CH4 + CO2
in anaerobic digesters. The
enzyme breaks down organic
matter — like food, paper, animal and farm wastes — resulting in sugars more suitable
for biogas-producing microorganisms, according to the
company. The addition of this
enzyme into the biomethane
process improves the profitability for customers and operators by reducing feedstock
requirements and increasing
“DuPont is entering this mar-
GEV Group Launches Safety
ket with an offering that is
backed by decades of expe-
rience in the global indus-
trial enzyme business,” said
Conrad Burke, global mar-
keting director. “Customers
can expect this technology to
increase biogas production,
improve biogas quality, short-
en process time and reduce
Methane biogas is primari-
ly used to generate electricity
or is compressed and inserted
into the pipeline gas grid. ￮
Initiative for the Offshore Oil,
Gas and Wind Industry
GEV Group has launched a new 1st4Safety initiative; the latest development for the business following the opening of its U.S. office. This
builds on an already exemplary Health and Safety record, established
over almost a decade of working in the harshest of environments such
as Oil and Gas and Offshore Wind.
Since the company’s inception in 2008, GEV Group has accumulated
over 650,000 working hours without a lost working time incident (LTI).
The company said that the GEV Group injury rate is less than one per
100,000 working hours.
The 1st4Safety initiative, certified in compliance with OHSAS 18001,
promotes continuous assessment, monitoring and improvement of critical processes. The company will implement 1st4Safety across all divisions, providing each member of the workforce with the skills, awareness, training and equipment to carry out their duties to the highest
possible safety standards.
GEV Wind Power entered the renewables market in 2012 and has
recorded blade maintenance work on more than 4 GW of installed
capacity, equating to more than 1,200 wind turbines across Europe,
Asia and the U.S. ￮
Silicor Materials announced
that it signed a US $8.9M contract with AM Technical Solutions to manage the building of
Silicor’s first commercial-scale
plant in Grundartangi, Iceland.
The 121,000 square-meter facility is expected to break ground
before the end of 2016 and be
fully operational by 2019.
The plant will supply PV
cell and module manufacturers with at least 19,000 metric
tons of solar silicon each year.
This news comes on the
heels of Silicor’s equipment
contract with SMS Siemag
and its construction contract
with MT Højgaard. ￮