According to statistics released last week from National Grid, Britain has now gone 114 continuous hours without burning coal to generate electricity, smashing the previous record of 90 hours. This is the longest period since the Industrial Revolution and is set to keep on rising.
Tata Chemicals Europe has announced that it will operate a new energy from waste plant (EFW) at its Lostock manufacturing site in Northwich, Cheshire in a joint venture worth nearly half a billion pounds.
Aurrigo, a UK-based autonomous vehicles manufacturer, has been working with US firms to equip three of its ‘Pod Zeros’ with the latest AI technology. The driverless pods can seat up to four people, travel at 15 mph and cover up to 60 miles on one charge.
Up to £170m of government funding will go to energy-intensive industries like glass, steel, ceramics and chemicals to help them develop new green technologies and create the world’s first ‘net-zero’ carbon cluster of heavy industry.
A new report from the Trades Union Congress (TUC) says the UK has two decades to prepare for the full impact of digitalisation. It proposes the creation of 1 million more manufacturing jobs to deal with the rapid technological changes.
The UK’s first carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS) project could be commissioned within a decade according to a new government report on the technology, released to coincide with a CCUS summit in Edinburgh today (30 Nov).