Engineering themes

Ingenia articles are categorised by engineering themes and subject areas.

Showing 69 articles for: Sustainability

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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Edible packaging

Edible packaging

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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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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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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Jo da Silva OBE FREng - Structures for a sustainable society

Jo da Silva OBE FREng talks of the need to consider the resilience of the infrastructure that sustains cities and their inhabitants.

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Farming in the desert

Farming in the desert

Geoff Watts

Structures that use seawater to keep the growing environment cool are being used to farm fruit and vegetables in hot and arid conditions.

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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.

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