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A shortlist of recent 'Betterworld Solutions'. These articles show a measurable return on investment whilst helping to save the environment

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Britcon Manor Fields Park project will cut flood risk
  • Lowering emissions

Construction company Britcon has started work on an environmental project in Sheffield which will create a new habitat for wildlife, as well as a recreational resource for local residents.

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Climate denial on YouTube
  • Climate change

Climate change denial videos on YouTube continue to grow but the emphasis changes from outright rejection of global warming to undermining the need for action as billions continue to suffer from extreme heat, droughts, wildfires or floods.

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Betting on battery nirvana
  • Renewable energy

  • Lowering emissions

Nissan is the largest UK motor manufacturer and the only major car company with a British battery manufacturing plant. They have pledged to go all-electric in Europe by 2030 and are betting that a new generation of solid state batteries will cut costs and do away with range anxiety. How close are we to the long promised breakthrough?

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Have EVs stalled?
  • Renewable energy

  • Lowering emissions

The share of electric cars sold in the UK last year fell slightly even though the numbers circulating rose to a record 315,000. It is a small setback on the path to electrification as the market shifts from early adopters to more cautious ‘ordinary’ consumers who may require extra incentives to change.

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Gripple takes another step towards net zero
  • Lowering emissions

The Sheffield-based manufacturer Gripple has announced that it has achieved carbon neutrality across its UK operations. In its latest progress report on sustainability, the company says that its direct emissions, and those arising from its purchased gas and electricity, now have no net impact on the environment, demonstrating what it describes as its “unwavering commitment to comprehensively mitigating our environmental impact.”

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AESSEAL and DMG MORI's energy saving cooperation
  • Power conservation

  • Lowering emissions

In what is believed to be a global first the Japanese plant of DMG Mori, a world leading machine tool manufacturer, has supplied AESSEAL in Rotherham with energy-friendly machine tools designed to work directly at European standard voltages, avoiding a wasteful transformation step.

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Floating wind farms
  • Renewable energy

  • Lowering emissions

As the UK runs  out of shallow areas of seabed suitable for wind turbines the government is trying to encourage the development of enormous floating wind farms in windy offshore locations once thought to be inaccessible. With further expansion of fixed structures limited by available ocean depths, attention is turning towards even larger turbines - up to 100m tall with 150m long blades - in depths of over 100m.

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CBE+ - towards a leaner and greener future
  • Power conservation

  • Lowering emissions

The Chesterfield company CBE+ has introduced a number of initiatives aimed at improving the company’s overall efficiency and reducing energy consumption. They range from the installation of a state-of-the-art effluent treatment plant to incentives aimed at encouraging staff to come up with ways to reduce energy consumption.

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Town calls time on single-use cups
  • Recycling

  • Waste reduction

One of south-west Ireland’s main tourist destinations has become the first town in Ireland to commit to a plan to phase out single-use coffee cups. If you buy a takeaway coffee from a cafe or hotel in Killarney, you bring your own cup or pay a two euro deposit for a reusable one.

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Rototherm wins Rolls-Royce sustainability award
  • Lowering emissions

Betterworld member British Rototherm has won a major sustainability award at the Rolls-Royce annual supplier conference in Derby.

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Hoping to avoid another COP-out
  • Lowering emissions

  • Renewable energy

COP28, the annual United Nations climate talks, is under way in Dubai. Thousands of leaders from around the world are attending, including top government and business officials, scientists and activists.

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Stop methane flaring? Yes, we can
  • Lowering emissions

Methane flaring from oil and gas fields is a huge waste of energy and is clouding the reputation of a whole industry facing increasing challenges due to climate change.

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Deliver solutions
  • Power conservation

  • Renewable energy

  • Lowering emissions

While climate change sceptics continue to be vocal, the evidence is there for everyone to judge for themselves. My judgment is that we have a duty to act now, so that we preserve life on earth for our children and grandchildren.

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DMG MORI commits to TCFD guidelines
  • Renewable energy

  • Lowering emissions

The world’s largest machine tool manufacturer DMG MORI has underlined its commitment to the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), which were issued in 2017.

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The Power of Trust
  • Waste reduction

  • Power conservation

  • Renewable energy

  • Lowering emissions

Reliability is the focus of AES Engineering group – helping global industry work more efficiently, more cleanly and ultimately more profitably, and the first requirement for a reliability company is to be a trusted source of information. 

