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 ( presence at this years Eco-fair ( 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:

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!

04Mar / 2013

UKOOG Publishes UK Industry Guidelines For Shale Gas Operations

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The United Kingdom Onshore Operators Group (UKOOG), the representative body for UK onshore oil and gas companies published on 28th February industry guidelines covering best practise for shale gas operations in the UK.

The guidelines were written by a high level workgroup comprising operating and service companies as well as The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), The Environment Agency (EA) and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

20Feb / 2013

ACUMEN Project website now LIVE

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Following the announcement last year that GGS are working with the Environment Agency along with other partners on the ACUMEN project – GGS are pleased to announce that the project has now a website.

18Feb / 2013

New GGS Training Events Announced for 2013

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GGS are pleased to announce seven new training events for 2013. These two day training events are located throughout the UK and in brief will consist of:

DAY 1: Ground-Gas Monitoring & Guidance

DAY 2: Ground-Gas Protection Measure Design, Installation & Verification