Aviation biofuel made from tobacco plants

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Boeing Partners with South African Airways for a pioneering project that will make sustainable aviation biofuel from a new tobacco plant, not cigarettes.

Time has come for electric aircraft

Time has come for electric aircraft

Airbus Group is now setting its sights on achieving silent, CO2-free, all-electric flight for both unmanned and passenger aircraft over the next three decades.

New class of industrial polymers discovered

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New experimental polymers delivers cheaper, lighter, stronger and recyclable materials ideal for electronics, aerospace, airline and automotive industries.

World’s First Carbon Fiber 3D Printer

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MarkForged have introduced the Mark One 3D printer, which can print parts from continuous carbon fibers.

Silicon carbide finds its place (in a nuclear reactor)

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Toshiba and IBIDEN unveil a prototype silicon carbide fuel assembly cover for use in nuclear power stations.

Award-winning lightweight design

Award-winning lightweight design

GF Automotive gets the Lightweight Award for their magnesium high-pressure die-casting oil conduct module.

Cobalt boron alloyed cast material

Cobalt boron alloyed cast material

Development of cobalt and boron alloyed steel with more resistance at high temperatures avoids CO2 emission and increases the efficiency of power plants.

Pixelligent and ORNL to collaborate on roll-to-roll fabrication

Joint project aims to optimize materials and formulations for improved performance and cost for roll-to-roll manufacturing, including for OLED devices.

Considering Emissions From Amine-Based CO2 Capture Before Deployment

Figure 2.  CSIRO smog chamber facility.

Post-combustion CO2 capture presents a great opportunity to reduce emissions, but some hurdles still exist before widespread deployment can be considered.

Testing solar collectors from the Zugspitze to the Negev Desert

From the German Zugspitze to Israel’s Negev desert, researchers at Fraunhofer ISE are investigating the aging of solar collectors and components under extreme climate conditions. Image copyright Fraunhofer ISE.

Researchers from the Fraunhofer ISE have been investigating the effects of extreme environments on solar collectors.