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Have a ‘Grow your own’ culture
  • Power conservation

  • Renewable energy

  • Lowering emissions

My personal view is that training and development is not a cost, it is an investment. 
Sometimes this investment benefits your region or your country, because you cannot expect to keep every single person that you develop.

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Putting Society First
  • Waste reduction

  • Power conservation

  • Renewable energy

  • Lowering emissions

Betterworld founder, Chris Rea, in a special article for The Times, calls on the UK government to think longer term when it comes to manufacturing, and asks fellow manufacturers to think beyond immediate profits and take account of what is best for society. The full text of the article is reprinted here.

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Understand reliability and your environmental impact
  • Waste reduction

  • Power conservation

  • Renewable energy

  • Lowering emissions

Operating reliably and without unnecessary waste of resources or pollution is a major challenge for global industry.  Sectors such as oil and gas, water, mining, automotive, chemicals, paper and pulp etc. are accused of only being interested in the bottom line. But we need to remember that these industries supply essential goods and services and some at least can be the key to a more sustainable future. 

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Slowdown in reaching net zero will worsen climate crisis
  • Renewable energy

Postponing action and taking a slower route to net zero emissions by 2050 will worsen the climate crisis even if the goal is achieved by that date.

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Oakworth sets three-year target for net zero
  • Renewable energy

Achieving net zero by the end of 2026 is the aim of Sheffield-based Oakworth Homes. Managing Director John Capper says that the company has already changed the lighting in its buildings (offices and production areas) to LED.  

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Brandon installs new EV chargers
  • Renewable energy

Working on achieving net zero by reducing emissions is the target for the Leeds-based company Brandon Medical.  

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Have a higher goal.
  • Waste reduction

  • Power conservation

  • Renewable energy

  • Lowering emissions

Over forty years ago when I started the company that has grown to become AES Engineering Ltd with just five staff in a Rotherham workshop, I was both younger, and angrier. The story of how I had been the victim of dirty tricks by a large US company has been told elsewhere but for quite a while, the goal of ‘getting even’ helped me get up in the mornings. 

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Five steps to building a sustainable global business
  • Waste reduction

  • Power conservation

  • Renewable energy

  • Lowering emissions

As the Managing Director and founder of a successful global engineering and reliability business I am sometimes asked to speak about what motivates me to keep getting up in the mornings and drive the business forward. 

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Tapping the potential for a better world
  • Renewable energy

At OSL, intertwining our ambitious growth strategy with a rigid commitment to environmental responsibility has become a focal point of our wider corporate strategy. This dual commitment to excellence in both business performance and sustainable practice has seen a number of new initiatives launched across our Group; one such initiative was the introduction of Betterworld Water taps.

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Betterworld’s ‘measurable impact’ at Rototherm
  • Power conservation

The idea of Betterworld Water is to prevent single use plastic, or the purchase of large bottles of chilled water that were costing us £29.00 a month each or £696 per annum. We also considered reducing the carbon footprint involved in the replacement of the water bottles and the use of disposable plastic cups.

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Energy Efficiency Advancement: CBE+ installs a Combined Heat and Power System alongside an Advanced Effluent Plant
  • Power conservation

  • Renewable energy

Betterworld.Solutions is pleased to welcome CBE+ as the newest member. Sustainability and the environment isn’t a new topic to the business. 

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North Sea carbon store: safe haven or stormy waters?
  • Renewable energy

  • Lowering emissions

The latest claimed a breakthrough in carbon capture and storage involves shipping chemical plant emissions and storing them in disused oil and gas fields in the North Sea. 

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Building towards Net Zero
  • Power conservation

  • Renewable energy

With a focus on building energy efficiency and reducing heat loss, homeowners can gain maximum benefit from eco-renovations such as heat pumps, solar panels, and battery storage. This is also important to achieve future home standards in the UK.

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Saving the planet one flush at a time?
  • Waste reduction

  • Water savings

That’s the catchy claim attached to a UK invention that the makers say can reduce the average toilet flush by about half … and do a better job.  The inventor is Mark Jones from the West Midlands so someone out there must have tried it out. 

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Ofgem pledge to tackle “unacceptable delays” in low-carbon connections
  • Lowering emissions

  • Power conservation

The UK energy regulator is promising system reforms to connect more low-carbon projects to the gird, supporting concerns voiced by Betterworld Solutions members and others that renewable energy projects are facing unacceptable delays.

