Mineral planning news and policy developments covering aggregates, building stone, industrial and energy minerals, development plans, restoration, and research.
A 200-year-old whisky distillery in the Scottish Highlands is installing a biogas plant to improve energy efficiency and the plant's green credentials.
Official figures showing a fall in construction output have alarmed building chiefs.
Almost 18 million tonnes of sand and gravel were dredged from Crown Estate licences in England and Wales last year, slightly more than in 2015.
Work restoring a long derelict surface coal mine has started and will involve large-scale reshaping of steep slopes.
Scientists are researching materials to improve mine water treatment schemes.