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Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has awarded the "Facility E" Integrated Water and Power Plant (IWPP) advisory mandate to a team led by Ernst & Young, including Pöyry as Technical Bid Advisor. The project will be executed in cooperation with DLA Piper as Legal Advisor. Pöyry's assignment includes preparation of the Request for Bids (RFB) package for procurement of additional power and water production capacity, RFB Clarifications, Bid clarifications and evaluation. Pöyry will also have a leading role in deliverables connected to Site Investigation, Basic Concept Report, Geotechnical and Environmental report, Power and Water Grids Impact Studies. Pöyry will also assist in resolution of technical issues in the technical offers with Bidders and provide Technical input and advice throughout the course of Project Procurement. Kahramaa has the responsibility to ensure the forecasted demands for power and water are addressed in an efficient and timely manner. To meet forecast development in the State of Qatar for the years from 2020, Kahramaa has determined that there is a requirement for additional power generation and potable water production in the range of 2,500 MW and 130 MIGD respectively. To meet these requirements, a new power generation and potable water production facility is planned to be constructed at "Facility E". "Water is the foundation for all life on Earth, you cannot get more fundamental than that. We at Pöyry are extremely proud to have been selected for this most important project from which so much depends for Qatar", says Dr Michael Gruenenfelder, Pöyry's Regional Director of Thermal & Renewable Energy. The value of the order is not disclosed. The order will be recognised within the Energy Business Group order stock in H1/2017. Did you know? Pöyry's experts helped to deliver the largest combined power and desalination plant of its kind in the world, which converts more than 1 billion litres of seawater into potable water each day. Pöyry is an international consulting and engineering company. We deliver smart solutions across power generation, transmission & distribution, forest industry, chemicals & biorefining, mining & metals, transportation and water. Pöyry's net sales in 2016 were EUR 530 million. The company's shares are quoted on Nasdaq Helsinki (POY1V). Approximately 5500 experts. 40 countries. 130 offices.


Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has awarded the "Facility E" Integrated Water and Power Plant (IWPP) advisory mandate to a team led by Ernst & Young, including Pöyry as Technical Bid Advisor. The project will be executed in cooperation with DLA Piper as Legal Advisor. Pöyry's assignment includes preparation of the Request for Bids (RFB) package for procurement of additional power and water production capacity, RFB Clarifications, Bid clarifications and evaluation. Pöyry will also have a leading role in deliverables connected to Site Investigation, Basic Concept Report, Geotechnical and Environmental report, Power and Water Grids Impact Studies. Pöyry will also assist in resolution of technical issues in the technical offers with Bidders and provide Technical input and advice throughout the course of Project Procurement. Kahramaa has the responsibility to ensure the forecasted demands for power and water are addressed in an efficient and timely manner. To meet forecast development in the State of Qatar for the years from 2020, Kahramaa has determined that there is a requirement for additional power generation and potable water production in the range of 2,500 MW and 130 MIGD respectively. To meet these requirements, a new power generation and potable water production facility is planned to be constructed at "Facility E". "Water is the foundation for all life on Earth, you cannot get more fundamental than that. We at Pöyry are extremely proud to have been selected for this most important project from which so much depends for Qatar", says Dr Michael Gruenenfelder, Pöyry's Regional Director of Thermal & Renewable Energy. The value of the order is not disclosed. The order will be recognised within the Energy Business Group order stock in H1/2017. Did you know? Pöyry's experts helped to deliver the largest combined power and desalination plant of its kind in the world, which converts more than 1 billion litres of seawater into potable water each day. Pöyry is an international consulting and engineering company. We deliver smart solutions across power generation, transmission & distribution, forest industry, chemicals & biorefining, mining & metals, transportation and water. Pöyry's net sales in 2016 were EUR 530 million. The company's shares are quoted on Nasdaq Helsinki (POY1V). Approximately 5500 experts. 40 countries. 130 offices.


