Engineering themes

Ingenia articles are categorised by engineering themes and subject areas.

Showing 75 articles for: Sustainability

Breathing new life into wind turbine blades

Breathing new life into wind turbine blades

As wind turbine blades are being retired in increasing numbers, engineers are coming up with solutions to extend their use.

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Repair or replace – what drives a circular economy?

Repair or replace – what drives a circular economy?

Paul Hide from AMDEA looks at what right to repair legislation means for manufacturers.

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Unfolding clothes that grow

Unfolding clothes that grow

Petit Pli’s space tech-inspired and sustainable children’s clothing grows with the wearer.

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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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A system is needed to deliver on COP26

Professor Sir Jim McDonald FREng FRSE, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, reflects on his experience at COP26.

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The ethics of engineering net zero

Professor Raffaella Ocone OBE FREng FRSE has pioneered teaching ethics to engineering students.

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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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How I got here – Michelle Watiki

How I got here – Michelle Watiki

Chemical engineer Michelle Watiki talks about how her interest in engineering led to work placements at Rolls-Royce.

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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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Rethinking the future through design

Dr Mark Fletcher FREng discusses the interdependencies between natural systems, engineered systems, and public health and wellbeing.

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Innovation Watch – Edible packaging

Innovation Watch – Edible packaging

Portia Sale

Half of plastic packaging is used once and thrown away. Startup Notpla has developed sustainably sourced seaweed packaging to hold liquids

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