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Cenin Group – harnessing natural resources

Cenin Group was established to develop innovative technologies. Our technology developed at Cardiff University, uses advanced analytical techniques and chemical engineering to allow the production of ultra-low carbon cements.

A founding principal of Cenin Group came from a study tour in 2007. In other European countries there is much greater co-operation and integration of operations, allowing enterprises the ability to achieve much greater efficiency.  In Güssing in Austria, they have proven that by using the natural resources they have around them, they can create significant amounts of renewable energy and more importantly economic activity and employment.  The founder of Cenin Group saw the opportunity to create a hybrid of this model in Wales and from this Parc Stormy was born.

To achieve sustainable development you need to achieve significant job creation or at least add to job security. From this concept the founding principles of Cenin Group at Parc Stormy were cast: energy generation using natural resources, recycling of materials and wastes, and sustainable secure job creation.

It is fantastic to be able to say that we have implemented sustainable techniques and a circular economy. It seems like a major achievement to talk about carbon and waste reduction as key elements of sustainability, until you realise that food banks and fuel poverty are still all around us, which are everyday issues to people living even just a few miles away.

From the early concept in 2007, Cenin Group have developed a cluster of interdependent renewable energy projects including, wind, solar PV, anaerobic digestion, and there are plans to add battery storage and to produce hydrogen for a hydrogen refuelling station.

Sited in amongst this renewable energy cluster, that will soon produce enough surplus power to meet the energy needs of the local town of Porthcawl, is the specialist mineral research and ultra-low carbon cement manufacturing facility.

Over the past 7 years the cement side of the business has been able to find ways to reuse waste products from the steel, coal, biomass and oil refining industries in Wales. These waste and bi-products have been used as cements in the steel, insulation, concrete and ground stabilisation industries.

The IP, patents and ongoing European technical approvals for this new innovative cement production results in dramatically less waste going into landfill, therefore making major economic savings and significant job creation in much needed areas.  A snow ball effect is created by finding innovative new products. This allows for the better use of resources, reducing producers’ wastes and bi products costs, and for the use of new generation ultra-low carbon cement products.

Today hundreds of thousands of tons will not go to landfill, thousands of homes will be supplied with renewable energy and hundreds of jobs will be created or enhanced simply by finding some waste, making use of a very run down industrial site, and by fully utilising the available natural resources (wind and solar radiation).

Cenin Group is demonstrating that Wales has the opportunity to harness natural and waste resources to help improve economic activity, reduce carbon emissions and increase resource efficiency at the same time.  Vital economic development can be achieved using only waste and natural resources whilst also tackling man’s greatest challenge, Climate Change.

WWF Cymru Earth Hour Intern

[:en]Do you have what it takes to help deliver a major global environmental campaign?

WWF’s is a unique annual event. Hundreds of millions of people turn off their lights for one hour, on the same night, all across the world, in a huge symbolic show of support.

In 2016, it will take place at 8.30pm on Saturday 19 March.

WWF Cymru has an exciting opportunity for an Earth Hour Intern, working in its Cardiff office for 12 weeks.

More details can be found here: https://jobs.wwf.org.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=345

Closing date:      22 November 2015 @23.59hrs[:cy]Oes gennych chi’r hyn mae ei eisiau i helpu i gynnal ymgyrch amgylcheddol fyd-eang fawr?

Mae Awr Ddaear WWF yn ddigwyddiad blynyddol unigryw. Mae cannoedd o filiynau o bobl yn diffodd eu goleuadau am un awr, ar yr un noson, ledled y byd, fel ffordd amlwg a symbolaidd o ddangos eu cefnogaeth.

Yn 2016, fe’i cynhelir am 8.30pm ar nos Sadwrn 19 Mawrth.

Mae gan WWF Cymru gyfle cyffrous yn ei swyddfa yng Nghaerdydd am 12 wythnos, ar gyfer Intern Awr Ddaear

Mwy o fanylion yma: https://jobs.wwf.org.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=345

Dyddiad cau:      22 Tachwedd 2015 @23.59hrs[:]

Zero Carbon Britain: Rethinking the Future

[:en]The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) are running a new course in September that provides an in-depth introduction to CAT’s latest Zero Carbon Britain research, offering a robust, evidence-based scenario that explores ways we can deliver a climate positive future, whilst also maintaining a modern lifestyle.

The course also covers how Zero Carbon Britain can be successfully used as a powerful tool for groups and individuals to inspire positive action, stimulate debate and build consensus in their communities and places of work.

CAT are also offering course participants a free ticket to the “Small Is Beautiful Festival” to be held at CAT the weekend immediately after this course if you extend your stay with CAT’s B&B.  The course and festival are designed to work in partnership, so you can take what you’ve learnt and leap in to action through empowering workshops and great connections.

Call 01654 704 952 for more details or visit the CAT website.[:cy]Bydd Canolfan y Dechnoleg Amgen yn cynnal cwrs newydd ym mis Medi a fydd yn darparu cyflwyniad manwl i ymchwil Prydain Di-garbon diweddaraf Canolfan y Dechnoleg Amgen, gan gynnig senario gadarn yn seiliedig ar dystiolaeth, a fydd yn archwilio ffyrdd y gallwn gyflwyno dyfodol cadarnhaol o ran yr hinsawdd, gan gynnal ffordd o fyw fodern.

Bydd y cwrs hefyd yn ymdrin â sut gall grwpiau ac unigolion ddefnyddio Prydain Di-garbon yn llwyddiannus, fel offeryn pwerus i ysbrydoli camau cadarnhaol, ysgogi trafodaethau a meithrin consensws yn eu cymunedau a gweithleoedd.

Bydd Canolfan y Dechnoleg Amgen hefyd yn cynnig tocyn rhad ac am ddim i gyfranogwyr y cwrs, i “Small Is Beautiful Festival” a gynhelir yng Nghanolfan y Dechnoleg Amgen y penwythnos yn syth ar ôl y cwrs hwn, os byddwch yn ymestyn eich arhosiad yng Ngwely a Brecwast Canolfan y Dechnoleg Amgen. Mae’r cwrs a’r ŵyl wedi cael eu cynllunio i weithio mewn partneriaeth, felly gallwch ddefnyddio beth rydych chi wedi’i ddysgu, trwy weithdai grymusol a chysylltiadau gwych.
Ffoniwch 01654 704 952 i gael mwy o fanylion, neu ewch i
http://courses.cat.org.uk/sustainable-living/zero-carbon-britain-rethinking-the-future-detail[:]

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