SP Energy Networks trials new tech to manage faults in real time

The Real Time Fault Level Monitors are currently being trialled in substations across Chester, Liverpool and Warrington as part of a £140,000 project

Svante explores carbon capture tech for Chevron

The firm will evaluate the feasibility and design of a 10,000 tonne-per-year carbon capture unit for potential deployment in one of Chevron’s California facilities

Energy Systems Catapult chosen to manage £16.5m heat pump trial

The pilot project aims to understand the technical and practical feasibility of a large-scale installation of heat pumps

Plymouth City Council plugs into vehicle-to-grid trial  

The E-Flex project aims to demonstrate the role V2G can play in reducing the demand that EVs put on the grid, while proving the economic benefits for commercial fleet owners

Government warms up for major heat pump trial

BEIS is seeking bids for around £16.5m of contracts for the management and delivery of the demonstration project

KFC trial sells out of meat-free ‘chicken’ in just five hours

The fast-food giant trialled Beyond Meat products at one of its restaurants in Atlanta

Sainsbury’s accepts glass bottles in deposit return scheme trial

It is offering shoppers a 5p coupon for each qualifying drink container that is returned to the reverse vending machine

Waitrose continues war on plastic with packaging-free trial extension

A dedicated refill zone with dispensers will have more than 200 products including pasta, fruits and vegetables, coffee, wine and beer

New trial offers financial incentives for smart EV charging

Up to 1,000 members of the public who own EVs and charge it at their homes will take part in the pilot project

Aldi to trial new carrier bags to save 1,300 tonnes of plastic a year

The most popular option will be rolled out across the UK at the end of the trial and offered alongside Aldi’s other reusable bags