Engineering themes

Ingenia articles are categorised by engineering themes and subject areas.

Showing 115 articles for: Environmental and Climate

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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Sustainable second lives

Sustainable second lives

Hugh Ferguson

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

Issue 88

Rethinking the future through design

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

Issue 87
Sound moorings for a renewable career

Sound moorings for a renewable career

Maritime engineer Dr RV Ahilan FREng discusses how his interest in fluid mechanics led him into offshore work and renewable energy.

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
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.

Issue 85
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 great British polar explorer

A great British polar explorer

Sarah Griffiths

Polar research ship the RRS Sir David Attenborough has been designed for extreme environments, and boasts state-of-the-art technology and robotics that will aid scientists’ exploration of the polar oceans.

Issue 76

Engineering Award Winners

In June, the Royal Academy of Engineering hosted its annual Awards Dinner, which celebrated and recognised a number of engineers who have made a remarkable contribution over the course of their careers.

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

Study Shows Link Between Engineering and Economic Development

A new global study carried out by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) has found that there is a strong positive correlation between engineering strength and a country’s economic development.

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