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Smurfit Kappa announces multimillion fuel conversion in Germany to substantially reduce CO2 emissions

Smurfit Kappa has announced a significant investment of €11.5 million in its Zülpich paper mill in Germany, which will fund a fuel conversion project aimed at significantly reducing the plant’s CO2 emissions. The plant currently produces approximately 500,000 tonnes of paper…

  • 01/06/2021

Manufacturer William Hughes to cut annual energy costs by £35,000 and Carbon Emissions by 100 tonnes with SolarEdge PV system

Embracing the value of solar technology, UK wire products manufacturer William Hughes is forecast to save £35,000 in energy costs and reduce carbon emissions by 100 tonnes per year following the installation of a optimised SolarEdge PV system at its headquarters in Stalbridge, Dorset.

  • 20/05/2021

97% reduction in waste to landfill from Schaeffler’s UK plant

Schaeffler's plant in Sheffield is extremely proud to have worked on the Zero Waste to Landfill Project, the aim of which is to recycle as much waste as possible and no longer dispose of it in landfills. By the end of 2020 the Sheffield site had achieved 97% reduction of waste to landfill. As a…

  • 07/05/2021

Bureau Veritas urges businesses to prioritise net zero promises

As President Joe Biden unveils the USA’s commitment to cutting carbon emissions, Bureau Veritas is urging businesses to prioritise their own net zero promises and to create a clear plan to deliver on this. Just hours after being sworn in as president on 20th January, Joe Biden demonstrated…

  • 05/05/2021

Smurfit Kappa accelerates CO2 emissions reduction in 2020

Smurfit Kappa continues to make significant and tangible progress on achieving its sustainability targets according to its 14th Sustainable Development Report ("SDR"). It highlights the company’s long-standing objective to be an impactful business that drives change and nurtures a greener…

  • 05/05/2021

How to profit from waste - Topolytics and CeeD announce joint project

Wastetech leader Topolytics has teamed up with the Centre of Engineering Education and Development (CeeD) to enable manufacturers throughout the UK to get a better understanding of their waste and its associated carbon impact. The project is being funded by Innovate UK, the UK's innovation agency.

  • 04/05/2021

Pressure to reduce plastic use risks disrupting paper recycling and stifling innovation

Recycling labelling proposals from the UK Government risk disrupting the paper recycling stream, which currently operates efficiently, and shutting out much-needed innovation which can provide a route to genuine recycling with the increased use of coated paper. This is the warning from Aquapak, the…

  • 26/04/2021

Domin and Renishaw collaborate to create a more sustainable industry

UK-based, Domin, has developed a highly competitive range of state-of-the-art servo valves, and is now setting out to showcase how engineering start-ups can drive value for UK industry. Supported by metal additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing) technology from global engineering company…

  • 25/03/2021

Ending biomass funding program sets back net zero

The Government’s planned end to the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (NDRHI) this month will leave manufacturers without a financially viable green alternative to generate heat for many crucial industrial processes. This could force businesses to seek out cheaper, non-renewable sources…

  • 24/03/2021

Jungheinrich focuses on green electricity

Effective immediately, all Jungheinrich sites in Germany, including the company’s six German production plants, will operate exclusively on green power. The transition of the foreign branches and plants to green electricity will follow. At the same time, Jungheinrich has begun to generate its…

  • 19/03/2021