From meat eating petrolhead to EV driving vegan – the man who changed his business

Alan Rance took just 14 months to turn his manufacturing business into a carbon neutral operation and today he’s net zero

Scotland offers £34m for energy intensive firms to reduce costs and emissions

Businesses can apply for grants of more than £125,000 to invest in energy efficiency schemes and low carbon technologies

Brunel University London lands €875k to cut waste, water and energy use from industry

The EU funding makes up a share of more than €10m in total finance aimed at cutting waste, water and energy use from industry

Innovate UK offers £7m to cement, glass, ceramics, paper, metals and chemical sectors

The new financing for these ‘foundation industries’ will be delivered alongside support from partner investors

ArcelorMittal Europe to deliver first tonnes of ‘green steel’ this year

Hydrogen technologies will be at the heart of the drive to offer ‘carbon-neutral’ steel production, that could reach 120,000 tonnes in 2021

Government invests £300m in aerospace, automotive, pharmaceuticals and food and beverage sectors

The Manufacturing Made Smarter Challenge’s initial £50 million of funding is being granted to 14 manufacturing projects

adi Group and Onsite Energy Projects team up on £8m project to help carmaker slash emissions

The two firms say the project will form a blueprint for manufacturing businesses across all UK sectors to make significant cost and sustainability upgrades to their operations

Schneider Electric Expands and Upgrades Scarborough Site

The upgrade will fundamentally change the manufacturing facility’s capabilities, boosting capacity and productivity, while enabling new technologies to be developed

Volvo’s largest Chinese plant goes 100% renewable

The new plant will cut 11,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions and help achieve climate-neutral manufacturing by 2025

Manufacturers who put sustainability at the heart of their businesses ‘are seeing real benefits’

That’s the suggestion from Make UK and E.ON, which have said prior to the coronavirus lockdown, 40% of these businesses reported increased profit margins and 30% saw increased competitiveness as a result