• UK government investing in geothermal lithium recovery plant

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    Funding supports the construction of Europe’s first geothermal lithium recovery pilot plant
  • IOM3 publishes 2019 Annual Report

    The Institute has published its Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2019. The report highlights the Institute's 150th anniversary celebrations, covering all departments, local societies and technical communities. The report also features IOM3 award winners and events.
  • Notice of 2020 IOM3 Annual General Meeting

    Notice is hereby given that in accordance with the Bye-Laws, the Annual General Meeting of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining will be held at 12.00pm on 3 September 2020 online.
  • Shaft discovery delays Stonehenge tunnel decision

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    The UK Secretary of State for Transport has decided to defer his decision about a tunnel intended to improve the A303 past Stonehenge following a recent archaeological find. The decision is now due in November.
  • The road trial in Sweden. Credit: Sekab

    Taking the wooden road

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    Swedish companies Peab Asfalt and Sekab have worked to replace a fraction of oil-based bitumen with softwood lignin.
  • UK’s first battery gigaplant moves closer

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    UK manufacturer Britishvolt plans to develop a commercially viable 30GWh battery manufacturing plant in South Wales.
  • Support for members

    The Institute is aware that the foreseeable future will be difficult for a number of its members and is here to help those who find themselves in this unfortunate situation. The Institute has a career break rate for its membership fees of £41, while individuals who have been in continuous membership for two years or more may seek support from the Members' Benevolent Trust to pay their membership fees. This is a benefit of your membership, which over the years you have contributed too through your paid membership fees.
  • The impact of COVID-19 on materials, minerals and mining communities

    The escalation of COVID-19 during 2020 has posed great challenges for individuals as well as organisations and has also led, in some cases, to new opportunities to rethink the way of working. This report considers the impact of the pandemic on several industries and examines what may lie ahead.
  • IOM3 digital transformation and rebranding update

    The first phase of the IOM3 digital transformation project was launched at the end of January, consisting of a fully functioning membership management system and new Member Portal that allows members to update their details, select their technical and communications preferences, pay subscription fees, download invoices for past payments and access all our online Member Benefits, as well as providing online joining for new members
  • Hot stuff – record melting point for ceramics

    Materials World magazine
    Scientists in Russia claim to have created the most heat-resistant ceramic material. Idha Valeur catches up with them.