Wednesday, 28 January 2015

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Sellafield: too big to be private

John McKenna, Editor

Shale gas

MPs reject shale ban as Lancashire decides

Moratorium proposal voted down as Lancashire County Council meets to decide on Cuadrilla’s Blackpool planning application.

Biofuel processing

Biofuel processing 'improved'

Computational screening process could improve biofuel and petroleum processing, study finds.

Ineos director Tom Crotty

Ineos slams MPs’ call to ban shale gas

Ineos attacks politicians calling for a ban on shale gas development in the UK, describing report published today as partial and partisan.

Teesside process industry cluster CCS

Teesside industrial CCS plan launched

Firms including BOC and Amec Foster Wheeler gathered in Westminster yesterday to launch their plans for an industrial Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) network in Teesside.

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U-Series

Subsea precision tools unveiled at expo

Engineering specialist Power Jacks is set to launch a suite of bespoke subsea electro-mechanical actuators and gearboxes for the oil & gas industry at Subsea Expo during February.

Mini spectrometer

Trigger-compatible mini spectrometer

Hamamatsu Photonics has introduced the latest offering in its range of miniature spectrometers, the C11697MB; a high-sensitivity, trigger-compatible VIS-NIR minispectrometer module.

ETA circuit breaker

Track-mountable electronic circuit breaker

ETA has introduced the first track-mountable electronic circuit breaker with physical isolation offering worldwide approvals.

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Sellafield nuclear facility

Sellafield: too big to be private

By John McKenna

Energy and climate change secretary Ed Davey made a startling admission yesterday as he informed parliament of the latest twist in the epic clean-up of Sellafield nuclear power plant.

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Paul

An enduring design refined over time

The solenoid valve provides control over a wide range of applications. Bürkert’s Paul Trevitt looks at its development and how to select the right valve for your process.

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Cat Pumps model 5CP pump skid installed at Promethean Particles’ pilot-scale reactor

Plastic precision

A German plastics manufacturer requires greater pumping precision to meet customers’ demands.

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Engineering and design for lean construction Video

The Aveva Group has launched this short video which explains how best to control the design spiral on construction projects.

German ExxonMobil employees drink fracking fluid - web

ExxonMobil staff drink fracking fluid

Staff of ExxonMobil this week appeared on national television in Germany to attempt to show that fracking fluid is harmless.

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