Meteor Communications Ltd
Post pandemic environmental monitoring
Author: Matt Dibbs, Managing Director Meteor Communications Ltd
The Coronavirus pandemic presented significant challenges to the collection of environmental data. However, by utilising novel technology, water companies and the Environment Agency have been able to continue gathering key data in locations from Cornwall to Cumbria.
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Awards & Standards
Yorkshire clean energy business scoops prestigious Institute of Physics award
FeTu, an Elland-based firm whose pioneering green-energy device has global potential to slash CO2 emissions by converting waste heat into electricity, has been awarded the prestigious Institute of Physics (IOP) Business Start-up Award for its ground-breaking technology.
Movers & Shakers
Water re-use firm's CSR cycle to work scheme results in donation to the SHIFT fund to Bike Worcester
Worcester based company Aquabio Ltd, specialising in industrial water re-use and anaerobic digestion, have donated the proceeds of their corporate social responsibility SHIFT scheme to Bike Worcester, a local volunteer group with the aim of supporting more people to choose bikes as a regular mode of transport.
A process has launched in Nottingham to utilise microbes to convert CO2 directly from industrial emissions into fish and poultry feed. It has won support from the government in the form of £3M funding from Innovate UK.
After more than 20 years of research UK Farmers are harvesting their first crop of blackcurrants bred to cope with warmer winters resulting from Britain's changing climate.
British consumers swapping red meat for chicken and other poultry may be contributing unwittingly to the destruction of South American forests because of a total failure by high street brands to monitor where animal feed comes from, a new Greenpeace report warns.
A new 'how-to' guide on the benefits of becoming an insect farmer has been published by Zero Waste Scotland. The environment resources organisation claims you won't need acres of land, there'll be no need to brave the elements, and you can feed your flies or crickets on the vast mountain of food waste from supermarkets and other businesses – all of which means you'll be helping to combat the climate crisis and providing alternatives to livestock feeds of soya or wild fishmeal.
Water purification from crustacean shells and new fibres from apple cores – sustainable technology firm Pennotec is stopping what was once industrial food waste being sent to landfill.
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.
Academics have patented a new concept that would see food production taken underground. The revolutionary ideas are being promoted by University of Nottingham academics Professor Saffa Riffat, Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences and President of the World Society of Sustainable Technologies, and Professor Yijun Yuan, Marie Curie Research Fellow.
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew announces the recipient of this year's Kew International Medal is Mary Robinson, a world-leading advocate for environmental and human rights, and the first female President of Ireland. The Medal is awarded to individuals for distinguished, internationally-recognised work aligned with RBG Kew's mission.
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board is reminding farmers and growers to review their water usage and is advising of steps to build resilience into their long-term supply, as UK temperatures are confirmed as hitting record highs.
A new report from WRAP showing a significant upsurge in the amount of surplus food handled by UK charitable and commercial redistribution organisations has been published as eight charities and not-for-profit groups will receive grants from the Government's £500,000 Food Waste Reduction Fund, administered by WRAP, to provide resources needed to expand their work.