EMS PURCHASES A NEW ELECTRIC POWERED SENNEBOGEN 818E.
EMS has purchased it first fully electric mobile machine to feed our waste processing plant in Exeter. The Sennebogen supplied by Molson Group is part of our process moving from diesel equipment to alternative fuels.
Our new addition will reduce fuel consumption and noise providing a better working environment.
SENNEBOGEN was founded in 1952 to develop and produce machines for the agricultural industry. The company has now established itself as a full service provider and quality leader in crane technology and material handling. As an international company, SENNEBOGEN develops and produces complete model ranges for duty cycle cranes, crawler cranes, telescopic and harbour cranes, material handlers, telehandlers as well as base carriers.
In addition to flexible machines from series production, SENNEBOGEN also designs individual specialised machines in close collaboration with its clients.
For over 25 years, SENNEBOGEN has been an innovation leader in electrically driven material handlers. In addition to savings of up to 50% in operating costs compared to conventional diesel engines, electric material handlers offer further cost and efficiency advantages. At the bauma, SENNEBOGEN is showing the new SENNEBOGEN 818 with a 90 kW electric motor and a cable drum mounted on the undercarriage, as an example of its wide range of models.
The advantages of electro-hydraulic drive systems are many and varied – as are the implementation versions of the SENNEBOGEN material handlers. Every machine from the current product range can be customized with an electric motor at the plant. The advantages of the electric material handlers are clear. A low wear allows considerably longer service intervals in comparison to a diesel engine.
Oil and filter changes are eliminated at the same time. In addition, the electrically driven machines are always ready for operation and work around the clock without refueling if necessary. In the end, the SENNEBOGEN electric material handlers not only run more cost-efficiently but are also especially environmentally friendly and emission-free.
SENNEBOGEN ELECTRIC MATERIAL HANDLERS – IN SUMMARY
Economical and efficient: Up to 50% savings in operating and energy costs
Compact and flexible: Compact dimensions, various power supplies possible
Mobility for every application: Powerpack solutions for freely movable machines, integrated Powerpack for flexible use
Zero emissions: Clean technology, low noise level for a pleasant work environment
Always ready for use: Work without refueling, longer service and maintenance intervals
COMPACT ELECTRIC MATERIAL HANDLER FOR INDOOR OPERATION
At the bauma, SENNEBOGEN is now presenting the smallest material handler, the 818, in the electric version as well. Equipped with a 90 kW electric motor and mobile undercarriage, the machine combines maximum flexibility with the advantages of an electrohydraulic drive.
The necessary cylindrical cable drum has been directly mounted on the undercarriage. In this configuration with 10 m long equipment including sorting grab, the 818 is optimally suited, for example, for sorting and loading activities in indoor operation. The compact basic dimensions of the machine with a width of only 2.50 m and a length of 4.36 m also offer further advantages in confined spaces.
Whether in waste management, recycling, or scrap handling, wherever fast operating cycles are required, for example, for feeding plants or loading trucks, the proven 1-cylinder system impresses with fast cycles and maximum reliability. With a continuously adjustable height of up to 2.70 m, the operator has an optimum overview of the working area from the comfortable Maxcab comfort cab. Several cameras and extensive periphery lighting provide a complete overview, and all machine parameters can be monitored on the SENCON control system.
Stay tuned for new recycling equipment arriving later this year!
AS OF 1 APRIL 2022, RED DIESEL WILL NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE AT A REBATED RATE FOR MANY COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS. THIS COVERS THE MAJORITY OF USERS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY.
GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES SPECIFY WHICH USES OF RED DIESEL WILL STILL BE PERMITTED
WHY IS THE GOVERNMENT BANNING RED DIESEL AND WHAT WILL THIS MEAN FOR BUSINESSES WHO RELY ON IT?
From 1st April 2022, many sectors will lose their entitlement to use ‘red’ diesel and rebated biodiesel across a variety of applications – and construction is one of the industries that is most affected.
