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Scottish small modular reactor plans to be blocked by government


Plans to power a refinery in Scotland with a Rolls-Royce small modular reactor (SMR) are likely to stall due to opposition from the Scottish government.

Government officials have said they will block any moves to power the Grangemouth refinery on the Firth of Forth with a nuclear reactor. According to the…

Worker killed on £600M north London waste hub site


A worker has been killed at the North London Waste Authority's Edmonton EcoPark site in north London, following a collision involving a heavy goods vehicle.

The incident occurred last week at the £683M Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) site. According to police, the worker– a man in his 50s – was…

Trio signed up to deliver Swansea renewable energy transport hub


Engineering consultancy HDR and infrastructure project solutions firm Enable have joined with technology giant Siemens to deliver a renewable energy transport hub, which will sit alongside a £1.7bn renewable energy scheme in Swansea.

The consortium will work on a the energy hub as part of the bigger Blue Eden scheme in…

Partnership formed to develop sustainable wooden wind turbine blades


Renewable products firm Stora Enso and German start-up Voodin Blade Technology have signed a partnership agreement to develop sustainable wind turbine blades from wood.

Under the agreement, the two companies are committed to developing sustainable alternatives for wind turbine blades and creating a competitive and reliable supply chain. They are currently…

Funding boost for innovative tech using nuclear for cement production


The Hydrogen4Hanson project at the Lancaster Hydrogen Hub has received government funding to continue its development of innovative technology that uses nuclear-generated heat and electricity to create hydrogen for asphalt and cement production.

The project is a collaboration between Hanson UK, National Nuclear Laboratory, Hynamics, Ceres Power, EDF Research & Development…

Sizewell C contracts to be signed ‘in the coming weeks’


Sizewell C contracts will be signed within weeks, with chancellor Jeremy Hunt confirming in his Autumn Statement that the government is pressing ahead with the plans.

It comes after reports earlier this month that EDF’s board had “unanimously approved” plans to take a 20% stake in the nuclear project, but was…