Subjects: Environmental technology, Recycling
Molecule modification could improve reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel
The reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel could become safer and more efficient in future after Northumbria University researchers found a way to modify the structure of molecules to remove radioactive materials. The research is published in the influential Chemistry - A European Journal and is described by its editors as being of 'great significance'.
Smarter electric vehicles for cleaner greener cities
With concerns about climate change and urban air pollution high on the agenda for cities around the world, most are now actively looking at ways to reduce their carbon emissions.
New technologies for renewable energy to be developed by region’s universities
The North East’s reputation for renewable energy research has received a major boost, with confirmation that the UK’s next generation of doctoral researchers in this field will train in the region.
Global award for engineer with vegan vision
A talented PhD student from Northumbria University, Newcastle has won a major international award for his vision to create vegan-friendly buildings made of natural materials, such as mushrooms.
Northumbria to help drive £2.25 million investment in energy research
Northumbria is one of three North East universities who will form a new research centre to improve energy technology at the atomic level.
UK and Chinese researchers join forces to tackle air pollution
A workshop bringing together researchers, industry experts and funders from the UK and China in an attempt to find a sustainable replacement to gasoline-powered vehicles has been organised by an academic from Northumbria University, Newcastle.
Northumbria green engineers build car of the future
Automotive and mechanical engineering students from Northumbria University, Newcastle have produced a car powered by renewable fuel which could transform the future of sustainable transport.