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IOM3 Investigates...Sustainability through geology and ground engineering

Geologists, earth scientists and ground engineers are vital to enable the energy transition, achieve net-zero, access critical minerals, and shore up the large infrastructure developments that keep the world moving.


BHP to face claims of ecocide in £10bln+ trial

BHP will face multiple accusations of being responsible for ecocidal conduct in committing the Brazilian Mariana dam disaster, the trial is to commence in April 2024.

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The Green Deal Industrial Plan is launched

The European Commission has presented a Green Deal Industrial Plan to enhance the competitiveness of Europe's net-zero industry and support the transition to climate neutrality.

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Plastics, Rubber and Composites, Vol. 52, No. 2, ready to read

Papers include Improved mechanical and water absorption properties of epoxy-bamboo long natural fibres composites by eco-friendly Na2CO3 treatment, and Evaluation of lignin as potential green filler in an optimally designed solution grade styrene–butadiene rubber (SSBR) based tyre tread compound.


Quantum materials network forms

The Materials for Quantum Network (M4QN) was set up to unite the UK materials research base and the quantum industry.

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IOM3 appoints three new Strategic Advisors

The Institute has appointed new Strategic Advisors focusing on energy, health, and transport to play a key part in delivering the IOM3 strategy.


Trustees to the Science Council Board 2023


Characterising microplastics project calls for participants

International standardisation network VAMAS is leading a project to standardise methodologies for characterising microplastics.


CSIRO opens applications for mining R&D programme

The free Innovate to Grow programme from CSIRO, Australia, targets small to medium enterprises (SMEs).

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IOM3 responds to government roadmap to greener country

The newly published Environmental Improvement Plan 2023 builds on the previously announced 25 Year Environment Plan and follows a period of consultation that IOM3 contributed to.

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UK Government deemed to have 'fallen far short' in its own 25-year environment plan

Of 23 environmental targets for England assessed by the Office for Environmental Protection, none were found to be on track.

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Making hydrogen from steel production scraps

The Materials Processing Institute, UK, is parnering with Nanomox, an Imperial College London spin-out, to make carbon-free hydrogen from steelmaking sludges.


Contribute articles to Materials World magazine 2023

The 2023 editorial themes for features have been finalised and the team is keen to hear from academics and industry professionals who might want to contribute.

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Anglo American loads first LNG dual-fuelled vessel in chartered fleet

Anglo American’s newly launched LNG dual-fuelled Capesize+ vessel, the Ubuntu Harmony, has loaded its first cargo of iron ore from the Kumba operations in South Africa.


3D printing radio antennas

The University of Sheffield has 3D-printed radio antennas that could bring 5G and 6G to remote communities.

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Materials Engineer/Scientist

Job summary (vacancy 255241)

Dstl (the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory) works to harness science and technology to maximise the defence and security of the UK.

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First UK, zero-carbon, end-to-end, logistics service

The UK’s first electric freight service has been launched by Varamis and Network Rail.

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Retrofitting existing furnaces could reduce steelmaking emissions by 90%

An adaptation designed for existing iron and steel furnaces could reduce carbon emissions by nearly 90%, report researchers from the University of Birmingham, U.K.

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Global Commission launched to raise mining sustainability standards by 2030

The Global Investor Commission on Mining 2030 has today been launched to address the systemic risks faced by the mining sector in safely and responsibly providing the minerals needed for a low-carbon economy.

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Plastics, Rubber and Composites, Vol. 52, No. 1, out now

This issue includes a review of pull-out resistance studies of mechanical joints on sandwich materials, a study of water absorption and mechanical properties of CNF–Ti reinforced epoxy resin composites and tributes to Arthur Wilkinson and Geoff Gibson.

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