News Category: Environmental

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

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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The potential role of AD in tackling climate change
March 22, 2017 Categories: Environmental

By Matt Hale, International Sales Manager, HRS Heat Exchangers   With a few notable exceptions, such as new US president Donald Trump and our own Nigel Lawson, the scientific consensus on climate change is well established. As far back as 2004, 75%[1] of US scientific papers accepted the premise of human modification of the climate….

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

By Matt Hale, International Sales Manager, HRS Heat Exchangers   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…

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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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Busting the Myths about AD Pasteurization
January 4, 2017 Categories: Environmental

Whether to add pasteurization to an anaerobic digestion plant can be a contentious topic in certain circles. While there are undoubtedly benefits, including compliance with the PAS 110 standard for digestate, many plant operators and those considering biogas project see pasteurization as adding unnecessary cost and complexity to the process.   However, six years of…

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AD Trials Improves Biogas Plant Performance
October 14, 2016 Categories: Environmental

When it comes to anaerobic digestion, trials can range from making minor changes with the feedstock mix or dwell time, to assessing the effects of major equipment upgrades such as new CHP units or digestate processing equipment. The level of effort involved in setting up and running a trial can, in many cases, vary according…

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HRS India Provides Energy Efficient Technology for Farming Industry
August 1, 2016 Categories: Environmental

HRS India has successfully supplied Nagarjuna Fertilisers with a bespoke thermal transfer solution to overcome a challenging fertilizer production application in India. Nagarjuna Fertilisers are one of the most recognized agricultural brands in India and manufacture a broad range of specialty fertilizers to the farming sector. Energy efficiency in terms of quantum and cost is…

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Heat: The Forgotten Element of Farm AD
July 15, 2016 Categories: Environmental

Anaerobic digestion (AD) produces many valuable and useful products, including biogas (which can then be turned into heat, electricity or biomethane gas) and digestate, a biofertilizer rich in nutrients and organic matter. However, many AD plants also produce incidental heat, which can be captured and used within the AD process or for other on-site operations….

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HRS shortlisted for the UK AD & Biogas Industry Awards 2016 for a second consecutive year
May 30, 2016 Categories: Environmental

We are delighted to announce that HRS Heat Exchangers is among the 2016 Awards finalists at the UK AD & Biogas Industry Awards for a second consecutive year. Our innovative Digestate Concentration System (DCS) has been shortlisted for two awards at this prestigious event, where HRS joins four other companies in the category “Making The Most…

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Maximizing Heat Exchange Efficiency Reduces Costs
May 27, 2016 Categories: Environmental - Food - Industrial - Pharmaceutical

A heat exchanger is simply a device for transferring heat from one fluid or gas to another. Yet choosing the best-suited heat exchanger for a particular application is not that simple and requires the supplier to fully understand your process and products so that the solution delivers optimum performance throughout its working life. With 35…

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