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Water, as the source of life, is an essential key resource in human life. With the development of society, problems such as water shortage and water environmental pollution have become increasingly prominent. How to upgrade of traditional water resources management with newer, more efficient and smarter technologies, equipment and solutions is more important now. Micro Sensor has a series of water treatment monitoring products and intelligent application solutions such as water management, sewage treatment, water purification treatment, etc. Facilitating automation of water resources management, it helps to improve industrial operation efficiency comprehensively and realize the dual benefits of energy saving and environmental protection. Industrial Sewage Treatment With the acceleration of industrialization process, environmental pollution has become increasingly serious, and the discharge of industrial wastewater has also increased significantly. If the wastewater is discharged without treatment, it will cause serious pollution to the environment and drinking water. In the sewage treatment process, various data such as the flow rate of discharged sewage, additives, sludge, etc., the pressure value of the pipeline in the treatment system, the liquid level of each treatment tank, and the water quality all affect the operation and treatment effect of the industrial sewage treatment system. Those all play an important role,

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NETWORKED MICROGRIDS ENSURE THAT RENEWABLE ENERGY IS AVAILABLE AREA-WIDE Munich/Germany, Colombo/Sri Lanka, 22 October 2020: The off-grid experts at DHYBRID have taken a pioneering approach to the power grid in Sri Lanka. Their pilot project connects stand-alone grids to ensure a fail-safe supply of renewable power that can be utilized throughout the distribution area and expanded at any time. In the first stage of the project, DHYBRID is collaborating with its local partner DIMO to establish a grid-connected microgrid. The client is Sri Lanka’s leading utility company, Lanka Electricity Company (LECO), with power being supplied to the campus of the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka’s renowned technical university. The hybrid microgrid relies on DHYBRID’s Universal Power Platform energy management system as well as the company’s battery energy storage system, which offers 400 kWh of capacity and an output of 400 kW. Power is generated by four roof-mounted solar systems with a combined output of 350 kWp. A diesel generator is reserved for exceptional circumstances. Automatic compensation for fluctuations DHYBRID’s hardware and software solution controls all local power generators, manages key electrical loads and avoids disruptions to the grid. Together with the storage system, it automatically compensates for fluctuations in renewable power generation, thereby increasing the autonomy

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The Board of The Renewables Infrastructure Group Limited (“TRIG”) is pleased to announce that the Company has acquired a 100% interest in Haut Vannier SAS ("Haut Vannier" or "the Project"), with the rights to construct a 43MW wind farm located in Haute-Marne, approximately 65km northeast of the city of Dijon in France. The Project has been developed by Envision and Velocita, who will continue to carry out the construction, and will consist of 17 Envision 2.5MW E-131 turbines. Construction is underway and the Project is expected to commence operations in Q1 2022. RES will provide asset owner engineer services during the construction period. The Project will benefit from an attractive 20-year subsidy in the form of an inflation linked Contract-for-Difference with the utility company EDF, which fixes the price to be received for the power. As a result, the Project has no power price risk for the duration of the subsidy term. This acquisition represents the continuation of the Company's strategy to complement its balanced portfolio with different revenue characteristics to generate sustainable returns for shareholders, within TRIG's identified key markets. Once constructed, the Project would represent approximately 1% of TRIG's portfolio value on a committed investment basis. Following this acquisition, the percentage

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20 October 2020, London: Extreme E, the pioneering electric off-road racing series, has announced that the Enel Foundation is to become its Founding Scientific Partner. Extreme E will see electric SUVs competing in extreme environments around the world, which have already been damaged or affected by climate and environmental issues, promoting the adoption of electric vehicles to help preserve the environment and protect the planet. Enel Foundation - as a member and coordinator of the Scientific Committee -  will advise Extreme E on Legacy Programmes and co-lead the research activities carried out with the team of world-renowned scientists across each of the ecosystems in which the series will race as well as on board the series’ floating centrepiece, the St. Helena. The two partners are pleased to announce their first open call for research for 2021. ‘Racing to a healthier future planet’ invites scientists to join the voyage on the St. Helena and conduct research and outreach programmes during the transits between race locations, focussing on understanding climate change and/or consequences of this phenomenon and suggesting adaptation and mitigation pathways. Applications are welcome from a broad range of scientists that share the same passion for electrification, environment and equality with Enel Foundation and Extreme E.

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Hamburg based hanseatic shipbroker house Waterworks Offshore Services switches focus to shipfinance in the offshore renewable sector. Traditionally coming from Chartering and S&P in the offshore markets, Waterworks today becomes the first  green ship finance institution which provides the renewable shipping industry with innovative ways to aquire and manage ship finance solutions in a market thirsty for a new approach. Managing Director Sven Boedewig says: "We believe that the offshore renewable shipping market needs finance solutions that match the innovative and disruptive nature of energy transition into a green future. Hence we develop attractive solutions with our finance partners and private equity network enabling shipowners to request finance, manage existing contracts fast and easy and open a new sustainable investment opportunity to investors.“ Today, Waterworks Offshore Services GmbH will re-brand into Waterworks Offshore Concepts GmbH, pointing out the change of focus from pure a brokerage shop to an innovative finance boutique while still maintaining the well known name of Waterworks for it's excellent reputation in the european market. Partner Valentin Hartmann says: "The future of green shipfinance will hold some exciting new solutions which will give both owners and investors more flexibility and planing security." Along with the first brokered finance deals in the offshore

