Cogent, the Sector Skills Council for the chemicals and pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, nuclear, petroleum and polymer industries, is running a consultation on national occupational standards for sustainable business practice.
Last month, Materials World magazine carried a feature on the mechanisms being explored for recycling carbon fibre reinforced polymer composites. Rupal Mehta takes the story further with a report on a conference on carbon fibre recycling and reuse.
The technical details surrounding CO 2 pipelines that will push forward carbon capture and storage from coal-fired power plants were hot topics at an event on 28 October, in London, UK. Rachel Connolly reports
UK researchers are exploring a new analytical framework for predicting and measuring weld induced residual stresses. This could have important implications for nuclear and aerospace applications by providing a more accurate, rapid and less costly approach to the problem using 3D eigenstrain solutions.
A charge time and capacity record for organic and non–toxic batteries has been set by using algae, claim researchers from Uppsala University, Sweden. The work opens up possibilities for producing environmentally friendly, cost efficient, up-scalable and lightweight energy storage systems.