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State of the art heat networks funded
  • Renewable energy

  • Lowering emissions

Seven heat network projects, including geothermal energy, heat pumps and other state of the art systems have been funded in the first round of the government’s £288 million ($360 million) Green Heat Network Fund (GHNF), which opened to public, private and third-sector applicants in England in March 2023. 

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UK lithium-ion battery recycling plant
  • Power conservation

  • Recycling

UK-based mining company Technology Minerals says its battery recycling business, Recyclus, has received Environment Agency (EA) approval to open the UK's first industrial scale lithium-ion battery recycling plant in Wolverhampton.  

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Can recycled fuel make air travel be more sustainable?
  • Lowering emissions

News that the leisure travel group, Jet2, is to make a major investment in a new Sustainable Aviation Fuel production plant to be built in the North West of England is a positive sign of things to come.

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Battery arrays to reduce peak UK electricity demand by 17.5%
  • Power conservation

U.K. Peak electricity demand can be reduced by 17.5% by investing £21 billion on a 6:1 10GW battery array. It will save 14.6 million tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.

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What are we going to do with all the batteries?
  • Power conservation

Battery technology is proliferating and for important reasons. Necessary for storage of green energy and electric vehicle charging, they also represent an environmental challenge when it comes to creating a closed-loop supply chain.

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DMG MORI covers 13% of total electricity demand with solar panels in Japanese operations
  • Renewable energy

  • Lowering emissions

DMG MORI has now taken solar power investment to the next stage. The first phase of Japan’s largest self-consumption solar power generation system begins

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Return & reuse plastic bottles - time for action?
  • Waste reduction

Did you know a single plastic bottle can be recycled up to twelve times? Despite this, millions of plastic drinks containers end up in landfill and with over 13 billion plastic bottles consumed in the UK every year - there is a large potential to cut the waste.

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Lasts 4 years and saved three million gallons of water
  • Water savings

  • Lowering emissions

A Canadian pulp and paper company chose AESSEAL for this notoriously difficult application. As well as lasting over three times as long as the competitor system, the accompanying water management system saved three million gallons of water.

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Gripple gets B Corp™ certified – Using business as a force for good
  • Lowering emissions

A leading manufacturer of wire joining and tensioning systems and a 100% employee-owned company, Gripple has joined over a thousand other UK companies recognized as B Corps, to build a more equitable and sustainable
future.

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DMG Solar Panel Investment
  • Renewable energy

DMG  Mori is investing an estimated $3.4 million towards the installation of a 2,000 kW solar panel system on the roof at its manufacturing site in Davis, California. 

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Here comes the sun – in Tarragona
  • Lowering emissions

  • Renewable energy

As part the AES Engineering Group pledge to invest £29 million by 2029, a project to fit solar panels has been completed at our premises in Tarragona, Spain.

 

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Accessible Carbon Capture
  • Lowering emissions

Carbon capture technology designed by the University of Sheffield and developed to the prototype stage with the help of AESSEAL has been shortlisted for The Engineer magazine’s prestigious “Collaborate to Innovate Award”.

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Why do mature Trees Have No CO2e Value?
  • Lowering emissions

Chris Rea explores the curious balance sheet applied to carbon credits and official measures designed to combat deforestation.

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The case for updated HVAC systems
  • Lowering emissions

A 40-year plus payback for a new all-electric Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning system may seem a lot, but the planet benefits now. AES Engineering group Managing Director Chris Rea gives the background to an investment decision.

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A worthy goal!
  • Waste reduction

Georgie Kelly (pictured) from Rotherham United Football Club, and his colleagues are opting for multi-use bottles and filtered and chilled water supported by the Betterworld.Solutions campaign

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OSL Group drive change with production of green energy
  • Lowering emissions

  • Renewable energy

As a global manufacturing business, the OSL Group recognises that the scope of our operations has consequences for the environment around us. As a forward-thinking organisation, we pride ourselves on operating in a pragmatic, innovative fashion across the Group. 

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Rapid video: Refinery steamed up over energy waste
  • Lowering emissions

Betterworld partner AESSEAL helped a UK oil and gas refinery save over $2 million and reduced its carbon footprint by cutting steam leaks from its turbines. The company says there are thousands of similar turbines all over the world, with the potential to save millions in unnecessary costs - and help the planet.

