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Groundbreaking SuDS Material Tackles Highway Metals Pollution
A groundbreaking new sustainable drainage material has addressed the challenge of removing toxic heavy metals pollution from highway runoff with a versatile solution that will be simple for highways authorities to incorporate into roadside schemes, writes SDS Market Development Manager, Jo Bradley.
Health & safety
Casella launches intrinsically safe low flow pump for chemical exposure monitoring
Casella, air sampling, noise and vibration specialist, has launched its advanced and lightweight low flow pump, the VAPex Pro. The elite low flow pump is the ideal solution for seamless reporting on employee's levels of chemical exposure, saving occupational hygienists' crucial time in their working day.
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.
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'.
There has been enough debate over the need to improve urban air quality. Now's the time for decisive action to be taken to ensure air quality targets are achieved and to meet the public demand for cleaner air and reduced traffic congestion, say Ashley Bijster, Managing Director of Imperial, and Tim Daniels, Sales Director of Videalert.
As part of the strategic partnership between the Automobile Association and Chargemaster, which is now part of BP, all 4,000 or so AA inspected hotels and B&Bs are being offered the opportunity to have electric vehicle charging points installed at no cost and integrated into the UK's largest public network.
eVolt UK has installed the latest versions of its rapid charging units, being deployed into the first and largest purpose-built charging hub in the UK that includes both solar power and energy storage.
A truck with a combustion engine powered entirely from zero carbon hydrogen fuel will take to the roads later this year. Developed by Liverpool based hydrogen fuel pioneer ULEMCo, the converted VOLVO FH16 lorry is designed to provide a demonstration of how hydrogen fuel can be deployed to decarbonise heavy goods vehicles efficiently and cost effectively.
Hurtigruten's new hybrid expedition ship MS Roald Amundsen has touched water for the first time during a launching ceremony at the Kleven Yard in Ulsteinvik, Norway. The vessel features new hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible.
Successfully managing the electric grid impact of the rapid growth of electric vehicles, anticipated in the UK, has come a step closer with the announcement of a £9.8 million Government funded Vehicle-to-Grid demonstrator project, led by Nissan and including energy firms and academia - which offers incentives to fleet and private owners.
A project combining Ordnance Survey (OS) geospatial data with real-time air quality data from EarthSense Systems is set to highlight clean cycle routes in Britain's cities.
National Grid employees have embraced electric vehicles (EVs) following an infrastructure installation, prompting the company to believe that business owners can boost the number of drivers converting to EVs by simply giving staff access to charge points at work, thereby reducing worries about running out of battery power.
Subsea Industries' Ecospeed hull protection system has been selected because of its environmental credentials in tough icy conditions for RRS Sir David Attenborough, the polar research ship under construction at the Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead, Merseyside, NW England.