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.
Every year in the UK a staggering 44,000 tonnes of bicycle tyres and inner tubes are disposed of, with 99% ending up in landfills, and this is only set to increase with the growth in cycling since the coronavirus pandemic.
The concept design for a vessel and recovery system to remove surface plastic flotsam from rivers in South East Asia has been completed by Longitude Engineering, a marine industry specialist and member company of the LOC Group.
A glass ceiling is still "looming over" women working across the water industry and despite some progress, the sector is being held back by exclusion, Ofwat chief executive Rachel Fletcher told a British Water conference.
Aerial photography from Bluesky is being used to help promote investment in nature in order to reduce climate change. The imagery was used to create a landscape architect vision of the Great Fen project in Cambridgeshire for The Wildlife Trusts. One of the largest restoration projects of its kind in Europe, the Great Fen project aims to restore 3,700 hectares of wetland habitat.
A French paper mill run by Smurfit Kappa has been chosen to participate in an innovative energy research project on renewable energy storage. The HYFLEXPOWER project will see Smurfit Kappa's Saillat Paper Mill become the first plant in the world to introduce an integrated hydrogen gas turbine demonstrator.
Volta Trucks, the Scandinavian start-up full-electric vehicle manufacturer, will soon start a pilot test of its forthcoming Volta Zero with DPD, a leading UK parcel delivery service.
Vodafone has partnered with Defra and Forest Research to investigate how Internet of Things (IoT) technology can help monitor tree growth and support research into the role of trees in tackling climate change, with trials currently underway in Surrey and Northumberland.
Accord Housing Association has secured planning permission for a ground breaking development of virtually plastic free affordable homes in Redditch.
An award-winning waste plastic roads company, MacRebur, who got the idea for using waste plastics in roads and car parks after witnessing landfill waste pickers in India melting the scavenged material for pothole infilling, is working with Cumbria County Council to lay the first waste plastic highway in the UK be funded by the Department for Transport.
The first batch of 60,000 seeds of seagrass, one of the UK's most ecological and climate-friendly habitats, have been planted in a cultivation laboratory at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth.