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£2 million for research into new materials for photovoltaic solar cells

A University of Bristol-led research project which aims to develop new active materials for photovoltaic solar cells based on abundant and low cost elements has been awarded £2 million funding...

Waste Sector Mission to the United Arab Emirates, 18-21 May 2014

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) invite you to a fourday waste management mission to the United Arab Emirates, taking place on 18-21 May 2014. Tap into the major waste management projects in...

£4m for agricultural innovation

Businesses including an urban farm and spin-outs from Universities across the UK have received a share of £4M of funding from government and industry to develop their innovative business ideas....

Easter Holiday

I would like to wish all of the members of the Network and its visitors a good break over the Easter period.  I will be on holiday until April 30th when I will be pleased to assist in any...

Raw Materials European Innovation Partnership Call for Commitments

The European Commission has announced the results from the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials first "Call for Commitments" that was announced in 2013: - "In October 2013 the...

Lithium: A metal that floats on oil and powers our phones

A report by Laurence Knight of BBC News describes the properties, occurences and uses of Lithium. Here is an extract: - "Lithium, a key ingredient in lightweight batteries, is already...

BESTF awards - success for UK lead in BioSNG project proposal

ERA-NET+ BESTF - Results of first call for proposals: 3 projects to be supported to demonstrate innovative technology for EIBI values chains The first three BESTF projects have been funded....

Position on scarce resources and valorization of critical materials, Orange S.A. Draft October 2013

The French telecomunications compant, Orange S.A. has published a draft policy where it somits to follow the strategic impact of scarce resources and critical materials used in equipment and...

Engineering economist - call for papers

Special Issue Call for Papers: “Engineering  Economics and Sustainable Systems”   Suggested topics include, but are not limited to the  following; • Investment...

UC Santa Barbara 2013 Summit on Energy Efficiency – Critical Materials for Energy Technologies

Following this link will give you access to the University of California TV's recording of the sessions in their Summit - Critical Materials for Energy Technologies - held on May 1st 2013 that...

The of Chemical Sciences in Finding Alternatives to Critical Resources

In 2012 the National Academic Press published a summary of a workshop organised by the National Research Council of the National Academy of the USA. This very useful publication can be accessed...

A Long Term View of Critical Materials From Coal to Ytterbium

Although first posted back in 2012 I thought that it was useful to bring thk. our Networis view of critical materials to the attention of our Network. It was written by Frances Houle of the...

Bioenergy in the Highlands

On the 19 th  and 20 th  March 2014 AMW IBERS, in collaboration with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the Environmental Sustainability KTN and Wetland Managers...

Interview with CEO of South African Mining Company

The following link gives access to a recording of an interview with the CEO of Kalagadi Managnese The BBC programme HARDtalk to talk to the only black woman in South Africa to head a mining...

Scenarios of Renewable Energy technology growth

In 2013 the third Progress report in a programme "Feasible Futures for the Common Good. Energy Transition Paths in a Period of Increasing Resource Scarcities" was published by SERI and...
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Arnold Black 1953 - 2012

Everyone at the Environmental Sustainability Knowledge Transfer Network was profoundly...

On the Journey Towards a Sustainable Future: The Prince's Mayday Network Annual Report 2010

Business in the Community launches its first Mayday Annual report. It summarises progress made...

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CRM_InnoNet Strategic 2nd Innovation Network Workshop

We are pleased to announce three guest speakers at the upcoming 2nd Innovation Network for...

Glasgow Future Hack Winners Lift £20,000 Prize

Young Glasgow developers have scooped a £20,000 prize as part of a Future City | Glasgow...

Materials Security SIG launches new funding page

The Materials Security Special Interest Group has launched a new funding page which details...

Innovation vouchers in waste, energy and water

An Innovation Voucher provides funding so that your business can work with an external expert...

LIFE programme to continue to 2020

The LIFE programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment. The general objective...