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Government green light for speedier shale planning applications

Added: 17 May 2018

Business secretary Greg Clark has vowed to speed up planning applications to develop shale gas expl…

How Landia enabled a first for Ireland's biogas pioneers

Added: 18 May 2018

Landia chief the late Hugh Vaughan left a lasting legacy when he helped a father and son team creat…

When you purchase equipment, think of hidden costs as well as price

Added: 17 May 2018

As Victorian art critic John Ruskin astutely observed, “it’s unwise to pay too much but it’s worse …

Newcastle pupils celebrate their UK subsea victory

Added: 15 May 2018

Newcastle Royal Grammar School’s seven-strong team beat off a strong challenge from four other fina…

Ineos chief Ratcliffe tops UK rich list

Added: 14 May 2018

Ineos founder Jim Ratcliffe has topped the annual Sunday Times Rich List as the wealthiest individu…

Green light for employer-led materials science apprenticeship degree

Added: 11 May 2018

The Institute for Apprenticeships has approved the development of the occupational standard for the…

PM heralds opening of UK’s first FE college-based biomass training site

Added: 8 May 2018

Prime minister Theresa May performed the official opening for the first further education college-b…

Water

Water recycling achieves a full circle

Added: 8 May 2018

What would those great Victorian public health pioneers John Snow and Joseph Bazalgette have made o…

Investing in pumps modernisation is essential for survival

Added: 8 May 2018

It’s a bald reminder to anyone who assesses a product’s overall cost purely on the basis of its pri…

EEF: Government must address failed productivity strategy

Added: 4 May 2018

Government strategy aimed at boosting UK productivity has failed and needs to set clear goals that …

Baker Perkins food processing biscuits

Scots food and drink trio demand call for shared labelling approach across UK

Added: 2 May 2018

Three leading Scottish food sector associations have united to demand a shared regulatory approach …

EEF: Number 10 must reform apprentice levy

Added: 30 Apr 2018

Manufacturers’ association the EEF has delivered one of the strongest attacks yet on the government…

EEF plea for cyber security as nearly 50% of UK manufacturers report attacks

Added: 23 Apr 2018

UK manufacturing is the most targeted sector for cyber attacks after government and finance, report…

Norwell seeks training EDGE with upstream e-learning

Added: 23 Apr 2018

Oil industry company Norwell Engineering has launched a 50 module e-learning course to counter what…

Turning whisky into (waste)water

Added: 17 Apr 2018

Glemorangie distillery is famous as the home of one of the great Scottish whiskies. Now, with help …

Plastic recycling

Enzyme breakthrough could revolutionise plastic recycling

Added: 17 Apr 2018

Scientists experimenting with an enzyme that helps bacteria digest plastic have engineered a faster…

Don't act on impulses, use good sensors

Added: 11 Apr 2018

The world has moved on and so has the technology at our disposal. Why then, asks Ken Roberts, do so…

Valves need to guarantee workplace safety without leaking money

Added: 30 May 2018

Pressure Relief Valves perform an essential role in ensuring safety in the workplace but leakage is…

Following the right electrical safety procedures can save lives

Added: 11 Apr 2018

Nothing can be taken granted when it comes to electrical safety, writes Michelle Knott, not least w…

UKCS operators could save on more than ‘£240 million cost and deferred revenue’

Added: 9 Apr 2018

UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) oil and gas operators are overlooking innovations that could be worth i…