Entries by Zane Mezdreija

Update from Perseus: Improving Manufacturing Line Flexibility in Anticipation of Automotive Electrification

Image: © Jaguar Land Rover   About Perseus The transition from internal combustion engines (ICE) to electric-powered vehicles (EVs) is certain – from 2030 ICE vehicles will be banned from sale in the UK. However, the pace of conversion in each market and the uptake of emerging technologies, such as new types of batteries, electric […]

A Digital Transformation Journey: Implementing Digital Technologies to Unlock New Opportunities

  In the aftermath of the pandemic, the UK manufacturing sector has experienced a resurgence of interest and renewed ambition in the application of digital technologies, but this time, with less cynicism and hype. This can be largely attributed to the publication of many excellent accounts on how manufacturing businesses have either maintained, adapted, or […]

The Economics of Gallium Extraction from LED Lamps

Image: © megaflopp / Adobe Stock   Gallium is becoming an increasingly widespread material for semiconductors in electronic applications. To limit the need for new resources, the ReGaIL project explored and proved that it is possible to create a circular system by recovering gallium from end-of-life LED (light-emitting diode) lamps in a novel, environmentally friendly […]

HSSMI Recognised in Award Nomination for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Project

  A trailblazing circular economy project to advance the development of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) has secured a finalist place at the global Energy Institute 2021 Awards, and HSSMI has been praised for contributing to the project’s success. HSSMI is working in partnership with project leaders, Wilson Bio-Chemical Ltd on Waste-to-Wings, a project to future-proof […]

Make UK Manufacturing Awards: HSSMI and Wilson Bio-Chemical Project Announced Runner-Up

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

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 […]