Issue 88 » September 2021

Keeping carbon grounded

Keeping carbon grounded

Professor Jane Rickson

Agricultural engineering techniques are reducing, capturing and storing carbon emissions from soil.

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At the frontier of space exploration

At the frontier of space exploration

Tereza Pultarova

NASA’s Perseverance rover is exploring Mars with the help of British-made CCD technology.

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Towards zero carbon aviation

Towards zero carbon aviation

Stuart Nathan

A hydrogen-powered aircraft is aiming to make air travel more sustainable.

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Sustainable second lives

Sustainable second lives

Hugh Ferguson

Reusing and recycling when transforming building can save significant carbon emissions.

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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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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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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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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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