Entries by Zane Mezdreija

Waste-to-Wings Project – Decreasing Aviation Emissions by Producing Fuel from Municipal Waste

  Air transport accounts for 11.6% of total transport emissions at the moment. The UK’s Department for Transport has estimated that moving away from conventional jet fuel towards more sustainable alternatives could cut annual emissions from the aviation industry by up to 23 megatonnes. Recognising this and the significant benefits to be gained from a […]

CO-VERSATILE – Strengthening Resilience of Manufacturing Operations

  Learning Lessons from the Pandemic The Covid-19 pandemic forced many manufacturing businesses to respond rapidly or shut down production due to measures implemented to curb the spread of the virus. Manufacturing and distributing vital medical equipment became a major challenge. Several unforeseen spikes in demand for essential medical devices and personal protective equipment (PPE) […]

Why Does the UK Need a Lithium Supply Chain?

Image: Imerys extraction site in Cornwall, © Imerys Minerals Limited   Addressing an Over-Reliance on Imports In order to meet future manufacturing demand, a domestic supply of lithium will need to be carefully balanced through mining and a well-established battery recycling industry, data drawn from research carried out by HSSMI as part of the Co-production […]

CO-VERSATILE Digital Technopole to Unlock The Power of European Manufacturers and Help SMEs Repurpose Their Production Facilities in Response to Urgent Societal Needs

  – Led by Budapest-based SZTAKI, the EU’s CO-VERSATILE project reached a new milestone in steering collaboration of the European manufacturing market players – – The ‘Digital Technopole’ will lift Europe’s preparedness to counteract future disruptions and shortages to new heights –   20 April, Budapest, Hungary – CO-VERSATILE, the EU-funded Horizon 2020 project, today […]

Working at HSSMI | Meet New Starter Abdul Razzak

  In October 2021, Abdul Razzak joined HSSMI’s Manufacturing Strategy team from one of our key clients – Jaguar Land Rover. Abdul first crossed paths with the HSSMI team on a project we were doing to support Jaguar Land Rover. He followed HSSMI on LinkedIn, learned about the different projects we do to support manufacturers […]

Working at HSSMI | Meet New Starter Babatunde Ogunbambi

  Babatunde Ogunbambi joined HSSMI’s Digital Manufacturing Tools team in February 2022. We are excited to have him on-board while he undertakes a placement as part of his studies in Project Management at Birmingham City University. Babatunde has previously worked for an architectural design firm in Nigeria but has since relocated to the UK and […]

Working at HSSMI | Meet New Starter Joshua Koch

  Joshua Koch joined HSSMI’s Circular Economy team in April 2021. A recent graduate of The University of Manchester, where he obtained an MEng in Chemical Engineering, and with prior experience in process engineering and sustainability, Joshua first undertook an internship at HSSMI and was subsequently promoted to Engineer at the end of 2021. He […]