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Tomato-growing energy centre sprouts £10.6m of funding

Santander has provided the finance to help combined heat and power provider P3P Partners LLP develop the facility

Plans for energy centre at South Humber Bank Power Station

It would generate fuel from waste and create around 50 new permanent jobs

Construction of Fife’s low carbon energy centre begins

The £24m Glenrothes Energy Network will provide low carbon heat to a mix of industrial, commercial and domestic properties

Northampton Uni opens £6.5m biomass energy centre

A £6.5 million biomass energy centre has officially been opened at the University of Northampton. The 1MW facility has been designed by Vital Energi to produce less emissions than traditional systems and is expected to lower carbon emissions by more than 1,000 tonnes initially. When the combined heat and power (CHP) engine is added, the […]

GE joins MIT energy initiative, provides $7.5m

GE is to join the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) research programme aimed at advancing technology solutions to help transform global energy systems. It will become a member of the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) and is providing $7.5 million (£5.7m) over a five-year period for its research efforts. GE will play an active role in the […]

Scottish green energy centre wins EU funding

Funding from the EU will allow work to start on a new green energy centre in Scotland. The Guardbridge Energy Centre biomass plant – which will use wood from local forests – and heat distribution network project at St Andrews University in Fife has been granted £11 million. Hot water from the plant will be […]

Cheltenham Hospital slices energy bills

Cheltenham Hospital has spent £3.1 million in the hope of lowering their energy bills by 30%. The new “energy centre” a building that houses the heating and electricity equipment, will save the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust around £10 million over the next 18 years. It’s expected to cut carbon emissions by around 32,000 tonnes […]

Datum opens ‘environmentally intelligent’ data centre

A UK data centre provider has officially opened its flagship “environmentally intelligent” facility (pictured) in Farnborough this week. Datum said the new data centre, which boasts more than 40,000 square feet of technical space as well as a separate 10,000 square feet energy centre for backup power, is part of its plans to deliver the […]

Energy centre promotes sustainability to students

A new learning centre is being set up by City College Plymouth to teach students about energy efficiency and sustainability. The ABB Energy Centre is backed by its namesake, the energy-saving technology maker ABB. It is part of the college’s new initiative to link education with the latest low carbon technology. The centre has intelligent […]