Press Releases

Rochdale residents urged to make their metals matter

Oct 03, 2014 09:30 BST Rochdale Borough Council Recycle for Greater Manchester and Rochdale Borough Council have joined forces with the metal packaging and recycling industry to launch a new campaign to urge people living in Rochdale borough to make their ‘metals matter’ by encouraging them to recycle more.

Thermotolerant yeast can provide more climate-smart ethanol

Oct 02, 2014 19:00 BST Chalmers University of Technology With a simple mutation, yeast can grow in higher than normal temperatures. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology demonstrate this in an article in the scientific journal Science. The findings may result in ethanol being more effectively manufactured for vehicle fuel, as well as increase the possibility of using residual waste as a raw material.

ÅF signs consultancy agreement with Riikinvoima for new waste-to-energy plant

Oct 02, 2014 08:17 BST ÅF ÅF has signed an Owner’s Engineer contract with Riikinvoima Oy for a new CHP plant in the Varkaus area, about 300 km north-east of Helsinki, Finland.

Oct 01, 2014 16:39 BST Capitalize A survey has revealed 87.9% of motorcycle and scooter commuters believe they are happier when arriving at work compared to other modes of travel. The research which reached out to 1,000 UK commuters, asked participants to reflect on their best and worst journeys to work and consequently unveiled motorcycling to have the best effect on an individual’s happiness.

Space savings across three levels

Oct 01, 2014 10:43 BST Phoenix Contact UK The new UT 4-PE/L/HESI fuse terminal block range with screw connection from Phoenix Contact offers a high degree of functionality on three levels with a pitch of just 6.2 mm.

Sep 30, 2014 17:32 BST Bury Council Starting next week, bin collection days and collection frequencies will change for most households throughout the borough of Bury.

Village Link brings hi-tech walking route to countryside

Sep 29, 2014 11:10 BST Bury Council Walkers keen to discover scenic attractions in the north of Bury now have a hi-tech aid to help them.

Sep 29, 2014 11:01 BST Volkswagen UK ► Passat GTE is first plug-in hybrid by Volkswagen in saloon and estate body styles ► Combines TSI engine and electric motor for maximum power output of 218 PS ► Driving range of over 600 miles; up to 31 miles in all-electric E-mode

Compact AC connection for photovoltaic micro inverters

Sep 29, 2014 10:39 BST Phoenix Contact UK The new SUNCLIX Micon AC connection system from Phoenix Contact reliably connects photovoltaic modules.

Sep 29, 2014 07:10 BST Uppsala University Present-day lithium batteries are efficient but involve a range of resource and environmental problems. Using materials from alfalfa (lucerne seed) and pine resin and a clever recycling strategy, Uppsala researchers have now come up with a highly interesting alternative. Their study will be presented soon in the scientific journal ChemSusChem.