Thursday, May 26, 2022

Biofuels and green energy

Craig Livingstone of Preston Farms

Terravesta: Miscanthus complements regenerative farm approach in Berkshire

Preston Farms near Basingstoke, Reading, has a whole farm approach to sustainability that stems from a long tradition of environmental and conservation measures. Two...
An HYDI hydrogen electrolysis unit installed on an excavator

HYDI: Hydrogen injection improves diesel engine economy

Norfolk-based Prior Power Systems has started marketing the Australian designed-and-built HYDI diesel engine hydrogen injection system in the UK to help operators reduce both...
Cummins' Darlington UK site

Cummins: Fuel-agnostic Powertrain Test Facility coming to Darlington

Cummins has announced it will open a new Powertrain Test Facility at its Darlington, UK campus to help accelerate the move towards cleaner, next-generation...
AtomicTractors' electric-powered small tractor takes its design cues from the Ferguson TE20 ‘Little Grey Fergie’

Atomictractor: Revolutionary low-carbon tractor initiative

Former Massey Ferguson executive Campbell Scott has launched a new venture that aims to help farmers escape their reliance on diesel power. His new...
KWS Exelon is a new early maize variety

KWS: High-yielding early maize variety added to descriptive list

New early maize variety KWS Exelon has been added to the British Society of Plant Breeders' Forage Maize Descriptive List for 2022. One of...
New Holland's brand president Carlo Lambro (left) and CNH Industrial chief digital officer Parag Garg

New Holland: Smart Farm partnership with Il Raccolto

New Holland Agriculture has announced a partnership with  the Il Raccolto farm in Bologna, Italy, to demonstrate sustainable farming practices through a circular economy...
Norfolk farmer Andrew Thornton has made a long-term investment in growing miscanthus

Terravesta: Local market for Norfolk-grown miscanthus

New miscanthus growers in Norfolk and surrounding counties can not only supply a local market - Snetterton power station, in an industry first -...
The low input carbon negative crop miscanthus is hailed as a robust diversification option

Terravesta: Water health and soil carbon focus at Miscanthus farm walks

Soil, water and air quality recovery will be discussed alongside carbon trading at two miscanthus farm walks taking place near Louth, Lincolnshire, in January...
Rolls-Royce Power Systems is setting up a demonstrator in Friedrichshafen to test sustainable and climate-friendly power supply based on fuel cells

Rolls-Royce: New fuel cell demonstrator will ensure electricity supplies

Another new technology – the hydrogen fuel cell – is currently making in-roads at the Friedrichshafen, Germany, plant of Rolls-Royce's Power Systems division, where...
Miscanthus is an acknowledged carbon sink, taking CO2 from the atmosphere

Terravesta: Miscanthus finance and end-user agreements assist UK decarbonisation

In what's claimed to be an industry first, UK farmers considering planting the carbon negative crop miscanthus can now benefit from a finance package...

Active Business Partnership: Lock into long-term returns by leasing land for...

UK farmers looking at environmental diversification are being encouraged to consider leasing their land for solar development to secure long-term secure returns and help...

Terravesta: Scaling-up of miscanthus needed to help meet net-zero targets

Bioenergy crops such as miscanthus play a key role in the first detailed roadmap for a fully decarbonised nation, outlined in the sixth carbon...

New Holland: Forager with coppice header supplied to green energy company

Carlisle-based New Holland dealer Lloyd Ltd has supplied one of the brand's FR Forage Cruiser self-propelled harvesters to new biofuel company Energy Crops Consultancy...

JCB: First hydrogen-powered excavator unveiled

JCB has developed the construction industry’s first hydrogen-powered excavator as it continues to work on leading the sector on zero- and low-carbon technologies. The 20t,...

Terravesta: Miscanthus specialist appoints ProCam as official agronomist

Terravesta has appointed ProCam as its official agronomy service to support farmers with crop care throughout the UK. The rapidly growing demand for miscanthus and...

Revesby Estate goes the extra mile to ensure woodfuel safety

Revesby Estate in Lincolnshire, has become certified by the Woodsure Ready to Burn scheme – the UK’s only quality assurance scheme that provides recognised...

Rolls-Royce: Low-emission MTU microgrid solutions for agriculture

Rolls-Royce's MTU microgrids represent the company's first eco-friendly and on-site power generation solution suitable for agricultural applications. These autonomous power grids combine renewable energy...

KWS: Field-day delegates hear about the potential for energy maize

Delegates at an energy crops event have heard about future opportunities for energy maize and learned of a new online tool that uses satellite...

Calor: Dairy Partners cuts energy costs by 29 per cent a...

Cheese manufacturer Dairy Partners is set to cut its energy costs by 29 per cent a year by switching from light fuel oil to...

ARK Agriculture: Rebranding for silage clamp innovator

A company known for its innovation in silage clamps for livestock farmers and anaerobic digestion plants has been rebranded ARK Agriculture following the management...