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How can we secure a responsible supply of critical materials for the 21st century economy?

How can we secure a responsible supply of critical materials for the 21st century economy?
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Researchers are mitigating the dependency on rare earth imports by developing novel technological solutions.

University of Birmingham roboticist chairs global nuclear expert group

University of Birmingham roboticist chairs global nuclear expert group
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University of Birmingham Professor of Robotics, Rustam Stolkin, has been elected as Chair of a new international Expert Group on Robotic and Remote Systems (EGRSS).

UK needs to act to prevent electric vehicle battery waste mountain – new study

UK needs to act to prevent electric vehicle battery waste mountain – new study
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Recycling technologies for end-of-life lithium ion batteries (LIBs) are not keeping pace with the rapid rise of electric vehicles, storing up waste management problems for the future, according to a new study.

Birmingham brings together experts to secure the future of technology-critical materials

Birmingham brings together experts to secure the future of technology-critical materials
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Researchers at the University of Birmingham are drawing together a panel of experts to help secure the future UK supply of technology-critical materials.

Researchers take one step closer to super-fast-charging batteries

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Dr Andrew Morris's research group from the School of Metallurgy and Materials at the University of Birmingham have explained the behaviour of a new class of super-fast charging battery materials.

Birmingham 'superalloys' researcher amongst new cohort of Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowships

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Dr Alexander (Sandy) Knowles, a University of Birmingham researcher specialising in high performance 'superalloys' is one of 18 academics awarded a prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship.

Rare earth metal recycling pilot project launched at University of Birmingham

Rare earth metal recycling pilot project launched at University of Birmingham
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The University of Birmingham has been awarded €4m to set up a pilot facility to reclaim rare earth metals from scrap.

The University of Birmingham is delighted to announce its collaboration with GKN Aerospace

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The University of Birmingham is delighted to announce its collaboration with GKN Aerospace, the original aerospace innovator, and its new UK Global Technology Centre (GTC) in Bristol.
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