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

Posted on 23 Jun 2023 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.

Engineers Without Borders UK introduces Global Responsibility Competency Compass to address sustainability skills gap in engineering

Engineers Without Borders UK has launched the Global Responsibility Competency Compass, with support from the Royal Academy of Engineering.

The self-led educational tool has been developed to help engineers respond effectively to the complexity and uncertainty of pressing global challenges such as climate change. Read more via The Manufacturer

UKRI and Science Creates launch engineering biology accelerator

UKRI and Science Creates have launched a new accelerator programme for innovative engineering biology scientists in the UK, in partnership with industry experts.

The programme is funded through the £250 million UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Technology Missions Fund. It has been designed to support engineering biology researchers who wish to launch a company, or whose existing start-up is in the very early-stages. Read more via UKRI

SMMT’s International Automotive Summit returns next week

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ highly anticipated International Automotive Summit will return to the IET, London next Tuesday 27 June. Now in its 15th year, it has become an integral fixture in the automotive calendar, providing a unique opportunity for the industry, stakeholders and policymakers to come together for a day of unparalleled insight and discussion about emerging trends, technological advancements, and the challenges facing what is one of the country’s most important sectors. Read more via SMMT

Bentley celebrates 10th anniversary of solar power at carbon neutral ‘dream factory’ with new generation of solar panels

Installation started yesterday at the Bentley Motors carbon neutral ‘dream factory’ in Crewe to increase the number of on-site solar panels to 36,418.

The announcement coincides with the 10th anniversary of the first solar panels at the Pyms Lane site, where all Bentley models are built. The solar panels cover an area of 60,911 m2 – the equal to nine football pitches or 311 tennis courts. Read more via The Manufacturer

GE to jointly produce fighter jet engines in India

General Electric’s (GE.N) aerospace unit said on Thursday it has signed an agreement with India’s state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HIAE.NS) to make fighter jet engines for the Indian Air Force.

The development comes at a time when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on an official state visit to the United States. Read more via Reuters

Rolls-Royce extends sustainability partnership with Goodwood Estate

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is extending its longstanding environmental partnership with the Goodwood Estate, with projects designed to benefit wildlife, biodiversity and the local community.

The Estate, home to the Dukes of Richmond since 1697, extends to 12,000 acres. With over 4,900 acres of forestry and one of the largest lowland organic farms in the UK, it operates traditional land management practices that support diverse habitats for local wildlife. Read more via Rolls-Royce

Future Developments capitalises on new cleaning product with £500,000 investment drive

A North Staffordshire manufacturer of household and vehicle cleaning products is pressing the button on an ambitious investment drive.

Future Developments (Manufacturing), which has blended and made chemicals that go into more than 1500 different products, is spending over £500,000 on creating an additional 15,000 sq. ft. production facility at its Davenport Street home in Burslem and the installation of a faster filling and packing line. Read more via The Manufacturer

Johnson Matthey’s patented SCARF technology brings high performance to tackle toughest ever emissions challenges for diesel cars and vans

As upcoming global emissions standards lay down the next technical challenge for emissions control systems for road transport, Johnson Matthey (JM) announces its SCARF technology for high performance control of NOx emissions and particulate matter from diesel vehicles.

JM’s SCARF technology combines JM’s cutting-edge selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalyst and selective catalytic reduction filter (SCRF®) in a patented arrangement. The compact design enables closer placement to the vehicle’s engine to take advantage of the higher temperatures. Fast warm up of the SCR component brings the NOx reduction catalysts to operating temperatures as quickly as possible to minimise engine emissions, especially when starting up the vehicle in cold weather. Read more via Johnson Matthey