Friday, September 24, 2021

Firms win funding for EV battery management advance

A project aims to create new algorithms which will estimate the Remaining Useful Life (RUL) in an Electric Vehicle (EV) battery, with the firms...

Sponsored content: Power to the vehicle – EV chargepoint installation service launches

(Words: The Darcy Group) Listen very carefully and you can hear a quiet revolution taking place on roads across the UK, led by a growing...

UK calls for zero global shipping emissions by 2050

The UK is backing an "absolute zero" target for international shipping emissions by 2050, as an announcement from Transport Secretary Grant Shapps set out...
Envirotec Sept/Oct 21

Access point advice

There are benefits to using inspection chambers to access drains and sewers for cleaning, testing, inspection and maintenance, says the BPF Pipes Group in lieu of releasing a new guide on the topic.
Envirotec Sept/Oct 21

EV summit highlights

Electric vehicle adoption is "happening faster than any of us anticipated," said Daniel Lyons of Shell's e-mobility division, speaking at the UK's EV Summit on 1-2 September. The event reviewed developments in the uptake of EVs with over 80 in-person delegates in attendance and 400 online.
Velda Close Kirkley Stream

Sponsored Content: A faculty for facing down flood risk

T-T Pumps was enlisted to design, supply and install the equipment to meet the demands of the Lowestoft flood risk management project.
PIA Pump Industry Awards 2020/21

Sponsored Content: Excellence rewarded at long-awaited pumps industry event

Postponed due to the pandemic, the long-established Pump Industry Awards ceremony will take place in late September, celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Royal Mail commences emissions-cutting tyres trial with electric vans

Royal Mail has embarked on a six to nine-month trial of new tyres on a number of electric vehicles (EVs). The tyres are specially...

Hackathon event aims to solve EV charging location puzzles

A hackathon event aims to harness programmers’ talents to create ideas that tackle the challenges around the successful roll out of electric vehicles (EVs)...

First-of-a-kind energy charge points go live in Brent

Electric vehicle charge points that sit flush within the pavement, with no permanent raised street furniture at the pavement edge, are now being tested...

Fleet operator scheme urges greater awareness of drug and alcohol impairment risk

Fleet operator accreditation scheme FORS* is urging operators to be extra vigilant when it comes to managing drug and alcohol impairment this summer. In...

£10k/year charges on horizon for driving older, polluting vehicles in London

More motorists with older, higher polluting vehicles in Central London could face paying up to £10,000 each year - just for driving their car...

Green light for path to UK’s first ‘electric motorway’

The Department for Transport has awarded funding through Innovate UK to a consortium to lead the UK’s first ever study on the electrification of long range trucks with dynamic charging, using overhead wires on motorways.

Sponsored content: Rigid trucks tick all the boxes for sludge transportation

Logistics specialist Suttons Tankers has taken delivery of 14 new Volvo FMXs, the first rigids to join its fleet, after seemingly being impressed by...

Rubber modified asphalt is a proven circular solution, says report

A new report claims to find that rubber modified asphalt (RMA) is a resilient pavement solution to rebuild roadways, as well as offering a...

Public debate on water pollution “oversimplified”, believes expert panel

The rise of citizen science is placing increasing pressure on water companies to improve their environmental performance and protect river and bathing water quality....

Sponsored Content: Liquid storage capacity boost

The removal of solids from liquid waste has significant advantages within the environmental industry, as TT Pumps writes. Separation has already become very popular in the dairy industry for processing animal waste. This is a result of annual restrictions on spreading liquid waste at various times of the year, with the solid fraction not held under the same restrictions.

Sponsored Content: Reusing wash water at equipment hire firm

MSE Systems has provided equipment hire firm Sunbelt Rentals with a fully automated wastewater treatment system following a successful rental and testing period in 2020. The firm was asked to provide a system that would dramatically reduce the amount of fresh water used by Sunbelt Rentals when cleaning the dirty Trakway panels ready for use by new customers. Trakway is a series of panels laid down to create access to fields and sites that are usually inaccessible to vehicles and pedestrians.

Sticking points when selecting a pump

Pump manufacturer Seepex discusses the selection of pumps to handle wastewater flocculants, and outlines why progressive cavity pumps are a better choice than their centrifugal counterparts, in this kind of application.

Software yields savings for utility

At a critical pumping station supplying a major tourist destination near Paris, deployment of a proprietary pump monitoring system has provided an immediate saving of 21%, claims pump systems optimisation expert Riventa.