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Clean growth

8 December 2020

2 minutes to read

Fertile land from fertile seas

Professor Mike Allen and the PhycoMExUK team are using innovative technologies and hydrothermal processes to turn seaweed biomass into sustainable fertilisers and biofuels.

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18 November 2020

3 minutes to read

Energy governance, digitalisation and decarbonisation: conducting a policy-relevant PhD

Geography PhD student Emily Judson is researching the governance challenges emerging from the digitalisation of the energy industry and the development of policy which aligns with the transition to a Net Zero energy system.

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6 November 2020

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Partnership in focus: Babcock International

Since 2017, The University of Exeter have been working closely in partnership with Babcock, a leading provider of critical, complex engineering services which support national defence, save lives and protect communities. Babcock recruit many graduates and work with University of Exeter research groups in areas such as AI, machine learning and clean…

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28 September 2020

2 minutes to read

Modelling the financial impact of a global low carbon transition

Research led by Dr Jean-Francois Mercure has contributed to the development of a global model which forecasts the positive and negative impact that a transition to low carbon technology and renewable energy would have on our economy.

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19 June 2020

3 minutes to read

Leading a green revolution in defence and off-highway transport

Engineering experts from the University of Exeter have collaborated with Supacat (SC Group) to pioneer a hybrid electrical powered version of one of the world’s most popular off-road military vehicles.

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1 June 2020

6 minutes to read

How coronavirus could change Earth’s trajectory

Mandatory social distancing under COVID-19 is disrupting the way we live and work, creating new lifestyle patterns. But once the crisis is over, will – and should – the picture return to normal? (Republished from The Conversation)

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29 May 2020

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Modernised magnet characterisation techniques attracts new global markets for Hirst Magnetics

By recruiting a KTP associate and working with Exeter academics, Hirst gained the expertise in mathematics and theoretical magnetics they needed to develop a process for accurately converting their magnet characterisation measurements.

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13 May 2020

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Diversifying traditional agriculture with Trelonk Oils

Trelonk’s new Tevi-funded oil seed press represents a move away from traditional agriculture and a drive for diversification and environmental growth.

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28 April 2020

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Hirst Magnetics optimise manufacturing of magnets for electric vehicles

With support from Tevi, Hirst Magnetics have improved their data management systems, increasing business efficiency.

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11 April 2020

2 minutes to read

Airport grass to gas: a clean energy revolution

With support from Tevi, Bennamann Ltd has conducted a research study into potential biomethane energy yields at Cornwall airport Newquay.

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10 December 2018

4 minutes to read

Working with the Met Office

Exeter is home to a number of globally renowned climate and weather scientists due to the combined intellectual expertise of the Met Office and the University of Exeter. The national weather service and the University have developed a strong partnership, collaborating on climate and weather science since 2003, when the Met Office…

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4 June 2018

3 minutes to read

Building the future of energy generation

Academics from the University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences have developed a clean energy solution for buildings that could revolutionise the construction industry.

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26 March 2018

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Developing recyclable wetsuits with Finisterre

There are more than 500,000 surfers in the United Kingdom who, on average, will replace their wetsuits once every two years. The result of this? The equivalent of more than thirty London double decker buses being discarded every year. Three hundred and eighty tonnes of non-biodegradable chemical-based waste, every single year. As…

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22 March 2018

2 minutes to read

Bacteria produce diesel on demand

Bioscientists have worked with Shell to make bacteria produce diesel on demand.

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3 November 2017

2 minutes to read

Securing investment for product testing

University of Exeter academics have collaborated with Dartmouth Wave Energy to develop a tool that generates electricity by pushing seawater through an onshore turbine.

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3 November 2017

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Engaging business with climate change

A project by University of Exeter PhD Candidate Katharina Kaesehage has helped a number of Cornish businesses to engage with issues around climate change.

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26 February 2016

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What is urban flood modelling?

Urban flood modelling is becoming more important as the population is increasingly urbanised. Flood modelling requires data on rainfall, land cover (whether the ground has roads, fields, buildings etc.), and soil type. Digital elevation data is needed to show where there are hills and where the water will flow. Remote sensing can…

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26 February 2016

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What are smarter water networks?

Smart water networks are a response to the increase in water consumption, increasing water scarcity and decreasing water quality.

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1 January 2016

2 minutes to read

Working with Greenpeace

Research aimed at discovering how chemical pollutants are distributed through the environment and are affecting the world is being carried out by scientists working with the international organisation Greenpeace, based within the University of Exeter. The team of scientists affiliated with the College of Life and Environmental Sciences, conduct research which shapes…

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6 February 2015

4 minutes to read

The advantages of a circular economy

Businesses are leading a transformation towards a system that moves away from the current ‘take-make-waste’ method to one where materials are reused instead. This approach, known as the circular economy encourages companies to think about how goods can be designed, produced and marketed with reuse in mind. The University of Exeter’s Business School has…

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10 December 2014

2 minutes to read

Microbial production of fourth-generation biofuels

Bacteria modified to produce fuel on demand have been produced by University of Exeter researchers in collaboration with energy and petrochemicals group Shell. Academics led by Professor John Love have found a way to get the organisms to produce fuel nearly identical to diesel. This will help meet future fuel demands without the need to…

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3 October 2014

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Engineering a cardboard surfboard

Cardboard sounds like an unlikely material for building surfboards but Dr Arnaud Marmier is attempting to convince you that this humble and very widespread material is capable of extraordinary things. Unsurprisingly it has not been an entirely successful project though, as Arnaud explained: “I have surfed using these surfboards. Not all of them have…

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