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Lanes Farm Energy
Electricity, Energy, Gas, Press release, Technology

Large UK Biogas Plant Order for WELTEC BIOPOWER

Biomethane from waste to supply 9,600 households with energy In winter 2019, the German biogas plant manufacturer WELTEC BIOPOWER has started building a biomethane plant near Pontefract, West Yorkshire, UK. The client is Lanes Farm […]

Gadgets, Innovation, Oxford University

Some of today’s leading innovators under 35

There have been many innovators in the past including such people as Marie Skłodowska Curie, Copernicus, Einstein, Rosalind Franklin etc. Some have innovated throughout their lives like Thomas Edison, Tim Berners-Lee and Leonardo da Vinci […]

Africa, Electricity, Energy

Mining for coal still has a place in the power mix

Wayne Lindecke, Director: Power Generation, WSP in Africa During the recent Investing in African Mining Indaba, concerns were noted on the impact that the move towards a ‘greener economy’ would have on coal mining – […]

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Electricity, Energy, Government

Does nuclear energy have a future in the UK?

Professor Dieter Helm CBE, Professor of Energy Policy at the University of Oxford.

pipeline, Press release

UNITED UTILITIES COMMISSIONS NEW ASSURANCE TECH ON 100km PIPELINE FOR £300m WEST CUMBRIA WATER PROJECT

United Utilities has commissioned innovative new assurance technology to use across 100km of pipeline, allowing it to manage contractors and meet Ofwat’s regulatory requirements for its £300m West Cumbria water supplies project. Using data from […]

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Business, Oxford, Research, Social Media, Technology

TOP TEN FUNNIEST IT SUPPORT CALLS OF 2018

IT support provider Probrand reveals bizarre and intriguing IT ‘issues’ reported to its helpdesk in 2018
Calls to Probrand in the first week of 2019 were up over 47%, with most calls coming from workers who had forgotten their password over the Christmas break and needed help resetting it

Ronan Le Gloahec
Energy, Gas, Oil, Oil Field Services

WEIR OIL & GAS CLOSES ROTATING EQUIPMENT SERVICES CONTRACT IN IRAQ

Deciding factors in the deal included Weir Oil & Gas’ capabilities in Iraq, positive past and existing contract performance with the client, local content, in-house engineering and a comprehensive international facility near the customer’s sites. This contract further consolidates Weir’s Rig-to-Grid capabilities in the Middle East.

Gadgets, Review, Technology

Ergonomic mouse Evoluent VerticalMouse 4 Right Large

A gadget review by Nicholas Newman Being a journalist means for much of my time I am chained to my desk typing away at my computer all day. This means I am always changing my […]

Going Out, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Review, Theatre

Jersey Boys

The musical features many of the group’s pop hits from the Sixties such as Big Girls Don’t Cry, Oh What a Night and Can’t Take My Eyes off of You.

Electricity, Energy, Gas

No single solution to future energy needs

No single solution to future energy needs, says CooperOstlund   The National Grid is still the driving force behind the nation’s energy needs, but is it fit for purpose? According to Duncan McPherson, CEO at […]