• ACE UK calls for ambitious UK targets

    The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) UK has welcomed the final adoption of the revised EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive as a strong foundation on which member states can build towards a circular economy.
  • Encouraging plastic recycling

    Greater incentive is needed to realise the potential of plastics recycling, as Ellis Davies reports.
  • Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting on 10 July

    An Extraordinary General Meeting of the Institute will be held on 10 July at 297 Euston Road, London, immediately following the Institute's 2018 AGM
  • Journey to the centre of the Earth

    Exploiting the inexhaustible heat supply from the Earth’s core requires tools and materials that can withstand extreme conditions. Khai Trung Le looks at solutions from the DESCRAMBLE project.
  • Nanocage for efficient hydrogen storage

    A project aiming to improve the safety and efficiency of hydrogen storage is developing composite materials to allow controllable release of the gas. Kathryn Allen reports.
  • Aquatic life suffers under coal mining

    Current US regulations are found to be insufficient to protect fish, salamanders, and invertebrates from the impacts of mining waste. Kathryn Allen reports.
  • Patent of the month: sun-soaked

    With homeowners looking to microgeneration and renewable energy as means of reducing their energy bills, nanomaterial could help to make this more viable. Dr Jennifer Unsworth, Patent Attorney at law firm Withers & Rogers, reports
  • Bending for power

    Deformed crystals used in solar cell semiconductors could make for more efficient photovoltaic panels. Ines Nastali reports.
  • Underwater treasure

    A potentially game changing deposit of rare earth elements has been discovered in Japanese waters, but an efficient means of extraction is yet to be developed, as Ellis Davies reports.
  • The right temperature

    The temperature at which volcanic rock cracks to create columnar formations, such as those seen at the Giant’s Causeway, has been identified to be between 840–890oC, giving new understanding to geothermal energy systems. Ellis Davies reports.

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