- 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%.
Movers & Shakers
Changing the face of construction with a new way to use wood
Pollywood Ltd are a British start-up, who aim to change the face of construction. Wood is gaining new advocates in off-site construction. Pollywood's strength and light weight will add a new way to use wood for building.
In Response to Recent Devastating Natural Disasters, BRE & CRS Unveil Emergency Relief Humanitarian Shelter
The increasing number and scale of natural disasters throughout the world, highlighted by the recent Hurricane Irma, has given rise to a collaborative exhibit by BRE and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) that was unveiled at BRE's Innovation Park in Watford.
The Society for the Environment's boss recognised for female CEO excellence and Society also gives out Honary Fellowship to university professor
The Society for the Environment has been recognised twice in the inaugural Female CEO Excellence Awards, with an award for CEO, Dr Emma Wilcox, and for the Society's environmental professional register.
Leading names share their sustainability solutions insights at RWM
Speakers from M&S, WRAP, Adnams and The London Waste and Recycling Board will share their insights on future trends, policy and circular solutions. RWM brings together key industry stakeholders to discuss ways of unlocking sustainable wealth opportunities from the UK's resources.
F&P Sponsors appoints new consultant to focus on green-tech sector
Peer-to-peer funding specialist F&P Sponsors has appointed former financier and specialist investment manager Edward Williams as a Consultant, to focus on supporting the funding aspirations of companies in the clean and green technology sectors.