03 Mar 2010 11:03:06
Winner of UK heats for innovation awards announced
The government yesterday (March 3rd) announced the winners of the UK heats of a Europe-wide competition to produce the most innovative solutions to pressing environmental problems.
Among the successful companies were the Coal Authority, for its minewater treatment scheme; Nuphalt Ltd for its infrared road repair system; Agfa Graphics for its profess efficiency and Toyota UK for its success in reducing carbon emissions.
Dan Morris, the environment minister, revealed the UK representatives at a ceremony at the Royal Society yesterday.
"All of our winners have shown great innovation and invention with new products, processes and systems which provide improved environmental performance and importantly, value for money for their customers," Mr Morris said.
All will go on to compete at the European Business Awards for the Environment, the entrants of which will revealed after the panel meeting concludes on March 12th.
The UK has so far won at least one award in each round since 1994 and has more entries overall than any other European nation.http://tinyurl.com/yhehk2m