Seaweed sees nuclear power station cry for kelp

EDF’s Torness nuclear power station in Scotland was forced to partially close down last week after seaweed was carried into its cooling ducts

Seaweed sees nuclear power station cry for kelp

EDF’s Torness nuclear power station in Scotland was forced to close down after seaweed blocked air intakes after extreme weather

US announces $22m for seaweed biofuels

The US Department of Energy (DoE) has announced $22 million (£16.3m) in funding to develop biofuels from seaweed. The money, provided by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) initiative, will be spent developing marine biomass technologies across 18 innovative projects. The department says the seaweed or macroalgae can be used as a feedstock for domestic transportation […]

Seaweed shuts down Torness nuclear plant

The nuclear power station at Torness in Scotland was temporarily shut down by seaweed last week. The unusual cause of the shutdown came in the wake of severe weather and stormy sea conditions in the coastal region to the east of Edinburgh. EDF Energy which runs the plant said they decided to turn off first […]