Mar 07
DSM wins ‘Breakthrough Technology of the Year’

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Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, is pleased to announce that its advanced cellulosic yeast product was named the ‘Breakthrough Technology of the Year’ on 5 March 2014 by Green Power Conferences. The award recognizes a breakthrough technology platform “for the technology that reset the goal for bio-based production.” Green Power […]

Jan 16
Solar farm proposals plan to champion local economy of Somerton in Somerset

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British solar farm developer and operator, Lightsource Renewable Energy, is hoping to submit a proposal for a solar farm which will not only generate clean electricity for 2,000 local homes but also create opportunities for local businesses and employment. The firm has launched a campaign today seeking involvement from the local community in shaping and […]

Jan 15
Hemp and straw risky choice for new build homes

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Natural crop-based building materials – such as hemp and straw – are of ‘growing’ interest for the construction of new homes in the UK, a new report by the NHBC Foundation has found. But the report also advises that there are risks associated with using such materials and highlights that at the current time relatively […]

Jun 28
Uptake on the rise, but renewable energy potential still not met, say farmers

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More than three quarters of farmers don’t feel the potential for on-farm renewable energy is being met, according to new figures. The finding has come out of an exclusive survey thought to be the most comprehensive of its kind in the UK which involved gathering opinion on farm-based renewable energy from nearly 700 farmers across […]

Jun 24
Desco embarks on innovative new project with Rathfinny Estate

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Award-winning mechanical and electrical building services engineering consultancy, Desco, has started work on the development of a specialist accommodation project at England’s largest and most environmentally friendly winery, the Rathfinny Estate. As work on the 1,200 ton winery in the South Downs moves further forward, the estate is preparing to welcome the first round of […]