Used car batteries to power farms?

As part of a Circular Economy for electric vehicle battery systems, as the number of such vehicles increases rapidly, the need to find the best way to reuse and recycle vehicle batteries becomes just...

CHEMUK back in 2020 – 13th & 14th May

The CHEMUK 2020 supply-chain expo and speaker programme returns on the 13th & 14th May 2020 at EventCity in Manchester. CHEMUK 2020 will bring together the UK’s chemical processing and chemical product formulation industries, providing...

Flexible solar cells a step closer

Solar cells that use mixtures of organic molecules to absorb sunlight and convert it to electricity, that can be applied to curved surfaces such as the body of a car, could be a step...

New test facility welcomed

The University of Sheffield has welcomed the announcement of a new £22 million fusion energy research facility in Rotherham next year, which will work with research and industry partners to put the UK in...

New mineral discovered

Discovery of unusual new mineral called goldschmidtite poses curious questions about Earth’s mantle A new and curious mineral has been discovered by University of Alberta PhD student Nicole Meyer. The mineral – named goldschmidtite in...

Pattern metals: greener, faster, cheaper

An innovative way to pattern metals has been discovered by scientists in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Warwick, which could make the next generation of solar panels more sustainable and cheaper. Silver...

ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies

ICIS has announced its annual ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies listing of global producers ranked by 2018 sales. This year, China’s Sinopec vaulted into the number one spot as the world’s leading chemical company with...

Removing barriers to low carbon transport

Researchers from the University of Sheffield’s new Energy Institute are set to play a key role in two new initiatives that are removing the barriers to low-carbon transport. Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences...

Global pigments business acquisition

BASF and the fine chemical company DIC have reached an agreement on the acquisition of BASF’s global pigments business. The purchase price on a cash and debt-free basis is €1.15 billion. The transaction is...

Electric charge points increasing

Scotland now has over 1000 publicly available electric vehicle charge points. This is a milestone moment in the continued development of one of the most comprehensive electric vehicle charging networks in Europe. The average distance...