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2022
15 Mar 2022

Project to Digitise Reusable Packaging

The project code-named TRACE (Technology-enabled Reusable Assets for a Circular Economy) will use PragmatIC's ultra-low-cost NFC technology to give reusable containers unique digital identities so that the packages can be efficiently and effectively returned and reused.
14 Mar 2022

Equipmake: Electric Motors and Power Electronics

Equipmake is a UK-based manufacturer of electric motors and power electronics. IDTechEx interviews Equipmake at FPC 2022 to learn more about their offerings and future plans.
11 Feb 2022

Project Triumph TE-1 Prototype Revealed

Project Triumph TE-1 has been revealed in completed prototype form. The unique collaboration between Triumph Motorcycles, Williams Advanced Engineering, Integral Powertrain Ltd, and WMG at the University of Warwick funded by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles through Innovate UK, was set up to create ground-breaking developments in specialist electric motorcycle engineering and innovative integrated technology design.
2021
10 Dec 2021

Small Robot Company

Small Robot Company is a British start-up specialising in plant monitoring, planting, and weed management.
22 Nov 2021

Spirit of Innovation Claims to be World's Fastest All-Electric Vehicle

Rolls Royce believes their all-electric 'Spirit of Innovation' aircraft is the world's fastest all-electric aircraft, setting three new world records. During its record-breaking runs, the aircraft clocked up a maximum speed of 623 km/h (387.4 mph) which Rolls Royce believse makes the 'Spirit of Innovation' the world's fastest all-electric vehicle.
10 Nov 2021

Ocean Infinity to Deliver a Zero-Emissions Marine Propulsion System

Ocean Infinity, the marine robotics company is pleased to announce it is a winner of The Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition, enabling the Company and its partners to build a Marine Propulsion Test facility, with an integrated Ammonia Marine Propulsion System. The test facility will demonstrate clean-fuelled technology eventually capable of powering Ocean Infinity's Armada fleet, using an innovative ammonia based fuel cell system.
3 Nov 2021

World First Hydrogen Powered Ambulance Prototype Displayed

Visitors to COP26 in Glasgow are viewing the world's first hydrogen fuelled ambulance, created by ULEMCo, the UK hydrogen fuel pioneer, and their partners. Interest is strong in the working prototype vehicle, which incorporates a hydrogen fuel cell in the powertrain, can be refuelled quickly and is capable of up to a 300-mile range.
29 Oct 2021

'Virus -Killing Air Filtration System Uses Carbon Nanotubes

A new carbon-based air filtration nanomaterial capable of capturing and destroying various viruses, including animal coronavirus, a close relative of SARS-CoV-2 - the virus that causes COVID-19 - has been developed by scientists and engineers.
14 Oct 2021

Facemask Could Help Reduce Mental Distress

eScent has completed its first concept project to develop a re-usable, enhanced FFP3 facemask which offers "personalised protection assurance" via a patented self-administered scent delivery system to help reduce mental distress.
12 Oct 2021

Brill Power Revolutionises Battery Performance

Brill Power has launched the first in a new class of 'intelligent' battery management systems that are set to revolutionise the performance of stationary energy storage systems to power the future of homes and businesses globally.
7 Oct 2021

Royal Mail Trial Drone Deliveries to North Ronaldsay Island in Orkney

This week, Royal Mail has started a trial of scheduled, autonomous flights for two weeks between Kirkwall and North Ronaldsay to better connect remote island communities. SATE
17 Sep 2021

Rolls-Royce's All Electric Spirit of Innovation Takes to the Skies

Rolls-Royce have announced the completion of the first flight of theirr all-electric 'Spirit of Innovation' aircraft. The plane took to the skies propelled by its powerful 400kW electric powertrain with the most power-dense battery pack ever assembled for an aircraft. This is another step towards the plane's world-record attempt and another milestone on the aviation industry's journey towards decarbonisation.
16 Sep 2021

Manufacturing Technology Centre (UK)

The MTC (Manufacturing Technology Centre) is established to prove innovative manufacturing processes and technologies in an agile environment in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions. The MTC houses some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the world, creating a high quality environment for the development and demonstration of new technologies on an industrial scale. This provides a unique opportunity for manufacturers to develop new and innovative processes and technologies.
14 Sep 2021

World's First Hands-Free Jetpack Prototype Revealed

The Maverick Jetpack can be reconfigured as a heavy-lift drone capable of being operated remotely and carrying ten times the payload of current similarly sized systems on the market — easily enough to lift a casualty like a stricken climber to safety.
18 Aug 2021

Faradion

Faradion are a UK company developing Na-ion batteries for stationary and electric vehicle applications.
13 Aug 2021

Opportunity to Develop World First Oil Pipeline Robotics

A team led by engineering firm Forth has worked for the past two-and-a-half years on the creation of FSWBot, an innovative friction stir welding robotic crawler devised for internal repair and refurbishment of pipelines, and they are now looking for assistance to help bring the working prototype to the commercial stage.
30 Jul 2021

First of a Kind Trojan Energy Charge Points go Live in Brent

First-of-a-kind on-street electric vehicle charge points are now officially live for testing in the London Borough of Brent.
30 Jul 2021

NanoSUN

NanoSUN is an engineering startup based out of Lancaster, UK, focused on the development, manufacture and commercialisation of hydrogen refuelling solutions for customers in the Oil & Gas, Industrial Gases and Transport sectors. IDTechEx spoke with Lee Juby, NanoSUN's Commercial Director
30 Jun 2021

Battery-on-Circuit Technology for Smart Labels

CPI today announced the successful completion of POETICS, a collaborative project aiming to develop low-cost Battery-on-Circuit technology for printed smart labels used to track assets. The outcomes of this project could help lower production costs and drive industrial growth within the printed electronics industry.
28 Jun 2021

PST Sensors

PST Sensors offer thin film printed and flexible temperature sensors based on nanostructured silicon inks. IDTechEx caught up with directors Dr. David Britton and Dr. Margit Harting to find out about the latest developments, with a particular focus on emerging applications.