Wednesday, 23 April 2014

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Climate change - why bother?

John McKenna, Editor

Drax biomass conversion

Drax legal challenge over biomass snub

Just one of power plant’s two coal conversions handed deal under government’s new contract for difference support scheme.

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Biomass

​Biomass projects handed price support

Three biomass schemes are among the first renewables projects to receive support under the new contract for difference (CfD) mechanism, the government confirmed this morning.

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CBI chief policy director Katja Hall

Sharp rise in manufacturing optimism

The manufacturing sector has seen a sharp rise in business optimism, according to a survey conducted by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

Wood

Herts biomass project approved

Construction of a biomass facility in Hertfordshire will commence next year following the grant of an environmental permit.

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Thermal imaging camera

Thermal imaging tool

Designed as a preventative maintenance solution for the oil and gas industry, the GF320 Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) camera from Flir Systems provides an easy-to-use tool for spotting leaks in tanks, pipelines and facilities.

Heating and ventilation system

Air quality

The Econo-Air gas-fired heating and ventilation systems from Stokvis offer excellent indoor air quality and optimum energy efficiency for large buildings across a range of industrial and commercial applications.

Infrared ovens

Infrared oven

A three-zone, carbon infra-red medium wave oven from Heraeus Noblelight is helping SFS Intec to improve the flexibility and quality of its powder coating operations

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Carbon sponge

Climate change – why bother?

By John McKenna

Does a renewed focus on adapting to climate change mean we should give up on trying to prevent it?

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Lalicia Potter

Picking a winner

Which technique is better – discrete or continuous flow analysis? Lalicia Potter of Seal Analytical says the answer very much depends on the purpose for which the technique is being used.

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Pharma

Welcome tonic

By John McKenna

A series of recent investment announcements has shown pharmaceuticals to be one of the key growth sectors among the process industries. John McKenna looks at why investment is happening now, and the types of processes and resources attracting capital.

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West Fertilizer explosion site

Learning the lessons from chemical disasters

By Robert Smith

One year after the fatal explosion at a fertiliser plant in Texas, what lessons have been learned for the safety of chemicals facilities on this side of the Atlantic?

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Analytica 2014: The challenges of foodstuff analysis Video

Every year, there are no less than 400,000 samples examined by official food inspection bodies. This helps to grow consumers’ confidence in the safety of our foodstuff.

R. Stahl remote I/O-modules IS1+ Video

The European Offshore & Energy exhibition and conference brings together the upstream energy market under one roof; providing visitors with the perfect opportunity to gather information about the industry’s latest product innovations, solutions and services.

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