News Article | May 29, 2017
Site: www.theguardian.com

Perth is pumping recycled water into the underground aquifers that provide its drinking water supply as part of a strategy to drought-proof the city against climate change. The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) on Monday approved an application for the Western Australian water authority to double the capacity of its groundwater replenishment scheme, bringing the amount of recycled water pumped into the Gnangara Mound every year to 28 gigalitres. The most recent proposal would see the Water Corporation build a 12.8km pipeline from a proposed recycled water plant at Beenyup in the northern suburbs to two different aquifer points, where it will be pumped into Leederville and Yarragadee aquifers. About 14 gigalitres of wastewater per year would be processed and treated to potable standard at the new Beenyup recycled water facility, before being pumped into the aquifers. The same amount of water will extracted from those aquifers every year to be treated again and used as drinking water. Murdoch University professor of desalination and water treatment, Wendell Ela, said pumping recycled water into the underground system rather than using it directly once it was treated to a potable standard, reduced “the yuk factor”. “That’s inevitable and it’s not a bad thing because any time we talk about water we should be interested in the water we are getting and the quality we are getting,” Ela told Guardian Australia. Ela said the aquifer also provided a “very large, very cheap storage tank,” which allowed the water corporation to replenish groundwater at a steady rate but only withdraw water when necessary. “You want it to essentially be a net zero balance,” he said. The Water Corporation spokeswoman Clare Lugar said the groundwater replenishment scheme was part of a long-term plan to secure water supplies in response to climate change. Lugar said the proposal ticked two of the organisation’s three strategies for water security, the third being encouraging people to use less water. “Groundwater replenishment ticks two of these boxes - increases water recycling and developing a new source,” she said. “It is a climate-independent source of water, and the new plant at Beenyup will have the capacity to supply the same amount of water used by 100,000 homes each year.” The scheme is part of a project to make Perth’s water supply “climate independent” by 2022. Without intervention, Perth is projected to have a supply gap of 70 gigalitres a year over the next 10 years, the EPA report said. By 2060, one fifth of Perth’s water supply is expected to be replenished groundwater. Construction on the project begins in July.


Der erste Platz in der Kategorie Award für innovative Forschung und Entwicklung – Nationale Institutionen wurde gemeinsam vergeben an die Universität Khalifa für einen Dual-Desinfektion-Filter mit modifiziertem Biosand, gekoppelt mit einem Solar-Pasteurisierungssystem, und das Institut Masdar an der Universität Khalifa für einen Solarentsalzungsprozess unter Verwendung eines perforierten schwarzen Stoffes unter einem Sonnenkollektor. Der erste Platz in der Kategorie Award für innovative Forschung und Entwicklung – Internationale Institutionen ging an die niederländische Organisation für angewandte wissenschaftliche Forschung (TNO) in Zusammenarbeit mit der Katar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) für eine solarbetriebene Entsalzungstechnik auf Grundlage von TNOs hocheffizientem Membrandestillationskonzept. Al Tayer stellte fest, dass Hunderte von Millionen von Kindern in Zukunft keinen Zugang zu sauberem Wasser haben werden und dass Mädchen derzeit 200 Millionen Stunden pro Tag verbringen, um Wasser zu sammeln, was ihre Bildung beeinträchtigt, so UNICEF.


Fan J.,University of Adelaide | Ho L.,University of Adelaide | Ho L.,SA Water Corporation | Hobson P.,SA Water Corporation | Brookes J.,University of Adelaide
Water Research | Year: 2013

Cyanobacterial blooms are continuously critical challenges in drinking water systems which can have various negative impacts such as production of taste, odour and toxic compounds. Furthermore, the intracellular metabolites could be released into surrounding waters when the cyanobacterial membranes are destroyed. Although a variety of techniques have been developed to control cyanobacterial blooms and remove cyanobacterial cells or metabolites in water treatment processes, the effect of these treatments on the membrane integrity of cyanobacterial cells have not been systematically studied and compared. This study evaluated the effectiveness of copper sulphate (CuSO4), chlorine, potassium permanganate (KMnO4), hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and ozone on the cell integrity and densities of Microcystis aeruginosa. All of these technologies can compromise the cell membrane of cyanobacteria to varying degrees. Chlorine showed the strongest ability to impair the cell integrity with a majority (≥88%) of the cells compromised within the first minute and with the cell lysis rates ranging of 0.640-3.82h-1 during 1-60min. Ozone dose of 6mgL-1 also could induce 90% lysis of the cyanobacterial cells in 5min and the cell lysis rate of KMnO4 (10mgL-1) was 0.829h-1. CuSO4 and H2O2 could not only destroy the viability of cyanobacterial cells but also showed algistatic potential over the 7 day treatment. The potential of all the oxidants (chlorine, KMnO4, H2O2 and ozone) considered as algicides were discussed in this study. The benefits and drawbacks of these control and water treatment options were assessed as well. © 2013 .


