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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.
Cuadrilla Resources is due to start fracking for shale gas at its Preston New Road site in Lancashire today.
A combination of solar panels, solar battery storage and an air source heat pump have made Kingfisher's recently opened Peterborough Screwfix store the first in its estate to be net zero in energy use - generating as much power as it uses and passing surplus energy back to the grid.
VLC Energy has unveiled the UK's largest battery storage portfolio which will respond to surges in demand and boost renewables by providing grid resilience.
Shale gas is one of the least sustainable ways to produce electricity, claim The University of Manchester from their research findings, but onshore oil and gas industry’s trade body UKOOG disagree.
AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals and Gasunie New Energy are investigating the large scale conversion of sustainable electricity into green hydrogen via the electrolysis of water.
Sainsbury's have announced plans to install Formula 1 inspired aerofoil technology on fridges in the cold aisles across all of its store estate by the middle of 2018, aiming for energy reductions of up to 15%.
A Northern Irish plastic bottle maker's redrafting of its motor-drives has led to to 60 percent fall in energy costs and 30 percent higher output.
The Carbon Trust will be running a new £9.2 million Government funded Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA). It aims to lower costs and increase the number of available energy efficient technologies for a range of industrial sectors, through demonstration of near to market innovations.
A trial in a village near the Yorkshire town of Barnsley will link 40 home batteries and be the first to study how clusters of batteries linked to solar panels can reduce peak solar output onto the network. This will allow more solar homes to be connected to existing infrastructure, reducing their pressure on the national grid.