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  Topic: Exporting
Shane

Replies: 102
Views: 16866
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Wed Apr 07, 21 11:39 am   Subject: Exporting
Or, given that setting up distribution centres and subsidiaries in the EU is beyond the means of many SMEs it's just another way to shovel market share into the pockets of Tory donors?
  Topic: Exporting
Shane

Replies: 102
Views: 16866
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Tue Apr 06, 21 4:09 am   Subject: Exporting
I wonder whether, post-pandemic, it might be cheaper to take a trip to France or NL with any small saleables and mail them via a local post office than to pay however many hundreds of pounds extra per ...
  Topic: pump storage, low volume high density
Shane

Replies: 22
Views: 3887
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Feb 11, 21 4:31 am   Subject: pump storage, low volume high density
I could have been more specific. I meant lithium electric car batteries, not lead acid which give of hydrogen.
There are companies that are very keen to reclaim the lithium batteries from EVs and tur ...
  Topic: holes
Shane

Replies: 33
Views: 3957
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Feb 10, 21 5:28 am   Subject: holes
The Government has confirmed its commitment to end unabated coal-power generation from 2025 and is consulting on bringing this date forward to 2024. This would ensure that the deadline for the phase-o ...
  Topic: pump storage, low volume high density
Shane

Replies: 22
Views: 3887
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Feb 10, 21 5:21 am   Subject: pump storage, low volume high density
Car batteries are not a great solution in my opinion. They are used as the basis for most uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) and they are something of a nightmare. For starters, they fail every fiv ...
  Topic: pump storage, low volume high density
Shane

Replies: 22
Views: 3887
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Feb 08, 21 11:35 am   Subject: pump storage, low volume high density
Yep - it's definitely part of the way forward for smoothing out the peaks and troughs from renewables. The idea has been around for a few years now, but these guys use a high-density fluid which means ...
  Topic: i have no idea what you might need but
Shane

Replies: 20
Views: 2695
PostForum: Seasonal and Frugal Shopping   Posted: Tue Jan 26, 21 4:56 am   Subject: i have no idea what you might need but
If EU exporters to the UK have lost enough sales, they will presumably open up UK distribution centres, the same as UK exporters to the continent are having to do in the EU (shutting down half their U ...
  Topic: camera for bee, wasp and hoverfly id?
Shane

Replies: 89
Views: 194946
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Jan 26, 21 4:44 am   Subject: camera for bee, wasp and hoverfly id?
I bought a couple of generic batteries too. Like you say, fifty quid cheaper and work just as well - only difference is the camera complains that they are not OEM and refuses to remember battery infor ...
  Topic: not for the pot, dear rat
Shane

Replies: 98
Views: 63907
PostForum: Shooting and Trapping for the Pot   Posted: Wed Dec 02, 20 4:32 am   Subject: not for the pot, dear rat
shooting seems "antisocial" if noticed
Use a PCP, then - no-one will notice
  Topic: Wildlife
Shane

Replies: 1349
Views: 1026554
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Nov 30, 20 7:23 am   Subject: Wildlife
Saw [url=https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/26/charmed-in-lockdown-garden-birds-by-denis-thorpe-in-pictures?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other]this and thought of our own garden bird photographer. I ...
  Topic: woodland
Shane

Replies: 3
Views: 4816
PostForum: Finance and Property   Posted: Tue Oct 27, 20 5:56 am   Subject: woodland
Yep - I missed the woodland boat as well. I was casually looking into it a few years back when a few grand would get you a nice parcel of neglected woodland. Nowadays it's big business to parcel up bi ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Shane

Replies: 1349
Views: 1026554
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Sep 17, 20 9:25 am   Subject: Wildlife
Agree with you on seals. When I was in the North Sea, we used to get a seal that would lie on his back under one of our platforms and amuse himself by putting a fish on his belly and then swatting any ...
  Topic: Gas fired turbines
Shane

Replies: 62
Views: 77728
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Aug 25, 20 3:57 am   Subject: Gas fired turbines
waste heat from factories (?)

Basically a big heat exchanger in an industrial chimney or exhaust that either heats up a liquid to provide heat elsewhere or heats up water to generate steam that fee ...
  Topic: Gas fired turbines
Shane

Replies: 62
Views: 77728
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Aug 23, 20 10:28 am   Subject: Gas fired turbines
land fill from the 1980's onward is energy rich, plasma gasification is our chum to make it burn

iirc the scandinavian plants are having to import it as they have dug up what they had and only crea ...
  Topic: Gas fired turbines
Shane

Replies: 62
Views: 77728
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Aug 23, 20 4:38 am   Subject: Gas fired turbines
I have been thinking for years that rather than landfill, it would be an advantage to utilise waste to produce gas.

An old friend of mine started up a company that did just that. Worked with existi ...
 
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