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  • Top tips for sustainable innovators

    24/02/14

    Top tips for sustainable innovators
    Sustainable innovation needs to be anchored in the rethinking of current business models, and eco-innovators need to be prepared for a potentially “very bloody fight” with current market leaders, according to “10 key lessons” from the latest Sustainable Innovation conference organised by the Centre for Sustainable Design (CfSD).

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  • Innovative filtration media promises cleaner treated water

    11/02/14

    Innovative filtration media promises cleaner treated water
    A circular-economy initiative just outside the Scottish capital of Edinburgh is making waves in water filtration by producing a highly efficient filtration media from recycled glass. The Active Filter Media (AFM), made by the company Dryden Aqua, has been so successful that its production now uses a quarter of all the glass recycled in Scotland.

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    • Sustainable Consumption and Production,
    • Water
    • United Kingdom
  • New tool seeks to open up sustainability horizons

    14/10/13

    New tool seeks to open up sustainability horizons
    An online tool has been developed by three British organisations to help companies think in more long-term and strategic terms about the challenges they face in an increasingly resource-constrained world.

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    • Energy efficiency,
    • Resource Efficiency
    • United Kingdom
  • 'Clean and Cool' missions promote UK eco-entrepreneurs in major markets

    30/09/13

    'Clean and Cool' missions promote UK eco-entrepreneurs in major markets
    The United Kingdom is promoting its eco-innovative small and medium-sized companies through a series of “Clean and Cool” missions that take entrepreneurs to explore the cleantech market opportunities in Brazil and the United States.

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    • Energy efficiency
    • United Kingdom
  • Incentivised recycling

    13/11/12

    Incentivised recycling
    A small British company is developing an innovative business model that will encourage the recycling and reuse of domestic appliances, such as fridges and washing machines, in exchange for loyalty points that can be used with up to 300 online retailers.

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    • New services / business models,
    • Recycling,
    • Resource Efficiency,
    • Sustainable Consumption and Production
    • United Kingdom
  • Cutting energy consumption in the food and drink sector

    18/12/09

    Cutting energy consumption in the food and drink sector
    A specialist ‘supply-on-demand’ drying technology developed by a UK Knowledge Transfer Partnership could yield significant energy savings for food and drink manufacturers.

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    • Energy efficiency,
    • Sustainable Consumption and Production
    • United Kingdom
  • Digital editions: pathway to greener publications

    09/06/09

    Digital editions: pathway to greener publications
    Digital publishing could significantly improve the environmental impact of the publishing sector. Through paperless production, resource consumption and emissions will be reduced.

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    • Sustainable Consumption and Production
    • United Kingdom
  • Agricultural research institute focuses on renewable energy

    28/04/09

    Agricultural research institute focuses on renewable energy
    A new UK centre of excellence for environmental and energy research could increase renewable energy in agricultural, while also investigating use of alternative bioenergy sources.

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    • Agriculture
    • United Kingdom
  • Floating the idea of purifying water with glass beads

    26/03/09

    Floating the idea of purifying water with glass beads
    Cranfield University is pioneering the use of glass beads in water treatment – a concept that could lead to dramatic energy savings in treating drinking, waste and industrial water.

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    • Technology,
    • Water
    • United Kingdom
  • Floating the idea of purifying water with glass beads

    26/03/09

    Floating the idea of purifying water with glass beads
    Cranfield University is pioneering the use of glass beads in water treatment – a concept that could lead to dramatic energy savings in treating drinking, waste and industrial water.

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    • Recycling,
    • Water
    • United Kingdom
  • Eco-friendly robotic cleaner to reduce ship fuel consumption.

    14/02/09

    Eco-friendly robotic cleaner to reduce ship fuel consumption.
    Newcastle University engineers have developed a robotic cleaning system able to navigate its own way across a ship’s hull and remove marine growths. It offers an effective replacement to environmentally-damaging biocides

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    • Transport,
    • Water
    • United Kingdom
  • Rising tide of marine energy to lift the UK

    21/01/09

    Rising tide of marine energy to lift the UK
    The United Kingdom is at the forefront of marine energy research and development, and many believe this growing sector could in the future meet a fifth of all British energy demands.

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    • Energy efficiency,
    • Water
    • United Kingdom
  • Back to the future with the 2016 energy-efficient house

    20/11/08

    Back to the future with the 2016 energy-efficient house
    The University of Nottingham and energy company E.ON have begun work on a replica of a 1930s home to act as testing ground for innovative energy efficiency solutions for older properties.

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