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Energy cost hikes causing food manufacturers to lose their appetite for growth says npower 09/04/2015

Spiralling energy costs are stunting the growth plans of UK food and drink manufacturers according to research from npower.

Atlas Copco celebrates 50 years in Ireland 26/03/2015

Atlas Copco Compressors in Ireland is to hold a programme of staff and customer events to commemorate its 50th year of operation in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Call to focus on resource management 12/03/2015

A group of organisations in the manufacturing, infrastructure and environmental sectors have called for a central Office for Resource Management (ORM) to be set up.

Atlas Copco appoints oil-free air division head 12/03/2015

Atlas Copco Compressors has appointed Mark Ranger as business line manager of its oil-free air division in the UK.

Manufacturers urged to 'switch to save' on energy bills 12/03/2015

Manufacturers are in the dark on energy purchasing according to new research that shows nearly half (41%) have never switched suppliers or tariffs, with nearly one in five (17%) not knowing that switching is an option for them.

Automation firm publishes energy efficiency report 02/02/2015

Industrial automation components supplier European Automation has compiled a report containing advice for manufacturers who want to become more energy efficient.

North East gets manufacturing and engineering event 30/01/2015

Findlay Media – which publishes Plant Engineer, Works Management, Eureka, FAST, Machinery and New Electronics – is launching Manufacturing & Engineering North East (MENE).

New guide set to ease manufacturers into ESOS 30/01/2015

A free new guide has been published by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, aimed at helping to ease Britain’s manufacturers into compliance with the government’s mandatory Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).

Apprentices experience ABB advanced learning 23/01/2015

Automation and electrical power giant ABB is opening its Aberdeen advanced learning facility to apprentices from the UK Upstream Oil and Gas Industry technician training scheme (UOGITT).

Manufacturers 'unprepared for mandatory energy assessments' 21/01/2015

British manufacturers are underprepared for the Government's Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) assessments scheduled to take place this year, according to research from npower Business Solutions.

Cautious welcome for ISO 14001 revised standard draft agreement 15/12/2014

News that the revision to the ISO 14001 international environmental standard has been approved for final draft status has been given a cautious welcome by consultancy Cedrec. However, the online legislation specialist also voiced concerns over its implementation and urged businesses to start preparing now for its likely impact.

Manufacturers missing out on £11 million energy savings 08/12/2014

With just under a year until large UK organisations must comply with ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme) legislation, energy consultancy Utilitywise is warning that manufacturers may be missing out on more than £11,574,040 of savings.

First triad warning of the season from npower 28/11/2014

npower has issued its first winter Triad warning in a season where energy demand peaks have become increasingly hard to predict.

‘Industry wastes £1.5bn annually on outdated energy sources’ 14/11/2014

The British industrial sector wastes £1.43 billion year by using outdated off-mains energy sources, according to a report from liquefied petroleum gas (lpg) supplier Flogas.

National Grid Winter Outlook no cause for alarm, says EEF 28/10/2014

National Grid's Winter Outlook for gas and electricity, published today, is no cause for alarm according to EEF, the manufacturers' organisation.

Index reveals fall in the cost of energy: renewables up 27/10/2014

Energy prices fell by almost 7% between the first and second quarters of this year (2014) – overall 4% lower than the same period last year – latest data from Lorien's Energy Index reveals.

Game changer for CCS: Boundary Dam, Canada plant unveiled 02/10/2014

SaskPower has today (2 October 2014) launched its flagship CCS (carbon capture and storage) project, finally unveiling the much anticipated addition to its Boundary Dam power plant in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Firms to fall short on ISO 14001 upgrade: warning 02/10/2014

Companies, plants and factories are in danger of falling short next year (2015) when the main environmental management standard ISO 14001 will be upgraded – and some could potentially lose out as a result.

Atlas Copco offers Belgium factory tour prize to Manufacturing Champions winner 17/09/2014

Atlas Copco is offering young manufacturing employees the chance to win a trip to the world's largest compressor factory in Belgium at WM's Manufacturing Champions Awards.

Green industrial technology ‘set to boom’ 02/09/2014

The UK's manufacturing sector is rapidly turning to energy efficiency technologies to reduce costs and cut emissions, with 79% of those polled in a survey by Siemens Industry reporting energy as a business critical issue in the year ahead.
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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.

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