Cai G.,University of Adelaide | Jin B.,University of Adelaide | Monis P.,SA Water Corporation | Saint C.,University of South Australia
Biotechnology and Bioengineering | Year: 2013

Clostridium butyricum, a well known H2 producing bacterium, produces lactate, butyrate, acetate, ethanol, and CO2 as its main by-products from glucose. The conversion of pyruvate to lactate, butyrate and ethanol involves oxidation of NADH. It was hypothesized that the NADH could be increased if the formation of these by-products could be eliminated, resulting in enhancing H2 yield. Herein, this study aimed to establish a genetic and metabolic approach for enhancing H2 yield via redirection of metabolic pathways of a C. butyricum strain. The ethanol formation pathway was blocked by disruption of aad (encoding aldehyde-alcohol dehydrogenase) using a ClosTron plasmid. Although elimination of ethanol formation alone did not increase hydrogen production, the resulting aad-deficient mutant showed approximately 20% enhanced performance in hydrogen production with the addition of sodium acetate. This work demonstrated the possibility of improving hydrogen yield by eliminating the unfavorable by-products ethanol and lactate. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.


Ho L.,SA Water Corporation | Ho L.,University of Adelaide | Lambling P.,School of Chemistry, Physics and Electronics, Lyon | Bustamante H.,Sydney Water | And 2 more authors.
Water Research | Year: 2011

Cylindrospermopsin (CYN) and microcystin are two potent toxins that can be produced by cyanobacteria in drinking water supplies. This study investigated the application of powdered activated carbon (PAC) for the removal of these toxins under conditions that could be experienced in a water treatment plant. Two different PACs were evaluated for their ability to remove CYN and four microcystin variants from various drinking water supplies. The removal of natural organic material by the PACs was also determined by measuring the levels of dissolved organic carbon and UV absorbance (at 254 nm). The PACs effectively removed CYN and the microcystins from each of the waters studied, with one of the PACs shown to be more effective, possibly due to its smaller particle diameter. No difference in removal of the toxins was observed using PAC contact times of 30, 45 and 60 min. Furthermore, the effect of water quality on the removal of the toxins was minimal. The microcystin variants were adsorbed in the order: MCRR > MCYR > MCLR > MCLA. CYN was found to be adsorbed similarly to MCRR. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.


News Article | November 3, 2016
Site: www.newsmaker.com.au

Zion Market Research has published a new report titled “Biotechnology Reagents Market by Technology (Chromatography, Electrophoresis, PCR, Mass Spectrometry, Flow Cytometry, Tissue Culture, Expression and Transfection) for DNA & RNA Analysis, Protein Purification, Drug Testing, and Gene Expression, by End user (Biotech Companies, Pharmaceuticals, Research Institutes, Diagnostic Centers and Others): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast, 2015 – 2021” According to the report, global demand for biotechnology reagents was valued at over USD 56.4 billion in 2015, is expected to reach above USD 94.6 billion in 2021 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of slightly above 9.0% between 2016 and 2021. Reagents are compound, substance or mixture, used for analysis of other compound or substance by chemical reaction. Reagents are either organic or inorganic depending on the composition. Grignard reagent Fenton's reagent and Collins reagent are the examples of organic reagents.. Biotechnology reagents are used to identify compound or substance in the biological solutions. Biotechnology reagents are used in field of bioscience, diagnosis, research and education. Escalating R&D expenditure by biotechnology firms triggers the growth of biotechnology reagent market. Prevailing techniques such as combinatorial chemistry, DNA chips, high throughput screening and proteomics exhibit potential growth of market. Biotechnology reagents are used in basic research, therapeutics, biomedical and in commercialization. Constant product development by the food and beverage, pharmaceuticals and agro biotech likely contribute to the splendid growth of biotechnology reagent market. Though, rising cost of biopharmaceutical products and huge research and development expenses impede the growth of biotechnology reagent market. Wide range of environment applications and unexploited opportunities are likely to open new market avenues in the near future. The biotechnology reagent market can be categorized on the basis of technology, application, end user and region. Technology segment includes chromatography, electrophoresis, PCR, mass spectrometry, flow cytometry, expression and transfection. Chromatography reagents and tissue culture reagents are anticipated to witness dynamic growth in the predicted period owing to several inventions in biotechnology industries. Applications of biotechnology reagents can be classified into DNA & RNA analysis, protein purification, drug testing, and gene expression. Protein purification followed by drug testing and gene expression witnessing unprecedented boom in recent times due to massive demand from life science stream for developing new products. The end users for biotechnology reagents include biotech companies, pharmaceuticals, research institutes and diagnostic centers among others. Biotech companies emerged as largest segment due to increased demand for R&D section. The biotechnology reagents market has been classified into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. In 2014, among the total market share, North America held the largest shares. North America dominates the biotechnology reagents market due to inventions of new products, government initiatives, sophisticated healthcare sector and large investments for biotechnology reagents. U.S. emerged as fastest growing market due to success in completion of human genome project and amplified use of reagents in molecular biology. Furthermore, Asia Pacific is also anticipated to impact positively on the growth of this market owing to rise in R&D sector. Some of the key players for the biotechnology reagents market include Abbott, Beckman Coulter, Agilent Technologies Inc., Water Corporation, Bio-Rad, Roche, Sigma-Aldrich, Life Technologies, Betcon Dickinson and Thermo Fisher Scientific among others. This report segments the biotechnology reagents market as follows:


