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News round-up 29/8

Mayor announces retro-fitting investment; Nespresso unveils sustainability drive; MT-Energie wins AD contracts; Wyke Farms hires Ridley Scott

Mayor announces retro-fitting investment

Boris Johnson has announced a further investment of almost £12m to expand his programme to retro-fit buildings across the capital.

Low carbon technologies to be backed include heat and power networks, solar panels, new boilers and double-glazing.

Examples of existing schemes being supported include a £7m project in Hackney to create a communal gas heating network and the Lee Valley Heat Network, hot water through a system of pipes.

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Nespresso unveils sustainability drive

Nestle-owned coffee brand Nespresso has launched a new sustainability programme called The Positive Cup.

A key part of the scheme is the company’s use of aluminium and Nespresso has pledged to expand its capacity to collect used aluminium capsules to 100% wherever the company does business and to increase recycling rates.

Chief executive Jean-Marc Duvoisin said: “The development of even more innovative programmes with our partners demonstrates our commitment to creating shared value and generating positive impacts for all stakeholders across the entire value chain.”

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MT-Energie wins AD contracts

MT-Energie UK has been chosen to build additional digesters at AD operations on the Apsley Estate, Andover, Hampshire and at Clayton Hall Farm, near Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

In both cases MT-Energie has been chosen to assess and carry out all works relating to the plant expansion, in some cases replacing components supplied by the previous technology supplier.

The 500kW AD plant on the Apsley Estate, which started operations in 2012, will be scaled up to generate a total output of 1.1MWe and 2,000 m3/h raw biogas, while the 400kW AD plant in Yorkshire will soon reach production of 1MWe, expanding the actual stream of renewable energy produced on the farm.

Press Release

Wyke Farms hires Ridley Scott

Cheesemaker Wyke Farms, which also runs an anaerobic digester on its site, has hired Ridley Scott’s film company to create a new television advert (see above).

RSA Films is responsible for some of the world’s most lauded and recognisable TV commercials, including Apple ‘1984’ commercial, Hovis ‘Boy on Bicycle’ and Nike ‘Move’.

Press Release

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