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05.10.2021 (416 Clicks)

SSAB appoints Leena Craelius as acting CFO

Leena Craelius has been appointed acting CFO at SSAB. She has long experience of the steel industry and has held several senior positions at SSAB. She will take up her new position on November 1, 2021.

 

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04.10.2021 (497 Clicks)

Tunnel Progress as HS2 completes first Mile under the Chilterns

The first enormous 2,000 tonne tunnelling machine passed the one mile mark this week during the construction of the first tunnels for HS2 - Britain’s new high speed rail link between London, Birmingham and the north.

 

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04.10.2021 (315 Clicks)

QRC supports MCA’s Statement on Net Zero Emissions by 2050

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) supports the statement by the Mineral Council of Australia regarding the industry’s ambition to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

 

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04.10.2021 (342 Clicks)

Metso Outotec to deliver a large Number of high-capacity Slurry Pumps for Tailings Treatment in Ukraine

Engineering Dobersek in Germany and Severniy Mining and Processing (SevGOK) in Ukraine have selected Metso Outotec’s mill discharge pumps for Severniy’s greenfield process waste thickening plant.

 

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04.10.2021 (379 Clicks)

Birmingham Spinout Salinity Solutions enters Lithium ‘Gold Rush’


A new University of Birmingham spinout, Salinity Solutions, is partnering with the mineral exploration and mining industry with a compact, energy-efficient desalination system that can concentrate the salts in ground water to extract a mineral rich brine. 

The company will be field-testing the system with eco-technology company Cornish Lithium, which has secured agreements with the owners of mineral rights over a large area of the county of Cornwall. 

Salinity Solution’s patented desalination technology achieves the maximum yield of any known available system, but at up to half the energy consumption and with a much smaller footprint. 

The technology results from over a decade’s research by Professor Philip Davies, and is an adaptation of an established technique called batch reverse osmosis, which uses a partially permeable membrane to separate water from ions and molecules. 

Professor Davies re-engineered reverse osmosis to produce a system that approaches the theoretical limits for energy efficiency and brine recovery1, and went on to build five prototypes in the laboratories of Aston University and the University of Birmingham. The technology that has been developed will soon be tested in four field trials over three continents. 

The university initially patented the technology in 2018, and licensed it to the newly formed spinout company earlier this year.  The first automated prototype was built by Tim Naughton, who is now Technical Director of Salinity Solutions. He approached engineering veteran Richard Bruges for help, and Richard, who founded the Proving Factory and venture engineering company Clean Engineering, stepped in. 

Salinity Solutions is now backed by Clean Engineering, which has provided investment and a structured product development process, and Richard has become a Director of Salinity Solutions.  The company has also appointed Antony Cockle as Commercial Director.

Salinity Solutions is quietly confident that the unit supplied will pass the rigours of on-site testing in Redruth, Cornwall. Tim Naughton commented:  “The unit we supply to Cornish Lithium has been designed to withstand the elements.  We’ve simulated real-world conditions in the laboratory using feed water supplied by Cornish Lithium, and the system is reacting as expected and to the efficiencies predicted by our algorithms.” 

Dr Rebecca Paisley, Exploration Geochemist at Cornish Lithium, said: “We are actively engaging with companies developing innovative, extraction technologies that are energy efficient, with a small footprint, and capable of processing the unique geothermal waters found in Cornwall. The technology being developed by Salinity Solutions meets our criteria and we look forward to testing their pilot system at our Geothermal Water Research Site to potentially aid in the production of lithium salts.” 

Philip Davies has recently been elected to Board of Directors of the European Desalination Society. He is continuing his research into water purification, and is currently working in Germany to develop a system that works at higher pressure and delivers more concentrated brine. Salinity Solutions has secured the IP rights to innovations that result from this research.   He has funding for further field trials in agricultural and industrial settings, and collaboration with commercial companies to evaluate cost and environmental benefits that are additional to reduced energy consumption compared to traditional reverse osmosis.

Salinity Solutions is launching a crowd-funding campaign later this month to fund the first field trial at Cornish Lithium’s site in Redruth, Cornwall, by early 2022.  A link to the campaign will be provided on Salinity Solution’s website. 

Lithium is used in electric car batteries and static storage devices for electricity, and the global demand for this rare earth element is rapidly escalating. Although it is vital to the U.K.’s industrial strategy as it moves towards a zero-carbon future, the country has no indigenous source of this mineral.  

Source: University of Birmingham Enterprise



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01.10.2021 (344 Clicks)

CityFibre expands strategic Alliance with Bechtel to support continued Acceleration of its Rollout

Bechtel partnership extended after supporting a huge ramp up in CityFibre’s UK-wide Full Fibre rollout in the last 12 months

 

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01.10.2021 (411 Clicks)

Genoa Model narrated in the immersive Multimedia Room

“We are emerging from an epochal economic crisis. Italy needs tangible, immediate measures to create jobs and employment, which are key sustainability issues that all of Europe needs now. Businesses play a central role in defining the industrial model required to initiate a lasting, shared recovery, in this unique economic moment. The Genoa Bridge experience has shown us how.

 

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30.09.2021 (354 Clicks)

Zyter collaborates with Zurich North America, Qualcomm and Everguard to enhance Construction Safety

Pilot started at Rudolph Libbe Group Construction Site, with Insurance Provider Zurich North America evaluating impact for potential use with other customers

 

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30.09.2021 (303 Clicks)

Implenia back at the Gotthard – Ground-breaking Ceremony for the second Tube of the Gotthard Road Tunnel

Ceremony by the Swiss Federal Roads Office (FEDRO) to mark the ground-breaking for the second tube of the Gotthard road tunnel. Implenia is significantly involved in two lots. The complex tunnel and civil engineering works have already started.

 

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30.09.2021 (341 Clicks)

SMT Scharf AG receives Final Approval for China III Machines and raises Guidance for FY 2021

SMT Scharf AG announces that it has received final approval for China III machines from the Chinese regulator.

 

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20.10.2022 

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21.04.2022 

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17. October 2022 (430 Clicks)

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13.04.2022 (673 Clicks)

Skanska signs Contract for Work at Wastewater Resource Recovery Facility in NY, USA

Skanska has, as part of a joint venture with R.J. Industries, Inc., signed a ...  

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25.03.2022 (650 Clicks)

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23.05.2022 (627 Clicks)

Metso Outotec wins Order for large Iron Ore Pellet Plant in Oman

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09.06.2022 (611 Clicks)

Femern A S and SICE-COBRA sign multi-billion Contract

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