• 2020 IOM3 Annual General Meeting

    IOM3
    The 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining was held on 3 September 2020 online. This news article has been updated with a recording of the webinar and a list of questions asked.
  • £350 million unveiled to cut emissions and help fuel UK’s ‘green recovery’

    IOM3
    The UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a £350 million investment package to cut emissions in heavy industry and drive economic recovery from COVID-19. It aims to help the UK meet its legally binding target to cut greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. The Prime Minister hopes this will help businesses to decarbonise across the heavy industry, construction, space and transport sectors and to secure the UK’s place at the forefront of green innovation.
  • 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.
  • Fabrics that blow hot and cold on demand

    Materials World magazine
    A new material that can change temperature could be used for clothing, heating and cooling the wearer on demand. The film made of carbon nanotubes (CNT) has combined thermal, electrical and physical properties that have potential for developing the next-generation of smart fabrics, say researchers from North Carolina State University (NC State), USA.
  • Support for members

    IOM3
    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

    IOM3
    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

    IOM3
    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
  • A spotlight on self-healing flexible electronics

    Materials World magazine
    A stretchable material that can repair itself also illuminates visibly at low voltages. Shardell Joseph finds out how.
  • Driving net zero - apply for funding

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    Businesses can apply for a share of £15 million to encourage the green economic recovery in transport, energy and industrial sectors.
  • Rail moves towards safer travel and net zero

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    Twenty-five projects including hydrogen-powered freight trains have been awarded a share of £9.4mln. The UK government-backed fund aims to bring new technology onto the railways in the move towards net zero carbon emissions.

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