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Switzerland, Sweden and Denmark have succeeded in recovering over 98% of their municipal waste on average over the last five years Germany are now recycling half of their waste (50%), having improved year-on-year for the last five years Despite a 12% reduction over the last five years, Turkey are still sending a shocking 88% of waste to landfills When you take both waste production and waste recovery into account, Japan, Belgium and Sweden are leading the way in the overall war on waste. Our waste production is increasing throughout the globe due to growing populations and economies. With predictions that this will grow a further 70% as soon as 2050, our need to act is at an all time high. The question, of course, is whether countries across the world are indeed taking action and doing their part to both minimise waste and maximise its recovery. Packaging retailers RAJA have drawn on data presented from the OECD on the treatment of countries’ municipal waste, delving into 29 countries that had data available over five years. Through doing so, they were able to not only find out which countries are making positive movements in waste recovery, but also which ones are minimising

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Tuco owner Jakob Frost sets the best time in the race "Round Denmark Inshore". Since the start Saturday morning at 10.00am, the carbon fiber boat Frostboxen, which Jakob Frost has built at the Tuco yard in Faaborg, has been chasing a new reference time in the Round Denmark inshore race. The race starts and ends in Aarhus, and along the way the team has been passing Skagen, Bornholm, and sailing through Little belt in their 650 nautical mile quest to concur the best time. The team's goal was a sailing time below 100 hours, was nicely achieved with a finish time after 92 hours and 35 minutes when the team finished at 6.35 on Wednesday morning. With the competitor Torben Fagerholdt just over 40 nautical miles behind him. With a new time on the "Round Denmark Inshore" course, Jakob Frost can bring another Danish sailing trophy home to Tuco in Faaborg, where also the "Silver Spinnaker trophy" for fastest time around Zealand, and the diploma for fastest time in the Royal Danish Yacht Club's record sailing Denmark Around Inshore stands. Jakob Frost and Tuco's built carbon fiber boats have thus taken a heavy toll on the Danish distance sailing and record racing,

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Managing Director Ki Jun Park to continue as Advisor to the Board As of November 1st, 2020, Mr Ki Jun Park, Managing Director of Jumbo Korea, hands over the management to Mr Jason Hwang. Mr Park will continue as Advisor to the Board, ensuring that Jumbo will be able to draw on his extensive knowledge and experience of the Asian Heavy Lift market. Mr Park started Jumbo’s Korean office 23 years ago, in 1997. As Korea was (and is) a large petrochemical production market and several big EPCs are based in the country, establishing a local presence was a logical step. Mr Park laid the groundwork for a successful regional heavy lift, breakbulk and project cargo network and substantially added to the success of Jumbo. Michael Kahn, CEO of Jumbo, says: “Mr Park is a well-respected member of the Jumbo family. For 23 years, he has worked relentlessly to contribute to Jumbo’s continued success. Together with Jason Hwang, whom he has taught the intricacies of the project cargo industry, he has ensured that Jumbo remains a well-respected name in Korea and the region. I thank him for all that he has done in the past and am very happy that we can

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Cornwall Insight, an energy consultancy, research and analytics company, is pleased to announce its role in providing energy market and regulatory due diligence to support Conrad Energy (a portfolio company of I Squared Capital) with its acquisition of Viridis Power. The deal was announced on 1 October 2020 and sees Conrad Energy more than double its share of flexible generation for the UK power market and bringing its operational portfolio to over 440MW at 28 sites across the UK. The transaction combines Conrad’s existing assets with over 320MW from Viridis Power, for an aggregate portfolio of 1.1GW of flexible generation assets in operation or development. Cornwall Insight provided comprehensive buy-side due diligence on behalf of Conrad Energy to support the investment. This included an overview of Viridis Power flexible gas generation portfolio, an assessment of regulatory and policy changes as well as carbon price forecasts to support the due diligence. Established in 2017, Conrad Energy is one of 18 global platforms created by I Squared Capital to meet a pressing demand for infrastructure. Conrad Energy optimizes energy supply within the market by delivering fast and flexible power generation when needed. Its embedded power plants supply power in local networks and range in

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With IMO targeting a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, LNG is becoming a natural choice for shipowners in the transition to carbon-neutral fuels. Methane slip regulations are a possibility on the horizon, but Alfa Laval and global Swiss engine developer WinGD have already cooperated on a solution. The Alfa Laval PureCool system is the main component in WinGD’s iCER technology, an option for next-generation WinGD X-DF engines that slashes methane slip and significantly boosts fuel and energy efficiency. Methane slip – the next compliance target? As a growing number of vessels turn to LNG as fuel, many shipowners are concerned about the potential appearance of methane slip regulations. LNG produces less CO2 than other fossil fuels when burned, but a small percentage of methane can slip through the engine without being combusted. Since methane has a higher global warming potential than CO2, even this small source of emissions may come into focus in meeting IMO’s ambitious climate goals. “With IMO aiming to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% compared to 2008 levels, LNG has a major role as a bridge fuel in moving towards a carbon-neutral future,” says David Jung, Business Development Manager at Alfa Laval. “However, the

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