Hanson secures BEIS funding to develop aggregates and asphalt net zero route map

Hanson has secured funding to develop a net zero carbon route map for its Midland Quarry Products (MQP) Cliffe Hill quarry and asphalt plant in Leicestershire as part of the BEIS Industry of Future Programme (IFP). BEIS is providing £1.46 million, through its Net Zero Innovation Portfolio, for a scoping study carried out by engineering […]

BEIS opens digital twin consultation

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has opened a consultation into the opportunities for connected digital twins to “catalyse innovation”. It says this consultation seeks to broaden the UK’s understanding of the impact and opportunities for cyber-physical systems, and advance our collective understanding of the value of, and options for an underpinning cyber-physical […]

Carbon dioxide levels fell by more than a tenth last year, according to Beis figures

Carbon dioxide emissions fell by more than a tenth last year, according to provisional figures from the Business Department (Beis). Its statistics show that overall greenhouse gases fell 8.9% in 2020 compared to 2019 and carbon dioxide, which makes up the lion’s share of emissions, was down 10.7% year-on-year. The large fall in 2020 was […]


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