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  • Taming Defects in Nanoporous Materials to Put Them to a Good Use

    R&D Magazine Online , 8th Aug 2018

    A team led by Dr. Marco Taddei, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Fellow at Swansea University, is investigating how the properties of metal-organic frameworks, a class of materials resembling microscopic sponges, can be adjusted by taking advantage of their defects to make them better at capturing CO2.

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  • Taming defects in nanoporous materials to put them to a good use

    Swansea University - Latest Research , 2nd Aug 2018

    Energy Safety Research Institute reveals fundamental aspects of defective materials that can be employed to capture CO2.

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  • How is nanotechnology contributing to the Clean Growth Grand Challenge?

    5th Jul 2018

    Dr Alvin Orbaek White from Swansea University presented his research project which involves the upcycling of plastics, primarily from waste food packaging, as a carbon source for making carbon nanotubes, a nanomaterial with strength, conduction and high surface area properties. He said: “Instead of plastics ending up in our water – as microplastic in our sea salt or in our food – or ending up in landfill and polluting our natural environment, we should consider this material as a reservoir of highly purified carbon sources that could be used for other purposes.”

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  • UK Environmental Coalition Pursues Carbon Quantum Wire and Capacitance in Support of Government's Recently Announced Clean Growth Initiative

    Cision , 2nd Jul 2018

    Consistent with this objective, and highlighting the important role of innovation in supporting cost reduction, a collaboration of Very Large Scale Decarbonization Partners (VLS Decarb) and Swansea University's Energy Safety and Research Institute (ESRI) is developing carbon nanotube quantum conducting wire and capacitor technologies; the latter of which will provide a vastly superior battery alternative to lithium ion battery technology and other chemical battery formats, the former of which will afford huge savings in energy costs by virtue of drastically reducing energy losses in electric power transmissions lines and affording the storage of intermittently produced electric power from renewables such as wind, wave and sun.

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  • 30% of the UK’s natural gas could be replaced by hydrogen, cutting carbon emissions

    Swansea University Press Office , 11th Jun 2018

    Dr Charles Dunnill of the Energy Safety Research Institute at Swansea University said:
    “Up to 30% of the UK’s gas supply can be replaced with hydrogen, without needing to modify people’s appliances. As a low carbon domestic fuel, hydrogen-enriched natural gas can cut our greenhouse gas emissions, helping the UK meet its obligations under the 2016 Paris Climate Change Agreement. Hydrogen-enrichment can make a difference now, but it could also prove a valuable stepping-stone towards a future, pure hydrogen, zero carbon gas network.”

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