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Biogas power in Japan and Finland
09 June, 2021
Among recent biogas projects being undertaken by Weltec Biopower are two...
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Taking the best path to superconducting HVDC 02 June, 2021 As shown by the EU Best Paths project, which saw the design, optimisation and manufacture of the first 3-GW-class superconducting cable system, superconducting HVDC links now represent...

CCUS becoming a commercial reality in China? 26 May, 2021 Responsible for nearly 15% of the world’s energy-related CO2 emissions, China’s vast fleet of coal power plants has long been regarded as a priority target for carbon...

DAC: needless extravagance or the sine qua non of net zero? 25 May, 2021 At the current rate of emissions, less than seven years remain before the world exceeds the carbon budget associated with 1.5 degrees of global warming. Since this ambitious target...

MAN ES to partner with Highview on Carrington CRYOBattery 20 May, 2021 Highview Power will deploy MAN ES turbomachinery technology for its CRYOBattery long-duration energy storage project

Mass impregnated (MI) cable: why it is still king of long distance HVDC 19 May, 2021 High voltage direct current (HVDC) mass-impregnated (MI) cables have been deployed in long-distance subsea power transmission projects for many decades. While a competitor has emerged...

Industrial strength CO2 based systems for Esbjerg 13 May, 2021 The Danish port city of Esbjerg is to decarbonise district heat supply using what MAN Energy Solutions describes as its first “cross-sectoral” ETES heat pump system

Cleaning up in Alberta 13 May, 2021 Siemens Energy has signed an agreement with Canada-based TC Energy Corporation (TC Energy) to commission a novel sCO2 based waste-heat-to-power pilot installation in Alberta....

Why CHP? 07 May, 2021 Anders Stuxberg, specialist in power plant process integration, Siemens Energy, makes the case for gas turbine based combined heat and power

JERA builds new coal but aims for zero carbon 06 May, 2021 Although it aspires to zero CO2 emissions by 2050, JERA, the Tepco/Chubu Electric 50:50 joint venture that provides about 30% of Japan’s electricity, has recently commissioned a new...

Aeroderivatives take off at Colorado Springs and Biblis 30 April, 2021 GE has received an order from community-owned Colorado Springs Utilities for six of its LM2500XPRESS aeroderivative gas turbine packages to help the utility bridge the gap and power...

Indian coal power: a pathway to reduced emissions 16 April, 2021 A new report from the IEA Clean Coal Centre* recognises a continuing role for coal as an affordable, secure and dispatchable power source for India’s growing economy (although with...

A new role for Moorburg? 16 April, 2021 Shell, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), Vattenfall and municipal energy company Wärme Hamburg are jointly developing a plan for the production of hydrogen from wind and solar power...

Aggreko takes hybrid mine power to new heights 08 April, 2021 A hybrid of PV and diesel gensets will power a new mine in the Andes

Gearing up for a new platform 02 April, 2021 Recent orders, notably in December from the USA for fifteen V162-6.0 MW machines and from Finland for eight V162-6.0 MW turbines to be supplied to the Rasakangas wind project, take...

Innovations that underpin the clean energy transition 31 March, 2021 The first issue of Modern Power Systems, published January 1981, included a guest editorial from Floyd L. Culler, then president and CEO of the Electric Power Research Institute....

Uncertain future for combined cycle 26 March, 2021 The combined cycle plant has been the power industry’s workhorse for a decade, and has evolved to fill a niche in a power portfolio with large proportions of renewables. But are its...

Energy carrier and commodity: how to make it happen? 19 March, 2021 Low cost green hydrogen can only be produced where renewable resources are plentiful, eg North Africa. Hydrogen transport by pipeline to Europe would be much more cost effective...

Drones + AI: winning combination for a German DSO 09 March, 2021 Over the summer of 2020, German distribution system operator, Netze BW, has worked with Sharper Shape to explore a new approach to asset inspection, combining AI with drone-based...

De-risking the UAMPS project and uprating the NuScale module 05 March, 2021 Big steps for small reactors in the USA


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