Back in 2019, the UK government set out its plans to cease its contributions to climate change by becoming carbon neutral by 2050. These plans were, at the time, some of the most ambitious timelines set by any nation around the world.
In the months since, the government has set into motion a number of policies designed to pave the way to a carbon-neutral future.
For industries that rely on red diesel and white diesel, the changes to long-standing tax and duty rates have been designed to incentivise users to develop and adopt cleaner alternative fuels.
HERE’S THE LOWDOWN ON THE KEY QUESTIONS PROFESSIONALS NEED TO CONSIDER IN ORDER TO ENSURE A SMOOTH AND SUCCESSFUL ENERGY MIX TRANSITION.
WHAT’S CHANGING AND WHY?
Red diesel is just ordinary ‘white’ diesel with a dye in it – but it is taxed at a much lower rate than white diesel. This rebated red fuel was introduced as a concession for certain industrial users in off-highway applications because fuel duty was mainly intended to be a tax on road vehicles.
Changes to this regime were announced by the UK government during Budget 2020 as part of the drive to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
After the April 2022 deadline most current users of red diesel will have to switch to white diesel instead. Taxing most users at the full rate is intended to reflect the impact of the emissions they produce, while also promoting the use of cleaner alternatives.
This is great news for the environment but many in the construction industry have been left confused about whether they will be affected by the changes, and how they should demonstrate compliance with the new rules.
WHAT IS RED DIESEL?
Red diesel, also commonly called gas oil or cherry red, is regular diesel that’s exclusively used in off-road machinery and engines and is primarily used in the agricultural, marine and construction sectors.
Red diesel is different from white or “road” diesel in two ways: its colour, and the rate at which it’s taxed. Chemically, the two fuels are identical, and release identical levels of greenhouse gasses when burned.
Its colour is changed through the use of a red dye that’s used to differentiate it from unrebated fuel.
The dye doesn’t change the properties of the fuel in any noticeable way, but does coat the inner workings of machinery which allows law enforcement agencies to track the illegal use of the fuel.
From an environmental standpoint, this creates a range of issues, not least that red diesel users are paying less than single car owners for the harmful emissions they produce. After all, 1 litre of diesel releases the same emissions regardless of whether it is used on a road or off it.
In order to encourage users to switch away from this carbon-heavy fuel, the government intends to end its 10-year freeze on red diesel fuel duty.
WHICH USERS ARE AFFECTED?
The government has published guidelines that specify who can still use red diesel and in which applications. One of the biggest changes for construction industry users is that heavy plant and equipment of all kinds will no longer be able to run on red diesel when used for construction purposes.
This includes all non-road mobile machinery (NRMM), including excavators, dumpers and cranes.
The construction industry will also lose permission to use red diesel for commercial heating and power generation, for example when using mobile generators on construction sites.
Certain industries that also use gas oil heavily, such as rail, agriculture, commercial fishing fleets and non-commercial heating or power generation uses, will be exempt from the April 2022 changes.
It’s worth noting that red diesel permissions apply only to the way in which equipment is used, not to the type of equipment itself. So, for example, NRMM that can be used for both agricultural purposes and construction purposes will still be able to run on red diesel, but only in an agricultural context.
WHAT OTHER INDUSTRIES ARE AFFECTED?
Other industries and applications that will no longer be able to rely on red diesel include:
• mining and quarrying
• airport operations
• oil and gas extraction
• waste management
• commercial heating
WHY IS RED DIESEL USE BANNED FOR SOME INDUSTRIES AND NOT OTHERS?
The decision to ban certain industries from using red diesel isn’t an arbitrary one; it’s a move that’s backed up by some startling statistics.
Red diesel is responsible for 14 million tonnes of CO2 released every year The construction and infrastructure sectors alone were responsible for 7% of NOx emissions and 8% of PM10 emissions in London in 2018. Red diesel’s impact on the environment will be reduced as its widespread use is restricted, whilst the additional duty paid by sectors who move to white diesel will be reinvested into green initiatives. Businesses will also be more motivated to move to more environmentally-friendly fuels, such as HVO fuel.
