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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.

Turning planes into phone cases: new paper shows fibre-reinforced polymers can be recycled effectively and economically

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New, composite materials such as fibre-reinforced polymers used for new-generation planes and vehicles are non-biodegradable and, at the moment, unrecyclable – so what do we do with the products when their serviceable life is over? Two researchers in the School of Chemical Engineering are hoping their groundbreaking work in this little-known field will provide opportunity for the global recycling of materials like glass and carbon fibres for phone cases or knitting needles!

£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.

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.

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - June 2015

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Large Hadron Collider and more...
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Birmingham Energy Institute welcomes Professor Loughhead

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14/07/2015
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The Birmingham Energy Institute are delighted to launch its brand new distinguished lecture series, focused on energy related policy and research. Delivering the lecture of this new series Professor John Loughhead, will share his thoughts on planning ahead to meet the growing demand for energy.

RAISE Conference 2015

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10 - 11/09/2015
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