Business Briefs: biodiesel, social responsibility and a new university appointment
In this week’s UK Business Briefs, a new biodiesel fuel hits the market, BASF wins the prize for its social responsibility, and a new appointment is made at Cranfield University.
Greenergy, an independent supplier of low emission fuels, has launched GlobalDiesel, the first biodiesel fuel, which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 5%, and particulate emissions by 28% per vehicle. GlobalDiesel will cost less, and drivers won’t need to modify their engines in order to accommodate the new biodiesel fuel. It is also a more efficient form of diesel, as fuel consumption will be improved by up to 1%. GlobalDiesel will cost roughly one pence per litre above average Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel Fuel (ULSD) pricing. The new fuel went on sale yesterday at Holbrook Garage, Gloucestershire, the UK’s first stockist.
Meanwhile, BASF plc’s facility as Seal Sands received a Chemical Industry Association (CIA) award on the 9 July for its outstanding efforts in communicating with the Tees Valley community. Seal Sands is noted for its commitment to sustainable development and corporate social responsibility, with its health and safety and environmental protection programmes. Seal Sands is a plastics and chemicals manufacturer based in Cheadle, Cheshire.
And finally, a new appointment has been announced at Cranfield University. Dr Brian McIntosh has joined Cranfield University’s School of Water Sciences as a research officer. He is currently researching the interactions and co-evolution between society and natural resources. He also specialises in such areas as human ecology, modelling with non-qualitative knowledge, technology development, and modelling languages and systems.
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