UK Business Briefs: blended diesel, brownfield guidance and sustainable city awards
In this week’s UK Business Briefs, a guide promoting brownfield redevelopment, blended diesel wins the race and a deadline extension for London’s Liveable City Awards.
The construction research organisation CIRIA has launched a new guide to building on brownfield sites, encouraging landowners and developers to take a fresh look at old soil. The Clients guide to building on brownfield sites lists the benefits of land redevelopment including tax returns of up to 150% and landfill exemptions. It also offers advice on how to deal with legal, financial and technical issues.
Carbon management company Greenergy’s GlobalDiesel has found its way onto the racing track, powering Michael Neuhoff’s Golf TDI to the winning line in the Volkswagen Racing Cup. Greenergy’s low-emission fuel is made of processed rapeseed oil (5%) blended with Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel (ULSD, 95%). It delivers improved fuel consumption, a guaranteed 5% reduction in CO2 emissions, and up to 28% less particulate emissions compared to ULSD.
Due to its popularity, the deadline has been extended for entries to London’s Liveable City Awards, given by the Corporation of London to City organisations demonstrating best practice in sustainable business. Firms now have until Thursday 31 October to submit entries that will be judged according to eight environmental and social criteria.