Innovation, Research & Development
An innovative, learning spirit is deeply ingrained in our culture and core values as illustrated by the publications, awards and qualifications held by our team. We work side-by-side with our clients in challenging the status quo and exploring next generation concepts, ideas and technologies.
Beth is involved in researching the environmental impact of data centres and as part of an international cross-industry team has been awarded EU Interreg funding to address the growth in e-waste arising from data centres.
The project, called CEDaCI, will build a Circular Economy for the Data Centre Industry to increase reclamation and reuse of Critical Raw Materials (CRMs) in the sector, extend product life through equipment reuse and remanufacture, reduce use of virgin materials, waste and environmental impact arising from the growth in redundant equipment and develop a secure and economically viable CRM supply chain for the sector.
At present only 10% of CRM from the sector are recycled and recovered but the targets are to increase this to 19% and 24% five and 10 years after the project ends; increase reuse of equipment to 65% and 75% respectively and end-of-life overall product ‘waste’ from 35% and 25%.
For more information, please visit the CEDaCI website.