The Anonymous Widower

Does Anybody Recognise This Tunnel?

Someone sent me this picture and asked if I knew where it was.

I don’t But do I know a man or woman who does?

August 29, 2021 Posted by | Transport/Travel | | 8 Comments

Silicon Roundabout – 29th August 2021

I went back this morning to see what was happening.

I took these pictures walking around the South-Eastern side of the roundabout.


  1. I left the station though Subway 1 (North East exit), crossed over Old Street at the lights and then walked to Moorgate station.
  2. Most of the work I could see, seemed to be concerned with resurfacing the road surface.
  3. The advertising screen seems to be stuck on Hamilton. Is that an omen for Lewis at Spa or is the play sponsoring the works?

There certainly seems a lot to do before Tuesday morning. Let’s hope the weather holds.

August 29, 2021 Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , | Leave a comment

Velocys’ Fischer–Tropsch Tech Picked For E-fuels Project In Japan

The title of this post is the same as that of this article on Renewables Now.

Fischer–Tropsch technology has a chequered history, as it has been used by regimes like Nazi Germany and South Africa under apartheid to create the fuel they need.

But now Oxford University spin-out company; Velocys have improved the process, so that it can turn rubbish destined for landfill into sustainable aviation fuel.

This is the last paragraph from the article.

The developer says its FT reactor can enable the production of SAF from household waste and woody biomass. The end product is a high-quality version of existing fuels, requiring no changes to engines or infrastructure, Velocys says on its website.

This is surely a viable alternative to keep airlines flying, until  hydrogen-powered planes are developed.

August 29, 2021 Posted by | Energy, Transport/Travel | , , , , , | 3 Comments