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Multi-million pound engineering institute opens in Derby 27/06/2014

The multi-million pound Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering (IISE) was opened yesterday (Thursday, 26 June 2014) in Derby.

David Palmer-Jones kicks off Energy from Waste essays 23/06/2014

The Energy from Waste essays – a monthly series from the Energy from Waste conference and Recycling and Waste World magazine (both from the Mark Allen group) have started publication.

British Safety Council launches 2014 safety and health awards 03/06/2014

The British Safety Council has formally launched its 2014 Sword of Honour and Globe of Honour awards, to celebrate exemplary management of health, safety and environmental risks.

CBI Northern Ireland warns of energy cost job threats 11/04/2014

Manufacturing jobs are being threatened by high energy costs, according to CBI Northern Ireland chair Colin Walsh (pictured).

Bio-thermic digester set to slash organic waste-to-landfill 25/03/2014

British environmental technologies specialist Advetec says it has achieved an industrial scale bio-thermic digester capable of eliminating the practice of organic waste (solid and liquid) going to landfill.

GE and Highview Power sign energy storage agreement 18/03/2014

GE Oil & Gas has signed a global licensing and collaboration agreement with liquid air energy storage (LAES) pioneer Highview Power Storage to explore opportunities for the technology where its gas turbines and gas engines are installed.

New industrial model worth €100bn launched 28/02/2014

Higher profits, new jobs and a lower environmental impact could all be realised if European manufacturers adopted a new sustainable business model, according to consultant Lavery/Pennell.

Search is on for safe sustainable manufacturing materials: £10.3m project 13/02/2014

A £10.3 million grant, awarded to researchers today (13 February 2014) by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) is aimed at finding safer, more sustainable alternative materials for manufacturers.

Banks launch energy audit service 27/01/2014

Manufacturing businesses could benefit from thousands of pounds of savings on their energy bill by using to an energy efficiency audit programme, according to NatWest and RBS.

ABB launches technical network for drives and motors 23/01/2014

ABB has amalgamated its UK variable speed drives (VSD) and electric motors channel partner groups into a single network, creating what it describes as a new benchmark for technical advice, delivery, life cycle services and overall customer service.

World-class centre for renewable energy manufacturing to go ahead 19/12/2013

The £450m Able Marine Energy Park, in North Lincolnshire – the largest offshore wind energy manufacturing facility in Europe, expected to create around 4,000 jobs – has been given the go-ahead.

Worcester Bosch boosts energy efficiency with power tool change 05/12/2013

BFA winner Worcester Bosch Group has improved energy efficiency and reduced cost at its Worcester HQ by installing tools, maintenance and health and safety products from Buck & Hickman.

Call for action over energy prices at UK factories 02/12/2013

Green taxes are pushing British industry to "crisis point", according to the Financial Times.

EEF calls on chancellor to address rising business energy costs 18/11/2013

The Government must act on business energy costs, EEF has warned in its submission to the chancellor ahead of the Autumn Statement.

Energy review needs 'real teeth' says EEF 01/11/2013

A government statement announcing a review of competition in the energy industry received some albeit sometimes sceptical support from manufacturers today.

Di-Spark opts for Atlas Copco eco-efficient VSD+ compressor 22/10/2013

Precision engineering firm Di-Spark is reporting a 15% energy saving from trials of a vertical GA15VSD+ rotary screw compressor, powered by Atlas Copco's permanent magnet motor technology, which exceeds IE4 efficiency.

David Willetts MP to present IET Mountbatten Memorial Lecture 09/10/2013

This evening (9 October 2013), the Rt Hon David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science, will be giving the IET's (Institution of Engineering and Technology) 2013 Mountbatten Memorial Lecture at the Royal Institution.

Sust-it challenges green credentials of Nissan Leaf 12/08/2013

Energy usage experts are challenging the green credentials of electric cars, suggesting that diesel might be the more environmentally friendly option.

Bosch Rexroth Glenrothes site cuts 30 per cent emissions 07/08/2013

Bosch Rexroth is reporting success with its carbon emission reduction plan, having made what it describes as a significant emissions reduction at its Glenrothes site, in Scotland.

Manufacturer fully insulated against waste to landfill 01/08/2013

Insulation product manufacturer Knauf has announced that all four of its UK plants will be sending zero waste to landfill from today (1 August).

Manufacturing sector ‘too focused on quick, easy energy wins’ 24/07/2013

With manufacturing responsible for the lion's share of British industry's consumption of 320TWh of energy and the emission of 95 million tonnes of carbon dioxide, an industry expert says the sector has been too focused on implementing easy and low-cost energy saving initiatives rather than looking at the bigger picture.

Carbon prices could triple, manufacturers warned 19/06/2013

UK manufacturers in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) should review their CO2 strategies ahead of political intervention which could triple the market price of carbon, experts have warned.

Question time for Deputy Prime Minister at Siemens Newcastle 18/06/2013

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg took questions from 100 employees at Siemens, Newcastle last Friday (14 June 2013) in an informal session organised by the alongside the Local Economic Partnership.

RDM Group makes £75,000 energy saving with ISO 14001 10/06/2013

The Coventry-based engineering firm RDM Group is planning to cut energy usage by 20% per year and take £75,000 of waste out of its manufacturing and operational process after securing ISO 14001 environmental accreditation.

Rockwell reveals summer dates for Automation University series 06/06/2013

Rockwell Automation has announced a series of summer dates for its Automation University EDGE series, which provides business improvement advice for senior engineers and manufacturing managers.

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