The red diesel rule changes are likely to be followed with more regulatory measures to drive UK industry towards a cleaner future. Many users (including us here at EMS) are already exploring the growing variety of cleaner-burning alternatives to diesel that are already on the market.
There are clean diesel alternatives available on the UK market, such as HVO fuel, which eliminate the challenges faced by first generation biofuels whilst providing a drastically reduced emissions profile.
If the government was to treat greener fuels such as HVO based on their emissions, the UK could drastically reduce its emissions in the short term and more comfortably reach its carbon neutral goals.
Some well-known alternative fuels include bio-diesel, bio-alcohol (methanol, ethanol, butane), refuse-derived fuel, chemically stored electricity (batteries and fuel cells), hydrogen, non-fossil methane, non-fossil natural gas, vegetable oil, propane and other biomass sources.
WOW WHAT CAN WE SAY? MARCH HAS BEEN A MANIC ONE! VOLVO HAVE HAD A BUMPER MONTH AND EMS EXETER, PLYMOUTH AND TORBAY YARDS HAVE ALL BEEN KEPT BUSIER THAN EVER!
As you all know we’ve been fortunate enough to continue work as normal throughout the last 12 months. Last March was busy but this one has been absolutely manic! We’ve kept up with demand though and maintained our high standards across all businesses. EMS have been absolutely inundated across all three yards. Delivering and collecting across the whole of the Southwest area.
Here’s a snapshot of whats been keeping us busy!
If you’d like some more information about any of our services including the Volvo side, landfill or skip hire, recycling and waste management give us a call. Our team are always on hand to help and offer advice.
There’s a lot people don’t realise when it comes to disposing of your unwanted commercial waste items. The quickest way by far is to hire a skip, chuck it all in and let us come and take it away.
But you may have been told that there’s certain things you can’t put in your skip. Wood isn’t one of them but its one of the more complex items to recycle and its not quite as basic as you’d think!.
We thought you might want to know a bit more about the process?
HOW IS WOOD RECYCLED?
Well wood is mainly recycled by being reused. It’s such a widely used and versatile material which can be cut to size, sanded, re-painted etc in order to have its appearance drastically changed to suit a wide range of different functions.
From a construction point wood can also be recycled and turned into man-made medium-density fibreboard – MDF as it is commonly known as. This is made by basically compressing and processing different wood residuals.
RECYCLING WOOD WITH EMS
‘Scrap wood’ that’s come from home improvements for example, along with other untreated wood has a number of uses for recycling. It can be chipped and used in compost or mulch or be turned into particleboard or chipboard lumber.
Wood that has been treated, painted, varnished or otherwise finished is not good for recycling. It should also not be burned in a fireplace due to the toxic chemicals found in the wood treatment solutions. You should dispose of this type of wood at your local landfill or recycling centre. We accept this type of wood in a skip or you can bring the waste to the recycling facility in Exeter.
Most construction projects produce some level of wood waste. No matter how big or small the project it is EMS can advise you on the best way to properly dispose of, or recycle wood. If not disposed of properly it can be a harmful action for both your business and the environment.
IF YOUR WORKPLACE PRODUCES ANY WOOD WASTE AND YOU’RE WONDERING WHAT YOU SHOULD DO WITH IT, READ OUR USEFUL TIPS BELOW ON THE BENEFITS OF RECYCLING:
REDUCE FIRE RISK
Large piles of wood waste close to any property or facility is a huge fire hazard. Idle piles of wood pose tempting to vandals and are a flammable danger that can not only affect your business workplace but also other workplaces or residential areas surrounding.
We’d advise either hiring a skip to keep everything together and away from the buildings and to contact a professional recycling facility like EMS.
We offer the perfect solution to any of the waste disposal needs of your business across the whole of the Southwest and this includes wood. We run an efficient service with trade accounts available and we pride ourselves on the levels of waste we recycle and the positive impact this has on the environment.
