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All the latest research news, discoveries and commentary
22 September 2022
A ‘digital twin’ to comprehensively model and test pathways to clean energy and net zero emissions in East Birmingham is being planned in a new partnership.
We need a new approach to governing the UK economy - encouraging new forms of decarbonised growth that enhance exports whilst reducing dependence on imports.
06 September 2022
Rare Earth materials used in high performance magnets for electronic devices will be recycled in a new facility.
02 September 2022
Forests perform a delicate dance - balancing extraction of carbon dioxide from the air with existential threats from droughts, wildfires and ecosystem shifts.
30 August 2022
Experts leading research into sustainable cooling have received a multi-million pound boost for their work in Africa.
17 August 2022
Holidaying must be decarbonised, but this requires innovations in current planning regulations and practices.
05 August 2022
The Climate Innovation Platform (CIP) has welcomed its second cohort of 14 SME’s focused on driving energy technology innovation.
29 July 2022
This month, the Government launched the UK’s first-ever critical minerals strategy, aiming to improve the security of supply of critical minerals.
11 July 2022
Net zero goals for heating need to be owned and delivered by regional and local governments, with East Birmingham serving as one of three testbeds for the UK.
30 June 2022
We know that we must keep global temperature increase to below 1.5⁰C to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
27 June 2022
An initiative designed to put the Midlands at the forefront of hydrogen innovation has formally launched.
19 May 2022
The project aims to design, build, commission, and operate the world’s largest and most efficient ammonia to hydrogen conversion unit of its kind.