Energy plant to turn food waste into ‘coal’

A planned facility in North Lincolnshire will be able to convert high-moisture biomass such as food waste into coal-like solid fuels. Fuel manufacturer CPL Industries aims to install what it says will be the UK’s first commercial-scale hydrothermal carbonisation (HTC) unit at an existing facility in Immingham. The plant, which is scheduled to begin production […]

Nottingham appoints first sustainable energy professor

The University of Nottingham has appointed its first professor in Sustainable Energy Technologies. Gavin Walker, an expert in hydrogen storage, has taken up the post in the Faculty of Engineering. The university’s vice-chancellor David Greenaway said: “This key post and Professor Walker’s appointment is a significant addition to our research capabilities, building on our excellent […]