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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.
Sunshine has become an unlikely ally in The Environment Agency's (EA) emergency flood response operations. The agency's Midlands delivery team is undertaking trials of an innovative solar lighting technology that promises to help emergency responsiveness and protect personnel safety, particularly in areas lacking mains electricity connections.
Researchers are to work with business making fuel cell technology publicly available at the new Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre (MFCIC) – a £4.1m facility opened by Lord Mandelson at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Magnomatics, the Sheffield-based magnetic gear technology firm, is taking part in a pioneering marine turbine project to harness the power of sea currents as an alternative energy source.
The Highways England A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme has become the first UK project to switch to temporary lighting powered by sunshine in preference to diesel.
Construction has started of a large scale commercial carport at Bentley Motors’ manufacturing headquarters in Crewe, Cheshire.
A new report predicts that fuel cells are where solar photovoltaics were 15 years ago, and that Solid oxide fuel cells are close to overcoming key challenges, with a boost for renewables by converting excess electricity generated into storage.
Research in Icelandic waters into protecting whales during the world-wide construction of offshore wind farms has discovered an acoustic device that keeps them out of harms way.
Adnams, the Suffolk based Brewery and Distillery, is now only using electrical energy from 100% renewable sources across its entire business.
The Eden Project, Cornwall's top green visitor attraction, is planning to power a cleaner future for itself with five 'fridge-sized' battery storage units to match their energy demand with renewable supply, and deliver cost savings.