Union branch learns about green fu­tures

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS -

The north-east branch of NFU Scot­land (NFUS) hosted a spe­cial en­ergy event at the Lochter Ac­tiv­ity Cen­tre near Old­mel­drum.

A range of speak­ers took to the stage to dis­cuss re­new­able en­ergy pro­duc­tion and stor­age.

One of the speak­ers, Wa­ter Fuel En­gi­neer­ing man­ag­ing di­rec­tor An­gel Nenov, ex­plained how a ve­hi­cle can be mod­i­fied to use hy­dro­gen tech­nol­ogy and re­duce emis­sions by 80% and im­prove fuel ef­fi­ciency by up to 20%.

Other speak­ers in­cluded Nigel Holmes from the Hy­dro­gen Fuel

Cell As­so­ci­a­tion, An­drew McGowan from Ab­so­lute So­lar & Wind Lim­ited, and Jim Bis­set from Hy­dro Ge­nie.

Gerry Stephens from north-east ice-cream maker Mackie’s gave an over­view of the com­pany’s re­new­able en­ergy projects.

“With am­bi­tious cli­mate change tar­gets high up on the po­lit­i­cal agenda, there are po­ten­tial op­por­tu­ni­ties here to try to help our­selves mit­i­gate emis­sions, save money and be greener,” said NFUS north-east re­new­ables co-or­di­na­tor Davie Smith.

Photograph­s by Kenny El­rick

GREEN LESSONS: From left, Val Smith, Bill El­rick, Bill Hutcheon and Lorna Pater­son.

From left, Euan Cald­well, Craig Fraser, Don­ald Ross and Roger Pol­son

From left, Gerry Stephens, An­drew McGowan, James Buchan and Alexan­der Nenov

From left, Nathan and Gavin El­rick, with Gor­don and Michael Gall

Nigel Holmes, from left, with Jim Bis­set, An­gel Nenov and David Smith

From left, Mike Al­lardyce, Stuart Milne, Lynn Har­ris and Stuart Al­lan

Alan Simp­son, left, with Graeme Christie, Iain Tay­lor and Bob Hay

An­drew Con­non, left, with An­drew Moir and John McWil­liam

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