GlasPort Bio Ltd - overall Rushlight Award winners, reduce gas & add value to manure
Awards & Standards
Animal manure has long been recognised as a valuable fertiliser and a source of renewable energy. It is also a major source of pollution, with emissions from stored manure accounting for approximately 15% of all agricultural greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and more than 70% of all ammonia emissions in Europe.
Ion Science - new protection against VOCs
Health & safety
Offering a new level of enhanced, reliable protection against VOCs with the first 11.7 Cub personal solution from ION Science.
In a 2018 report from the UN, it was revealed that a worker dies every 30 seconds due to exposure to toxic gases in the workplace. That such statistics still exist today is one of the reasons ION Science is working hard to create protective technologies for workers against VOC exposure. The new 11.7 eV Cub personal solution is the first of its kind and promises to be a game-changer for protection against exposure.
The Cub 11.7 eV personal device is the latest addition to ION Science's world-leadingrange of gas and leak detection products. Using their 30 years of industry experienceand their extensive knowledge of both volatile organic compounds (VOCs) andphotoionisation detection (PID), ION Science continue to deliver excellence in protection for workers.
The 11.7 eV sensor lamp is a notoriously difficult lamp to manufacture. Due to its highly sensitive nature, 11.7 eV devices in the past have been temperamental, require frequent lamp changes and ultimately end up with increased environmental exposure, affecting performance of the device.
ION Science has tackled this issue and developed a refined manufacturing method that eliminates some of the sensitivities and issues previously associated with 11.7 eV detection.
As the first 11.7 personal detection solution from ION Science, the Cub 11.7 offers all the features a customer would expect from the market leader.
This includes resistance to humidity and moisture, operational in temperatures from 0-55 degrees, and intrinsically safe even in explosive environments. Its lightweight design at only 111g makes it comfortable for wearers and the small size doesn't impede movement or work.
Unrivalled Gas Detection.
CORE (UK) Ltd - Supply chain pioneers win Queens Award
Awards & Standards
Supply chain pioneers, CORE (UK) Ltd, win The Queen's Award for Enterprise for International Trade
CORE (UK) Ltd, leaders in digital supply chain management software have been awarded the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise for International Trade for outstanding growth and commercial success in international trade.
Enviva - Sustainable Benefits of the Wood Pellet Industry
Energy & Resource Management
Sustainable Benefits of the Wood Pellet Industry - by Dr. Jennifer Jenkins, Chief Sustainability Officer at Enviva
Healthy, growing forests remain one of the most critical tools in the fight to mitigate climate change, and sustainable forest management is part of every plan outlined by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (the "IPCC") to limit global warming to less than 1.5 degrees Celsius.
British shoppers could unwittingly be buying products containing wood from threatened forests A WWF-UK study reveals, raising concerns about the ability of some UK companies - including well known names selling hardwood furniture and musical instruments - to prove where their wood supply comes from.
A Scottish borders farm has made carbon reductions of 19% and financial savings of over £19,000 between 2011 and 2014 thanks to participation on the Scottish Government's Farming for a Better Climate (FFBC) initiative.
Mountains of waste Welsh slate are set to become recycled into 21st century tiles thanks to the ambitions of a young entrepreneur.
Biome Bioplastics is leading a major UK development programme to produce industrial-scale chemicals from plant waste. The aim is to accelerate the bioplastic market and create a practical biorefinery approach for the transformation of plant and agricultural waste.
Andy Atkins, Chief Executive Officer of Friends of the Earth, has announced that he will be stepping down from his role in the summer of 2015.
An Edinburgh firm that analyses big data from satellites for environmental solutions, such as forest and soil carbon stocks, has been given another fresh boost of large financial investment.
Prince Charles has challenged the financial sector to go and convince their finance colleagues to account for sustainabilty, so that in five years every accountant in the world takes stock of nature.
Politicians of all colours have concluded that the UK Government will threaten sustainable production if it doesn't 'lift the regulatory burden' on remanufacturing, and wake up to the sector's 'enormous economic, social and environmental potential'.
A record number of companies are promising to rid their commodity supply chains of deforestation because of the business opportunities it can bring, according to new data from CDP's forests programme - but much needs to be done to change intentions into action.
A dyestuffs company can help clothing companies on their way to eco-conscious fashion, with a range of products created from agricultural waste. And it is embracing the latest in communications technology to enable transparency of the supply chain to consumers.