Ex-Edrington whisky maker joins Ardgowan Distillery – ScotchWhisky.com, 14 May
New Lowland distillery Ardgowan has appointed Edrington veteran Max McFarlane as its whisky maker.
Renewables underground – solution to energy’s biggest problem could be right beneath our feet – Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 9 May
The story of coal is the story of the United Kingdom. The dirty black rock fuelled the engine of the Industrial Revolution, propelling the small island nation into a superpower and a world leader in engineering.
Scotland must adapt, the 4th Industrial Revolution is upon us – Ian Wall – The Scotsman, 25 April
Whatever Brexit brings, Scotland must ensure its economy is fit for purpose in a new technological age, writes Ian Wall.
Robert Peston and Derek Mackay to headline SCDI event – The Scotsman, 16 April
Broadcaster Robert Peston and Scotland’s Finance Minister Derek Mackay are among the keynote speakers at an event in Edinburgh next week to “help plot a course for Scotland’s post-Brexit future”.
Spanish biomethane technology gains momentum in Swedish market – NVG Journal, 9 April
Industrial group Calvera is gaining momentum in the Swedish market with the sale and delivery of its first transport module of biomethane to E.ON Biofor Sweden, one of the main Swedish suppliers of biogas.
New business chief focuses on skills, technology and climate – The Times, 1 April
The new chief executive of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry says that improving skills, using technology better and tackling climate change are the areas she will focus on.
Ventient Energy swells portfolio with raft of European sites – The Scotsman, 13 March
Wind farm owner Ventient Energy has announced it has taken a major stake in a one gigawatt wind generation portfolio in mainland Europe, kick-starting its international expansion on the same day it unveiled new headquarters in Edinburgh.
Calvera launches novel gas transport leasing service – Gasworld, 4 February
Green gas producers will be able to get their fuel to market more economically following the introduction of a new leasing service by Spanish gas transport specialist Calvera.
Wind energy firm Ventient Energy gears up for growth spurt – The Scotsman, 14 January
An industry heavyweight has been appointed to lead a major expansion of a Scottish wind energy firm which is already one of the largest players in the sector.
Scots firms awarded £7.7m to build ground-breaking wave energy machines – insider.co.uk, 8 January
Mocean Energy from Edinburgh and Inverness-based AWS Ocean Energy will use the Wave Energy Scotland cash to build half-scale machines and test them in real ocean conditions in Orkney.
Yorkshire ‘flour power’ shows hydro has a strong role to play – Triodos Bank, 10 December
An innovative hydro-electric scheme has re-purposed a major Yorkshire weir to deliver green power to a local flour mill, using batteries, a private wire and a corporate power purchase agreement (PPA) to optimise its economic return.
Danish firm to build new hydraulic plant in Loanhead – The Times, 9 November
Danish tech giant Danfoss has started constructing a new manufacturing plant in Midlothian, which could lead to dozens of new jobs.
Jobs pledge as Danish giant swoops for Scots hydraulic firm – The Herald, 25 October
The new owner of Artemis Intelligent Power has pledged to create jobs and invest in the engineering company’s Midlothian base after clinching a deal to gain control of the business.
Ardgowan Distillery reveals revised plans – ScotchWhisky.com, 15 October
Ardgowan Distillery Company has unveiled revised plans for its £12 million distillery near Glasgow, which is still on-track to open in 2020.
First Ardgowan ‘South Pole Scotch’ released – ScotchWhisky.com, 11 September
Ardgowan distillery has released its first bottling, a limited edition 20-year-old blended malt containing whisky that has visited the South Pole.
Call for taskforce as WHO terms hoarding a medical disorder for first time – Sky News, 15 August
Charities tell Sky News how the current approach taken by UK officials means those who live with the disorder face evictions.
New £22m project pumped up for low carbon off-road machines – EnergyLive News, 2 August
They are to have smaller engines, be cheaper to run and use less energy.
Calvera and Naturgy team up to launch first mobile refuelling unit in Europe – Gasworld, 11 July
Biogas-fuelled vehicles and refuelling infrastructure could become much more common across the UK – following the introduction of a new technology by gas transport specialist Calvera.
Artemis: new tech cuts fuel emissions on trains – Railway Technology, 2 July
A technology first used in wind turbines is now being used to cut fuel emissions from trains. Created by Artemis Intelligent Power, the digitally controlled hydraulic pump is being used by train operator ScotRail to save over 9,000 litres of diesel per carriage per year.
Edinburgh to host first ever event to help people with compulsive hoarding – The Daily Record, 23 April
An event to help people with compulsive hoarding is to be held in Scotland for the first time.
Report: Gravity-based energy storage could prove cheaper than batteries – Business Green, 19 April
EXCLUSIVE: Analysis from Imperial College London suspending weights in old mine shafts for frequency response could be cheaper than other options.
Kinlochleven Pupils Aiming to Impress at Green Energy Expo – Highland Times, 18 April
Lochaber pupils will this week present their ideas to local elected representatives and businesses on how the region can better harness its green energy potential.
Firm plans £60m hydro schemes investment – The BBC, 3 April
Energy company GFG Alliance plans to invest £60m into Scottish hydro schemes, with six new projects planned for the Highlands.
Kinlochleven pupils powering ahead with green energy ideas – Oban Times, 29 March
Is it a wind turbine? Is it a racing robot? Or is it means to generate green energy from hillwalkers in Lochaber? Well, if you are a pupil at Kinlochleven High School it could be all three.
Huisman weighs into storage – reNews, 21 March
Edinburgh start-up Gravitricity is teaming up with Dutch lifting specialist Huisman to develop gravity-fed energy storage projects at the sites of disused mines in Scotland.
Funding gives weight to Gravitricity’s idea for storing energy – The Times, 8 February
Old mine shafts could be revived as storage sites for renewable energy under a scheme being prepared by a Scottish engineering company.