A nanoscale material that can split seawater into oxygen and hydrogen, balancing the competing reactions that are critical to electrolysis, could produce hydrogen fuel on an industrial scale and high-purity oxygen for hospitals, say researchers at the University of Central Florida (UCF), USA.
Sensors installed on the ‘world’s first’ 3D-printed steel footbridge in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, are now measuring, monitoring and analysing the structure’s performance as it handles pedestrian traffic. The findings will help inform the future design of such printed structures.
As the UK prepares to lead discussions on climate change strategies among world leaders next month, Shardell Joseph reports from an event that navigated the 'Next steps for UK climate change policy and priorities for COP26'.
Swedish mining company LKAB claims to have produced the world’s first hydrogen-reduced sponge iron at a pilot scale. In doing so, its HYBRIT initiative is said to eliminate 90% of emissions in the steelmaking process.
Dr Tom McDonald, from the University of Liverpool and Professor Michael Shaver FIMMM, from the University of Manchester, UK, on a forthcoming project with Unilever to classify the structure-property relationship of post-consumer resin
Engineering Consultant Dr Marlon Cruz MIMMM and Dr Pedro Delvasto at the Industrial University of Santander, Columbia on a new water treatment system reducing the environmental impact of closed polymetallic mines.
Milk protein whey – a by-product of cheese making – is being used to fabricate high-performance, plastic-like foams that show chemical resistance and mechanical strength, stiffness, and toughness in harsh environments at over 150°C.