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Carbon reduction targets will only be achieved if UK invests in cold innovations, experts say

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Expert witnesses from industry and academia, including group engineer at Tesco and SME sustainable refrigeration pioneers, Hubbard, Dearman and Iceotope, presented to the Birmingham Energy Institute policy commission last week to warn against the risks of apathy in refrigeration and cooling markets.Referring to the UK government's greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of 80% by 2050, the experts said the only way this could be achieved is to adopt a systems level approach that integrates heating and cooling and seriously reconsiders the way cold energy is generated and consumed.
Date:
07/07/2015

Birmingham Energy Institute policy commission requests evidence for important new report on need to rethink cooling

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The Birmingham Energy Institute policy commission has announced a call for written evidence submissions for its investigation into an improved and sustainable systems approach to the provision of cold, or cooling.
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17/06/2015

Study participants needed for Biological Responses to Cognitive Tasks

Study participants needed for Biological Responses to Cognitive Tasks
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An expert psychophysiological research team are conducting a research study investigating how the mind and the body respond to cognitive tasks. With advanced techniques including MRI scanning, this study will assess cardiovascular, psychological, and neural responses.
Date:
16/06/2015

£400k Innovate UK collaborative project to reduce CO2 emissions

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A collaborative £400k Innovate UK (IPD11) project between the University of Birmingham and Hubbard Products Ltd, led by Dearman Engine Company Ltd, will commence in July 2015. The project will deliver a cost-effective zero emissions auxiliary system for power and cooling to reduce CO2 emissions of refrigerated trucks and air-conditioned buses, in addition to other emissions benefits.
Date:
11/06/2015

University of Birmingham hosts UK Thermal Energy Storage Workshop 2015

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The University of Birmingham will host the 2015 UK Thermal Energy Storage Workshop on Wednesday 10 – Thursday 11 June 2015. The workshop will bring together UK and international leading experts from research and industry to explore technical developments, systems and applications and industrial needs in energy storage research.
Date:
10/06/2015

Track to the Future

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Birmingham will take part in a new £8.5m research programme which aims to develop railway track for the future that will cost less and last longer with reduced maintenance needs and improved environmental performance, causing significantly less disruption to travellers.
Date:
03/06/2015

LHC experiments are back in business at a new record energy

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Geneva, 03 June, 2015. Birmingham physicists eagerly await results as CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) starts to deliver physics data today for the first time in 27 months.
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03/06/2015

University of Birmingham host 2015 Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Technical Conference

University of Birmingham host 2015 Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Technical Conference
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The University of Birmingham hosted the 2015 Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Technical Conference at the Millennium Point in Birmingham on Tuesday 19 - Thursday 21 May 2015. The conference brought together experts in fuel cell and hydrogen research and application from across Europe to discuss the technical developments and trends within the science and technology industry.
Date:
18/05/2015

Engineering Education Scheme (EES) event mark young people as future Science & Engineering stars

Engineering Education Scheme (EES) event mark young people as future Science & Engineering stars
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Students from 64 schools in the Midlands region marked themselves as Science and Engineering stars of the future at the prestigious Engineering Education Scheme (EES) event at Cranmore Park on Thursday 30 April 2015. The event featured keynote speaker, Lord Digby Jones, Midlands business and politics figure.
Date:
07/05/2015

Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy Ltd host Advanced Boiling Water Reactor seminar at University of Birmingham

Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy Ltd host Advanced Boiling Water Reactor seminar at University of Birmingham
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Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy Ltd presented a free seminar on the Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) technology, supported by the Japan Information and Culture Centre (JICC) at the University of Birmingham on Tuesday 21 – Wednesday 22 April 2015. The University of Birmingham are selected partners with Horizon Nuclear Power, a UK energy company owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd, aiming to develop a new generation of nuclear power stations to help meet the country's need for stable and sustainable low carbon energy.
Date:
01/05/2015
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