Rental battery storage project offers clean energy to poor off-grid communities in Sierra Leone

The pay-as-you-go batteries are powered up at solar charging stations before being delivered to customers, reducing energy costs by up to 75%

‘Wastewater could help locate new infection hotspots for Covid-19’, says research

With the UK gradually easing lockdown restrictions, researchers say wastewater management could help prevent a second wave of the novel coronavirus

UK scientists win £1.2m to investigate ways to decarbonise steel industry

Steel manufacturing is a high carbon process and every tonne that is manufactured creates around 1.8 tonnes of carbon dioxide

New £28m UK research hub aims to drive electrical revolution

Researchers who will work closely with industry to address key manufacturing challenges in the production of electrical machines in sectors including aerospace, high value automotive and energy

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New hub aims to efficiently electrify UK industry

Led by the University of Sheffield, the hub aims to overcome manufacturing challenges relating to electric development

UK grants £900k for carbon capture testing facility

A carbon capture project has been awarded a research and development grant worth almost £900,000. A consortium led by Carbon Clean Solutions Limited (CCSL) will use the funding to build a large-scale testing facility at the University of Sheffield. It will help progress research into lowering the cost of the technology, with the ultimate aim […]

New project to improve mine water treatment efficiency

A new project aims to improve the efficiency of mine water treatment schemes. The Coal Authority, which manages Britain’s coal mines and employs contractors to clean water cascades and pipework across its 75 mine water treatment sites, is working with scientists from the University of Sheffield on the project. The manual ‘wash and brush-ups’ are […]

Siemens and Sheffield Uni partner on Internet of Things

An agreement between Siemens and the University of Sheffield marks the start of a new UK-wide network to link universities with the Internet of Things (IoT). The partnership aims to accelerate the use of smart data, boost technology skills and promote knowledge exchange to meet the needs of an increasingly digitised industry. The organisations involved […]

£1.5m awarded for nuclear waste disposal research

Funding worth £1.5 million has been awarded for research into the disposal of nuclear waste. The University of Sheffield will investigate the durability of spent nuclear fuel. Dr Claire Corkhill will build a model and chemistry of the radioactive waste material and assess its long term stability under simulated geological disposal conditions. Over 60 years […]

Giant £4m battery connected to UK power grid

An industrial-sized battery has officially been launched near Wolverhampton and connected to the UK’s electricity grid. The £4 million facility at Willenhall substation is part of new energy storage research led by the University of Sheffield. It claims one of the facility’s unique capabilities is how quickly it can respond to demands from National Grid […]