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September 14, 2017

Global recognition for ground-breaking energy saving project

A project designed to cut energy consumption in the rapidly growing global Data Centre Sector has been shortlisted for a prestigious global award.

The team from Heriot-Watt’s Research Centre for Carbon Solutions (RCCS) used the groundbreaking Dearman engine and were shortlisted as finalists in the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) awards.

The project could see energy consumption reduce by 50%. Currently, there are around eight million private and commercial data centres globally, with the digital world predicted to grow 44 times between 2009 and 2020.

Over half the electricity consumed by these centres is for cooling and the shortlisted project brings [...]

 
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September 14, 2017

ABB helps Indian railroad stations enhance energy efficiency

ABB will provide solar inverters to 750 railway stations in north India to reduce dependence on traditional sources of energy. Indian Railways, which runs one of the largest railway networks in the world, carries more than 8 billion passengers annually.

The 750 stations are located in the busy northern Indian part of the network, one of the most used railway corridors in the world. ABB recently reached a milestone of 5 GW of solar inverters installed, supplying some 40 percent of India’s solar power at approximately 13 GW.

ABB solar inverters for this project – TRIO and PVI series – vary between 5kW to 50kW in power depending on the size of the station and as part [...]

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June 23, 2017

The Global Wind Industry – Historical, Present and Future Generation Statistics to 2030

Growth in the wind energy sector is primarily driven by one market, China. The United States of America ranks second, Germany and Spain rank third and fourth, respectively. India remains in fifth position with growth almost consistently matching the global average.

The contribution of offshore power continues to gain momentum. A more rapid globalisation of wind energy is becoming evident. Countries previously without wind generation capacity, or with very limited capacity, are now looking at far more ambitious plans than the early adopters considered when wind energy was in its relative infancy, and putting in place targets and fiscal incentives to reach them.

While [...]

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June 16, 2017

World’s First Liquid Nitrogen Hybrid Bus Completes Trials

HORIBA MIRA and Dearman accelerate use of liquid nitrogen for primary power

A revolutionary hybrid bus that runs on both diesel and liquid nitrogen has completed a rigorous series of trials to bring it one step closer to the road.

The hybrid bus – CE Power – is the world’s first to be powered by liquid nitrogen and has been built by engineers at HORIBA MIRA as part of an Innovate UK consortium. The bus utilises alternative propulsion to address urban air pollution challenges and features a high-efficiency, zero emission Dearman Engine, powered by liquid nitrogen, alongside a conventional diesel engine. The hybrid system enables the bus to reduce noxious [...]

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