Recycling equipment to recycle waste – where’s the R&D? In this engineering example, innovation is applied to the recycling and improvement of electromechanical equipment that itself is used in the recycling of waste. An average of £17,500 per year was saved in corporation tax over the four years listed, through an R&D tax relief claim. It illustrates how innovation is being used to improve processes – and it’s a pleasing example as the recycling of machinery is benefiting the recycling of waste – what could be better!
R&D in automated waste processing machinery (reduced noise, extreme loads and additional bi-products)
- Re-engineering control panels for legacy machinery at recycling plants.
- Development of waste compactors to increase tonnage per volume.
- Integration of bespoke machinery into biogas anaerobic digesters.
- Engineering lifting systems/dynamic weighing for very large waste loads in confined spaces/restricted footprints