- Environment Times partnership - why should you attend RWM? Resource & 'Waste'
Boost for recycling of rare earth metals for a green economy
Resource & 'Waste'
The University of Birmingham has been awarded €4m to set up a pilot facility to reclaim rare earth metals from scrap as part of an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project. The facility will focus on recycling magnets made of neodymium, boron and iron. These are found in hard disk drives, household appliances, electric vehicles and wind turbine generators, and are increasingly important in the transition to a green, low carbon economy.
- Cheshire stream protected from pollution runoff from the M56 Water
Ellesmere Port's massive greenhouse gases could be reduced by a third in 11 years
A new study by the Energy Innovation District (EID) has revealed how a local, smart energy system could reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Ellesmere Port, where 5% of the UK's energy is currently consumed, by 34%. The £200k project – part funded by the Government's Prospering from the energy revolution programme – also demonstrates potential energy cost savings of up to 25%.
Energy & Resource Management
Sensor solutions for predictive maintenance of wind turbines and generators
Precision sensor technologies are not only proving their value during the production and testing of wind turbines, but also in the real time condition monitoring of operationally active onshore and offshore wind farms, says Chris Jones, Managing Director of Micro-Epsilon UK.
InterContinental Hotel deploys ABB technology to cut energy usage by 40 percent
A landmark hotel in Madrid is saving energy and meeting its environmental goals after equipping its heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems with ABB drives and high efficiency motors. Energy usage has been reduced by 445,000 kWh a year – enough to boil two million kettles of water.
Prolectric Acquires the Solatainer Solar Generator
Prolectric, the UK's fast-growing supplier of temporary solar lighting and off-grid power for highways, rail & infrastructure projects, has acquired the Solatainer® solar generator. The Prolectric acquisition includes all Solatainer assets and intellectual property.
Thorn provides an eye-catching energy efficient stream of light across the Firth of Forth
Thorn Lighting has supplied luminaires for the illumination of the new Queensferry Crossing. Thorn Lighting has worked with national M&E specialist SES Engineering Services (SES), on the £1.35 billion bridge spanning the Firth of Forth which has been designed to relieve pressure on the Forth Road Bridge.