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Scotland issues £3bn green energy projects call

The Scottish government issued a call for £3bn Green Investment Portfolio program for projects requiring large-scale private investment. Projects eligible for the Investment Portfolio include wind, solar, and energy storage schemes.

Plibrico Company project manager named to “40 under 40” Industry Leader list

Brandon Sheldon, a Plibrico Company project manager from its Salem, Ohio office, was included in Heat Treat Today magazine’s “40 Under 40” Class of 2019. This group of young up-and-coming talent in the North American Heat Treat Industry are awarded based solely on merit.

Siemens to invest 500 million euros in Colombia energy, infrastructure

Germany-based technology company Siemens will invest 500 million euros in energy technology and transmission and transportation infrastructure in Colombia. Currently, what projects the company would invest, and the time frame for the investments, are unknown.

Argonne and University of Illinois to form hydrogen fuel cell coalition

On October 8, in recognition of National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Grainger College of Engineering announced their intent to form the Midwest Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Coalition.

Singapore’s 3D printing startup Structo to develop digital AM solutions for dental industry

Structo, a Singapore-headquartered dental 3D printing solutions startup, closed a new round of funding. Structo said in a statement that it will use the money to develop digital additive manufacturing solutions specifically for the dental industry.

tasc 2019 draws to a successful conclusion and continues to grow

International exhibitors and a wide range of products attracted over 1,200 visitors to tasc 2019, the Trade Show for Automotive Glass, Smart Repair and Car Detailing. For the second time, the Kaltstahlhalle at Areal Böhler site in Düsseldorf, Germany, provided the ideal platform for the 60 exhibitors from the automotive after-sales sector.

The UK likely got more power from renewables than fossil fuels last quarter

The U.K. generated more power from renewable sources than from fossil fuels in the third quarter of 2019. This is the first time that’s happened since the U.K. opened its first public electricity-generating station in 1882.

“Flying panels – How concrete panels changed the world” exhibition at ArkDes

In this exhibition, opening in Stockholm on October 18 and running until March 1, 2020, an account of the evolution of concrete panels is given, and the cultural impact is illustrated through examples of posters, paintings, films, toys, cartoons and even an opera set.

Widespread defective or missing concrete or reinforcing steel revealed

New imaging technology based on ultrasound revealed hundreds of major buildings in New Zealand have defective or missing concrete or reinforcing steel. The investigators were aware of legal action being taken, but in each case they knew of, it had been settled out of court—keeping the problems out of the public eye.

Five myths about energy poverty

In a Scientific American article, founding principal of Adamantine Energy Tisha Schuller discusses five myths about energy poverty that are erecting roadblocks for emerging economies and preventing them from harnessing energy to build more prosperous societies.

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