Energy

straw

Straw-to-bioethanol potential from Sake yeast

26 Mar 2015

Naturally-occurring yeast strains could be key to turning agricultural waste into biofuels.

field trials

Gravity-powered lamp scoops £150k award

26 Mar 2015

A gravity-powered light designed to replace the kerosene lamps used widely in the developing world has won £150,000 funding from Shell.

More

Decom2

Engineering a sea-change

10 Mar 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Over the next decade, almost a thousand North Sea oil wells will be decommissioned. Stuart Nathan explores the technical challenges involved

More

Simulia

Plans have been announced for TuNur, a 2GW concentrated solar power facility in Tunisia that would be connected to the European electricity grid

This week's poll: growing solar power

24 Mar 2015

Use of solar power is predicted to increase to 4 per cent of total UK energy by the end of the decade, but the industry is concerned about the withdrawal of subsidies for large installations. What measures could best help solar compete with other energy sources?

Tidal lagoon

Energy funding, divestment, and how you can't please everyone

18 Mar 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

George Osborne’s pre-election Budget will probably tread the narrow line between helping the troubled oil and gas industry while developing the ambitious but expensive renewables sector; while disinvestment campaigns are helping people feel good but arguably not solving any problems.

More

Built by the UK's General Electric Company, it was Japan's first nuclear reactor

March 1959: Japan's first nuclear power station

12 Mar 2013 | By Jon Excell

The Engineer’s 1959 article on Japan’s first nuclear power station, is a poignant reminder of both the UK’s diminished expertise in this area, and the impact of the 2011 Fukushima crisis.

More Classic Archive

More Environmental Engineering Jobs

Advanced search

Poll

Use of solar power is predicted to increase to 4 per cent of total UK energy by the end of the decade, but the industry is concerned about the withdrawal of subsidies for large installations. What measures could best help solar compete with other energy sources?