Tile vaulting gives the house strength and thermal mass

Zero-carbon houses

01 Sep 2009

A consultancy project with grand designs is informing the structure of energy-efficient homes of the future.

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Organic solar cells

Organic solar cells

01 Aug 2009

How can the cost of solar cells be reduced enough to make them a feasible source of large-scale renewable energy? The answer is to make them thin.

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Coal power plant

Clean power from coal

01 Aug 2009

Coal – affordable and still abundant – but also the worst offender when it comes to fuel-associated carbon emissions. How well can coal be cleaned up?

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Tamco

Material efficiency

01 Aug 2009

A consortium led by Dr Julian Allwood aims to drive a step-change in the manufacturing of steel and aluminium to meet 2050 carbon targets.

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