PRESERVE NATURAL RESOURCES
As we all know replanting trees takes decades before they reach maturity again. The more we can recycle the less we need to impact on the environment. When you choose to recycle wood waste, you extend the product’s life and reduce the need to cut down more trees
Our team of recycling experts in Exeter, Plymouth and Paignton offer advice on wood disposal. We have a special service for trade customers at our Waste Transfer Station based in Exeter. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any queries about recycling any of your business or domestic waste.
WELL WE’RE ALMOST THERE! THE WHOLE BUILD OF OUR NEW NON FERROUS SHED AT EXETER HAS GONE VERY SMOOTHLY AND WE SHOULD BE READY TO OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON THE 12TH OCTOBER 2020.
This new shed will enable us to continue our great service that we so far been providing from Bay Skips.
BAY SKIPS SCRAP METAL SERVICE TORBAY
In addition to Skip Hire and waste removal we’ve been offering scrap metal services from our depot in Paignton and are scrap metal specialists. We offer competitive prices to all of our customers, for all grades of scrap metal.
Bay skips have a wealth of experience in the waste recycling business spanning over 30 years. This ensures we provide a service that is second to none.
Whether you want to buy or sell unwanted metals you can be secure in the knowledge that our staff provide honest and safe advice, no matter you needs.
Whether it’s steel or copper, aluminum or lead, we come highly recommended by a host of satisfied customers. Whether you are a commercial company looking to dispose of a large quantity of scrap metal, or have a smaller domestic amount, we can help.
We are interested in purchasing any quantity of metal, from kilos to tones, and can recycle a variety of scrap metals including copper, aluminum, stainless steel, lead, brass, steel, zinc and even car batteries.
THE NEW NON FERROUS SHED IN EXETER
Whilst we will still be accepting all grades of metal at Paignton the new shed in Exeter is for Non Ferrous scrap waste only.
AS MOST OF YOU ARE AWARE EMS WASTE SERVICES IS A FAMILY RUN BUSINESS WITH FAMILY VALUES RUNNING THROUGH THE COMPANY FROM DIRECTOR TO OPERATOR. WE FOCUS HEAVILY ON SERVICE, IMAGE AND CUSTOMER COMMITMENT.
Part of the Stuart Group, EMS is a leading waste management company providing turn key solutions for business. We provide bespoke waste management solutions for our clients who trust us to provide the right solution first time every time.
BUT HOW DID IT ALL START?
1940’s – The EMS Waste Services story dates right back to the 1940s, when Mr Alf Stuart bought a second-hand Dodge and began to transport cattle.
By the time that brothers, Roy and Ross, were leaving school, the business had expanded enough to bring them on board and sales were thriving.
To meet the demands of the changing industry, they built a new repair workshop and cattle lairage which was large enough to accommodate an impressive 1,000 cattle.
1977 – They were ready to expand again – opening a new garage repair business, Stuart’s Commercials, which became the official Volvo Truck Dealer for Devon.
1980’s – Stuart’s was ready to move out of the cattle haulage business and began growing their fledgling storage business – boosted unexpectedly by the Miner’s Strike of 1984. By the end of the 80’s, they were growing a healthy farm enterprise. Roy also opened up an Inert Landfill Site at Hill Barton, spotting future growth opportunities in waste management.
2004 – Building on earlier success, the Stuarts’ garage business took over the Volvo Dealerships at Saltash and Redruth in Cornwall relocating the Saltash depot to a new workshop in Plymouth and investing in improvements at the Redruth site.
Meanwhile, the recycling side of the business was hotting up, and the Stuarts bought EMS Skip Hire and Waste Services; an already successful business.
2012 – 2019 – They brought Devon Contract Waste skips, AJS Skips, Cox Waste, ASAP Skip Hire, Bay Skips, County Skip Hire, Skip It and Dusty Bin Skip Hire into the fold, along with a new scrap site, strengthening the range of services offered to Devon customers.
SO WHAT NEXT?
Following on from the success of the new Waste Transfer Centre opened in 2018 we continue to provide our high standard of service our customers have come to expect.
We are also opening the new Scrap Shed at Exeter over the next couple of weeks. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates!
For further information about any of our services please give us a call on 01395 233748.