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  • Waste plastic set to become hydrogen at Ellesmere Port Business
    Waste plastic set to become hydrogen at Ellesmere Port

    Peel Environmental is working in partnership with Waste2Tricity to deliver a 'UK first' plastics to hydrogen project at its 54-acre Protos site near Ellesmere Port in Cheshire.

  • Reaction to law that UK will end net contribution to climate change by 2050 Politics
    Reaction to law that UK will end net contribution to climate change by 2050

    Following Prime Minster Theresa May's announcement in the House of Commons yesterday that amendments to the UK's Climate Change Act will set the country on a course to eradicate its net contribution to climate change by 2050, the move has been broadly welcomed by a range of interest groups - many pleased at the scale of its ambition to set the UK on a path to become the world's first major economy to set net zero emissions target in law, but others disappointed that the law will be reviewed every five years. Here's the range of comment received that Environment Times has received ......

  • Welsh rail renewal project was 97% diesel-free saving 15 tonnes of carbon Transport
    Welsh rail renewal project was 97% diesel-free saving 15 tonnes of carbon

    Innovative deployment of solar lighting and power generation has resulted in a major rail renewal project at Llanwern, South Wales achieving 97% diesel-free operation. And the project's leaders, Network Rail and Colas Rail Ltd, feel it has proved the viability of a sustainable 'Site of the Future'.

  • Generosity with temporary roadway helps a Durham fish pass Nature
    Generosity with temporary roadway helps a Durham fish pass

    Temporary works specialist, Mabey Hire's Durham Depot teamed up with Tyne Rivers Trust and supplied 450 metres of temporary roadway – known as TuffTrak® mats – at a discounted rate to ensure that an internationally important project to build a fish pass at Shotley Bridge, County Durham went ahead.

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Water

RBC Problem? Jacopa's got it Covered

Wastewater treatment specialist's Jacopa have successfully replaced the covers of an existing Rotating Biological Contactor (RBC) at Frolesworth Sewage Treatment works in Leicestershire.

UK ENVIRONMENT AGENCY STOCKPILE JACKBOX

Hesco patented flood barrier JACKBOX™ has successfully won the UK Environment Agency (EA) tender for 10Km of temporary flood defence, to be stored at strategic locations across the UK, for emergency flood deployment.

ABERDEEN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS PARK GETS SUSTAINABLE SUDS TREATMENT WITH HYDRO'S POLLUTION CONTROL TECHNOLOGY

Aberdeen's new International Business Park, built next to the City's International Airport, is delivering a best-practice Sustainable Drainage (SuDS) scheme using filtration and bioretention technologies from Hydro International to meet strict planning and pollutant removal criteria.

GULLADUFF GETS THE JACOPA TREATMENT

Wastewater treatment and services experts Jacopa have installed new rotating biological contactors (RBCs) and other equipment to ensure the village of Gulladuff, Northern Ireland, enjoys excellent wastewater treatment.

JACOPA PACKAGED RBC's FOR HENLLAN WWWT PLANT

Jacopa has delivered two of its packaged rotating biological contactors (RBCs) to help a wastewater treatment plant in rural south-west Wales meet a more stringent Natural Resources Wales discharge consent.

PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY SAVES £50,000 ON WATER BILL WITH HWM DATA LOGGERS

Plymouth University has saved more than £50,000 in water consumption costs with the help of half-hourly data loggers from water and asset monitoring specialist HWM.

BOSKER® BREAKS OUT AT PUMP CENTRE

Screening is the first line of defence for treatment works and at the Pump Centre 2016 Jacopa presented the very latest in trash rake technology from renowned manufacturer Bosker®.

CLIMATE CHANGE PRESSURE FOR WATER SECTOR

The CIWEM Annual Conference, held in the Royal Geographic Society in London highlighted how the landmark new Paris climate change agreement will help concentrate water industry efforts to reduce energy consumption.

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