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Stop-start water cycle blocks technology flow

Added: 8 Mar 2012

London – ?After a slow start to the current Asset Management Plan - AMP5 (2010-15) - suppliers have…

Drax axes 'new biomass' plans

Added: 8 Mar 2012

London – ?Drax Group PLC has scrapped plans to build a dedicated 300MW biomass plant at its 4,000MW…

Biofuel

Ensus still hopeful of reopening Wilton biofuels plant

Added: 14 Feb 2012

London – Ensus has dismissed reports that it is about to permanently close its biofuels plant at Wi…

Autumn Statement: "Government has eventually listened to industry”

Added: 6 Dec 2011

London – The UK chancellor’s Autumn Statement includes a number of measures in areas including envi…

Shell targets shale, but not in EU

Added: 1 Nov 2011

Shell Chemicals is planning to tap into THE enormous potential of shale gas as part of efforts to b…

CCS axe threatens future of coal

Added: 1 Nov 2011

The UK government has decided not to construct carbon capture and storage (CCS) facilities at the L…

EMR: 'Unremitting' cost increases?

Added: 1 Nov 2011

During a conference at The Energy Event, at the Birmingham NEC, Andrew Buckley, director-general of…

EA creates new National Water Quality Instrumentation Service

Added: 6 Oct 2011

London — The Environment Agency (EA) has created a new National Water Quality Instrumentation Servi…

Cloud is only as good as you make it

Added: 4 Oct 2011

London — Businesses expecting automatic improvements to their IT infrastructure by moving to the cl…

Biomass players in the dark

Added: 4 Oct 2011

Lack of progress with Drax and Siemens plan to add 900MW of new capacity highlights barriers to exp…

Oil & gas sector needs better planning of pressure safety valve testing

Added: 3 Oct 2011

London — Valve engineering and management company Severn Unival is advising oil and gas companies t…

Producers are moving toward company-wide co-ordination of TAR activities

Turnarounds: All change in petrochemicals sector

Added: 1 Oct 2011

London — The west European petrochemical Industry is reckoned to spend around €3 billion a year on …

Drax green plans stuck on red

Added: 11 Aug 2011

Drax, UK – Drax burnt 600,000 of biomass in the first half of 2011, generating around 6% of the UK’…

Manager kicks a hornets' nest

Added: 21 Jul 2011

Patrick Raleigh reports from the ACE conference in Manchester, where a wireless challenge was throw…

Energy issues form the backdrop to OE11 event

Added: 1 Jul 2011

David Clough sets the scene for a show that puts the sustainability of the oil and gas industry fir…

Control systems blamed for a third of downtime

Added: 7 Jun 2011

Houston, Texas – An industry-wide shortage of software-experienced engineers and over-extended equi…

Oil & gas industry takes tax-hike case to Westminister

Added: 5 May 2011

London – Representatives from the industry trade association Oil & Gas UK have given evidence to th…

UK refineries under new ownership

Added: 15 Apr 2011

London – Asian-based companies are snapping up refining operations in the UK and other western coun…

7 out of 10 relay preference for simpler safety

Added: 11 Apr 2011

London - If you’re one of those engineers who prefers to stick with more basic, tried-and-tested te…

Spotlight on UK shale gas

Added: 1 Apr 2011

Shale gas has rapidly emerged as a major component of the US energy mix. What is the outlook for a …