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‘2D or Not 2D’ seminar reveals graphene promise is ready to be delivered, transforming many areas of technology as engineers learn how to design with the new material

A material first isolated using sticky tape could transform the capabilities of everything from aircraft and electric cars to wind turbines and fire protection 200 times stronger than steel, flexible, tough, transparent and a superconductor Top specialists meet to discuss likely impact of first 2D material A material discovered using sticky tape to pull flakes […]

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First Speakers Announced for ‘Hydrogen – time to put our foot on the gas?’

Do you think Hydrogen can fuel the future of automotive?  Join us and Innovate UK for the next debate in the Future of Technology Series 2018, Hydrogen – time to put our foot on the gas?, at the National Museum Cardiff on the 5th March 2018 and have your say. The likes of Toyota, Riversimple, Intelligent Energy […]

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Hydrogen – time to put our foot on the gas?

Does Hydrogen have the potential to work as a fuel for transport? Concerns over carbon dioxide emissions and air-quality have been slowly working their way into public consciousness over the years, helped along by vehicle emission scandals and sometimes dangerous levels of pollution in major cities. To decrease emissions from the transport sector, countries around […]

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Who is responsible for cleaning up the air we breathe?

A blog post by Philippa Oldham On the 23 January the Institution of Mechanical Engineers launched A breath of fresh air: New solutions to reduce transport emissions. The report brings the discussion of Climate Change (CC) and air pollution into the same forum. It consolidates multiple sources of research into a digestible format, accessible for everyone […]

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APC Appoints Philippa Oldham to Lead National Network Programme

Philippa Oldham has joined the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) today to lead its National Network Programme. In her new role, Philippa will co-ordinate APC’s network of centres of excellence in key technology areas  – known as Spokes – to help UK companies deliver marketable low carbon solutions. Bringing a wealth of knowledge of the UK […]

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Roadmaps Explored – Understanding the battery challenges from chemistry to recycling

A blog post by Jon Regnart. In this second article of the APC’s Roadmap Explored series, the focus shifts to the Automotive Council’s electrical energy storage roadmap. With battery technology being identified as a high priority for the UK government, how can batteries be optimised for current and future automotive applications? Research into battery technology […]

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‘Automotive Advanced Materials: 2D or not 2D?’ Agenda Announcement

The agenda for the first of the Future of Technologies 2018 Series, Automotive Advanced Materials: 2D or not 2D?, has been announced. Join the Advanced Propulsion Centre, the University of Manchester and Innovate UK as we debate the reality behind advanced materials and whether they can be a real game-changer in the automotive industry. Held […]

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APC Continues To Support UK Low Carbon Development

£26.5m government funding for three low carbon powertrain developments Funding expected to create or safeguard nearly 1,500 jobs supporting next generation electrified powertrains Part of 10-year programme to make UK a world-leader in low emission technology As part of a landmark automotive sector deal agreement announced today, more than £26 million funding has been awarded […]

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The Advanced Propulsion Centre Makes £30m Available to Support Low Carbon Innovation in the UK

Today, (8th January 2018) marks the opening of the Advanced Propulsion Centre’s (APC) ninth funding competition, APC 9, making up to £30 million match funding available for innovation that actively accelerates low carbon propulsion technologies to market. The APC, in association with Innovate UK, is now welcoming applications from consortia with low carbon propulsion research […]

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From Tin Cans to Combustion Engines

A blog post by Nina Walsh Michael J. Fox’s middle name is Andrew. Random, I know, but nevertheless a prime example of how things are not always what they claim to be. Take tins cans, for example. Before the invention of the tin can, there were no fridges, no freezers, you just had to hope […]

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