How Algae Could Change The Fossil Fuel Industry

Great strides have been made in recent years towards using renewable sources of energy, like electric vehicles, solar panels, wind energy and even algae. It might seem surprising, but algae is one of the most powerful sources of energy we have access to on Earth. When dried algae is ground into a powder and refined, oil can be extracted from it. The result is nearly identical to traditional gasoline, but with far more benefits. Dave Hazlebeck, CEO of Global Algae Innovations, gave Seeker a tour of his algae farm in Kauai, Hawaii, and explained how his company is revolutionizing sustainable energy. "The fuel that we're producing is exactly the same in terms of performance as gasoline or diesel or jet, it's just a lot cleaner. I think the big difference is (more…)

Building a Transition

“How on earth did they do that?” – “Brute force and ignorance!!” was a favourite response of my father. Less PC perhaps today than was in his, but, if you want to take a really close look, it doesn’t amount to much more. After all, whether we want to install a 50 tonne monolith at... Read more »

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A guide to effective hazardous waste management

iteWhen you’re dealing with hazardous waste, as a business, it’s important that your organisation has an effective waste management solution in place. When hazardous waste is improperly handled, it can be harmful to human health and environmental safety. Hazardous waste can take many forms, including solids, liquids, sludges, and contained gases; in these forms, it... Read more »

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What makes Big Ben tick?

Alongside the London Eye and Buckingham Palace, Big Ben is one of London’s most iconic landmarks. A staple of the city’s skyline, residents and tourists are used to hearing the iconic hourly chimes — but no more. On 21st August 2017, Big Ben rang out for the last time, as work commences on a four-year... Read more »

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How does the construction industry fare on gender diversity?

With some construction industry professionals feeling ‘there is a definite prejudice against women’ in the construction industry; it would appear there is still inequality of opportunity for women, with one in five UK construction companies having no women in senior roles. Half of all construction firms cite they have never had a female manager within... Read more »

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