Increasing global use of renewables means green energy storage is a growing focus for industry. Melanie Rutherford talks to Scott Eldridge of American Vanadium Corp about the Canadian mining company’s Gibillini vanadium project in Nevada, USA, which could transform the US power grid.
Controlled-source electromagnetic mapping is increasingly being used to de-risk offshore oil and gas prospects. Melanie Rutherford learns from Fred Gyllenhammar and Alastair Murray of Stavanger Petroleum Ltd, UK, how CSEM technology is being used alongside seismic interpretation for appraisal of its North Sea gas discoveries
Uranium mining brings with it a host of issues as well as benefits.
Nevertheless, demand is on the rise for the foreseeable future, says
Mark Kenwright, Associate Director of Geology and Resources at Wardell
Materials World explores the changing nature of gas turbine operating
regimes and the impact this has on materials selection, in particular
the ceramic thermal barrier coatings applied to turbine blades.
Boosted by the recent establishment of the Weinberg Foundation, thorium
nuclear power is enjoying an increasingly high profile as a green
nuclear energy panacea. The reality, as Tim Probert discovers, is not
nearly so simple
In March 2013, the UK Government confirmed nuclear as a key future
low-carbon energy source when it announced a new, long-term nuclear
strategy. Professor Andrew Sherry of The University of Manchester’s
Dalton Nuclear Institute and Professor Robin Grimes of Imperial College
London, both UK, discuss the critical materials challenges involved
With technological improvements raising efficiency and lowering costs,
solar power is catching up with conventional sources of energy. Rachel
Lawler speaks to three experts about promising developments in the