Posts tagged as Fuel

Fossil fuel subsidies persist despite calls for climate action

Leaders of G20 countries have failed to phase out nonsensical fossil fuels subsidies, again. Politicians, as everyone knows, say one thing and often do another. For years, many of the global leaders have been saying that fossil fuel subsidies are unhelpful, do great damage to the environment, and cannot be economically justified. But they do […]

Application of machine learning algorithms in boiler plant root cause analysis 

It is often difficult to determine the cause of upset or detrimental boiler conditions because the large number of boiler input and output parameters create a complex problem to troubleshoot. Such was the case in this study, where a radiant superheater and internal desuperheater were retrofitted in an existing industrial water-tube boiler at a South […]

Fuel gas receiving station commissioned

Energas Technologies recently commissioned a fuel gas receiving station for a new 340 MW power plant in the coastal city of Tema in Ghana. According to the company, the power plant has been designed to run predominantly on natural gas, but can also operate on distillate oil and light crude oil. The fuel gas station […]

Fuel price increase limited to salary adjustment

The minister of energy, Jeff Radebe, has announced that the fuel prices will remain unchanged for this month except for the 4,9 c/l increase in the retail margin of petrol to cater for the annual salary increase for forecourt attendants, cashiers and other administration staff. South Africa has witnessed sustained increases in fuel prices for […]

Fuel company and bank strengthen ties

Engen has confirmed exclusivity as the FNB’s eBucks programme’s fuel partner of choice when earning and redeeming rewards. Clients can also look forward to earning up to R4,00 back in eBucks on every litre of fuel purchased. The new rewards programme also allows members to move up the reward levels faster than previously. The reduced amount […]

Fuel assemblies for Japanese nuclear plant

  Areva has signed a contract with Japan’s Nuclear Fuel Industries (NFI)  for the fabrication of 32 mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel assemblies for the Takahama 3 and 4 reactors operated by Kansaï Electric. The supply of MOX fuel assemblies for Kansaï is a follow-up to agreements signed with Japanese utilities from 1975 onwards for the treatment of […]

Ambassador joins company celebration

  Speaking at an industry networking event at the Gordon Institute of Business Studies in Johannesburg recently, the Republic of Ireland’s ambassador to South Africa, Liam MacGabhann, said that the success of Sentinel Fuel Products in South Africa was testimony to the company’s ability to innovate and its expertise in the field of fuel monitoring […]

Two day workshop: Independent power generation in Southern Africa

  A two day workshop will be hosted by the Fossil Fuel Foundation on 29 and 30 July 2015 at the GlenHove Conferencing, 52 Glenhove Road, Melrose, in Johannesburg. Objectives This two-day workshop event aims to provide a forum for the sharing and delivery of vital information for both currently operating boilers, kilns and furnaces and also for future […]

Next generation nuclear fuel patented

  The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) says that four US electric utility companies representing nearly 50% of the nation’s nuclear generation have formally asked the NRC to prepare to review Lightbridge’s patented metallic fuel design citing opportunities for this fuel product to significantly improve safety and fuel cycle economics of nuclear power plants. The […]