News Category: Environmental

Efficient heat use can help cut agricultural emissions
January 18, 2018 Categories: Environmental - Food - Opinion Piece

The last detailed study of heat use in the agricultural industry was carried out almost 10 years ago*, but it showed that UK farmers used almost 2,200 GWh of heat each year, and that heating accounted for 37 % of the total energy used in agriculture. When horticulture (greenhouses and nurseries) are added, these figures…

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Increasing efficiency within the wastewater AD industry
October 27, 2017 Categories: Environmental - Opinion Piece

Over the years, different wastewater companies have adopted different approaches to sludge treatment, but there is now a trend towards anaerobic digestion (AD) and away from incineration. In the UK, the number of AD facilities for sludge treatment has grown 12% from 2010-2015. Those 159 plants generated 25% more energy during the same period*. This…

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Fighting climate change with anaerobic digestion
April 5, 2017 Categories: Environmental - Opinion Piece

The scientific consensus on climate change is now well established. 2016 was the warmest year on record, and it is clear that in order to avoid the very worst effects of climate change, we need to use every available tool to decarbonize as many aspects of society as possible, from energy generation and transport, through…

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Maximizing the biomethane opportunities for sewage
March 14, 2017 Categories: Environmental - Opinion Piece

In the UK, the wastewater treatment sector has used both aerobic and anaerobic treatment for many years. It is therefore not surprising that when the Renewables Obligation (RO) was introduced in April 2002 (April 2005 in Northern Ireland), sewage sludge anaerobic digestion (AD) plants were well placed to become among the first facilities accredited under…

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The benefits of on-site heat and power generation for food companies
February 6, 2017 Categories: Environmental - Food

Sustainability has never been higher on the agenda for food and drink companies than it is now. Not only does operating in an ethical and environmentally responsible way make sense for both planet and pocket, but it’s clear that this is what consumers want, too. Research from Globescan revealed that 92 percent of shoppers think…

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Picking the right heat exchanger for you
January 19, 2017 Categories: Environmental - Food - Industrial - Opinion Piece - Pharmaceutical

Heat exchangers are a well-established tool for the thermal processing of materials, such as cooking, pasteurization and sterilization, as well as heating or cooling a range of products. When it comes to choosing the right heat exchanger for a particular situation, there is no substitute for professional advice, but you will have a better handle…

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