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Scotch whisky maker Chivas Brothers has made the expertise and learnings from its successful integration of enhanced heat recovery technologies 'open source'. The move was made after the application of the technology at its Glentauchers site showed significant benefit in carbon emissions reduction, providing insights that will benefit the industry at large if adopted at other suitable distillation sites.
3M has announced it will exit the manufacturing of widely used 'forever chemicals' Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) and attempt to discontinue the use of PFAS across its product portfolio by the end of 2025.
If Europe could increase its circularity rate for aggregates from the current 7 per cent to 20 per cent, the raw material material costs could be reduced of up to EUR 6 billion each year by reusing 546 million tonnes of aggregates. This would not only make quality resources last longer, but it would reduce the need to open new quarries and prevent recoverable materials from ending up in landfills.
Offshore renewable energy company Ørsted has teamed up with Yorkshire coast based marine farmers SeaGrown to explore the potential of using seaweed farms to boost ocean biodiversity. The new partnership aims to develop biodiversity monitoring and measurement guidelines for offshore seaweed farms.
Glass Futures, a not-for-profit research technology organisation, has published its report for the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) which answers some of the fundamental questions surrounding low carbon fuels within the UK glass industry, with learnings applicable to the global industry.
Million pound digital technology, which captures 1,000 data points every 10 seconds, is giving Tata Steel technicians an uninterrupted 3D view of the material being laid into the top of its two Port Talbot blast furnaces saving costs, energy and CO2.
Insulation could become more sustainable with an innovative hydrogen pilot for manufacturing the product at Rockwool's Bridgend factory in South Wales.
A trial to remove un-needed toothpaste packaging in the UK has been started by Tesco. For many years, tubes of toothpaste have been packed in a cardboard box, but now the supermarket giant is hoping to make this piece of packaging redundant. Tesco has begun to test this autumn how customers feel when branded toothpaste is no longer sold in this way.
Pandora's lab-created diamond collection is now being crafted with diamonds that are grown, cut and polished using 100% renewable energy, and the jewellery firm claims it has a CO2 footprint that is less than five percent of an average mined diamond.
Festo has demonstrates an automated bioreactor for large-scale photosynthesis of algae, presenting their PhotoBionicCell research project at the Hannover Fair – a bioreactor that enables the efficient and large-scale photosynthesis of algae.