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4 June 2024

Decerna Welcomes Catherine Scott as Graduate Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) Consultant

Cramlington, UK – Decerna is pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine Scott to our Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) team as a Graduate Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) Consultant. Catherine will play a crucial role in our ongoing EPD project, focusing on assisting SMEs in the Tees Valley with data collection for our openLCA-based EPDs. Catherine […]

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3 June 2024

Decerna Introduces Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) Services to Aid EU Importers and Manufacturers

UK – 3rd June 2024 – Decerna, recognised for its robust Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) expertise, today announced the launch of its new suite of services designed to assist companies with the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM). As the EU CBAM transitional period began in October 2023, Decerna is now starting to provide companies with […]

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9 April 2024

Tees Valley Net Zero

Tees Valley Net Zero offers comprehensive support for businesses embarking on their Net Zero journey. The programme equipping businesses with the guidance, resources, and grant funding needed to develop and implement effective Net Zero strategies. The support is delivered by Decerna Limited on behalf of the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority and is fully funded by […]

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12 October 2023

Decerna Welcomes Phil Norval as Head of the Group for Energy Efficiency, Renewables, and Storage

Decerna has a new Head of Group

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4 October 2023

The beginning of the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM)

CBAM is the system linking import tariffs and carbon emissions.

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7 September 2023

UK Rejoins Horizon Europe: A New Dawn for Research and Innovation

The United Kingdom has officially rejoined Horizon Europe, and Decerna is ready to provide LCA services within consortia.

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9 June 2023

Decerna Group expands board to include non-executive directors

Decerna Group is expanding its board to include two non-executive directors, Aleksandra Klassen and Alan Lowdon OBE.

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3 May 2023

Decerna expands sustainability services with the addition of Environmental Product Declarations

Decerna, a leading sustainability consultancy, has announced that it is now offering Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) as part of its suite of sustainability services. With this new offering, Decerna can help clients assess and communicate the environmental impacts of their products, based on a comprehensive Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). Decerna is registered now with EPD […]

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7 October 2022

European Commission Publishes Guidelines for life cycle assessment of carbon capture and utilisation

A team of experts employed by the European Commission have completed a document to provide scientific guidelines to understand the climate change impact of producing products from captured carbon dioxide

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26 September 2022

The return of onshore wind

After seven years of being effectively banned, onshore wind will once more be allowed in England and Wales, following changes in the UK’s “Growth Plan” announced today. This change will allow the UK to quickly build up the capacity of cheap, low carbon energy, reducing electricity bills for consumers as we move away from expensive […]

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8 August 2022

Decerna grows Life Cycle Assessment team

Blyth based Decerna (previously known as Narec Distributed Energy) has added a new member to the Life Cycle Assessment team. This team within Decerna undertake LCA studies following the principles of ISO 14040/44, in order to understand a wide range of environmental impacts within the life cycle of products and identify environmental hotspots within those […]

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4 August 2022

Fighting water pollution and shortage with algae

New research will grow microalgae in drain water from greenhouses for cleaner water and lower microalgae production costs Freshwater supplies are declining worldwide, a situation intensified by global warming. Greenhouses and microalgae production, like many other industries, need to reduce their freshwater demand. By growing microalgae in the drain water of greenhouses, the overall fresh […]

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29 March 2022

Narec Distributed Energy rebrands as Decerna

Narec Distributed Energy, a company focussed on ensuring real carbon savings across multiple sectors, has this week rebranded as Decerna, in order to better represent their activities and ambition. It is now ten years since the company was created as a spin out from the Distributed Energy department of what was at the time known […]

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24 January 2022

Decerna expands the grid team with two new staff members

Decerna has expanded the Grid and Utility scale team with two new appointments. Harvey Potter has come from Siemens, after completing a higher apprenticeship providing him with detailed knowledge and experience of the grid infrastructure across the UK, having worked on the commissioning of six different Extra High Voltage (EHV) substations for National Grid and […]

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5 November 2021

Decerna supports battery roll out

Decerna has supported 24 Power Limited in the creation of a suite of spade ready Battery Energy Storage (BESS) sites across the north of England, which are currently being sold to developers. Decerna have carried out the technical applications for each BESS site using the G99 grid connection process and have been involved in negotiations […]

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9 February 2021

Decerna expands with two new graduates

Decerna has expanded, taking on two new members of staff, Nina Dungworth and Louise Austin. The two new starters are working on the BEST project, in which Decerna is supporting SMEs within the North East, helping them save money and reduce their carbon footprint. The two new staff will also be working on a range […]

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13 August 2019

Fully funded G99 training (Nov 2019-Feb 2020)

Decerna will be providing fully funded training on grid connection to SMEs within the North East and Tees Valley Region, as part of the supports they are offering companies under the ORE Catapult’s eGRID project. This training, delivered by Decerna’s Senior Electrical Design Engineer will cover the detail of the new G99 regulations, and how […]

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2 August 2019

Energy grant helps firm design money saving future

A North East business has been the first to receive grant from The Business Energy Saving Team to help cut their fuel bills by becoming more energy efficient. JMF Group Ltd, a print and design company based in Swalwell, received a grant of £7765 to purchase and install new equipment to make energy efficiency changes. […]

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30 January 2019

North East Energy Firm Gets Battery Innovation Boost

Newcastle-based Connected Energy’s innovative battery storage system has been given a competitive boost after receiving specialist input from a support programme designed to help north east companies to develop electricity grid-related technology. Connected Energy worked with UK grid experts Decerna to achieve the latest G99 compliance for its innovative E-STOR battery system. The support came […]

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16 January 2019

NDE to support 250 companies across the north east reduce their carbon footprint

NDE will be helping 250 SMEs across the North East as part of the BEST project

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12 September 2018

Opportunity for companies to receive world class support in connection of renewables and storage to the grid

Q&A session for grid connection problems on 20th September 2018

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6 September 2018

Fully Funded Renewable Energy Training Available (2018)

Fully funded renewable energy training courses for sole traders and SMEs on solar PV, heat pumps and solar thermal.

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30 August 2018

Decerna sign open letter to government on the photovoltaic export tariff

Decerna have joined 200 organisations in signing a letter from the Solar Trade Association to the Minister of State for Energy & Clean Growth, to ask for the export tariff for solar photovoltaics to remain. Current government plans will remove the export tariff, which currently pays homeowners 5.77p/kWh that they are estimated to have exported. Under […]

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10 May 2018

A successful NE Expo for Decerna!

Decerna have had a successful NE Expo this year as their fabulous ‘Desk Gardens’ went down a storm! Decerna (NDE), a Blyth based organisation that carries out a wide range of work within the renewable and low carbon sectors brought a new, 100% renewable marketing tool to the NE Expo on Wednesday 2nd May! People […]

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