News Archive | 2018

Hydrogen Energy – still on the up

The 22nd World Hydrogen Energy Conference is in Rio de Janeiro from 18-21 June. E4tech Director David Hart will join fellow experts from around the world to assess progress and look forward. He’ll be busy – presentations on the fuel cell and electrolyser industries, a plenary talk on Hydrogen Roadmapping, and plenary roundtables on energy […]

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E4tech and Element co-author study for the National Infrastructure Commission assessing the cost of decarbonising UK heat

E4tech with lead partners Element Energy conducted a study for the National Infrastructure Commission to examine the costs associated with different pathways to decarbonising heat in the UK. These pathways included electrification (heat pumps, direct electric heating), decarbonisation of gas (hydrogen networks, biomethane) and hybrid gas-electric approaches, supported by the deployment of energy efficiency, heat […]

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Hydrogen trains on track for UK

The news on hydrogen for heavy duty vehicles and now trains seems to be running to a regular schedule. Almost every day news emerges of government appetite for electrification by means other than overhead wires, or of train builders planning new products. Train builder Alstom’s name recently joined the list of companies planning activities in […]

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Pre-processing UK biomass – does it help?

E4tech recently completed a 2 year, £502k project commissioned by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), to understand the impact that pre-processing technologies could have on UK bioenergy value chains. The Techno-Economic Assessment of Biomass Pre-Processing (TEABPP) project was led by E4tech, working with Process Systems Enterprise (PSE), CMCL Innovations, Imperial College Consultants, Black & Veatch, […]

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Cooling is an iceberg issue

The growth in energy demand for cooling from a warming planet and growing population is an enormous but mostly hidden issue. By the middle of the century global demand for cooling is predicted to exceed that for heating, yet the attention given to cooling – for buildings or cold chains – does not gain much […]

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Hear E4tech speak on what’s driving fuel cells at IDTechEx in Berlin

The debate on hydrogen and fuel cells is picking up, with major developments in China and increasing corporate interest in Europe. David Hart will explain what lies behind the interest at the IDTechEx Conference in Berlin on 11th April. More details can also be found in E4tech’s Fuel Cell Industry Review 2017. To find out […]

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Invitation to final conference for the Horizon 2020 ButaNexT project

E4tech is taking part in the Horizon 2020 ButaNexT project , which aims to develop sustainable and cost-effective production of ligno-cellulosic biobutanol. Over the course of the project the consortium has constructed a pilot-scale biobutanol production plant, carried out vehicle engine tests with biobutanol blends, and detailed techno-economic and environmental impact assessments of commercial-scale biobutanol […]

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