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University collaboration illuminates the future of farming

Phoebe Sutton explains how her commercially-led PhD with May Barn Consultancy, co-founders of the largest plant factory in the UK, will help address hidden hunger and promote green growth. Pulling into the industrial estate, you would be dubious that this was arable farmland. However, May Barn Consultancy, in partnership with the Jones Food Company (JFC),…
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Reducing Carbon Emissions across the Lancaster District

Places are now available for an open innovation forum on the subject of reducing carbon emissions across the Lancaster District. Lancaster City Council has become one of seventy-one UK councils to declare a Climate Emergency. This means that the Council aims to reduce carbon emissions across the Lancaster district and cut the net carbon emissions…
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A force to be reckoned with

With huge growth expected in the next 18 months and recent successes at the Automotive Alliance Awards, Force Technology is racing to the top. Based in Blackpool, Force Technology aims to be the world’s most technically advanced and innovative spring manufacturer. Novel product designs and precision manufacturing enables Force to produce high quality, high duty…
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Reducing single use plastic

A joint working group on single use plastics, set up by the Centre for Global Eco-innovation, brings together sustainability and retail experts from the university with representatives from Lancaster City Council and local businesses Atkinsons Coffee and Stephensons Dairy. The latest in a series of initiatives involves replacing milk in plastic containers with milk in…
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