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Oxfordshire Energy Recovery Facility exports first electricity

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Viridor is delighted to confirm that its Ardley Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) has successfully synchronised with the National Grid.

This significant advance in the commissioning process is one of the final steps to be put in place before the site becomes fully operational later this year.

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Kensa expands award-winning Shoebox range with new 6kW product

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The UK’s leading manufacturer of ground source heat pumps has added another innovative solution to its award-winning product range for communal dwellings in the shape of the 6kW Shoebox Twin.

Kensa’s latest product is an evolution of the award winning 3kW Shoebox heat pump – and it’s packing some big punches in a small footprint. The 6kW Twin boasts a greater capacity and heat output than its sibling Shoebox 3kW,but crucially is still capable of being sited within tight spaces inside a dwelling. And through the use of twin compressors delivers domestic space and water heating to larger new build and retrofit well insulated retrofit apartments and medium sized houses.

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RWM 2014 provides first opportunity to see new UNTHA XR RDF shredder in UK

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Visitors to the RWM with CIWM 2014 exhibition will have the first opportunity to see UNTHA’s revolutionary new XR waste shredder for RDF and alternative fuel production, when it makes its UK debut at the show.

UNTHA UK announced the launch of this latest feat of engineering back in May, but industry professionals will have to wait until September until they can see the technology in this country, at the NEC Birmingham.

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Eco expert leads by example with remarkable renewable renovation

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As part of continued efforts to minimise energy bills and embrace a resource-efficient lifestyle, Ed Webb, sustainable expert and director of leading solar supplier, Metgen, made the decision to embark on a much-needed project to renovate his family home.

By prioritising environmentally-friendly building materials and embracing the most efficient sustainable technologies, Ed has since reduced utility bills by over 50%, lowered ambient energy consumption by nearly three-fold and ensured his property meets the highest standards of green building regulations. In fact, the renovation is so resource-efficient, Ed claims to run his entire house and hot water for six months of the year without even turning the boiler on!

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Community heating systems critical if UK is to meet EU carbon emission targets

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Burscough-based Frese UK believes new housing developments should be connected to community hot water systems if the UK hopes to meet stringent European carbon emission targets.

The company, which manufactures flow control systems and pressure independent control valves, believes the district and community systems, which cut domestic carbon emissions in Denmark by a quarter between 1980 and 2010, would have a similar effect here in the UK.

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