World’s first plantable cutlery sprouts onto the dining scene

An eco-conscious startup in Dubai has developed the world’s first plantable cutlery.

Bloomspoon based in Dubai, UAE, has established the world’s first plantable cutlery, that sprouts seeds once planted. The cutlery, which is made from wheat straw, is fully biodegradable.

After a meal, users can plant the utensils in damp soil at any angle, with seeds sprouting after 15-20 days.

Mostafa Khattab, founder and managing director at Bloomspoon said: “At Bloomspoon, we view the creation of sustainab

Sharon Osbourne opens up about sexist treatment in television industry

Sharon Osbourne has shared her experiences of sexism while working in television.

In a recent episode of The Osbournes Podcast, the 71-year-old shared moments where she felt unfairly treated compared to her male counterparts.

Reflecting on her experiences, she said, "I was stuck with two guys, who I really liked, who I really respected, on the same show; they both had private planes and I had a f**king American Airlines ticket."

Wiz Khalifa Says He's In "Good" Co-Parenting Situation With Amber Rose

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Advario completes refurbishment of Texas City terminal

Advario has just completed the refurbishment and repurposing of a 115,000-barrel storage tank at its Texas City Terminal, US.

‘We are very pleased to have just refurbished and repurposed a 115,000 barrel storage tank at our Texas City terminal,’ says Frank Rodriguez, director commercial at Advario North America. ‘The tank now stores feedstock for a nearby production facility, providing an efficient and immediate solution that meets the customer’s needs.’

Advario Texas City is located on the Te

€500 million set for hydrogen storage facility

Centrica’s Irish subsidiary Bord Gáis Energy has joined ESB and dCarbonX’s subsurface green hydrogen storage project off the coast of Ireland.

The Kestrel project, which is focused on the redevelopment of decommissioned gas reservoirs at Kinsale Head gas field, aims to support Ireland’s national hydrogen strategy by establishing large-scale green hydrogen storage.

Bord Gáis will join ESB and dCarbonX in the project on a co-equal basis. The three companies will look to support wind and solar ex

Gasunie’s national hydrogen network starts construction

On Friday 27 October, His Majesty the King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands performed the official ceremony to start work on the construction of a national hydrogen network in the Netherlands.

The ceremony took place on the building site of Gasunie subsidiary Hynetwork Services in the port of Rotterdam, where the contractor, Visser & Smit Hanab, will build the first section of the national network.

From 2030, the national hydrogen network, which will cost around €1.5 billion to build, will

The Global Tank Storage Awards 2024 - Private

Qlayers' innovative paint robot recently bagged them the gold Global Tank Storage Award for Emerging Technology. Able to paint tanks safely and effectively, judge Manuel Ronda from Shell calls the 10Q robot an innovation that: ‘ticks many boxes making the best use of the robot is to offset safety, environmental and efficiency issues.’

The 10Q offers a fast, safe and efficient way to coat the exterior of tanks, without exposing people and the environment to the danger of overspray.

Qlayers desi

The Global Tank Storage Awards 2024 - Private

The Global Tank Storage Awards recognise the best talent, innovation and products in the tank terminal industry. In particular, the Innovative Technology award identifies solutions that are revolutionising the sector – and Nordweld’s Tank Building System took home the gold award in 2023.

Niklas Nordin, CEO and project manager at Nordweld, says: ‘It was great! I have put a lot of effort into developing this technology. This is an acknowledgment that we are doing something right and, hopefully, m

The Global Tank Storage Awards 2024 - Private

Understanding the environment and working with it are part of everyday operations for Circor. Its award-winning Houttin Energy Recovery Valve (ERVC) controls flow in an accurate, fast and stable way, without being influenced by fluid densities and pressures. It also recovers the hydraulic energy wasted by conventional control valves, producing electrical energy in the process. This kind of innovation was exactly what the judges of the Global Tank Storage Awards were looking for.

The ERCV from H

Hydrogen key to energy transition, say industry experts at Gastech 2023

The second day of Gastech 2023 has drawn to a close, with high-level participation from policymakers and business leaders from over 100 countries, enabling significant progress on the path to net zero.

Discussions from the second day focused on how the global energy industry can help tackle crucial challenges, such as identifying the best means of unlocking investment in energy projects and advancing hydrogen production.

From sessions on LNG as a driver of energy security in Asia, to industry

Stolthaven Terminals to expand operations in the US

Stolthaven Terminals confirms it will expand its facilities in the US Gulf to continue to meet its customers’ growing needs for specialist storage and handling services.

The planned expansion programme involves increasingly automated operations, additional specialist services for customers, and the installation of new tanks, which will significantly increase Stolthaven Terminals’ current total US storage capacity of 954,491 m³.

President of Stolthaven Terminals, Guy Bessant, says: ‘We are plea

NSTA to become offshore hydrogen transport and storage regulator

The North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) is expected to take on the role of offshore hydrogen transport and storage regulator following the conclusion of a consultation on the proposal.

The move is intended to support the industry by enabling pioneering projects to obtain the necessary licences and consents and move quickly into operation.

Once the legislation comes into effect, it will mean that:
• The NSTA will become the licensing/consenting authority for offshore hydrogen pipelines bringi

What we learned from ILTA 2023

The International Liquid Terminal Association (ILTA) conference and trade show 2023 was held in Houston, Texas, on 22-24 May. As a key media partner, Tank Storage Magazine sent journalist, Cyann Fielding, and editor Anamika Talwaria, to report on the conference and connect with terminal operators, before heading down to the tradeshow.

Houston is widely recognised as a global hub for the oil and gas industry. As the host city for ILTA 2023, it offered attendees the opportunity to immerse themsel
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