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UKRI-ISCF Transforming Foundation Industries Network+ uncovers challenges and opportunities in adapting roadmaps for the Foundation Industries

A recent virtual workshop brought together the Foundation Industries to analyse over 50 pre-existing sector roadmaps, identifying the need to update and expand recommendations to address current challenges and opportunities as we move towards net-zero 2050.

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Published: June 10th, 2021
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New article explores greener processes for the ceramics industry

New article by the American Ceramics Society explores emerging technology in the ceramics sector allowing greener growth and sustainability.

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Published: May 19th, 2021
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New cement research explores turning buildings into rechargeable batteries

Innovative new studies by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have produced a rechargeable cement-based battery, which could be utilised in structures and buildings to offer an alternative solution to the energy crisis.

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Published: May 18th, 2021
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World Steel Association publishes new report on climate change and the production of iron and steel

The World Steel Association has published a new report into CO2 emission reduction in steel and iron production. The paper focuses areas including circular economy and efficiency, with technological and economic challenges.

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Published: May 18th, 2021
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TFI Network+ Small Project Funding Call Now Open: Energy Efficient Manufacturing

TFI Network+ invites proposals for short term projects in the area of Energy Efficient Manufacturing within the Foundation Industries. Proposals will be accepted in areas such as new low energy manufacturing processes, energy recovery systems and improved thermal management

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Published: April 29th, 2021
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Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) launches Virtual Technology Marketplace for new £40 million competition

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), in collaboration with Innovate UK, recently opened the new Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) IETF Phase 1: Spring 2021 competition and has now launched the Virtual Technology Marketplace to support businesses looking to apply to the fund.

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Published: April 22nd, 2021
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UK Gov set to speed up target to cut carbon emissions, bringing forward target date by 15 years

UK Government is expected to announce new climate change commitments, bringing forward the race to Net Zero by cutting carbon emissions by 78% by 2035

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Published: April 20th, 2021
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£40m emissions cut plan from industry in south Wales

Major industries across south Wales, including steelworks and cement sectors, have joined forces to work out how to slash their carbon emissions over the next 20 years. It is a “massive challenge” that could protect tens of thousands of jobs while creating many more, they say.

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Published: April 16th, 2021
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs launch consultation on the Waste Prevention Programme for England: Towards a Resource-Efficient Economy

DEFRA is consulting on a new Waste Prevention Programme for England: Towards a Resource Efficient Economy which sets out priorities for action to manage our resources and waste in accordance with the waste hierarchy – which means preventing waste by amongst other things increasing reuse, repair and remanufacture of products.  Complete the online survey before 10 June […]

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Published: April 15th, 2021
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Breakthrough in steel manufacturing could lower carbon emissions from the car industry

A new breakthrough in steel manufacturing that could also help to lower CO₂ emissions from the car industry, has been made by engineers at the University of Sheffield.

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Published: April 14th, 2021
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