A laser developed at the UK’s Central Laser Facility in Harwell will synchronise with the European X-Ray Free Electron Laser to compress and heat samples of materials to pressure and temperatures only found in the interior of stars and giant planets. The UK scientific community is foremost in the physics of extreme conditions and is expected to be among the first users.read more...
Eco-builder Green Unit has partnered with solar panel manufacturer Verditek, in a deal that opens up the potential to use its buildings in locations with no infrastructure or grid connection.
A multi-million energy superhub, which includes the 'largest hybrid battery ever deployed', is about to enter the build phase and should go live from the end of this year. The 50MW grid-scale battery will be housed in an electricity substation in Cowley, Oxford.
An Oxfordshire firm is pledging to use its technology to build 500 'climate positive' homes and lead a green revolution in the UK housebuilding industry.
Oxford PV's new solar cells increase the energy captured by the sun by between 25 to 40 per cent.
The storage of electricity from low or zero carbon generation sources is of vital importance to addressing the climate crisis. OXIS Energy is one of the Oxfordshire companies pioneering the development of a new generation of batteries.
Ben Towler, commercial manager of OXWASH, talks TechTribe Oxford through the firm's new eco-laundry, and how the firm is competing in a £1bn commercial laundry industry that is price-sensitive and dominated by major players.
Oxford University spin-out Mixergy is at the centre of a plan by energy and services company Centrica to create a ‘virtual power plant’ that helps balance the National Grid and prevent outages.
Decarbonisation, air quality and biodiversity are to receive a multi-million funding boost, it was announced today in the Chancellor’s Spending Review.
It is crystal clear that demand for batteries and improvements in power, weight and cost is ramping up dramatically. Yet energy consultancy Wood MacKenzie, which predicts demand for home batteries to increase by 500 per cent in the next five years, warns the UK might lag behind on account of an unfavourable policy environment.
Harwell Science and Innovation Campus will host a new £180m Natural History Museum science and research centre.
The new facility will be a base for natural sciences research and is intended to help the Museum protect the future of its collection of 80 million specimens. It will also create an international research centre aimed at tackling global challenges such as climate change, resource scarcity, biodiversity loss and emerging diseases.
Ammonia can be a convenient way to store and transport stored energy. Using hydrogen produced by electrolysis, it can be produced without CO2 emissions.
A firm whose tech will provide internet for European astronauts on the International Space Station is gearing up for a spacewalk that will position the device.
“Society is faced with a profound dilemma. To reject growth is to risk economic and social collapse. To pursue it relentlessly is to endanger the ecosystems on which we depend for long-term survival.”
The European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter, launched on Monday from Cape Canaveral was carrying an instrument developed and built at RAL Space, the UK’s national space laboratory in Harwell.
What does it take to save the world? This key question is explored at an Oxford-based workshop, where a card game with a powerful message takes centre stage. The event […]
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