New partnership aims to drive efficiency in oil and gas

The University of Strathclyde will help Baker Hughes, a GE Company, cut costs and cycle time, while extending the lifespan of oilfield equipment

UK unveils new £15m pilot scheme to reduce food waste

Food thrown away by supermarkets will be turned into meals for the homeless and charity groups

New UK Commission aims to make manufacturing ‘smarter’

It will help drive forward digital developments in British manufacturing to boost productivity and enable more efficient and cleaner production systems

Aston Martin invests £50m to make Welsh plant the ‘home of electrification’

Production of the Rapid E all-electric model is expected to commence in 2019

US manufacturing generated up to 13% power onsite

In 2016, the entire sector produced 110 million MWh of electricity, driven in part by tax incentives and state initiatives

US announces $3m for improving energy materials

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $3 million (£2.2m) of funding to support research into the materials used in a range of severe or complex environments. The funding will bring industry together with national science laboratories to research and develop ways to improve the metals and plastics used in power plants, batteries and […]

E.ON enters Internet of Things partnership

E.ON has entered a partnership with a software startup in the US to create an Internet of Things (IoT) platform to increase manufacturing efficiency. The system developed by Sight Machine uses artificial intelligence, machine learning and advanced analytics to help address critical challenges in quality and productivity. The firms say it will mean customers from […]

US offers $3m to boost solar manufacturing

The US Department of Energy has announced a $3 million (£2m) competition to boost innovation in solar manufacturing. It is seeking entrepreneurs to develop new processes and products “that will reassert American leadership in the solar marketplace”. The programme will help catalyse early and ongoing connections with both corporate and venture capital to bring crucial […]

Tech firm pumps money into efficient compressor factory

A high-tech engineering company is to build a new manufacturing facility in the UK for its efficient industrial compressors. Lontra will open the first part of its factory in Warwickshire later this year – it plans to spend a total of around £65 million on the new site. The expansion is also expected to create […]

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 […]