Birmingham Energy Institute News

Act now to secure the UK's critical materials supply, say Birmingham experts

Act now to secure the UK's critical materials supply, say Birmingham experts
Description
The UK must act now to ensure a stable supply of technology-critical metals (TCMs) essential for its transition to clean energy, according to a new Policy Commission report produced by the University of Birmingham.
Date:
01/04/2021

Energy storage technology is accelerating – but grids aren't ready for the transition

Energy storage technology is accelerating – but grids aren't ready for the transition
Description
The UK's capacity for electrical energy storage is projected to increase up to ten times by 2050, without adequate preparation, the rapid expansion of storage technologies could obstruct progress to a net-zero society.
Date:
29/03/2021

Africa's sustainable cooling centre gets multi-million funding boost

Africa's sustainable cooling centre gets multi-million funding boost
Description
The new Africa Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Cooling and Cold Chain (ACES) has taken a major step forward in Rwanda with a $3.5 (£2.4 million) million funding boost.
Date:
25/03/2021

University of Birmingham builds UK's first recycling plant for high-performance rare earth magnets

University of Birmingham builds UK's first recycling plant for high-performance rare earth magnets
Description
The University of Birmingham will build the UK's first re-manufacturing line for high-performance sintered rare earth magnets for use in electric vehicles, aerospace, renewable energy and low carbon technologies
Date:
23/03/2021

University of Birmingham joins call for government funding to create jobs and bring investment to the Midlands

University of Birmingham joins call for government funding to create jobs and bring investment to the Midlands
Description
Sir David Eastwood has joined the vice-chancellors of the seven other universities in writing a joint letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and Secretary of State for BEIS asking them to support funding for energy.
Date:
22/03/2021

Harnessing existing generation assets can enable Net Zero Carbon energy systems for regions and cities, modelling data confirms

Harnessing existing generation assets can enable Net Zero Carbon energy systems for regions and cities, modelling data confirms
Description
Harnessing existing generation assets can enable Net Zero Carbon energy systems for regions and cities, modelling data confirms
Date:
09/03/2021

New facility at University of Birmingham accelerates battery recycling research

New facility at University of Birmingham accelerates battery recycling research
Description
Researchers working on the Faraday Institution ReLiB (Recycling and Reuse of Li-ion Batteries) project have completed the installation of new battery testing and storage facilities at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
03/03/2021

Professor Yulong Ding awarded IChemE Clean Energy Medal

Professor Yulong Ding awarded IChemE Clean Energy Medal
Description
The Birmingham Energy Institute would like to congratulate Professor Yulong Ding on his Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Clean Energy Medal Award.
Date:
25/02/2021
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