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The sustainable future for global industry.
  • Waste reduction

  • Renewable energy

  • Power conservation

Chris Rea says there is growing evidence that boards of directors, under pressure from multiple directions, are revisiting investments that will reduce energy consumption and water use, cut pollution and help the environment.

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£1m solar farm in India (and much more)
  • Renewable energy

  • Lowering emissions

AES Engineering Managing Director Chris Rea’s latest video diary has updates from India, the United States, and details progress on the almost £10 million committed to date on environmental measures across the group.

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Introducing Betterworld Water
  • Waste reduction

  • Lowering emissions

The Betterworld.Solutions project, supported by AESSEAL, has launched a campaign to encourage the introduction of re-usable glass or plastic bottles, filled with water that is chilled and filtered on the premises.

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Wins for AES Engineering in sustainability awards
  • Waste reduction

  • Water savings

  • Lowering emissions

AES Engineering has been recognised in multiple categories of the South Yorkshire Sustainability Awards.

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Solar panel investment saves more than £600k annually
  • Renewable energy

  • Lowering emissions

Betterworld founder Chris Rea reveals how AESSEAL and other Yorkshire businesses are tackling the energy crisis and helping the planet…with a little help from their friends.

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Pallet-iative measure
  • Waste reduction

  • Recycling

Betterworld partner AESSEAL has come up with a cunning plan for recycling wooden pallets. This story really stacks up for the environment, so read on…

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Zero Tolerance
  • Waste reduction

  • Lowering emissions

AES Engineering Managing Director Chris Rea argues that there should be zero tolerance for suppliers of expensive machine tools that cannot run directly on European standard 3-phase voltage.

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£7 milion and counting
  • Lowering emissions

  • Renewable energy

Betterworld.Solutions founder Chris Rea, in Video 9 of his diary reports, gives a detailed report on what the more than £7 million of purchase orders made by mid-January is achieving.

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AESSEAL Rapid video: Tasty Solution for Nestlé Purina
  • Waste reduction

Betterworld partner, AESSEAL helped this major food manufacturer solve the riddle of constantly failing lip seals on rotary valves. It's common story in the food industry that should have a solution. Remember: More reliable operations cut waste and help save the planet

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AESSEAL Rapid video: Planet-saving potential of USA pulp and paper
  • Waste reduction

An AESSEAL special report highlights how the USA pulp and paper industry could deliver huge benefits to the planet – and improve profits - by tackling wasteful evaporators

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AESSEAL Rapid video: Solving sticky problem saves Chemicals giant millions
  • Waste reduction

More reliable operations cause less waste and help save the planet. Find out how Betterworld partner AESSEAL helped a customer facing a week’s lost production every couple of months because excessive radial movement in the mixer paddle shaft was causing seal failure.This Betterworld partner’s May 2022 case study of the month shows industry can sharpen its competitive edge and go greener at the same time.

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Rapid video: How to save $2 million dollars …and the planet
  • Water savings

Find out how AESSEAL helped a customer by upgrading black liquor evaporators to dual mechanical seals and water management. This Betterworld partner April case study of the month shows how the pulp and paper industry can sharpen its competitive edge and go greener at the same time.

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Helping to cure the planet
  • Waste reduction

  • Lowering emissions

Healthcare is a vital sector requiring state-of-the-art equipment and a state-of-the art approach to sustainability. Graeme Hall, the Chairman of Brandon Medical, gives an SME’s perspective on the journey to Net Zero.

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Eliminating over 61 million gallons of water from 26 evaporator pumps
  • Water savings

  • Reference: CS0134
  • Saving 26.5 Million Gallons of water per year
  • Total Savings: CA$9.7 million (US$7.6 million)

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Pulp and paper: why profits are evaporating while the planet burns
  • Waste reduction

  • Lowering emissions

AES Engineering Managing Director Chris Rea explains how some of world’s largest energy users, in the pulp and paper and biofuels sectors, are throwing money on the bonfire of our burning planet, by unnecessarily evaporating billions of gallons of water.

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Our most important stakeholder
  • Lowering emissions

AES Engineering Managing Director Chris Rea explains in this short animation how £29 million ($40 million) of environmental investment by 2029 is part of a business journey that puts the planet first.

