The Efficiency Swindle and Jevon’s Paradox

In the 1960 film School for Scoundrels, which is based on the Stephen Potter “Gamesmanship” books, there is a scene where Ian Carmichael (formerly one of life’s failures) is playing tennis with Terry Thomas. Carmichael has just finished a course in lifemanship and, having used a series of tricks and ploys to disorientate his opponent, […]

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Stargazers of the World Unite

Having grown up in the industrial West Riding of Yorkshire, I was 22 when I first saw the Milky Way. It wasn’t my fault; there was too much light pollution. In places such as this, you may think that on a moonless and cloudless night you can see the stars, but the sight is nothing […]

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Gasification Terminology Confusion

Many people mis-understand and mis-define “gasification”, “producer gas”, “pyrolysis” and “syngas”. For example: The UK Government Department of Energy and Climate Change define “syngas” (incorrectly) as “produced by either pyrolysis, indirect gasification or oxygen blown gasification of solid waste or biomass. Syngas is distinct from producer gas, which is produced by air blown gasification of […]

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Presenting at SUSTAIN, Lincolnshire, 15th September 2015

“Community and Farm based gasification of biomass”. Part of half day forum on Low Input High Diversity (LIHD) Biomass and its potential energy conversion technologies. Sustain Lincolnshire, 15th September 2015, University of Lincoln, Riseholme Park Estate, Lincoln To reserve your place please contact: nick.cheffins@peakhill-associates.co.uk (07812 096682)

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Expert Opinion on Municipal Solid Waste Gasification and Pyrolysis

For anyone interested in Municipal Solid Waste gasification and pyrolysis, read the truths reported by  Mr. Hakan Rylander in the following article: http://wtert.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/history-of-gasification-of-municipal.html For a rare occasion amid all the promotional talk of those with financial interests, we have an admittance about the reasons for repeated failures when trying to thermally decompose mixed waste in […]

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Cafe Scientifique et Culturel (Nottingham) – Monday 2nd February 2015

Andrew Rollinson be presenting on “Small-scale Biomass Gasification for Sustainable and Local Energy Production” on Monday 2nd February 2015, at Cafe Scientifique et Culturel (Nottingham). Event to be held at the Lord Roberts Public House, 24 Broad Street, Nottingham, NG1 3AN; starting at 8 pm. Small-scale gasification can provide off-grid electricity and heating from biomass. […]

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