After the 1970s, considerable efforts have been made to study the combustion technology of fluidized-bed boiler-fired Huadian OS in NEIEP. In 1974, the first and successful combustion test was conducted on a 4 t/h boiler, which showed that it is feasible to use Huadian's OS as an industrial boiler fuel.
In two winter periods of 1978 and 1979, more than 700 tonnes OS were fired in two BFB boilers with capacity of 10 t/h in NEIEP. In the 1980s there were several units of 4-10 t/h fluidized-bed boilers in operation firing Huadian OS whose heating value ranges from 8,374 to 12,561 kJ/kg.
Martin Ryan, director of the NEIEP
, said: "In difficult economic times, it can be easy to feel sorry for ourselves and look to others for direction.
By being good clients and sharing with one another, the NEIEP
and its partners have been able to make a strong offer to contractors.
The survey was done by the North East Improvement and Efficiency Partnership (NEIEP) on behalf of the Waste and Environment programme and asked people from across the North East about their TV-buying behaviour during the World Cup build-up.
Paul Walker who leads the NEIEP Waste and Environment Programme, said: "It's essential that we get the message across to North East residents that if they dispose of TVs and other small household electric items in the right place, the materials can be broken up, reprocessed and used to produce new materials and components for other products.
In response to the destructive flooding which has affected Durham, Morpeth and Rothbury in the last two years, the North East Improvement and Efficiency Partnership (NEIEP) has funded a new strategy to combat the worst effects of seasonal flooding.
Martin Ryan, regional director of the NEIEP, said: "The North East has been hugely affected by flooding in recent years.
Peter Schofield, manager for the waste and environment programme at the North East Improvement and Efficiency Partnership (NEIEP
), said six bins would be too complicated.
The project was dreamed up by the North East Improvement Efficiency Programme (NEIEP), based at the Quayside in Newcastle.
"We see young people as being householders of the future and hope that issues such as recycling and waste reduction will become second nature to them," said Ben Grant, a project officer at the NEIEP.