-subsidy world, the vast majority of European energy sellers expect a significant increase in the exposure of their portfolios to the volatile merchant market within the next five years – according to the Renewables Industry Survey Report 2023, launched this week. Currently, 26% of 543 renewable energy… Read more »

Ramboll to support the cement industry with carbon capture and storage

One of the world’s largest cement producers and the only one in Sweden, Heidelberg Materials, is set to capture all the CO2 emissions at their cement plant in Slite, Sweden by 2030. Ramboll has been assigned by Heidelberg Materials to provide expertise supporting the current feasibility study at the large-scale CCS project. Cement factories are… Read more »

H2EXPO & CONFERENCE with an international expert symposium European guidelines and funding programs for the hydrogen economy

Hamburg, 28 March 2023. By 2030, European Union members plan to meet 45 percent of their energy needs from renewable energy sources and use 20 million tons of renewable hydrogen as an energy and power source. Such milestones towards climate neutrality were set in November 2022 during the COP27 climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh. At… Read more »

Renewable energies are the solution to the high prices of fossil fuels: in January they generated 59.4% of electricity and lowered the market price by 65% in Spain

A new monthly renewable generation record has been set with 13.5 TWh (59.4% of the total). Mainly driven by the large contribution of wind (32.4%), and also of hydro (17.7%) and photovoltaic (7.1%) in electricity generation, the spot price of the electricity market was reduced by 65% compared to January 2022. This is the cheapest… Read more »

WinGD and CMB.TECH co-develop large ammonia-fuelled engine

WinGD and CMB.TECH bring combined expertise to zero-carbon fuel technology in groundbreaking collaboration for fleet of ammonia fuelled bulk carriers. Swiss marine power company WinGD and Belgian shipping and cleantech group CMB.TECH have signed an agreement on the development of ammonia-fuelled two-stroke engines. The companies aim to install the ammonia dual-fuel X72DF engine on a… Read more »


The Managing Director of one of Ireland’s leading renewable energy developers, Strategic Power Projects has said he is encouraged that the Climate Action Plan is now having an impact on the speed of planning decisions for nationally important renewable energy installations.  His comments come after Strategic Power Projects received planning approval for a renewable project… Read more »

VideoRay Welcomes Navy veteran and EOD and Mine Countermeasure Expert 
Eric Wirstrom as Vice President of Business Development

POTTSTOWN, Pa., January 24, 2023 – VideoRay, a global leader in underwater robotic systems, is proud to welcome U.S. Navy veteran Eric Wirstrom as the company’s new Vice President of Business Development to drive growth in the commercial and defense sectors. Initially, Wirstrom will focus on VideoRay’s performance in its Maritime Expeditionary Standoff Response (MESR)… Read more »

In his Autumn Statement, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has said a windfall tax of 45% will apply to renewable electricity generators from January.

Responding, Scottish Renewables’ Chief Executive Claire Mack said: “The UK needs £1.4 trillion to fund its transition to net-zero by 2050. To raise that money, international investors look to the UK Government to provide a stable policy environment which incentivises investment in clean power. “Today’s announcement by the Chancellor damages this country’s reputation as a… Read more »

Delta’s New AI-Powered EV Charging Management System DeltaGrid® EVM Ensuring Safety, Power Stability, and Efficiency Worldwide

Delta, a global leader in power and energy management, today announced its new EV charging management system, DeltaGrid® EVM, an innovative platform featuring artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities and seamless integration with energy infrastructure (solar energy and energy storage), is enhancing the power stability and operating efficiency of EV charging sites across the world. Electrical safety,… Read more »

Westwood: Equinor drives low-emission rig adoption in Norway and Brazil with rest of the world slower off the mark

London, UK, 15th November 2022: New research from Westwood Global Energy Group (Westwood) reveals that the availability of emission-lowering upgrades for offshore rigs has been on the rise but adoption of these new technologies is slow outside of Norway and the US Gulf of Mexico due to limited regulatory and financial incentives. In a new… Read more »

Nearthlab Joins Panels of Accredited Blade and Drone Experts at Symposia Sponsored by Partner Organizations

Co-founders of leading autonomous drone inspection solution share industry insights at Blades Europe and Onyx Insight Technical Symposium Oct. 28, 2022 – Nearthlab, an autonomous drone inspection solution, participated as a keynote speaker at the following conferences. Blades Europe Onyx Insight Technical Symposium Namely, Chief Executive Officer Jay Choi made his way over to Germany… Read more »

HellermannTyton launches 2023 products in new catalogue

Cable management specialist HellermannTyton has released new products in its latest product catalogue for 2022/2023. The new catalogue showcases HellermannTyton’s entire portfolio of industry-specific product ranges including Fastening and Fixings, Identification, Application Tooling, Electrical Installation and Insulation & Protection, all of which feature tailor-made technologies designed to meet the unique demands of the various industries… Read more »

In just over 2 weeks, COP27 will be commencing in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

During the conference, a focus will be placed on implementing the decisions made last year during COP26, as well as creating an international community working together against climate change. As the conference progresses, look out for REI’s coverage of the conference. As part of our mission to promote knowledge sharing, we will bring you our… Read more »

Manufacturing Sector at Risk of Oversized and Poorly Matched Energy Equipment

Manufacturing managers concerned with the decarbonisation of energy in their facilities are being signposted towards Aggreko’s latest upgrades of equipment that will help cut emissions and protect the bottom line amid the energy crisis. According to Aggreko, industrial facilities rely on several different temporary power and temperature control solutions which are often oversized or poorly… Read more »

Carbon neutral future on track as ABB helps electrify rail in Lithuania

ABB builds on its track-record in sustainable rail innovation with a new contract for a 25 kV power solution to electrify a 100 percent carbon-neutral rail line1 for Lithuanian Railways. The electric trains are powered by electricity generated from renewable energy sources. The landmark project represents the first deployment of ABB’s traction switchgear technology in… Read more »

AAL ships berth components from Queensland to Henderson, Australia

Singapore, Wednesday 19th October 2022: AAL successfully collaborated on the disassembly of Berth 2 at Hay Point Coal Terminal in Queensland and its subsequent shipment to Henderson, Western Australia for disposal. Comprising seven packages with a total weight of 1,412MT / 8,929CBM, the cargo was moved in a single sailing onboard the 19,000 deadweight S-Class 700 tonne… Read more »