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  • Initiative could yearly divert 100,000 tonnes of waste ash from landfill Resource & 'Waste'
    Initiative could yearly divert 100,000 tonnes of waste ash from landfill

    Heat treatment experts at the Advanced Forming Research Centre at the University of Strathclyde have teamed up with Enva, formerly William Tracey Group, to further research into a sustainable initiative that could save up to 100,000 tonnes of waste ash from landfill each year.

  • Vehicle rent firm Enterprise green their Monmouth business Business
    Vehicle rent firm Enterprise green their Monmouth business

    Enterprise has opened a new vehicle rental branch in the historic heritage town of Monmouth and has introduced rainwater harvesting and solar panel car park lighting to the location in order to increase sustainability.

  • Food waste reduced by processors changing testing Food
    Food waste reduced by processors changing testing

    Food waste reduction is key to saving money, improving food production efficiency, lowering greenhouse gas emissions, reducing packaging waste and protecting the environment. Dr Abdel Ezbiri from the technology company Cerulean discusses the waste that results from the temperature testing of fresh and chilled foods, and outline the success that some food processors have achieved in adopting non-destructive testing (NDT) technology.

  • Kingfisher's B&Q will cease selling metaldehyde in slug and snail controls Business
    Kingfisher's B&Q will cease selling metaldehyde in slug and snail controls

    Kingfisher, the home improvement company and owner of B&Q, will stop selling products that contain metaldehyde across its 1,200 stores and replace them with environmentally-friendly alternatives. The move follows three years of collaboration and product development with suppliers.

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Air Quality & Emissions Show (AQE)

View live vehicle emissions data at AQE 2018

Visitors to next week's Air Quality & Emissions Show (AQE 2018) in Telford will be able to view live emissions data from vehicles travelling on a road close to the Telford International Centre, where the event will take place (21-22nd Nov.) Ricardo plc, a global strategic engineering and environmental consultancy, will operate the monitoring equipment, providing a live feed into their AQE exhibition stand number No. 74.

"This is very exciting," comments show organiser Marcus Pattison. "Vehicles are being blamed for urban air pollution, so this will be a great opportunity to see 'real-world' emissions rather than car manufacturers' data. Entry to the AQE 2018 exhibition is free of charge to pre-registered visitors so whilst the event was created for air quality professionals, there is no reason why members of the public or local pressure groups should not also attend."

AQE RicardoSurveyingRicardo and its technology partner, OPUS RSE, use state of the art vehicle emission remote sensing equipment to accurately measure real-world driving emissions from large numbers of vehicles, under actual driving conditions, in a short space of time. The equipment is portable and will be configured to measure emissions of the pollutants of most interest, namely nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide, particulate matter, hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and ammonia.

The data gathered provides local insight necessary to inform the cost-effective design of low-emission policy and helps to ensure that mitigation measures focus only on the most polluting vehicle types.

The world's leading manufacturers of air quality monitoring equipment will display the latest technologies at the event, and with registrations up by 21% AQE 2018 is set to be busier than ever. In addition to the exhibition there will be a comprehensive programme of free workshops as well as conferences on Clean Air Zones, the Medium Combustion Plant Directive, air quality legislation and Brexit, emissions from organics recycling, and air quality monitoring and improvement measures.

Registration is available at www.AQEShow.com