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  • Food waste reduced by processors changing testing Food
    Food waste reduced by processors changing testing

    Food waste reduction is key to saving money, improving food production efficiency, lowering greenhouse gas emissions, reducing packaging waste and protecting the environment. Dr Abdel Ezbiri from the technology company Cerulean discusses the waste that results from the temperature testing of fresh and chilled foods, and outline the success that some food processors have achieved in adopting non-destructive testing (NDT) technology.

  • Kingfisher's B&Q will cease selling metaldehyde in slug and snail controls Business
    Kingfisher's B&Q will cease selling metaldehyde in slug and snail controls

    Kingfisher, the home improvement company and owner of B&Q, will stop selling products that contain metaldehyde across its 1,200 stores and replace them with environmentally-friendly alternatives. The move follows three years of collaboration and product development with suppliers.

  • Raising awareness of sanitary disposal and fatbergs with social campaign Water
    Raising awareness of sanitary disposal and fatbergs with social campaign

    Best known for its work excavating the famous London Whitechapel fatberg, drainage firm Lanes Group plc has teamed up with a charity to help to raise funds and spread awareness of the correct way to dispose of sanitary products, an issue that's creating a huge problem in the nation's sewer system and waterways.

  • Adapting to climate change: what's next for the UK? Politics
    Adapting to climate change: what's next for the UK?

    Sarah Winne, Principal Consultant and Emma Green, Consultant in Ramboll's Environment & Health team predict the challenges facing the UK of adapting to climate chaos....

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Energy & Resource Management

Prolectric Acquires the Solatainer Solar Generator

Prolectric, the UK's fast-growing supplier of temporary solar lighting and off-grid power for highways, rail & infrastructure projects, has acquired the Solatainer® solar generator. The Prolectric acquisition includes all Solatainer assets and intellectual property.

University cuts carbon emissions by over 809 tonnes a year using drive technology

Installation of ABB drives sees the University of Leeds achieve significant reduction in energy use, cutting carbon emissions and energy costs.

Drives floor energy costs for high rise

A 17-storey London office complex near Canary Wharf has dramatically reduced energy costs by using variable speed drive controlled pumps and fans.

Thorn provides an eye-catching energy efficient stream of light across the Firth of Forth

Thorn Lighting has supplied luminaires for the illumination of the new Queensferry Crossing. Thorn Lighting has worked with national M&E specialist SES Engineering Services (SES), on the £1.35 billion bridge spanning the Firth of Forth which has been designed to relieve pressure on the Forth Road Bridge.

Synaptec's offshore turbine monitoring tech wins award for slashing costs

Glasgow-based Synaptec Ltd was the winner of the Best Offshore Renewables Innovation at the 2017 UK Energy Innovation Awards for its Refase™ product.

All woody biomass should be subject to a cascade of use code, says Use Wood Wisely

Norbord and other wood-using industries have joined forces with environmental charities to urge Government to limit support for subsidies.

Air source heat pumps now a viable alternative

Heating UK homes with air source heat pumps is now a viable and credible alternative to traditional methods and can help to combat rising energy bills through greater efficiency.

Soft drink maker gets energy and process efficiency benefits from air screens

ECEX Air Intake Screens are helping to save energy and improve operational efficiency at Lucozade Ribena Suntory's factory in Coleford, The Forest of Dean, by improving their heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

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