19 Jul 2022
Steel in our Buildings Could Generate Clean Energy
Solar roofing panels which are greener, lighter, cheaper and flexible, and which can be printed on the steel used in buildings, are the focus of a new three-year research collaboration between Swansea University and Tata Steel.
2 Mar 2022
Storing Summer Heat to use in Winter
New technology that could store heat for days or even months, helping the shift towards net zero, is the focus of a new project involving the Active Building Centre Research Programme. Thermal energy storage means excess energy generated at times when renewables are in abundance can be stored and released to make up future shortfalls.
21 Dec 2021
Crossflow Energy Launches Revolutionary Small Wind Turbine
Crossflow Energy has launched the Crossflow Wind Turbine. Reliable and easy to install, the unique turbine specifically addresses the issues that have historically inhibited the adoption of small-scale wind.
29 Jul 2021
Advancing 3D Bioprinting of Cartilage for Facial Reconstruction
A world-leading £2.5 million plus research programme that aims to revolutionise surgeons' ability to reconstruct nose and ear cartilage in patients affected by facial difference has been launched by The Scar Free Foundation, the only medical research charity which focuses solely on scarring, and Health and Care Research Wales. The three-year programme at Swansea University will have a global impact - advancing 3D bioprinting of cartilage for facial reconstruction.
20 May 2021
Safer, Greener Way to Make Solar Cells: Replacement for Toxic Solvent
Scientists have found a way to replace the toxic, unsustainable solvents currently needed to make the next generation of solar technology. Printed carbon perovskite solar cells have been described as a likely front runner to the market because they are extremely efficient at converting light to electricity, cheap and easy to make.
21 Aug 2020
NoPo Nanotechnologies produce SWCNT via the HiPCO process. IDTechEx spoke with Anto Godwin (Head of Production & Technology)
3 Aug 2020
The Solar Cell You Can Print
These next-generation photovoltaics show great promise: their performance competes with current technology, but they have the advantages of being flexible, lightweight, cheap to produce, and they can be printed directly onto products during manufacture.
14 Jul 2020
Record Efficiency for Printed Solar Cells
A new study reports the highest efficiency ever recorded for full roll-to-roll printed perovskite solar cells, marking a key step on the way to cheaper and more efficient ways of generating solar energy.
9 Jul 2020
Skytree is a start-up, headquartered in Amsterdam, Holland who are developing an air purifier which decreases the energy demand from an electric vehicles HVAC system by enabling enhanced re-circulation of air within the car cabin, increasing the vehicles range.
6 Jul 2020
Shrimp Shells to Produce Electrodes for Large Storage Batteries
Researchers have developed a system to produce electrodes for vanadium flow batteries, used in renewable energy storage. The electrodes are made from chitin, a polysaccharide found in the exoskeleton of crustaceans and insects.
5 Mar 2020
English Institute for Sport Contract Awarded
Haydale will now collaborate with the English Institute for Spor and the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating to deliver a range of advanced wearable technology sport apparel for elite athletes.
9 Jan 2020
New Production Method for Carbon Nanotubes Gets Green Light
A new method of producing carbon nanotubes - tiny molecules with incredible physical properties used in touchscreen displays, 5G networks and flexible electronics - has been given the green light by researchers, meaning work in this crucial field can continue.
3 Dec 2019
Old Newspapers Used to Grow Carbon Nanotubes
A research collaboration has found that old newspapers can be used as a low cost, eco-friendly material on which to grow single walled carbon nanotubes on a large scale.
28 Oct 2019
Sharing Solar Technology With Developing Countries
A Swansea-led project which will help communities in developing countries to generate their own solar power has been awarded £800,000 by the UK government.
17 Sep 2019
£12.8M in EU funding for wave power project
More than £12m of EU funds will be invested in the next stage of a major initiative to generate clean energy from ocean waves.
30 Aug 2019
New study reveals carbon nanotubes measurement possible for the first
Scientists have reported a new approach to measuring the conductivity between identical carbon nanotubes which could be used to help improve the efficiency of electrical power cables in the future.
24 Jul 2019
Black plastics could create renewable energy
Research has found how plastics commonly found in food packaging can be recycled to create new materials like wires for electricity - and could help to reduce the amount of plastic waste in the future.
29 Mar 2019
Micro and nano materials, including clothing for Olympic athletes
A research team of materials engineers and performance scientists has been awarded £1.8 million to develop new products - in areas from the motor industry to packaging and sport - that make use of micro and nano materials based on specialist inks.