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Nuclear

NAO Hinkley report criticises government nuclear strategy

Added: 23 Jun 2017

The National Audit Office has included damning criticism of the government’s strategy for the Hinkl…

Sellafield nuclear facility

Process leaders demand Brexit scrutiny and safeguards after Queen's Speech

Added: 21 Jun 2017

Early responses from process industry leaders to the Queen’s Speech outlining the Government’s appr…

FDF welcomes Gove Defra appointment

Added: 12 Jun 2017

Food and Drink Federation director general Ian Wright has welcomed the appointment of Michael Gove …

Election analysis: What’s the effect for Brexit and the process industries?

Added: 9 Jun 2017

The hung parliament that has resulted from the general election has increased uncertainty over the …

Longannet power station

Industry leaders call for UK to lead on energy transition after Trump pull out

Added: 2 Jun 2017

Industry bodies reacted with dismay to US president Donald Trump’s intention to withdraw his countr…

More than £0.3 mill in R&D on offer to engineering innovators

Added: 30 May 2017

Seven engineering innovators will have the chance to share £350,000 of R&D support in a competition…

Research

Academies: Brexit will see multi-million pound gap in STEM research support

Added: 24 May 2017

Britain’s departure from the European Union will leave a significant gap in support for the country…

Graphene breakthrough could massively cut nuclear energy costs

Added: 9 May 2017

Manchester University researchers are claiming a breakthrough that could reduce the CO2 emissions a…

National Apprenticeship Week

Engineers challenge Westminster with their own manifesto

Added: 8 May 2017

Greater use of engineering skills can solve a host of the UK’s most pressing social issues, includi…

Manufacturing Barometer

Report warns half of all Scots jobs to be automated by 2030

Added: 8 May 2017

Nearly one in two jobs in Scotland are at risk of automation by the end of the next decade, suggest…

efficiency

Energy efficiency ‘most important area’ for government to focus on, report finds

Added: 24 Apr 2017

Improving energy efficiency is the “single most important area” for the government to focus on if i…

Managing the impact of extreme rainfall events

Added: 2 Feb 2017

The changing climate is affecting the day-to-day operations of industrial businesses, with the risk…

shale study

Fracking can be developed while ‘preserving natural beauty’, study finds

Added: 17 Jan 2017

A study published by UKOOG, the trade body for the onshore oil and gas industry, reveals shale gas …

Nuclear waste

Manchester Uni makes nuclear waste recycling leap

Added: 2 Jan 2017

Researchers at the University of Manchester have used pulsed electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) …

Battery

Bristol uni develops nuclear battery ‘powered by waste’

Added: 30 Nov 2016

Researchers at the University of Bristol have created a nuclear-powered battery that uses nuclear w…

Glenmuckloch open cast coal mine

Scotland moves to transform coal mine into energy park

Added: 29 Nov 2016

Plans to create an energy park at the former Glenmuckloch open cast coal mine were given a boost th…

Nuclear waste

New nuclear waste disposal research ‘could save millions’

Added: 19 Nov 2016

A team of scientists has completed a body of research on radioactive isotopes, which could be used …

Case study: data tool brings speedier analysis to energy-from-waste site

Added: 2 Nov 2016

A fresh approach to data analysis has reaped benefits at a large energy-from-waste facility in West…

Waste & environment: the growing importance of emissions monitoring

Added: 1 Nov 2016

Tracking rogue emissions from industrial processes is becoming an increasingly high-tech endeavour,…

Biomass polymer

‘Nuisance’ polymer becomes biomass breakthrough

Added: 23 Oct 2016

A team of scientists at Swiss research institution École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) …