Entries by Zane Mezdreija

HSSMI Shortlisted for Make UK Manufacturing Awards 2021

  HSSMI is proud to announce that our work in accelerating the development and scale up of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) has been recognised and nominated for a top engineering award at the Make UK Manufacturing Awards for the Midlands and East of England region. The project, undertaken together with Wilson Bio-Chemical, has been shortlisted in the Innovation […]

UP, UP and Away: Accelerating the Development of Green Aviation Fuels

Image: © Chalabala / Adobe Stock   Wilson Bio-Chemical Ltd and HSSMI, two Midlands-based SMEs, are celebrating after securing specialist innovation funding to future-proof the production of greener jet fuel by using circular economy practices and aerospace industry derived waste as the primary feedstock to manufacture sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The UK’s ambition is to […]

Increasing the Cost-Competitiveness of Fuel Cell Technology for the Automotive Industry

Image: © Bramble Energy   The feasibility study HySMART, funded by the Automotive Transformation Fund (ATF) and facilitated by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), is driven by an urgent need for hydrogen fuel cell system producers and associated supply chains to drive down costs and offer fuel cell vehicles on a cost competitive basis. The […]

Sourcing Two Products from One Stone: Co-Producing Lithium and Kaolin from Cornwall’s Granite Reserves

Image: © Tim / Adobe Stock   The UK’s ambition to be at the forefront of battery and electric vehicle production faces a key hurdle – the reliance on imports of lithium and other critical raw materials. A new project undertaken by Imerys, Cornish Lithium, and HSSMI aims to explore the possibilities for sourcing lithium […]

Investigating The Feasibility of Traceability Systems For The Marine By-Product Supply Chain

Image: © Sono Creative / Adobe Stock   Modern supply chains often comprise of a complex network of people and companies across multiple countries. They produce, transform, aggregate, separate, package, transport, store, sell and serve goods and services. One of the more complex supply chains in the world is that involving seafood, which globally handles […]

Feasibility Study: The UK’s First Near-Closed Loop Battery Pack Production Facility

Image: © Lukassek / Adobe Stock   HSSMI has joined Ultramax, an established battery manufacturer and distributor, in a six-month study called Li-BAR to determine the feasibility of establishing co-located battery pack assembly and remanufacturing facilities. It is anticipated that co-locating the sites will provide opportunities to optimally use batteries throughout their lives, maximise value […]

Discussions with the Industry: Non-Destructive Methods for Battery Testing to Identify Failure Modes Where They Happen

Image: © Creativa Images / Adobe Stock   Project VALUABLE, led by HSSMI, has been instrumental in shedding light on second life opportunities for Li-ion batteries. As the project closed at the end of March, we are now sharing our findings in order to generate discussion amongst the public and, in particular, those who are […]

Discussions with the Industry: Estimating the Economic and Environmental Benefits of Battery Recovery Methods

Image: © malp / Adobe Stock   Project VALUABLE, led by HSSMI, has been instrumental in shedding light on second life opportunities for li-ion batteries. As the project closed at the end of March, we are now sharing our findings in order to generate discussion amongst the public and, in particular, those who are looking […]