Outline of Linc’s demonstration coal to liquid plant at Chinchilla

Underground coal gasification

Materials World magazine
Australian company Linc Energy Ltd has announced the first production of diesel from its demonstration coal to liquid (CTL) facility at Chinchilla, Queensland. The firm claims this is the first time underground coal gasification has been combined with CTL, reducing the cost and lifecycle carbon emissions of the fuel.
An example of steel used in architecture

Quality control for structural steelwork moves forward

Materials World magazine
The European conformity standard (CE mark) for the design, fabrication and erection of structural steelwork will be introduced to the UK in August 2009. The BS EN 1090 Part 1 outlines what systems steelwork contractors need to put in place to ensure the health and safety levels, as well as quality, of their finished products. Meagan Ellis reports