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    Householders in Midlands in trial to remedy nation's draughty unblocked chimneys

    Across England there are 9 million fireplaces which are not permanently blocked. Often equivalent to keeping a window open at all times, an unblocked chimney can add significant cost to the typical heating bill as warm air escapes up through the chimney and into the atmosphere.

  • New rewilding network aims to boost nature on 300,000 acres Nature
    New rewilding network aims to boost nature on 300,000 acres

    A new network from charity Rewilding Britain aims to spearhead a massive and rapid rewilding across Britain, in its first three years aiming to catalyse the return of nature to 300,000 acres, an area the size of Greater Manchester or the North York Moors National Park.

  • Energy saving fridge system is cool for ice cream maker Mackie's Energy
    Energy saving fridge system is cool for ice cream maker Mackie's

    As part of a £4.5 million project, the luxury ice cream brand Mackie's of Scotland will replace existing freezing equipment at its Aberdeenshire facility with an ammonia-based, low carbon, energy efficient refrigeration system from GEA that incorporates an Absorption Chiller – an innovative solution that will help Mackie's to target ambitious CO2 reductions of 90% and energy cost savings of 70-80%.

  • Biffa's switch to rail transport of inert waste greatly reduces carbon emissions Transport
    Biffa's switch to rail transport of inert waste greatly reduces carbon emissions

    Biffa saves 6,600 tonnes of CO2 emissions transporting material by rail

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The Rushlight Awards

INNOVATION DRIVING GREEN ECONOMY GROWTH IS KEY TO WINNING

Eventure Media presented the Rushlight Awards for the 9th year at a lively Awards Party at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London. Attended by organisations that are leading the way in clean technology innovation and sustainable solution deployment, the party followed the Rushlight Show.

Rushlight Recycling Technologies1webThe overall winner was Recycling Technologies who have developed a series of scaled chemical processes to convert residual plastic waste into an ultra-low sulphur hydrocarbon product, which can be used as a petrochemical feedstock, a manufacturing commodity such as paraffin wax or as a fuel, for instance in shipping.

Adrian Griffiths, CEO, Recycling Technologies comments: "We are delighted to have won these awards and to have been recognised by such an important industry body for our work in helping to transform plastic waste into energy. At Recycling Technologies, we are hugely proud of our process and genuinely believe that our work is a key innovation in the field of recycling inorganic material, by creating a highly commercial, distributed solution for a multi-billion pound global problem."

Clive Hall, Rushlight Awards commented: "Innovation is a key driver for growth across our green economy and beyond, helping us find new ways to manage our environmental footprint, reduce costs and help put our businesses on a more sustainable footing. It's great to see so many organisations stepping up to this challenge, and I would like to congratulate the winners of the Rushlight Awards on their exciting new ventures."

The other group category winners were:

rushlight desolenatorwebDesolenator have developed a household water purifier that uses just solar energy to remove all contaminants from any source of dirty water and turn it into drinking water.

Oxford Advanced Surfaces has developed a chemical surface treatment that promotes the adhesion of polyurethane and epoxy adhesives to difficult-to-bond lightweight materials such as plastics, composites and aluminium which is ideal for the automotive industry.

Bowman Power Group's Electric Turbo Compounding System significantly improves the energy efficiency of reciprocating engines used for power generation by recovering waste energy from the engine exhaust and converting it to free, grid-quality power, resulting in up to 10% additional free power.

Topolytics is a market ready, cloud-based software platform that is designed with the specific purpose of integrating data on emissions, waste and energy, adding context in the form of mapping, narrative, images and documents, then reporting this easily and rapidly.

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http://recyclingtechnologies.co.uk
http://desolenator.com
www.oxfordsurfaces.com
www.bowmanpower.co.uk
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