How carbon capture technologies support decarbonisation

In conversation with David Hynes at Pentair Carbon capture utilisation and storage technologies will play a key role in reducing carbon in the atmosphere. Here, one of our Business Development Managers, Chris Negus, speaks to David Hynes from Pentair about bio-based carbon capture technologies and how they support decarbonisation.   Chris: Hi David, could we … Read more

What the sixth IPCC assessment on climate change means for the AD industry

Unless we rapidly cut emissions to net-zero, global temperatures will continue to rise, is the headline from the sixth IPCC assessment on climate change, which was released in August 2021. In response, the World Biogas Association (WBA) is urging policy makers to recognise that anaerobic digestion (AD) technology provides an immediate solution to rapidly reduce … Read more

Student sponsorship programme deadline approaches

The deadline for applying to the Climate Change Thought Leadership Award for students is fast approaching, with entries closing on Friday 24 September 2021. The award, which is organised by Privilege Finance, is open to undergraduates, postgraduates and PhD students. The winning candidates will secure a £1,000 prize, a mentoring opportunity which includes a tour … Read more

What is hydrothermal carbonisation?

By Sarah Farthing Hydrothermal carbonisation (HTC) is a renewable energy method where a carbon-dense solid product, hydrochar, is are produced from wet biomass by heating it in a sealed container.   As targets for the UK to be carbon neutral by 2050 become more pressing and over 41% of the electricity generation in January to … Read more

Climate change reduction funder welcomes COP26 agenda

A focus on finance and energy in the schedule for the 26th Climate Change Conference (COP26), which was announced in July, will bring direct benefit to the renewable energy sector. According to Chris Winward, chief commercial officer at climate change reduction funder, Privilege Finance, prioritising energy and finance needs at COP26, will give the industry … Read more

Women bucking the trend in renewables

Globally, only 22% of employees in the energy sector are women. The renewables sector performs slightly better, with 32% of positions filled by a woman[1]. However, there is underrepresentation of women in leadership roles, with just 14% of executive director roles in the UK energy sector held by women[2]. The reasons behind unequal gender representation … Read more

Young renewable energy pioneers share future vision

Earlier this year, three students from UK universities were recognised for their academic research into renewable energy technologies, as part of Privilege Finance’s Innovation Award. Here, the winners share insights from their research and their perspectives on what opportunities lie ahead for the renewables industry. Award winner – Sarah Farthing, PhD student, University of Nottingham … Read more

Attleborough gas supply set to go green

Development works at an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Norfolk will see Attleborough town become one of the first in the UK to be supplied mainly with green gas. As part of a £17m upgrade project led by Privilege Finance, 100,000 tonnes of food waste collected from local households and businesses will be processed by … Read more

How to fight climate change by wasting less food

In conversation with Helen White at WRAP Climate change reduction is a matter close to our hearts and we work with organisations as passionate as us about creating lasting change. To highlight people doing great things for the environment, we’re launching a series of interviews to champion climate heroes, and kicking off the series is … Read more

Three things to know about a career in renewables finance

Renewables finance is going to be even more essential to fund a green recovery and transition to a system where only green energy is used to power homes and businesses. There are already increasing opportunities for the next generation of professionals with an interest in renewable energy and understanding of finance to begin a rewarding … Read more

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How carbon capture technologies support decarbonisation

Bio-based carbon capture and storage technologies have a role to play in decarbonisation and can be used alongside other processes such as anaerobic digestion.

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