Gareth Evans

Dr Gareth Evans spent nearly twenty years, developing and implementing commercial R&D, waste/water recycling and pollution control programmes, gaining experience in land and wetland management, project management and pilot plant design/commissioning. He was also responsible for feasibility studies for European 5th framework programme and involved as a consultant on a projects in the UK, Europe, Turkey and Tasmania. A member of the European Federation of Biotechnology, he was then approached to lead the Environmental Biotechnology teaching at the University of Durham. He now writes extensively on environmental, scientific and technical subjects in a variety of international magazines and online media.

All articles by Gareth Evans

  1. Perovskite: the next big thing in solar cells?

    Back in 2009, when perovskite made its debut, it had a photon-to-electricity conversion efficiency of less than 4%; today that…
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    9 Nov
  2. Is clean coal a lost cause?

    The US Department of Energy (DoE) first started sponsoring clean coal technology back in the late 1990s, and more than…
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    24 Oct
  3. Russia: new nuclear tech titan

    According to recently published research from the World Nuclear Association (WNA), Russia is now a global leader in fast neutron…
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    21 Oct
  4. IGCC: the future of coal power?

    If averting climate disaster really does demand that 80% of the world’s coal reserves are left in the ground –…
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    1 Jun
  5. Solar farms – abuzz with biodiversity?

    According to solar market research specialists NPD Solarbuzz, as of the end of April, there were more than 325 completed…
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    8 Oct
  6. Celebrating Surya – India’s lofty solar ambitions

    With clear, sunny skies for around 300 days of the year, arguably nowhere in the world is better placed to…
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    18 May
  7. Syncing Germany’s power supply

    Germany’s energy policy is going through a period of significant change – and challenge. The planned phase-out of nuclear power…
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    12 Nov
  8. Maintaining marine turbines

    "The best places for tidal power are probably the last places in the world you’d actually choose to stick a…
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    6 Nov
  9. Alstom’s ambition – taking tidal technology from the nursery to the schoolyard

    While Tidal Generation Ltd remains as a legal entity, the business has been fully integrated into the Alstom Ocean activities…
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    21 Aug
  10. Decommissioning the UK’s ageing nuclear facilities

    According to the most recent figures from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), the current estimated decommissioning and clean-up costs for…
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    20 Aug
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