Plaxica sets ambitious goal to produce renewable plastic

Posted on 10 Feb 2012 by Tim Brown

A pioneering project to create a plastics polymer from renewable resources has been unveiled with plans announced to build the UK’s first bio-polymer demostration facility.

According to a report by, technology and licensing company Plaxica has awarded engineers Grimley Smith …

Carbon considerations need a new way of thinking

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Posted on 26 Jan 2012 by Tim Brown

As we move to a more carbon-constrained world, and environmental considerations increasingly become part of the public psyche, companies ultimately have to find a way to meet customer needs in a way that generates lower carbon emissions. Kirsty Braines, Partner at business improvement special

Mabey Bridge closes deal with German company

Posted on 20 Jan 2012 by

The south Wales based manufacturer, specialised in the supply of modular steel bridging, car parks, heavy plated steelwork and wind turbine towers, will build 35 wind turbine towers for sites in Wales and Scotland.

Following the deal with Nordex, a German wind turbines manufacturer, the company …

Isle of Man SES TT Zero 2012 entries now open

Posted on 17 Jan 2012 by Tim Brown

ENTRIES for the Isle of Man SES TT Zero 2012 Challenge, the world’s premiere zero emissions motorcycle race, opened on Monday 9th January.

Teams will be competing to be the first to break the 100mph lap round the world famous mountain course on an electric motorcycle. Anticipation is high tha…

All-electric racing car unveiled

Posted on 13 Jan 2012 by

Codenamed B12/69EV and the result of the collaboration of several partners, the electric prototype, developed by Lola Group and Drayson Racing Technologies, is expected to become the fastest electric car in the world, running at over 200mph.

The model was unveiled at the MIA International Low Ca…