Issue 89 » December 2021

Fuel for a net zero future

Fuel for a net zero future

Synthetic petroleum, which is produced from fossil-free sources, is an alternative to traditional fuels.

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Q's innovative technology

Q's innovative technology

The James Bond films – and books – are known for their exciting and innovative gadgets. Although mostly fictional, some do have their roots in real-world technology.

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Pitch perfect engineering

Pitch perfect engineering

Grounds management is a growing industry in the UK, with highly skilled individuals and cutting-edge technology ensuring that sports pitches are in optimal condition.

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The sound before the slide

The sound before the slide

Engineers at Loughborough University have developed a tool that listens for sounds of ground movement to detect and warn of landslides.

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Articles about sustainability

Cleaning wastewater with algae

Cleaning wastewater with algae

Geoff Watts

When a toilet is flushed, bath emptied or washing machine finishes, that wastewater needs to be treated and discharged safely into the environment. Algae provide a cheaper and lower-carbon method of purification.

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INNOVATION WATCH - From food waste to fashion

INNOVATION WATCH - From food waste to fashion

Chip[s] Board is turning potato peel into sustainable bioplastics for the fashion and interior design industries to simultaneously tackle the problems of food waste and plastic pollution.

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How can the UK solve its carbon problem?

How can the UK solve its carbon problem?

Professor Dieter Helm CBE

The climate crisis is one of the most pressing challenges that the world faces. Dieter Helm CBE, Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Oxford, sets out how Britain can lead the way on climate change action.

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Life after landfills

Life after landfills

Dominic Joyeux

UK households produce over 25 million tonnes of waste a year and only around 45% of UK waste is recycled. The waste that can’t be recycled or reused goes to landfill, where it is starting to contribute to the circular economy.

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Engineering for a sustainable society and an inclusive economy

The Royal Academy of Engineering is harnessing the power of engineering to build a sustainable society and an inclusive economy that works for everyone.

In collaboration with our Fellows and partners, we’re growing talent and developing skills for the future, driving innovation and building global partnerships, and influencing policy and engaging the public.

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