Additive manufacturing: there’s no going back
James Varley reports from a recent media event to mark the opening of the new Materials Solutions 3D printing factory in the UK, a major investment by Siemens in the industrialisation of additive manufacturing.
Diesel gensets on standby for MCPD
With the Medium Combustion Plant Directive driving ever lower emissions, engineering advances are being implemented in standby diesel engine technology to ensure it remains a sound investment for the foreseeable future. By Jason Harryman Finning, Cannock, UK
Transition to ‘new energy’ – what role for gas engines?
A perspective from distributed power consultancy Delta Energy & Environment. By Dina Darshini and Silvestros Vlachopoulos. For more information, please contact [email protected]
Poyry at 60 provides a platform for debate
Decarbonisation was the topic in November, when Poyry invited industry members to ‘Carbon Clash’, an opportunity to meet and debate (and incidentally celebrate the company’s 60 years in business). The Clash explicitly linked the carbon and waste agendas, at a time when the EU is focusing on a ‘circular economy’, where waste is seen as a resource alongside other renewable resources, like biomass. The debate touched on the increasing use of electricity for heat and what looks increasingly like a major shift in the coming decade: the shift to electric vehicles.
Global demand shifts to China and SE Asia
The International Energy Agency’s latest World Energy Outlook concludes that government policies will be the critical factor in determining the shape of energy sectors of the future. But to meet climate goals an unprecedented effort will be needed.