Press Releases

Nov 17, 2015 10:32 GMT Relacom Relacom has sold its Swedish subsidiary Orbion Consulting AB to the Nordic technology consultancy company Rejlers AB. As a consequence Relacom will have access to a large consulting organization that can strengthen the company's offering in all business areas: Mobile and fibre networks, Power and M2M/Internet of Things.

Oct 18, 2015 10:00 BST Moray Council A range of waste management operations could be centralised at Moray Council’s existing site at Moycroft in Elgin.

Emissions targets are out of reach without a massive technological shift in Europe's basic industries

Oct 05, 2015 07:00 BST Chalmers University of Technology ​The targets for lower emissions of carbon dioxide from Europe's basic industries are out of reach, without urgent introduction of innovative carbon dioxide mitigation technologies. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology draw this conclusion after several years of research into carbon-intensive industry in Europe.

Oct 01, 2015 07:21 BST Uppsala University Electrochromic windows, so-called ‘smart windows’, share a well-known problem with rechargeable batteries – their limited lifespan. Researchers at Uppsala University have now worked out an entirely new way to rejuvenate smart windows which have started to show signs of age. The study, published in the distinguished science journal Nature Materials, may open the way to other areas of application.

Programme to flush away poverty in Indian city launches at Global Citizen Festival

Sep 29, 2015 14:44 BST Practical Action H&M Conscious Foundation and Practical Action have announced a new $1.3M project to bring clean water and safe sanitation to one of the poorest communities in India.

Smooth robot movements reduce energy consumption by up to 40 percent

Aug 24, 2015 07:00 BST Chalmers University of Technology By minimizing the acceleration of industrial robots, energy consumption can be reduced by up to 40 percent – while retaining the given production time. This is the result of a new optimization algorithm that was developed by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology.

Cellulose from wood can be printed in 3D

Jun 17, 2015 07:00 BST Chalmers University of Technology ​A group of researchers have managed to print and dry three-dimensional objects made entirely by cellulose for the first time with the help of a 3D-bioprinter. They also added carbon nanotubes to create electrically conductive material. The effect is that raw material based on wood will be able to compete with fossil-based plastics and metals in the on-going additive manufacturing revolution.

New bus routes and bike friendly buses introduced.

Jun 15, 2015 16:30 BST Moray Council Bus passengers can now take their bike for a ride between Elgin, Kinloss, Findhorn, Forres, Hopeman and Burghead. In addition, local services to and from the new Forres health centre have been increased to run every hour, with a drop-off point inside the health centre grounds.

New campaign will accelerate energy access for all by ten years

May 22, 2015 10:25 BST Practical Action New coalition will press Governments and funders to leap-frog fossil fuels and advance renewable, decentralized energy for 1.2 billion people who are energy poor

Financial industry needs to concentrate its efforts to curb climate change in time

May 12, 2015 10:00 BST Church of Sweden There are eight months left until the climate change conference in Paris. Aside from establishing a global agreement, we need the innovative capabilities of the business sector, combined with the financial industry’s mechanisms to enable the transition to a low-carbon society. These are the thoughts of the Church of Sweden in a report on responsible investment, which is being published today.