DTI to set up clearing house for cleaner technology

A clearing house database on cleaner technologies is to be established by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). The move is an attempt to encourage the uptake of cleaner processes, which has been disappointingly slow in the UK.

Last year, a study for the DTI identified lack of information and technical skills as a major barrier to the uptake of cleaner technologies. This view was echoed in a recent report by the Advisory Council on Science and Technology (ACOST) which urged the DTI to "consider providing a mechanism to facilitate easy and inexpensive access by UK companies to information on cleaner technology research and available cleaner technologies, both in the U

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