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AES Engineering goes Net Zero
  • Lowering emissions

AESSEAL’s parent group is in the news again with the British Pump Manufacturers’ Association (BPMA) picking up on the group’s update on its 29by29 investment. The article highlights the need of openness and precision when reporting environmental commitments, in order to avoid accusations of ‘green washing’ and broken promises. This follows related coverage by the Yorkshire Post

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AES Engineering Ltd’s #29by29 investment pledge in the news!
  • Lowering emissions

  • Power conservation

  • Waste reduction

The Yorkshire Post has featured the investment record and commitment of Betterworld partner AES Engineering Ltd (and AESSEAL) in a new article highlighting how the group is leading by example and encouraging best practice by demonstrating what is both practical and possible on the path to Net Zero.

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For a carbon neutral and sustainable future
  • Lowering emissions

DMG MORI has a clear focus on corporate responsibility. “With its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations Agenda 2030 sets an orientation. We are now called upon to promote its implementation,” says Dr.-Eng. Masahiko Mori, President and CEO of DMG MORI COMPANY LIMITED. 

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Betting on batteries for greener power
  • Waste reduction

  • Power conservation

  • Renewable energy

  • Lowering emissions

The AES Engineering Ltd group has placed a $1.8 million (£1.3 million) order for storage batteries and solar panels to reduce emissions at AESSEAL Inc.’s Rockford US headquarters.

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It’s a (Net Zero) goal!
  • Lowering emissions

Rotherham United FC takes a step towards supporting a zero carbon world with the installation of two Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.

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Green investment for AES India
  • Power conservation

  • Renewable energy

  • Lowering emissions

As part of the AES Engineering Group’s £29 million pound by 2029 green investment pledge, AES India has placed an order worth £530,000 ($720,000) for advanced battery storage.

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Greetings from a Betterworld
  • Lowering emissions

Want to send a positive End of Year, Christmas or New Year message? Check out this festive animation, share on Social Media and send the link to your friends, families and colleagues. Betterworld.Solutions is about planting seeds. We are on a journey to try and make this world a better place for ourselves, our children and our grandchildren ... and we know where it needs to end. Enjoy!

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Is Net Zero Manufacturing in Reach?
  • Lowering emissions

Forbes magazine #cleantech  journalist Marianne Lehnis interviews Betterworld.Solutions founder, AES Engineering MD Chris Rea.

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What’s the takeaway from McDonald’s Net Zero restaurant?
  • Power conservation

  • Renewable energy

  • Lowering emissions

The news that McDonald’s has opened its first UK ‘Net Zero’ restaurant has attracted mixed reviews and accusations of ‘greenwashing’. It has also opened up the debate on the real meaning of carbon neutrality in businesses and the scale of the problem facing the planet. 

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Getting a grip on climate change
  • Waste reduction

  • Lowering emissions

Congratulations to Betterworld.Solutions partner Gripple and MD Ed Stubbs, for a stylish and concise presentation of their journey towards Net Zero.

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GSK Energy Audit
  • Lowering emissions

  • Independent energy audit
  • Report of a GlaxoSmithKline site provided by BPMA
  • Energy savings of £9,000 per annum

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Tate and Lyle Energy Audit
  • Power conservation

  • Independent energy audit
  • Report of Tate & Lyle provided by BPMA
  • Energy savings of over £27,000 per annum

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Top down #29millionby29 review
  • Power conservation

  • Renewable energy

  • Lowering emissions

After the daily reporting on AES Engineering’s #29millionby29 environmental pledge in the run-up to the UN Climate Change Conference, we’ve been taking a pause in order to get up on the roof at Mill Close and down to work elsewhere in our global operations.

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COP26 and the chances of a Better World
  • Lowering emissions

As opinions circulate about the achievements, or lack of them, coming from the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow, it is hard to remain optimistic about the future of the planet and of our children and grandchildren.

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Rewilding versus global standards for Net Zero
  • Lowering emissions

Sir David Attenborough’s moving speech to the UN Climate Change conference (COP26) was a triumph of visual oratory that reminds us why he is a global legend.

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Tell the truth and save the planet
  • Power conservation

  • Lowering emissions

  • Renewable energy

In his latest video diary on the eve of the UN Climate Change Conference, MD Chris Rea puts the case for truthfulness and ethical behaviour in business and pledges to publish how AES Engineering Group's £29 million by 2029 planet-friendly investment is spent.

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Sheffield’s Clean Air Zone plan
  • Lowering emissions

The decision by Sheffield City Council to control air pollution caused by traffic in the centre is a welcome first step towards cleaner air for everyone.

