• A Volvo hybrid concept car that could benefit from the battery (Image courtesy Volvo Cars)

    Batteries pack in lighter composites

    Materials World magazine
    Structural batteries made from fibrous composites show promise as a dual-function lightweight component for vehicles, says a Swedish research group.
  • Resources under fire

    Wood Focus magazine
    The UK Wood Panel Industries Federation has urged the Government not to ‘support the squandering of valuable wood resources’ through the issue of its Renewables Obligation subsidy for biomass energy.
  • Rushlight Awards for UK organisations

    IOM3
    The 2010 Rushlight Awards are open for entries from UK organisations which have furthered technology in the energy, resource and environment sectors.
  • Journal of the month.....was a success!

    Maney Publishing
    Each month we feature a key journal, lifting restrictions on content to make it freely available to all, and providing additional insights into the team behind the journal, its history, and its content. In July, the Journal of the Energy Institute was Maney's journal of the month. If you've not yet taken advantage of our free content for Journal of the Energy Institute you have until 15 August to do so.
  • Hydrogen fuel cell

    Polymer-based hydrogen storage

    Materials World magazine
    UK scientists exploring the safe storage of hydrogen for powering vehicles have developed an organic polymer capable of storing three per cent hydrogen by weight.
  • Torness will be one of the last exisiting UK nuclear sites to produce electricity. Image courtesy of British Energy

    Britain – nuclear island of opportunity?

    Materials World magazine
    The prospect of a nuclear renaissance in the UK has resulted in a closer look at its supply chain capability.
  • Journal of the Month: Journal of the Energy Institute

    Maney Publishing
    Journal of the Energy Institute is Maney's Journal of the Month! Access 3 years worth of content and more. Journal of the Energy Institute provides peer-reviewed coverage of original high quality research on energy engineering and technology. Each month we feature a key journal, lifting restrictions on content to make it freely available to all, and providing additional insights into the team behind the journal, its history, and its content.
  • Television screen

    Lights on for organic light emitting transistors

    Materials World magazine
    Scientists in Italy have developed organic light-emitting transistors (OLETs) that are said to be 10 times more efficient than those previously reported and twice as efficient as organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). The technology could be used to fabricate monitors with improved resolution and may enable the development of electrically pumped organic laser devices using transistors with no loss of light.
  • Batteries power on

    Materials World magazine
    A novel computer model is said to have yielded new titanate structures for improved performance of rechargeable lithium ion batteries used in consumer electronics and electric vehicles.
  • NPL's electromechanical thermal test system

    The UK's National Physical Laboratory opens its doors

    Materials World magazine
    Opening its doors for the first time in over 20 years for World Metrology Day, the UK’s National Physical Laboratory in Teddington took a noble stab at enlightening the public on the crucial role materials and their measurement play in everyday life.

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