Environment

United Kingdom

13/07/2015
The promise of graphene
Hopes are high for graphene, an ultra-thin material that has been labelled as possibly “the most amazing and versatile substance available to mankind.” Graphene was first isolated in 2004. By the end of 2015, according to a company spun out of the United Kingdom's National Graphene Institute, a...
24/11/2011
Turning SMEs into trailblazers
Resource-efficiency experts are helping a select group of SMEs in the east of England to innovate, protect the environment, cut their costs and improve rural competitiveness. “A local pub can save £3,200/yr and 13.6t CO2e using heat recovered from a cellar cooler to heat hot water. Total...
18/12/2009
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. Hertfordshire University joined with UK drying specialist Secomak to create a drying machine offering significant energy...
28/04/2009
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. The Renewable Energy Centre (REC) is part of the Agri Food and Bioscience Institute (AFBI) in County Down, Northern...
26/03/2009
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. The Sustainable Systems Department at this UK university is testing a new low carbon footprint technology,...
26/03/2009
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. The Sustainable Systems Department at this UK university is testing a new low carbon footprint technology,...
14/02/2009
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 The self-navigating robot cleaner makes it possible to improve maritime...
20/11/2008
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. The ETAP Forum on markets for sustainable construction in June 2007 highlighted the need to deal with both...