UK’s largest Gigafactory for lithium-ion battery production is endorsed

West Midlands Gigafactory, receives the green light to accelerate its journey to deliver a Gigafactory in the West Midlands. The West Midlands Gigafactory joint venture...

The Yangibana Project: Rich in neodymium and praseodymium

Mr Matthew Allen, Chief Financial Officer at Hastings Technology Metals Limited, details the abundance of rare earth elements at the Yangibana Project, specifically that...

High entropy alloys create possibilities for electrocatalysts

Researchers from Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB) describe a new scientific method that has the potential to find high entropy alloys that can be used for...

Scientists have developed high efficiency perovskite solar cells

Researchers at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) have synthesised the materials that were used for constructing a record-breaking solar cell module, with a 21.4%...

The UK’s road to zero transport emissions

Neil Wallis, Head of Communications at the Zemo Partnership, details the UK’s challenges on its journey to zero transport emissions. In July 2021, the Department for Transport set out its commitments and actions to decarbonise the whole transport system in...

New oxide-ion conductors can contribute to a greener future

A recent collaborative study, including scientists from Tokyo Institute of Technology, have discovered stable and high oxide-ion conductors based on a new hexagonal perovskite-related oxide. Formation of the conductor Oxide-ion conductors have garnered a lot of attention regarding applications for greener...

Improved polymers could lead to carbon-free society

Scientists recently reported industry-friendly synthesis of chemically modified SIS to improve the mechanical properties of styrenic block polymers and lead to a carbon-free society. Polymers Thermoplastic elastomers – also known as TPEs or thermoplastic rubbers – are a chemically-bonded combination of multiple...

Acceleration in the development of fusion energy

Scientists have developed an effective computational method to simulate the crazy-quilt movement of free electrons during experimental efforts to harness on Earth the fusion energy power that drives the sun and stars. Stimulating fusion energy The method was developed by a...

Anode material for fast charging lithium-ion batteries

A stable anode material for lithium-ion batteries, comprised of bio-based polymers, could harness super-fast battery charging for electric vehicles.  With pressure to move towards net-zero transport, an increasing number of researchers are focusing their efforts on electric vehicles (EVs) and ways to make them...

Scientists invent energy saving glass

Researchers from Nanyang Technological University have created an energy saving material that, when coated on a glass window panel, can effectively respond to changing temperatures by switching between heating and cooling. How it works Using layers of vanadium dioxide nanoparticles composited...

Novel results from rare earth elements industry survey

A recent rare earth elements industry survey identifies the key constraints to diversify rare earth supply chains. A recent publication in the Journal of Cleaner Production has identified the key constraints to develop rare earth (RE) projects outside China based...

International Lithium Association (ILiA) welcomes new members

The global voice of the lithium industry, International Lithium Association, welcomes 12 new Associate Members. International Lithium Association (ILiA), the new not-for-profit trade body representing the global lithium industry, has welcomed 12 new Associate Members coming from across the lithium...

Understanding phase change materials for thermal energy storage

Researchers analyse the beneficial uses of phase changing materials for thermal energy storage to help mitigate climate change effects. As the world searches for practical ways to decarbonise our activities and mitigate associated climate change effects, approaches to alternative energy...

UK government reveals massive renewable energy support scheme

The UK government has announced the largest renewable energy support scheme to date, which opens with £285m funding available for low-carbon technology each year. Today – Monday 13 December – marks the opening of applications for the biggest ever round...

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