Modular buildings set for new standard to change 'prefab' bias
Buildings & Cities
Modular buildings manufactured offsite, that are environmentally sound and go towards solving the affordable housing crisis, are set for a new product standard by BRE to change the consumer perception of poor quality 'prefabs'. The standard will be explained at the forthcoming ecobuild 2018 next month.
Norway launch shows battery propulsion possible on large ships
Hurtigruten's new hybrid expedition ship MS Roald Amundsen has touched water for the first time during a launching ceremony at the Kleven Yard in Ulsteinvik, Norway. The vessel features new hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible.
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IMPACT AIR SYSTEMS TO LAUNCH 'TRY BEFORE YOU BUY' KITS AT RWM 2016
Global waste extraction and separation specialists, Impact Air Systems, will launch their new ‘try before you buy’ testing kits at this year’s Resource and Waste Management Exhibition 2016, as a leaning towards further innovation.
BIOGAS UPGRADING MADE SIMPLE
Purac Puregas Ltd has delivered and installed a CApure Biogas Upgrading Plant for a private company in Wiltshire. The plant was fully assembled and rigorously tested in their manufacturing facility prior to shipment, making installation and commissioning a speedy matter.
CROMWELL POLYTHENE SECURES MAJOR COMPOSTABLES CONTRACT FOR NEW FOOD WASTE RECYCLING SCHEME
Cromwell Polythene has won a major contract to supply 7.3 million compostable kitchen caddy liners to East Lothian Council in East Scotland, which has introduced a food waste kerbside collection scheme to boost its recycling rate and comply with legislative targets.
WASTES PLOUGHED BACK TO THE LAND
On the reclaimed peat mosslands of Merseyside and West Lancashire, a generations old family farm is using the green wastes from the likes of multinational food companies down to small charities to create a top quality organic compost - and with minimal carbon footprint. Environment Times' Editor Duncan Ashcroft went to visit...