Hydropower is the most popular renewable energy resource in the world, with a 16% share of global energy output and counting. In recent years, the UK has seen an increase in the number of hydroelectric projects, mainly small power plants that utilise local waterways for the production of clean, cheap energy. Hydropower projects, where water is diverted from a river or collected from surface runoff and conveyed down a penstock piping system to a generating station, are seen as an environmentally friendly way of generating electricity without adversely affecting flow or water levels.
Over time Weholite has proven to be the ideal choice for project owners, engineers, and contractors because the advantages of using Weholite provide an economical alternative to other piping materials.
Similarly, Weholite has been utilised extensively for ventilation systems or odour control.
Biogas is typically produced from the breakdown of organic matter in the absence of oxygen, through a procedure called anaerobic digestion, whereby biodegradable materials, such as manure, sewage and plant material are broken down. This is done in tanks, so that the gas produced can be harvested.
Weholite pipes and tanks are used in biogas projects across the UK. Weholite chambers are used to house the unique technology to transform the energy requirements at the plants by converting food waste and animal by-products into power and heat.