The first field test of a form of urine-powered electricity generation in a remote rural location has taken place in Uganda, with significant success.
The technology, known as Pee Power, produces electricity from urine and other types of wastewater and was developed by the Bristol BioEnergy Centre (BBiC), part of the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
It’s hot outside, but you don’t necessarily have to feel guilty about eating that ice cream, as the by-products from its production could be being used to produce ‘green’ energy instead of going to landfill.
Hadfield Wood Recyclers has been awarded a contract to supply biomass fuel to a new Green Investment Bank-backed £25-million plant in North Wales that could generate enough energy to power 2,400 homes.
Construction firm Interserve estimates that it will have to pay £70 million after design, procurement and installation issues led to ‘deterioration’ in the construction contract for Viridor’s planned gasification plant in Glasgow.
The privatisation of the Green Investment Bank GIB has been ‘rushed’ and should not go ahead unless the government can guarantee that it will stick to its original mandate, says the Environmental Audit Committee.