Aviation biofuel made from tobacco plants


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


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


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

Award-winning lightweight design

Award-winning lightweight design

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

Nissan unveil self-cleaning prototype


Nissan in Europe has begun tests on super-hydrophobic and oleophobic paint technology that repels mud, rain and everyday dirt.

Tital partners up with Rolls-Royce

Tital partner up with Rolls-Royce

Engine manufacturer counts on cooperation with German investment casting specialist Tital.

Large-scale power storage system made from reused batteries

Large-scale power storage system made from reused batteries

The company Sumitomo Corporation completed the world’s first large-scale power storage system made from reused electric vehicle batteries in Japan.

Tires made from flowers


Continental and Fraunhofer join forces to develop rubber made from dandelion plants for tire production.

BASF to expand catalyst production in Chennai

BASF Catalysts India Private Limited is expanding its mobile emissions catalysts production capacity in Chennai, India. Startup is planned for 2015.