A whole-system approach to materials is essential to reaching Net Zero. As part of EPSRC Net Zero week, we look at the work of three materials science projects at Swansea University in this series of 30min webinars. From the fundamentals of steel manufacture, to the development and use of new solar technologies, to planning for the end of their useful life.
Materials & Manufacturing Webinar: A Green Steel Industry
The UK stands on the verge of a green industrial revolution in which the steel supply chain will play a vital role. Steel is a key enabler of modern society and the industry must set the benchmark as a foundation industry leader in greener, cleaner & smarter technologies.
Prof Peter Styring, Dr Enrico Andreoli and Prof Cameron Pleydell-Pearce from Sheffield & Swansea Universities tell us about SUSTAIN’s work on the capture and use of carbon dioxide emissions from the steelmaking process.
Renewable Technologies Webinar: Photovoltaics for Aerospace
Next generation printed PV technologies could deliver solar energy with far greater functional and processing flexibility than c-Si or traditional compound semiconductors, enabling tuneable design to meet the requirements of market applications inaccessible to current PV technologies.
Dr Silvia Villarroya-Lidon, ATIP Programme Manager and Dr Wing Chung Tsoi introduce the ATIP project (Application Targeted and Integrated Photovoltaics) and give a technical talk on emerging photovoltaics for aerospace applications.
Circular Economy & Solar Cells Webinar: Use, Reuse & Recycling
Using renewable energy technologies will be vital as we strive towards a Net Zero future. But other than generating clean energy, what else do we need to consider for it to be a truly sustainable solution?
Prof Matthew Davies and Dr Rhys Charles give an overview of their work in circular economy and the progress made embedding it in the design stage of our photovoltaic research.
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