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What can £29 million by 2029 buy for the planet?
  • Waste reduction

  • Renewable energy

  • Lowering emissions

In his latest video diary on AES Engineering Group's £29 million by 2029 investment pledge, MD Chris Rea sums up how the money will be spent.

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The Supply Chain's Climate Challenge
  • Lowering emissions

In his latest video diary on AES Engineering Group's 29millionby29 investment pledge, MD Chris Rea looks at the challenge of persuading suppliers to cut their Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions. 

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Selling sunlight (fresh air comes free)
  • Renewable energy

  • Lowering emissions

There was a joke circulating earlier that the other, more famous and more tuneful Chris Rea, won’t be driving home for Christmas this year because of fuel shortages.

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AES Engineering targets Net Zero for 2021 Scope 1 and 2 emissions
  • Lowering emissions

  • Power conservation

  • Renewable energy

AES Engineering MD Chris Rea is predicting Net Zero for the global group in 2021 as a result of the latest developments in the company’s £29 million by 29 investment pledge.

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Power resilience and a reduction in carbon footprint.
  • Power conservation

  • Renewable energy

  • Lowering emissions

Battery storage is sometimes overlooked, but there is a strong argument for saying that it is currently one of the best choices for cutting energy waste in a sustainable manner, while also providing back-up in case of power cuts, and cutting energy bills.

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Towards an even better world?
  • Lowering emissions

AES Engineering’s £29 million by 29 investment pledge continues to take the lion’s share of my attention right now but I cannot resist taking time out to spotlight some work under way by two Betterworld.Solutions partners - the Engineering Technology Group (ETG), a leading supplier of advanced machine tools and robotics, and Powerstar, which specialises in energy-saving technology such as super-efficient transformers.

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Catching the sun – one of my favourite things
  • Renewable energy

  • Lowering emissions

Wish you were here? AES Engineering’s #29millionby29 investment pledge involves some interesting actions both on the roof, in the ground, at ‘home’ in Rotherham and overseas in the global operations.

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Offsetting carbon - the wood not the trees
  • Lowering emissions

In a previous article, 'What the Scope is that?', I explained the different emission scopes that need to be calculated on the race to Net Zero, drawing on the experience of AESSEAL, which was one of the first major UK engineering companies to reach that standard and go beyond.

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What the Scope is that?
  • Lowering emissions

As a business, AES Engineering Ltd. and out main UK manufacturing company, AESSEAL are often asked to describe the journey to achieving Net Zero and shed some light on the sometimes confusing terminology of the different emission 'Scope's' that have to be taken into account, controlled, minimised or offset.

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Over 20 million litres of water saved in 5 years for just 2 pumps
  • Water savings

  • Case Ref: 19052021-QBS01
  • A latex producer in South Africa was consuming a large quantity of water
  • Over 20 million litres of water saved in 5 years for just 2 pumps

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£29 million of planet-friendly investment by 2029
  • Renewable energy

  • Lowering emissions

With time running out for the planet and the UN Climate Change Conference just weeks away, AES Engineering Ltd Group is making an historic commitment to £29 million of planet-friendly investment by 2029 in order to go beyond Net Zero for its global business.

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'Tree Walk' As Part of the 'Factory of the Future'

AESSEAL’s vision – and the vision of the Betterworld.Solutions project – is to find ways of making industry and the environment live in harmony

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If a rainforest falls and no-one listens...
  • Lowering emissions

The latest news that the Amazon rainforest has turned into a net carbon producer should be a call for action for everyone interested in the future of this planet.

 

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Laptop for Kids

AESSEAL's contribution to the Laptops for Kids initiative was singled out for praise in a House of Commons debate on the easing of Covid-19 restrictions in educational settings.

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Electric Vehicles are a critical part of An Investment Policy to Prevent Global Warming
  • Lowering emissions

A policy to use electric vehicles and support electric vehicle charging points for employees, guests, customers and suppliers is an essential part of any “Investment Policy to Prevent Global Warming

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Beyond Net Zero
  • Lowering emissions

  • Renewable energy

We need to continue the journey beyond Net Zero, not just at AESSEAL but at every company that has an interest in the future of this planet

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Counterproductive flush water in an evaporator pump leads to big savings
  • Water savings

  • Reference: CS0026
  • MTBF Increase: 4 Years +
  • Savings: $2,756,763 CAD

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Charging Up - Policy Exchange
  • Lowering emissions

Policies to deliver a comprehensive network of public EV chargepoints

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Pumps: Missing in Climate Action?
  • Lowering emissions

The Case for an 11 Point UK Strategy.

