How the contents of a filthy gully can be a money-spinner

Move over Marmite – when it comes to turning waste matter into usable products, there’s a new contender for the champion’s crown. The ‘love it’ or ‘hate it’ spread is made using yeast extract, a by-product of the beer brewing process and is an early example of recycling and the ‘circular economy’ – where waste […]

ITS (UK) urges prompt payment for SMEs

The UK’s Intelligent Transport Society, ITS (UK), is issuing a call for all major companies to honour the payment terms with their SME suppliers. The plea follows comments from a number of ITS (UK)’s smaller members who have described how they have had to wait more than four times the agreed 30 days to receive […]

Government confirms support for highway maintenance

Councils across England have today been allocated their share of £500 million for highways maintenance, the government confirmed today. This, it said, would go towards the fixing of the equivalent of 10 million potholes across the country. It is the second of five equal instalments from the £2.5 billion Potholes Fund, providing £500 million a year […]

Australian mining company retrofits driverless car

Australian mining group Fortescue Metals has turned four Ford Ranger SUVs into driverless vehicles. Working with Ford Australia, the vehicles have been retrofitted with an on-board vehicle automation system to support the driverless equipment transfer service, which Fortescue says will improve efficiency and safety by enabling team members to spend more time on maintaining assets. […]


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