Engineering themes

Ingenia articles are categorised by engineering themes and subject areas.

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Nuclear designs on a low-carbon future

Nuclear designs on a low-carbon future

Paul Stein FREng and Sophie Macfarlane-Smith

Find out how small modular reactors will contribute to achieving net zero.

Issue 87
Helping the green revolution

Helping the green revolution

David Williams and Muhammad Imran Khan

Hornsea One is the world’s largest offshore windfarm, generating enough electricity to supply over one million UK homes, while Hornsea Two is under construction.

Issue 86
Turning the tide

Turning the tide

Neil Cumins

Energy generated by the ocean is not used widely, but projects using wave and tidal energy are aiming to make it a preferred source of renewable power.

Issue 83
Biofuels’ journey to the mainstream

Biofuels’ journey to the mainstream

Dominic Joyeux

Biofuels have been around for many years but have not been widely adopted. However, recent government initiatives on climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions are encouraging their use in transport.

Issue 78
A new contender for energy storage

A new contender for energy storage

Dominic Joyeux

The world’s first liquid air energy storage system is pioneering a new way to store power, acting as a giant rechargeable battery to absorb excess energy and release it when needed.

Issue 78
The right climate for efficient semiconductors

The right climate for efficient semiconductors

Richard Stevenson

Electrical circuits waste energy when changing voltage and switching between currents, but a new generation of semiconductor materials is helping to reduce these losses and cut the carbon footprint of many devices.

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What role for biofuels in low-carbon UK transport?

Professor Adisa Azapagic FREng

Biofuels have a role to play in meeting the UK’s commitments to reducing climate change.

Issue 72

Future-proofing the next generation of wind turbine blades

Kirsten Dyer and Peter Greaves

Before deploying new equipment in an offshore environment, testing is absolutely vital. Replicating the harsh conditions within the confines of a test hall requires access to specialist, purpose-built facilities.

Issue 70
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