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New software models city’s air quality in under 10 minutes

New software can calculate air quality in major cities in under 10 minutes, and within five metres of any given location. Air pollution monitors are stationed …

Compressor cuts energy consumption by 76% and service costs by 30% for Scottish seafood processor, says supplier

Salmon producer Marine Harvest VAP (UK) Ltd has achieved annual energy savings of £21,000 after Atlas Copco updated its compressed air system with new …

New indicators explore the impact of the urban environment on people’s health

New metrics that might better inform development and urban planning have been published by the building science organisation BRE. The BRE Healthy Cities Index …

Local Government Association calls for industry-wide approach to tackle unrecyclability of plastic packaging

Food manufacturers must simplify the plastics they use and make them more amenable to recycling, the Local Government Association said on 4 August – …

New ‘flow battery’ could charge electric vehicles in seconds, say researchers

A new type of energy storage system could revolutionise energy storage and drop the charging time of electric cars from hours to seconds, claim its creators. …

Def-Con presentation warns of cyber-attack against smart irrigation systems

A presentation at the cyber-security conference Def-Con 26 (Las Vegas, 11 August) has warned of a potential distributed attack against urban water services, …

New guidance document on avoiding plastic contamination in compost

The REA and ADBA have released a position paper offering advice on how to keep plastic out of digestates and composts . …

Ground-breaking textile recycling technology ready to leave the lab, says firm

An East London-based start-up firm, Worn Again Technologies, has announced that it has hit a £5 million investment target to support the commercialisation of …

Summer reed cutting is essential, says waterways expert

The Rothen Group, an independent civil engineering and maintenance business servicing UK waterways, has issued a warning to raise awareness of the dangers of …

Climate change will lead to higher UK water costs

Britain’s water industry will face higher costs for treating and managing water supplies due to the increasing occurrence of drought and flood resulting from …

Scottish firm gives golf clubs a new lease of life

The firm aims to get the unused golf clubs, which would otherwise gather dust in garages across the country, into the hands of keen players - or even …

Using on-site bioenergy to meet water and CO2 shortages

Richard Gueterbock, MD of Clearfleau Group, offers advice and opinion on bio-waste . …

Keeping compliant across the UK: Differences in environmental legislation

Simon Knott of consultancy Naturally Compliant offers an overview of important differences in environmental legislation between the different countries in the …

Quantifying contaminants in oil and gas for recycling

Celtic Recycling is the only firm in the UK able to produce 'good as new' sulphur hexafluoride from discarded transformers, a service supported by the use of …

Measurement without obstruction?

David Bowers of ABB Measurement & Analytics makes the case for using thermal mass flowmeters to measure biogas flows . …

Applying biology to hard-to-solve waste challenges

From locking in unpleasant odours to reducing bulky waste and cleaning up hydrocarbon contamination, biotechnology company Advetec says bacteria-driven …

Clutching at straws?

In banning plastic drinking straws, coffee cups and other single-use plastic, the UK Government and NGOs seem to be ignoring the really big issue - the …

Guidance ‘will encourage more blue-green infrastructure’

New guidance appears to give water companies greater freedom to adopt Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) and to introduce more rainwater saving and re-use …

Making the most of the RHI reforms with membrane technology

The first commercial plant to upgrade biogas to biomethane, for injection into the gas grid or for use as a vehicle fuel, used water wash technology, and in …

Bringing remote monitoring benefits to community-scale biogas

Researchers at Loughborough University have collaborated with colleagues in Thailand to develop a small scale biogas system that converts food waste to methane …

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