 

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Chris Rea - LinkedIn
  • Water savings

Identification of the need to carefully manage water resources was the key to moving forward.

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Made Here Now
  • Waste reduction

UK cancels pioneering scheme to fit protective clothing to environmental goals

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Upgrade from packing to mechanical seals for reliability
  • Water savings

  • Reference: ROI-2020-061
  • MTBF: 36months
  • Savings: £17,500

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Catalogue of issues lead to failures on power station valves
  • Lowering emissions

  • Reference: ROI-2020-095
  • Savings: R30,000,000 per year

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Huge Water Savings for Distillery
  • Water savings

  • Reference: ROI-2020-068
  • Savings: ZAR 130,152 / year
  • Water Savings: 216,000 litres / month

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Chemical company saves £9,400 and 17,000m3 of water a year
  • Water savings

Reference: 2292-2207

ROI: <6 months

Savings: 17,000m3 of water a year

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Water Savings for South African Corn Miller
  • Water savings

  • Reference: 2644M
  • Savings: ZAR 28,300 in water costs

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Improved reliability with reduced water cost
  • Water savings

  • Reference: 3079n - 3089n
  • MTBF: 7 months
  • Water savings: 60 litres / minute

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Reducing water consumption in a food production plant
  • Water savings

  • Reference: Benelux 01
  • Savings: €86,184 / year
  • Water Savings: 22,680 cubic meters

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Improved reliability and reduced water consumption
  • Water savings

  • Reference: Benelux 02
  • Savings: €6,000 / year
  • Water Savings: 1,300m3 of water / year

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Reducing Energy Usage in the Pulp and Paper Industry
  • Power conservation

  • Water savings

  • Reference: CH00191
  • ROI: < 2 months
  • MTBF: 1000% increase and counting

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Improved reliability and reduced water usage
  • Water savings

  • Reference: CH01570
  • MTBF Increase: 2900%
  • Water Savings: 12 million litres

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Reduced maintenance and water consumption at Iron Ore Mine
  • Water savings

  • Reference: CH0118 - 1189 - 1195
  • Water Saving: 75 million litres / year

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Improved pump reliability for oil refinery
  • Waste reduction

  • Reference: CH01447
  • MTBF: 500% increase
  • Savings: £343,000

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Energy Savings for Italian Corn Miller
  • Power conservation

  • Reference: CAR-001
  • Energy saving: €21,000 Annually

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80 million litres of water per year to be saved at Mexican mine
  • Water savings

  • Reference: CH01589
  • Savings: $111,000 per year
  • ROI: 74 days

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Improved safety and production efficiency while reducing water consumption
  • Water savings

  • Reference: CH00064 - CH00063
  • MTBF Improvement: 3 months to 2 years

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Saving over 1 billion gallons of water
  • Water savings

  • Reference: Botts2005
  • Savings: 1.1 billion US gallons
  • Savings: $3.9 million

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Bakery looked for ways to reduce energy consumption & CO2 emissions
  • Lowering emissions

  • Power conservation

  • Bakery Powerstar Installations
  • Power Savings: 1,030,935kWh
  • Savings: £61,856 per annum

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Seafood Processor reduces energy consumption
  • Power conservation

  • Leading seafood processor reduce energy consumption
  • Brownout issues on site reduced
  • Reduction in Energy Consumption per year: 14.0%

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Leading Health Nutritionists makes energy savings
  • Power conservation

  • Annual kWh Reduction: 290,918 kWh 
  • Annual Energy Consumption Savings: 8%
  • Annual Financial Savings: £25,630

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Food Supplier reduces Electrical Consumption
  • Power conservation

  • Annual kWh Reduction: 462, 883 kWh
  • ROI: 3 years 3 months
  • Annual Financial Savings: £38,975

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Reduced Electrical consumption & Carbon Footprint
  • Power conservation

  • Savings of 12% in energy consumption 
  • Annual CO2 emission cuts: 60 tonnes
  • Annual financial savings: £8000

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Traditional family leather business reduces electrical consumption
  • Power conservation

  • Traditional family business, passionate about making fine suede leathers
  • Reduces energy consumption
  • Installed 2 voltage optimisation systems
  • Energy Consumption: 20.74%

