Apr 08. TMD Technologies well placed to help MOD tackle green challenge. The commitment made last year by the Ministry of Defence to saving energy through a sustainable development action plan could be helped by TMD Technologies. TMD’s travelling wave tube (TWT) components used in military and civilian radar systems use significantly less energy than comparable solid state systems, and so could play a valuable role in cutting the MOD’s carbon footprint. One of the technological advantages of the company’s TWT systems is their relatively low energy requirements. The energy savings can be significant, since the TMD’s S band tube systems have almost twice the efficiency of solid state alternatives, while its X band tube systems perform at nearly three times the efficiency. They also have lower total life cycle costs, which saves energy as well as costs. The MOD’s sustainable development action plan has a target of reducing CO2 emissions by 15 per cent by 2012, through increased energy efficiency, reducing energy consumption, and investing in more sustainable technologies.
Apr 08. Fuel that doesn’t cost the earth. D1 Oils is keen to meet fleet operators on its stand at 17-220 CV Show to discuss how bio-diesel can benefit fleet operators. The UK-company is pioneering the use of alternative energy crops to make fuel and has established a global joint venture with BP to create a world-leading business in Jatropha.