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New life for an old reaction - catalysts for the Fischer-Tropsch reaction

The Fischer-Tropsch reaction may offer an economical way to produce third generation biofuels from agricultural waste. This will be largely dependent on the identification and development of improved catalysts.

Surface Engineering Division - Hub

[img_assist|nid=25972|title=Surface Engineering Division Hub|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=92|height=100] The SED Technology Hub is under development but when live will allow members to access information and articles on each of the technology sectors within the hub (Transport, Packaging, Energy, Manufacturing, Consumer Products and Medical) and allow members to access articles on the supporting technologies (Legislation/REACH, Education/Training, Best Practice and Metrology/Measurement).
Sustainable home from former shipping container

Shipping out sustainable homes - homes from shipping containers

Undergraduates at Somerset College, UK, have designed sustainable homes made from former shipping containers as part of a competition set by local firm, Radical Homes.
Close-up of graphite linen and gold leaf print with concrete, creating flower patterns

Concrete plans - Girli concrete for crafts and textiles

How would you describe concrete? Hard, grey, and masculine? Architect Ruth Morrow and Textile Designer Trish Belford have challenged such perceptions with their Girli concrete.
Expressive materials - design innovation with fibre reinforced polymer composites

Expressive materials - design innovation with fibre reinforced polymer composites

The potential of design innovation with fibre reinforced polymer composites was explored at an event held at The Building Centre in London, UK, on 4 December 2008.

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