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Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 15 6:43 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

They have given up with it. There is no way it is ever going to work as it is affected by the wind. There has been another fiasco recently about getting sponsorship from Emirates Airlines and they were going to paint part of it red. Trouble is red and white is the colours of Southampton Football Club, arch rivals of Portsmouth. They have now decided to paint parts blue and gold, which are Portsmouth's colours. Then they discovered they had to get permission from the National Lottery as they got a big grant from them, but that was after 2 lots of paint had been bought. Seems the Lottery isn't going to take their money back now, but a total shambles from start to finish. Personally I prefer the view from Portsdown Hill, and you don't have to pay to go up it.

Slim



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 15 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Tavascarow wrote:
I fail to see why their isn't an anaerobic digestion plant at every sewerage works. Recovering energy from s*** & making the by-product less polluting & with less heavy metal contamination actually a valuable fertilizer makes perfect sense to me.


There are a lot of large dairies here, and phosphorus runoff is a large problem. Anaerobic digestion has been found to be quite a positive in capturing methane potential, and limiting excess phosphorus effluent

http://www.greenmountainpower.com/innovative/cow/how-it-works/

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 15 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

supply

demand

still it is less toxic to the locals and their livestock than the molybdenum infested petcoke they experimented with as a cheap (5/10%)addition to the imported coal a few years ago

I HAVE QUITE A BIT OF TECHNICAL DATA ON DRAX.but decided some battles should be avoided ,especially when dark forces seem involved,especially as to do a proper job would require a multi disciplinary academic team who would get blacklisted even if they could get funding for the initial overview study of such things as the strong correlation between wind direction and admissions to hospital with asthma and other lung problems,hypocurosis in live stock etc etc .

they have improved the scrubbers and abandoned the petcoke but i still dont like em much .

as to the biomass ,tis cheap and a good attempt at greenwashing.

Ty Gwyn



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 15 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

as to the biomass ,tis cheap and a good attempt at greenwashing.

Any idea price per tonne into Drax or Immingham docks?

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 15 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

less than coal per unit of heat at a guess

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 15 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ps but that might include the greenwashing tax breaks

Ty Gwyn



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 15 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Reckon the whole biomass project has been a guess from start to finish,and that was before reading them 2 links you posted Dpack.

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 15 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

properly done it could be a decent component of a mixed source energy policy,the drax way isnt quite like that.

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