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Mechanical seals manufacturer installs voltage optimisation unit
  • Power conservation

  • Savings of 164,3399kWh per year
  • Energy Consumption Savings: 6%

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Annual reduction in Co2 & Electrical consumption leads to savings
  • Power conservation

  • Annual CO2 Reduction: 22.3 tonnes
  • kWh Consumption Savings: 41,200kWh
  • Annual Consumption Savings: 10.6%

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Reduced Electrical consumption and Savings
  • Power conservation

  • Manufacturer of high quality sewing and embroidery threads make energy savings
  • Annual Consumption savings: 17.7%
  • Annual financial savings: £24,000

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Drilling company reduction on electrical consumption and carbon
  • Power conservation

  • Lowering emissions

  • Tonnes of CO2 saved: 58.7 tonnes
  • Annual kWh savings: 107,659kWh
  • Energy consumption savings: 9.5%

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Examining the carbon benefits amorphous core alternative
  • Power conservation

  • Lowering emissions

  • Examining the carbon benefits of replacing traditional step down transformers with a super low loss amorphous core alternative

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BPMA Presentation on Energy Saving Potential
  • Power conservation

  • Lowering emissions

  • A Presentation from BPMA
  • Electrical Energy Consumption by Sector
  • Energy Saving Potential

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Potential Voltage Optimisation estimates
  • Power conservation

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Pump-as-Turbine Lower Glendevon Micro Hydro-Scheme
  • Power conservation

  • Lower Glendevon Micro Hydro-Scheme
  • 75kW Pump-as-Turbine
  • Enough energy for 100 homes

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Manufacturer reduces compressed air consumption
  • Lowering emissions

  • A reduction of energy consumption between 20% and 40%
  • Savings up to £14,864.50 a year
  • Increased efficiency and reliability 

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Paper producer saves more than one million Dollars per year
  • Water savings

  • Reference: PNP1017
  • Savings: $900,000 in energy costs per annum
  • Savings: maintenance expenditure by $130,000 per year

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Huge cost savings and improved reliability with gland packing upgrade
  • Water savings

  • Reference: CH01254
  • MTBF Increase: 2400% (and counting)
  • Savings: $183,000 AUD (and counting)

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Improving reliability, increasing efficiency
  • Water savings

  • Lowering emissions

  • Reference: CH01446
  • Savings: £2,250,000 per annum
  • ROI: 5.28 months

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Increased reliability saves over 1,500,000 ZAR
  • Water savings

  • Reference: CH01453
  • 300% and counting
  • Savings: 509,000 ZAR (first 12 months)

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Reducing Energy Usage and Improving Reliability
  • Power conservation

  • Lowering emissions

  • Reference: CH01451
  • Savings: gas usage by 594,432 m3 / per annum
  • Savings: £181,000 per annum

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Mondi Meets Sustainability Targets
  • Water savings

  • Reference: AW1677
  • Savings: 4.5 Billion litres of water in the next 6 years
  • ROI: <1 year

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Replacing gland packing reduces cost, and improves reliability
  • Water savings

  • Reference: CH00704-CH00706
  • MTBF: 24 months and counting
  • Savings: $130,000AUD per year

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Eliminating a $225,000 maintenance bill
  • Water savings

  • Reference: CH01196
  • ROI: < 2 months
  • Savings: $225,000 (over 6 years)

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Upgrading from packing reduces water usage and operating costs
  • Water savings

  • Reference: CH00886 - CH00897
  • Savings: 18 million litres of water per annum
  • Savings: £11,800 per per annum

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Improving reliability and reducing product loss for sugar refinery
  • Water savings

  • Reference: CH00376 CH00377 CH00378 CH00379
  • MTBF: 800% and increasing, ZAR 107,500 (Year 1)
  • ZAR 235,500 (Year 2 +)

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Saving water, the environment and our customers money
  • Water savings

  • Reference: CH00496
  • Savings: 2,000 cubic meters of water per annum
  • Savings: £987 per annum

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Upgrade eliminates environmental impact and delivers a 833% MTBF improvement
  • Water savings

  • Reference: CH01166
  • MTBF: 833% improvement
  • Over 13 months without failure or leakage

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A $30,000 yearly saving for Australian copper mine
  • Water savings

  • Reference: CH00371
  • Savings: 10,000,000 litres of water per year
  • Savings: $30,000 Australian Dollars

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