UK confirms £18.4m to optimise manufacturing

The UK has confirmed how £18.4 million of funding will be spent on making manufacturing processes more efficient and sustainable. The money, provided through Innovate UK, will help 130 organisations representing 63 projects improve their processes and save energy. These projects are primarily led by small and medium-sized enterprises and include a prototype coating system […]

New Volvo truck is 88% more efficient

A new Volvo truck has made a freight efficiency improvement of 88%. Volvo’s SuperTruck demonstrator uses an improved engine, solar panels, thermal efficiency upgrades and lightweight materials to achieve the massive reduction in fuel use. The project initially began five years ago after the US Department of Energy (DoE) set a challenge for companies to build a truck that […]