Daily Manufacturing News Digest – the industry stories you should be aware of today

Posted on 10 May 2024 by The Manufacturer

Each day The Manufacturer compiles the top manufacturing news stories from around the web. To make your life a little easier, we trawl through all the major trade publications, broadsheets and business magazines to find you the most important manufacturing news each morning. Don't forget to bookmark this page and check back daily.

£14m boost for next generation manufacturing

A trio of manufacturing related research initiatives led by the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) have received a £14m funding boost through Glasgow City Region Innovation Accelerator programme.

The three projects will accelerate productivity and sustainability across local manufacturing and engineering specialists, with smaller businesses working alongside partners including Boeing, SSE Renewables, Howden, Thales and Babcock. The projects are supported with £5.4m from the UK Government and up to £8.6m from industry partners. More via The Manufacturer

Nucleic acid medicines manufacture receives £4.5m in funding

Innovate UK has announced the winners of a funding competition to create and bring to market inventive approaches while enhancing the resource effectiveness, output and expandability for producing nucleic acid medications.

Nucleic acid medicines have been showing some promise over recent years, from rare diseases to vaccines. However, there are unique manufacturing challenges that need to be solved if they are to be scaled and delivered to large numbers of patients. This presents an opportunity for the UK to take a leading position in driving these technologies and innovations forward. More via UK Research and Innovation

Carbon capture firm launches cement manufacturing trial

C-Capture, Leeds-based developers of next generation technology for carbon dioxide removal, has launched a new carbon capture trial in the cement manufacturing sector in partnership with Heidelberg Materials.

The trial, which uses C-Capture’s innovative solution for industrial decarbonisation, is taking place at Heidelberg Material’s cement manufacturing plant in Ketton. More via The Business Desk

PepsiCo’s Spain plant first to go net zero globally by 2025

PepsiCo has announced that its beverage plant in Northern Spain aims to become the company’s first plant globally to reach net-zero emissions by 2025.

The beverage plant, in Álava Basque Country, which produces iconic brands such as Pepsi, as well as local brands KAS and Bitter KAS, aims to reach net zero emissions next year, thanks to the electrification of the plant’s operations, leading to the elimination of 1,849 tonnes of CO2 per year. More via The Manufacturer

Leading construction products manufacturer officially opens new Northern Ireland HQ

One of the UK and Ireland’s leading manufacturers of construction products has officially opened its new headquarters in Cookstown.

The Keystone Group will welcome 400 leading figures from UK and Ireland’s construction sector to Northern Ireland to celebrate the opening of Cookstown HQ at a 35th-anniversary gala hosted by Patrick Kielty tonight in Titanic Belfast. More via News Letter

Norfolk manufacturer invests £1m into UK-first rental service

A Norfolk nitrogen pump business is set to change the way the oil and gas industry accesses equipment, with a new direct to customer rental service never before offered by a UK firm.

Great Yarmouth’s Prior Power Solutions is already one of the UK’s leading providers of nitrogen pumps. More via Yahoo! News

Future innovators challenged to design nuclear fission and fusion decommissioning robots

Students in West Cumbria have been tasked by the Robotics and AI Collaboration (RAICo) and the Industrial Solutions Hub (iSH) to design and build robots which will be showcased at a major robotics and artificial intelligence (RAI) industry event.

Students aged 16 to 18 from West Lakes Academy and the Energy Coast University Technical College (UTC) are taking part in the challenge, with the aim of each school developing a small robot capable of transporting a mock nuclear waste barrel. More via The Manufacturer