Category Archives: News

The future is now…

A couple of stories caught my eye this week. The first, in the US Sewage Could Provide Fuel of the Future. The second, in the UK sewage is providing the fuel of the present. OK, so that isn’t really a … Continue reading

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UK AD & Biogas Industry Awards 2014

At the University of South Wales, our Sustainable Environment Research Centre is home to the Wales Centre of Excellence for Anaerobic Digestion. We are proud to have been shortlisted for the 2014 UK AD & Biogas Industry Awards in two … Continue reading

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Fuel Cells in the Real World Part 2: Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells

The image of a fuel cell vehicle driving on streets producing only water vapour as waste epitomises the public perception fuel cells. At the heart of these vehicles is Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC) technology, which continues to dominate … Continue reading

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Methane producing microbes utilise biological nano-wires

A team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have demonstrated that the methane producing microorganism Methanosaeta is able to produce methane from carbon dioxide in partnership with another microorganism Geobacter. In order to do this electrons are transferred from Geobacter … Continue reading

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…head out on the highway

The University of South Wales’ Baglan Hydrogen Centre has the ability to refuel hydrogen powered vehicles, but until recently we didn’t have a hydrogen vehicle of our own to use. Last week we took delivery of a hydrogen powered van. … Continue reading

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2013: A world record year for wind energy in Denmark

The Danish electricity transmission system operator Energinet.dk has reported that on average, wind power supplied 1/3rd of the energy demand for the country in 2013. At times during the year Denmark’s wind energy production exceeded the national demand, peaking on … Continue reading

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