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BFS blue Enterprises technology

When removing CO2 is no longer a problem and becomes an opportunity According to the recent Fifth Assessment Synthesis Report presented in Copenhagen by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPCC) to face the irreversible effects of climate change greenhouse gas emissions need to fall as much as 70% around...

Energy challenges and the production of electricity from waste heat

The Nobel Peace Prize 2007 was awarded jointly to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. “for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change”. The...
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Success story on mineral carbonation of CO2

Pushing academic research towards industrial scale through advanced modelling and piloting At Aalto University’s Department of Energy Technology, Professor Mika Järvinen’s Energy Engineering and Environmental Protection research group is conducting pioneering research on biomass combustion, carbon (CO2) capture and storage (CCS) by mineral carbonation, circulating fluidised bed gasification of waste,...

Geothermal energy: a renewable, low carbon resource for the UK

Jon Busby, Team Leader Renewables, Energy Storage and Clean Coal at the British Geological Survey details the benefits of deep geothermal heat sources in the UK In simple terms ‘geothermal energy is the energy stored in the form of heat beneath the earth’s surface’. Most people will associate it with...
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Volcanoes and geothermal energy

Taking advantage of the power of the Earth interior Prof. Joan Martí is the leader of the Group of Volcanology at the Institute of Earth Sciences Jaume Almera, CSIC, of Barcelona, Spain. The research of his group addresses different aspects of the volcanological science, including dynamics of volcanic systems, hazard...

Auto-consumption and energy self-sufficiency

Auto-consumption and energy self-sufficiency are now within reach for social housing Solar power provides an opportunity for social housing associations and landlords to improve the long term energy prospects of tenants by alleviating fuel poverty and greatly reducing their carbon emissions. And, whatever the outcome of 2015's general election and...
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Managing Carbon lock-in from Gas-fired Power Generation

Dr Ward Goldthorpe, Portfolio Manager for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and Gas Storage at The Crown Estate discusses the role of gas-fired power in decarbonising electricity systems. Our energy system is changing. Already on windy days as much as 20% of UK electricity is generated from wind turbines and other...
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Silica and scaling problems in geothermal power plants

A possible profitable solution - Geothermal systems in Iceland Iceland is a volcanic island straddling the Mid-Atlantic-Ridge, a mid-ocean ridge where two major tectonic plates pull apart from each other. It is also sitting directly over a mantle plume – a localised upwelling of hot magma from the mantle. This unique...
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Energy that matters

James Smith, Chair of the Carbon Trust, sets out why we need to learn to love Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) – before it’s too late. In front of the Public Liaison Committee in Parliament, the Prime Minister laid out the importance of carbon capture and storage (CCS) to the...
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A cleaner, greener future

Judith Shapiro, Policy and Communications Manager at the Carbon Capture & Storage Association explains the crucial role CCS will play in reaching climate change targets. One could be forgiven for thinking that the climate change challenge is mainly a power sector issue. After all, the power sector (in the UK) does...

Leading electronic control for vehicle energy optimisation

A key factor for environmentally-friendly fuel-efficient vehicles. In the near future, substantial changes in mobility and land transport will take place. Population growth, energy issues, environment preservation and improvement of life quality and mobility safety will require revolutionary innovations. The automotive industry will need to undergo a deep transformation to...

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