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C2C
May
31
Lessons learned towards a Circular Economy

In May 2013 SRE organised the conference ‘Circular Economy: from how to (k)now’.  In this conference we brought together different stakeholders and projects regarding the ‘circular economy’.  A circular economy captures materials so that today’s goods are remanufactured or reused to become tomorrow’s goods. Unlike the current linear system, in which raw materials are destroyed ...

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CHP Engine
May
28
A Very British Biomass CHP Issue

The British are very good at drinking tea, believing we will win the World Cup or European Cup every two years and complaining about the weather. We are also responsible for some important technological advances in energy, such as the steam engine and turbine. In addition to these, the commonly utilised unit to measure energy ...

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May
22
France: the slow take-off of renewable energy

While the carbon market (created to encourage the reduction of CO2 emissions) is stagnant, the share of European renewable energy production (wind, solar, biomass) continues to increase.

In 2011, 13% of energy in Europe is renewable. This follows the fixed European objectives  – by 2020, the share of renewable energy must represent 20% of the ...

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An anerobic digestion plant
May
10
France committed to plan supporting and developing anaerobic digestion and nitrogen fertilization

Delphine Batho (Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy) and Stéphane Le Foll (Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry) presented  the plan “Methane Energy and Nitrogen Autonomy” (EMAA) on 29th March 2013.

This plan has a dual approach:

  • Agronomic approach based on balanced of fertilization, overall reduction of inputs and substitution of mineral nitrogen by ...

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