NISP North East were proud to host a delegation from the Korean Industrial Complex Corp (Kicox).
This group manage a vast number of industrial parks across Korea, and aim to play a leading role in boosting the national economy by developing and operating eco-industrial parks. On their visit to Teesside the NISP team shared with them some regional examples of best practice and a variety of ideas to progress their work in Korea. The team will continue to collaborate with Kicox into the future and aim to visit Korea over the coming months to share experiences. For further information visit www.kicox.or.kr and www.eip.or.kr.
NISP North East delivered an interactive power hour session on waste at the Ecosmart 2010 Conference, which took place on Wednesday 19 May at the Radisson Hotel, Durham.
The day was organised around the five themes of energy, recycling, waste, properties and transport. The format of the day included presentations from high profile keynote speakers and was an opportunity to meet senior figures within the housing/environmental sector.
Low carbon - big opportunities
The Environmental Technology Transfer Club and CLEMANCE hosted a workshop titled 'low carbon - big opportunities'. It took place on Tuesday 20 April at Boho One in Middlesbrough.
A new partnership
CLEMANCE have secured £55,000 of Technology Strategy Board/Defra funding towards a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Daniels Group, an international food company owned by Singapore Airport Terminal Services (SATS). The aim of the KTP is to improve the Group’s energy efficiency and environmental performance.
The project follows on from the success of our One North East-funded Collaborative Innovation Partnership with International Cuisine Ltd in Consett, County Durham, part of the Daniels Group, which culminated in the company achieving Carbon Trust Accreditation. To carry out the KTP project we have appointed a new member of staff, Kate Tavernor.
CLEMANCE, in association with the National Industrial Symbiosis Programme (NISP), has initiated a nine month Collaborative Innovation Partnership (CIP) with Northumbrian Water.
The CIP project, funded by One North East, is investigating novel ways of re-using water treatment sludge, a by-product of potable water purification. Luke Dennis, our newly appointed CIP associate, is carrying out the work.
Three new research projects
Dr Chris Ennis, Project Officer (Sustainable Technology) has secured funding for three new research projects related to carbon and climate change. The project teams are made up of researchers from universities around the country and cover:
- carbon capture
- interactive simulations of society’s response to climate change
- economic indicators of environmental performance.
The work is funded through the Carbon Crucible, a collaborative network of UK researchers delivered by UK Energy Research Centre and NESTA.
Russell Mills Project Officer (Sustainable Technology) can now be heard once a month on BBC Radio Tees. Hailed as the ‘Green Guru’, Russell shares his knowledge of local environmental matters with Lisa McCormick on her show from 1.00pm – 4.00pm.
Model hydrogen car fleet
We have increased our fleet of model hydrogen fuel cell cars to five. This has allowed us to give students a more hands-on approach in the area of alternative fuels and their generation. Our last masterclass ran with over 40 pupils investigating wind, solar, hydrogen storage and use – culminating in a model car race.
We've also been awarded a grant of £750 from the Royal Society of Chemistry - from their Education Initiative Fund – which paid for the new equipment. For more information please do not hesitate to contact the team
How to make carbon savings
Garry Evans, Sustainability Technology Project Manager for CLEMANCE tells the Low Carbon Innovation Network how companies can reduce their carbon footprint.
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Masterclasses running throughout the year will look at sustainable building, hydrogen economy and renewable energy. For more information, email email@example.com
Teesside Carbon Research Project
In conjunction with Teesside Manufacturing Centre, CLEMANCE is working on a new research project to develop streamlined and effective carbon management strategies for small and medium-sized enterprises. BMM Heaters in Middlesbrough is providing data for this project's first case study. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.