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Production of 500 daily litres of bioethanol from food waste

Bioethanol plant to stay closed unless change in market

Added: 7 Dec 2017

Britain’s biggest bioethanol producer, Vivergo, said it would ‘closely monitor the market’ before c…

EDF Hinkley Point C nuclear power wide

Wood wins £12 million Hinkley Point C contract

Added: 7 Dec 2017

Wood has won an £11.9 million contract to be sole supplier of inspection qualification services to …

GE announces more than 1,000 UK power jobs to go

Added: 7 Dec 2017

General Electric is to shed more than 1,000 UK jobs from its power division, as part of swingeing c…

UK manufacturing boosted by European performance

Added: 4 Dec 2017

European markets continue to play a key role for British manufacturing toward the end of this year,…

Nuclear industry makes ‘key contribution to Britain’s GDP’

Added: 4 Dec 2017

Britain’s civil nuclear industry contributed some £6.4 billion to the UK economy last year, claims …

Xylem chief takes over as BPMA head

Added: 4 Dec 2017

Xylem Water Solutions managing director Duncan Lewis has officially taken over as the president of …

Process leaders on industrial strategy: good but not sufficient

Added: 28 Nov 2017

Welcome for the Government’s newly unveiled industrial strategy has been tempered by demands from t…

IET rankin

IET research shows majority of children see engineering as male profession

Added: 24 Nov 2017

Research by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) reveals only 9% of children aged be…

Reconditioning large rolling bearings can save downtime and money

Added: 24 Nov 2017

Large rolling bearings often play a critical role in keeping high value production plant operating …

NEBOSH and HSE qualification improves process safety management

Added: 23 Nov 2017

Improving process safety culture is one of the key benefits that can be realised through appropriat…

Chancellor

Process industries provide a Budget welcome, but with caveats

Added: 23 Nov 2017

The first Autumn Budget in 20 years received a mostly favourable welcome from the process sectors b…

Is the issue of gas leaks being treated seriously enough?

Added: 21 Nov 2017

Gas leaks aren’t just costly, they’re also potentially harmful to employees, the local community an…

BSC opens Mumbai base after deal with leading Indian safety trainer

Added: 20 Nov 2017

India’s leading safety training organisation has joined forces with the British Safety Council in o…

Graduates

STEM grads more likely to be out of work says CIPD report

Added: 17 Nov 2017

Young people who study STEM subjects have the highest rate of graduate unemployment immediately aft…

Earthquake hero and outstanding apprentice win top IET awards

Added: 16 Nov 2017

The IET has awarded its Armed Forces Technician of the Year prize to a soldier who returned to his …

UK and EU chemical bodies demand sector guarantees against no-deal withdrawal

Added: 14 Nov 2017

British and Europe-wide chemical industry associations have issued a joint statement calling on the…

Scuoler to chair key UK export body

Added: 13 Nov 2017

Retiring chief executive of manufacturers’ organisation the EEF, Terry Scuoler is the new chair of …

Microorganisms adhere to surfaces, grow, and multiply to form a colony of cells

Life sciences in Scotland warns of increasing uncertainty for sector

Added: 10 Nov 2017

Life science companies in Scotland are facing increasing uncertainty because of lack of clarity abo…

New solutions open up for predictive and preventive maintenance

Added: 27 Nov 2017

A new generation of smart, value for money solutions looks poised to open up the market for predict…

Uni team aims to extract instant materials ‘recipes’ from research papers

Added: 7 Nov 2017

Researchers from three universities are working on a new artificial intelligence system that will d…