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ABB dry-type transformers

07 November, 2012

The EcoDry low-loss transformer, TriDry triangular transformer and PoleDry transformers can provide improved efficiency, safety and eco-compatibility for utility, oil and gas, and mining industries.

Countries counter environmental damage with clean coal technologies

02 November, 2012

Countries are attempting to balance global warming and the continued use of fossil fuels by developing clean coal technologies, states a new report by GlobalData.

Compressed air solutions help convert CSG into LNG

19 October, 2012

Compressed air solutions specialist Sullair Australia has secured a landmark contract to provide 23 compressor packages - including ancillary equipment - for Australian coal seam gas producer QGC. The contract forms an integral part of QGC’s Queensland Curtis Liquefied Natural Gas (QCLNG) Project.

Bioenergy for our low-carbon future

18 October, 2012

Despite the reported benefits of bioenergy, the uptake in Australia has been relatively slow. What is holding the industry back and where are the opportunities for growth? This, and more, will be discussed at the Bioenergy Australia 2012 Conference ‘Biomass for a low carbon future’, which is being held at the Sebel & Citigate Albert Park Hotel, Melbourne, from 26 to 27 November 2012, with an off-site technical tour of bioenergy facilities in the region on 28 November 2012.

Government freezes energy grants, putting strain on energy efficiency

16 October, 2012

Although the Clean Technology grants have proved both effective and popular, the government has put the grants on ‘pause’ subject to a full budget review. As one of the major barriers to organisations implementing efficiency plans is cashflow, the freeze is a real blow for Australian businesses. Despite the freeze, the temporary pause on these grants needn’t mean the end of Australian businesses’ efficiency plans. There are still ways to implement efficiencies without the need to invest heavily.

Helping Adelaide become Australia’s most ecologically sustainable airport

27 September, 2012

Adelaide Airport Limited (AAL) has entered into a three-year partnership with the Centre for Energy Technology (CET) at the University of Adelaide to provide valuable research support and help develop innovative clean energy solutions.

From agricultural factory to energy producer with biogas

25 September, 2012

Since 1752, the Wenning family in Germany has run a successful agricultural business and distillery. Thirty years ago, they took the first pioneering steps towards on-site biogas production. Together with the help of Atlas Copco, they now have evolved into an award-winning energy producer, using 50% less power than other, comparable plants.

CSIRO rejects claims made by APPEA regarding groundwater and coal seam gas

05 September, 2012

CSIRO has rejected the claim made in a television commercial aired on 2 September that ‘CSIRO [and government studies] have shown that groundwater is safe with coal seam gas’.

Brewery opts for cogeneration

29 August, 2012

Simons Green Energy has designed, and is supplying and installing, the 1200 kWe of natural gas fired cogeneration at the soon to be completed Little Creatures Brewery in Geelong. The installation of the cogeneration system will provide a large portion of the brewery’s electricity demands and will use the waste heat generated by the engines to provide hot water for the numerous process heating applications. The units will be configured to run parallel to the grid, meaning that the only energy to be purchased from the grid will be that over and above what the engines can supply, which is expected to be very little.

Trigeneration system at university

28 August, 2012

MPower has recently completed the design, supply and installation of a trigeneration plant for the Tyree Energy Technology Building at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). The trigeneration system helped the university to achieve the Six Star Green Star design rating for the building. As the power generation equipment is located on the roof of the building, space plus noise and vibration levels were challenging.

Australian businesses could save thousands on energy bills

26 July, 2012

A recent survey by energy management company Energy Action revealed that more than 87% of businesses ranked price the most important consideration when selecting their energy retailer. However, the cost of energy itself is only one portion of the overall price that an organisation pays for its energy supply. Typically, energy charges only make up 40-50% of a bill, with the remainder made up of network, environmental and other service-related charges. The tariffs for network charges vary according to the amount of electricity consumed and when it is used.

Discovery could lead to greener ways of making drugs

06 June, 2012

Discoveries made during PhD studies by Victoria University graduate Emma Dangerfield could revolutionise the pharmaceutical industry by allowing drugs to be made in a more environmentally friendly way.

Green engine for Eagle Street

05 June, 2012

Clarke Energy Australia has recently commissioned a 1 MW GE Jenbacher gas engine which is an integral component of the Trigeneration plant installed at One One One Eagle Street - a 44-level, premium-grade office development in Brisbane’s ‘Golden Triangle’ precinct.

NZ’s $4.6 billion national grid investment

29 May, 2012

The Sustainable Electricity Association of New Zealand (SEANZ) has welcomed the government’s Budget announcement that $4.6 billion would be spent upgrading the national electricity grid over the next 10 years.

NICTA leads $5m geothermal ‘big data’ analytics initiative

12 March, 2012

NICTA is leading a multimillion-dollar, ICT-enabled, geothermal energy initiative announced by the Australian Centre for Renewable Energy (ACRE).

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