Torse Ltd presented at the Environmental Technology Centre‘s breakfast meeting this morning which was entitled “Sustainability, The Impossible Dream?”. The ETC are based at Nottingham University. Below is the video created by Torse to highlight some key issues for the presentation and you can also download the sustainability and profitability handout diagram used by Torse to present their ideas.
0:21 > 1:24 Energy price rises and trends from Jerome Baddley, Nottingham Energy Partnership
1:24 > 4:15 What low cost activities can businesses do to reduce energy costs?
4:15 > 4:49 What medium cost activities can businesses engage with?
4:49 > 5:24 When should technologies be considered?
5:24 > 6:30 Keith Baker discusses the sort of technologies that could be considered?
6:30 > 7:43 Example of Lake Source Heat Pumps at the Sir Colin Campbell building
7:43 > 8:49 Tree surgeons who have changed to more sustainable and profitable working practice
8:49 > 9:30 Best options for a typical city based business
Lindhurst Engineering was formed in 1985 initially to provide innovative solutions to the UK mining market, focusing particularly on the operational functionality of coal-face equipment. More recently, the company has focused upon green technologies, in particular, biomass digestion units used to produce gas from a new form of anaerobic digestion with increased efficiency and reduced physical footprint. As part of the Torse Ltd Sustainable Energy Study Torse staff interviewed Martin Rigley, Managing Director of Lindhurst Engineering about the biomass technologies they are currently developing. You can also see more information about the company by visiting http://www.lindhurstinnovation.co.uk/
00:21 > 01:00 - Introduction to Lindhurst Engineering
01:01 > 02:14 – Overview of the biomass project with the University of Nottingham
02:15 > 03:11 - Biomass application for local agriculture
03:14 > 04:09 – Main Barriers for the uptake of sustainable energy technologies
04:10 > 05:25 – Public concerns about new sustainable energy technologies
05:26 > 07:43 – Advice for companies similar to Lindhurst Engineering
07:44 > 09:22 – The future of green tech and biomass anaerobic digestion
NOTE:This video provides SME businesses with a step by step guide to reducing energy costs, conserving energy and initial advice on using green technologies. If you have not already applied these recommendations, following these steps WILL save you money.
The Nottingham Energy Partnership is a registered charity with 10 years experience in driving the forward the climate change agenda and educating public about the energy efficiency among other issues. Jerome Baddley, Sustainable Energy Development Manager from Nottingham Energy Partnership was interviewed by Torse about conservation of energy, the barriers to businesses making the most of savings and efficiencies and the ways in which business can reduce energy bills, moderate costs and increase energy savings. You can see more information at http://www.nottenergy.com.
00:19 > 01:06 – Introduction to NEP activities
01:08 > 02:06 – Typical resistance to change from SME businesses
02:06 > 02:39 – Businesses do not want disruption to operations
02:39 > 03:18 – Top management level often requires culture change
03:20 > 04:12 – The future of the energy market and rise in energy costs
04:13 > 06:44 – What businesses can do to reduce energy costs
06:45 > 09:13 – Alternatives to reduce costs and the hierarchy of savings
09:14 > 09:36 – Reducing carbon emissions
With 2011 proving to be a particularly turbulent year for worldwide energy prices, heads are now turning to what to expect in 2012.
With civil unrest in the Middle East unlikely to ease, mixed with increased export capabilities, wholesale prices are expected to fluctuate heavily. European leaders look likely to impose an oil embargo on Iran, with Tehran warning of rising tensions and likely retaliation.