Birmingham Energy Institute News

India 'clean cold' partnership set to boost healthy nutrition and farmers' incomes

India 'clean cold' partnership set to boost healthy nutrition and farmers' incomes
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University of Birmingham clean cold experts are helping Indian farmers take the next sustainable steps towards doubling farmers' incomes and ensuring that people across India can eat the foods that allow them to live a healthy and active life.
Date:
04/09/2018

Losing Earth: the decade we almost stopped climate change

Losing Earth: the decade we almost stopped climate change
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Thirty years ago, we had a chance to save the planet. Almost nothing stood in our way – except ourselves. Nathaniel Rich has written a two-part article that addresses the decisive decade when humankind first came to a broad understanding of the causes and dangers of climate change.
Date:
29/08/2018

The spiralling environmental cost of our addiction to cordless products

The spiralling environmental cost of our addiction to cordless products
Description
When Lithium Ion batteries degrade they pose a fire or even an explosion risk and the UK lacks the facilities to recycle them. The Birmingham Centre for Strategic Elements and Critical Materials have been speaking to 'Wired' and 'Which?' Magazine about their plans to overcome this challenge.
Date:
24/08/2018

BBC World Hacks investigate the cool ways of keeping things cool

BBC World Hacks investigate the cool ways of keeping things cool
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This week, BBC World Hacks interviewed Ian Tansley, Peter Dearman and Professor Toby Peters about the vast and expensive system to keep things cool across the world. This system costs billions and has a big environmental cost, but in poorer countries, this 'cold chain' is just in its infancy.
Date:
23/08/2018

BBC World news investigates our growing need for cooling with Professor Yulong Ding

BBC World news investigates our growing need for cooling with Professor Yulong Ding
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The 2018 UK heatwave has reached record breaking temperatures, enforced hosepipe bans, caused wildfires and increased requirements for artificial cooling. Professor Yulong Ding, spoke to BBC World News about the growing global need for cooling, its consequences and the possible solutions.
Date:
21/08/2018

Gas consumption during the 'Beast from the East' – how the local gas system kept us warm

Gas consumption during the 'Beast from the East' – how the local gas system kept us warm
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Leading academics have for the first time, measured Great Britain's hourly local demand for natural gas, providing insights into the gas consumption that helps keep the country warm.
Date:
17/08/2018

Exploring energy innovation technologies with the Energy Minister for Burkina Faso

Exploring energy innovation technologies with the Energy Minister for Burkina Faso
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BEI was honoured to welcome Dr. Bachir Ismaël Ouédraogo, Energy Minister for Burkina Faso on to campus last week. The minister took a tour of our laboratories, learnt about our world leading research and explored how Burkina Faso and the University of Birmingham might collaborate.
Date:
08/08/2018

Energy storage research funding opportunities for post-doctoral researchers

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As part of the £4m EPSRC - funded Multi-Scale Analysis for Facilities for Energy Storage (MANIFEST) project, the research consortium is offering eligible post-doctoral researchers support to visit partner institutions as part of a researcher exchange programme. Apply by 15 August 2018.
Date:
01/08/2018
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