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Adding gusto - wind energy forum

Wind energy professionals had the chance to vent their varying views at a recent conference in London, UK.
The Dig it to Build it team with pupils from Murray Park School

DigIT! to BuildIT! is a hit at Bretby 2010

Following the success of PrintIT! Proskills, the Sector Skills Council for the process and manufacturing sector, has launched DigIT! to BuildIT! with the aim of attracting young people into the industries of extractives and building products.
plastic bottles

Mixed plastics under the lens - recycling PET

As the effects of recycling PET in the presence of polylactic acid come under scrutiny, a UK collaborative project by the Materials Knowledge Transfer Network and Smithers Rapra aims to uncover the facts.
water pools on sandy beach

Accelerating water remediation from oil sands

Researchers at the University of Alberta, Canada, claim a judicious use of ozone can remediate waste water from tar sands quicker than previous ozonation techniques and natural remediation.

Watt are You Saving?

The Materials Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) has launched an energy reduction competition – ‘Watt’ are You Saving? – for the UK plastics and rubber industries. The aim of the competition is to recognise the best use of technology, innovation and environmental impact in energy reduction and to showcase best practice.

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