News Archive | 2012

Major E4tech report probes wind and solar supply chain bottlenecks

Global ambitions for PV and wind deployment could be thwarted by bottlenecks in the global supply chains for these technologies. A major new study conducted by E4tech for the IEA-RETD takes a long term global view of supply chains and recommends vital and often urgent steps needed to avoid bottlenecks. The “RE-SUPPLY” report, which E4tech […]

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Making renewable jet fuels a reality

On Thursday 22 November E4tech Director Ausilio Bauen will talk about making renewable jet fuels a reality at the Biofuels International 2012 conference in Antwerp, Belgium. Ausilio will discuss issues such as technology and feedstock options, industry status and global initiatives, production costs, and drivers and challenges for the development of the sector.

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E4tech proud to play a part in important renewable reserves initiative

How can you tell if a gas field contains more reserves than a biofuels plantation? Comparing renewable energy with fossil fuels may seem perverse to some, but for others it is increasingly important. Whether it is investors choosing which energy companies to invest in, or large firms allocating capital to diverse projects, they all find […]

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Bioplastics producers need to understand detailed environmental impacts

Bioplastics could play a big role in the future, but their environmental benefits depend upon the specifics of their production. This week E4tech’s Sabine Ziem and LCAWorks’ Dr Richard Murphy presented a life-cycle assessment, water footprint and land-use change study for the Brazilian chemicals producer Braskem. As the world’s first producer of polyethylene derived from […]

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Meet us at the Future Cleantech Forum in Geneva

The Future Cleantech Forum 2012 kicks off on Monday 29 October. E4tech, an official partner, looks forward to welcoming you to Geneva, for discussions around the forum’s theme: “Strategies for Deploying Renewable Energies”. E4tech’s Directors David Hart and Ausilio Bauen, and Managing Consultant François Vuille will moderate sessions on the impact of new technologies on […]

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E4tech sponsors Energy Minister’s lecture on UK energy policy

E4tech is proud to sponsor this year’s ‘Dennis Anderson Issues in Energy Lecture’ at Imperial College – the third in a series created in memory of Prof. Dennis Anderson, in recognition of the huge contribution he made to the energy-environment debate. The lecture titled ‘Secure, Low-Carbon & Affordable: The Changing Shape of UK Energy Supply’ […]

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VIDEO: David Hart discusses the financial challenges of clean energy technology projects

On 12 October, E4tech Director David Hart addressed the 5th Stakeholders’ General Assembly of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) in Paris. At the event, which was themed “Realising sustainable growth through Fuel Cells and Hydrogen”, David spoke about financial challenges of clean energy technology projects, addressing the question “Can we finance […]

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Carbon Trust releases polymer fuel cell costs and markets analysis by E4tech

Independent analysis by E4tech was showcased in a Carbon Trust report released on 27 September 2012. The analysis of fuel cell costs and markets showed how breakthroughs from innovative UK companies could help bring polymer fuel cell technologies below the cost barriers which have hindered their uptake to date. According to E4tech Director David Hart, […]

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E4tech predicts bright future for fuel cell vehicles

E4tech’s presentation to the recent Low Carbon Vehicles 2012 conference, a major event in the UK low carbon vehicle calendar, is now available for download. In a very well-attended session E4tech Director Adam Chase described the challenges of the electric vehicle and pointed to a clear role for an affordable fuel cell in offering greater […]

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