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03 Jun 2016
A toxic cocktail of poorly built houses and a rapidly growing population - that is one Shropshire businessman’s assessment of the county in 20 years time. Claus Best, who runs Smart Energy Services, based in Bayston Hill, has raised concerns about the loss of zero carbon homes and the impact a growing population will have on the county. Mr Best said the government’s vote to scrap zero carbon...
29 Apr 2016
Landlords across Shropshire are being warned to ensure their properties are energy efficient - before it becomes illegal to rent them out. From this month tenants have the right to request efficiency improvements, but the work must be completed before government regulations come into force in April 2018. Claus Best, of Smart Energy Services, based in Bayston Hill, predicts that around 15,000...
24 Mar 2015
Sharenergy and Sustainable Bridgnorth have resubmitted a turbine planning application this week for the Crida Community Wind project.  Sustainable Bridgnorth is a local organisation, run by volunteers, which had previously applied to install two turbines on land near Meadowley (3 miles west of Bridgnorth). Following objections, the application was re-examined to see if there was any way to reduce...
swancote farm anaerobic digestion unit
06 Jan 2015
Shropshire business Swancote Energy Ltd. operate a state of the art Anaerobic Digestion facility on the outskirts of Bridgnorth.   The 2.2MW plant produces enough renewable green energy for over 3,000 homes from a combination of food wastes and purpose grown energy crops, currently the annual processing capacity is 38,000 metric tonnes.  Swancote Energy has a number of clients from across the...
Betton Abbots Landfill site
12 Dec 2014
The Councils old tip on the outskirts of Shrewsbury, Betton Abbots landfill site, is now decommissioned and the 'asset' (some would say liability) has been passed over to (formed Council-owned firm) Shropshire Waste Management Ltd. which is now owned by the multinational civil engineering firm SITA.  Throughout the later part of the 20th century, the old dump acted as the central hub for disposal...
tyre casings stacked
10 Nov 2014
Ever wondered what happens to the tyres you recycle at our local Household Recycling Centres ? Well the good news is that since these items were banned from landfill, a wide range of innovative new recycling businesses and end markets have opened up. It’s especially beneficial for Shropshire that many of these involve land-based industries such as creating surfaces for equestrian and sports...
Ludlow AD plant
13 Aug 2014
Shropshires own green energy expert Professor Michael Chesshire, who is also Director of local business Evergreen Gas has featured in a new video to help explain the science behind anerobic digestion. He was interviewed at their Research and Development facility which is based around a plug flow 7kw Anaerobic Digestion plant near Ludlow, in the south of Shropshire to help explain how the...
AD plant on Wykey Farm in Shropshire
28 May 2014
Shropshire businesses are proving that old adage that 'where's there's muck there's brass'.  Utilisation of Anaerobic Digestion (AD) technology – breaking down organic waste to make a clean green supply of gas - continues to grow in Shropshire.  The technology is alread widely used here – with thousands of tonnes of treatment capacity already operational mainly processing animal manure, slurry...
Kronospan photo
19 May 2014
Our local wood recycling factory Kronospan in Chirk is investing in a new 32MW green biomass CHP heating plant to help reduce waste and lower their energy costs.  The site currently uses gas fired boilers and gas turbines on site – so using their non-recyclable waste as a fuel will cut their carbon footprint as well as reducing waste from the wood reprocessing operation. The site near Oswestry -...
On-farm commercial shredding and composting
18 Feb 2014
Shropshire farming and composting business Agripost Ltd. (who process all your garden waste) are making sustainability a top priority on their mixed farming unit in Cardeston near Shrewsbury.  The farm already acts as the central hub for the Councils garden waste collection and processes up to 15,000 tonnes of green waste every year helping to reduce landfill and make a high quality compost to...
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