News

27Jun / 2013

UK positioned to become the leader in shale gas production in Europe

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Three things have come together that will place the UK at the forefront of shale gas production in Europe and establish UK operations as a gold standard in shale gas exploitation.

31May / 2013

GGS & PAG Specialist Training starts again in June

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PAG and GGS are joining forces again to provide specialist training on:

Ground-Gas Monitoring, Guidance Protection and Best Practice

New elements, including the recently published BS 8576, radon health risks, monitoring and protection, and case studies are discussed while practical membrane installation techniques and quality assurance are demonstrated.

15May / 2013

ACUMEN on-site monitoring work has now commenced

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The overarching goal of the ACUMEN project is to demonstrate approaches to reducing methane emissions from closed landfills. The project has now identified several sites in which to demonstrate techniques to assess, capture and utilise the methane. Part of the project involves walkover surveys using hand held equipment to provide a picture of methane emissions emanating from each site. The methane emission surveys are based around Flame Ionization Detection and Laser Diode technology More information here.

07May / 2013

ACUMEN project update – Assessing the methane potential of closed landfills

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The goal of the ACUMEN project is to demonstrate approaches to reducing methane emissons from closed landfills. Several closed landfill sites have now been identified with the aim to demonstrate techniques in which to assess, capture and ultilise methane.

07May / 2013

Continuous monitoring included in new guidance documents

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Ground-Gas Solutions’ (GGS) is proud to have successfully brought continuous ground-gas monitoring to the contaminated land sector.

This technique is now recognised as a mainstream investigation tool with a industry wide take-up and inclusion in the recent BS 8576: 2013 and Environment Agency landfill surrender document EPR 5.02.

25Apr / 2013

GGS attending this year’s Eco-Fair

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GGS are co-sponsoring the Yorkshire Contaminated Land Forum (www.yclf.org.uk) presence at this years Eco-fair (http://www.eco-fair.co.uk/) to be held at Elland Road, Leeds on the 9th May 2013.

GGS staff will also be attending the event to help man the YCLF stand (No. 27). Please come and visit the stand and we look forward to meeting you there.<!–more–>

22Apr / 2013

Recent GGS/PAG training events were very well received

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The recent GGS/PAG training events in Swansea and Southampton were very well received by a number of delegates. Here are a selection of the comments we have received.

“This was the best training course that I have been on”

22Mar / 2013

Nottingham University release report on public perception of shale gas

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The University of Nottingham has just published the attached report which make interesting reading.

The report is based on 5 public surveys carried out by YouGov over the last 12 months into the public perception of shale gas. The report demonstrates that there are clear positive shifts in the way people are viewing shale gas a growing number seeing it as a clean and cheap energy source.

21Mar / 2013

Cuadrilla Welcomes Budget Announcements

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Cuadrilla’s annoucement can be read in full by using the following link:

http://www.cuadrillaresources.com/news/cuadrilla-news/article/cuadrillas-statement-on-the-budget/

08Mar / 2013

Full House at EPUK Event and BS8576 Update

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The recent Environmental Protection UK event held in association with Wolverhampton University  was filled to capacity.  The event covered new advances in ground gas monitoring and assessment techniques.

Mike Smith presented on the draft BS8576 Guidance on investigations for ground gas – Permanent gases and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).  The final draft following the recent public consultation has been completed and by now will be with BSi for approval before publication.  We anticipate a spring release if all goes well!