Paris, le 27 Décembre 2016 - Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) a récemment signé avec Nexans un contrat portant sur des câbles d'énergie. Le contrat d'un montant de 300 millions d'euros environ concerne des câbles basse et moyenne tension destinés à des projets d'infrastructures civiles au Qatar. Par ce contrat, le Groupe va contribuer à répondre à la demande croissante d'énergie et à faciliter le développement d'infrastructures en fournissant des câbles à l'Emirat. Ces câbles serviront à connecter des sous-stations à divers projets d'infrastructures à Doha et dans ses banlieues, tels que la construction du nouveau port de Doha, le programme ferroviaire de Qatar Rail et la réalisation du métro ou encore les travaux en prévision de la Coupe du Monde de la FIFA en 2022. Nexans donne de l'énergie à la vie par une large gamme de câbles et solutions de câblage qui permet d'accroître la performance de ses clients dans le monde entier. Les équipes du Groupe agissent comme partenaires au service de leurs clients dans quatre principaux domaines d'activités : le transport et la distribution d'énergie (réseaux terrestres et sous-marins) les ressources énergétiques (pétrole et gaz, mines et énergies renouvelables), les transports (routiers, ferroviaires, aériens et maritimes) et le bâtiment (commercial, résidentiel et centres de données). La stratégie de Nexans s'appuie sur une innovation continue des produits, des offres de solutions et de services, mais aussi sur l'implication des équipes, l'accompagnement des clients et l'adoption de procédés industriels sûrs et respectueux de l'environnement. En 2013, Nexans est devenu le premier acteur de l'industrie du câble à créer une Fondation d'entreprise destinée à soutenir des actions en faveur de l'accès à l'énergie pour les populations défavorisées à travers le monde. Nexans est un membre actif d'Europacable, l'association européenne des fabricants de fils et câbles. Le Groupe est signataire de la Charte de l'industrie Europacable, expression de l'attachement des membres aux principes et objectifs du développement du câble éthique, durable et de haute qualité. Nexans, acteur de la transition énergétique est présent industriellement dans 40 pays, a des activités commerciales dans le monde entier et emploie près de 26 000 personnes.. En 2015, le Groupe a réalisé un chiffre d'affaires de 6,2 milliards d'euros. Nexans est coté sur le marché Euronext Paris, compartiment A.  Pour plus d'informations, consultez le site www.nexans.com


News Article | April 6, 2016
Site: cleantechnica.com

A remote solar-diesel hybrid mini-grid that is being used to power a remote indigenous community in northern Australia will soon be fitted with battery storage, after German energy storage expert Qinous won the tender to supply and install a 1,987kWh lithium-ion system. The tender was awarded by local energy provider Power and Water Corporation, who commissioned the construction of the hybrid system at the Daly River community as part of a four-year, $55 million plan to transform the energy supply of Indigenous communities in the Australia’s Northern Territory. The new battery system will store the excess solar energy generated by the hybrid plant, while also providing the grid-forming functions of the diesel generators, which to date have been the only source of power for communities like that at Daly River. Dow Airen, Power and Water’s senior project manager said the Qinous tender was selected as a “technically and commercially compelling” solution to the remote power problem. As Qinous’ Steffen Heinrich noted in a statement on the project, “the operation of diesel generators is not only expensive for Power and Water, but is also a burden for the environment because of air pollution and spill risks. The lithium-ion battery will allow the current diesel generators to be switched off completely during the day, increasing the use of “affordable and clean” renewable energy, he said. Overall, the goal is for around 30 communities to be equipped with hybrid solar and storage, as part of the Solar SETuP scheme that is jointly funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the Northern Territory Government. “We look forward to realising the battery system together with Qinous… we are always looking for innovative solutions to provide power to our most remote residents,” said PWC’s Airen. A factory acceptance test of the battery system is planned for June, and the project is scheduled to go into operation in October 2016.   Drive an electric car? Complete one of our short surveys for our next electric car report.   Keep up to date with all the hottest cleantech news by subscribing to our (free) cleantech newsletter, or keep an eye on sector-specific news by getting our (also free) solar energy newsletter, electric vehicle newsletter, or wind energy newsletter.  

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