Supporting STEMNET in the North West

C-Tech Innovation is proud to be supporting STEMNET, the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Network. STEMNET is an educational charity that encourages pupils to participate in science and engineering-based subjects and to remain in the field for further education and eventually for work. STEMNET ambassadors are people in academia and industry working in STEM fields who volunteer to share their time and expertise with schoolchildren.

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Iron-zeolite material at high magnification

Zeolite and Thin Film Technology Advances

Zeolites have an enormous impact on our daily lives, both directly and indirectly. Zeolites are used in the production of petrochemicals, fuels, biogas, water purification, as well as household products like cat litter, disposable nappies, clothes, furniture, foods and construction materials. Zeolites have microporous structures which gives them excellent attributes as adsorbents or catalysts.
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Edd Jones at the Chemistry Means Business event

C-Tech at Chemistry Means Business

Last week C-Tech’s Director of Research and Innovation, Rob Bell, and Strategic Research Group Manager, Edd Jones, attended Chemistry Means Business at the Royal College of Physicians in London. Billed as the Royal Society of Chemistry’s “first flagship event for the chemistry-using industry,” the day provided an opportunity to present C-Tech’s varied chemical and electrochemical expertise to a knowledgable and enthusiastic audience.

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Pollution monitoring in the UK

Joined-up Thinking for Real-time Pollution Monitoring

With much of England, Wales, and Ireland experiencing moderate to high levels of air pollution, it’s time to take a serious look at how we can minimise the impact that poor air quality has on us. An estimated 29,000 people a year die in the UK alone from the long-term effects of air pollution. Dr Sotiris Vardoulakis, the head of Air Pollution and Climate Change at Public Health England, says “measures that significantly reduce particulate air pollution or cut exposure would be regarded as important public health initiatives.”

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View inside Greenius

Greenius Project Completed: Pre-processing for AD

C-Tech Innovation has recently successfully completed work on the Greenius project. Housed in a shipping container, the Greenius plant is designed to sterilise and homogenise organic waste so it can be used as feedstock for anaerobic digestion (AD) systems. The combination of in-house planning, design, modelling, building and testing of the plant makes it a great showcase of the integrated capabilities that C-Tech Innovation can offer.

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Figaro project meeting

Figaro Project Forges Ahead

Dr Roohollah Torabi and Clare Downs of C-Tech Innovation recently attended the project review meeting for one of C-Tech’s EU-funded projects in the agriculture sector, named FIGARO. The meeting was held at the FAO (Farming and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations) building in Rome, Italy. The participants (i.e. the other 16 project partners) were from various academic, industrial and governmental organizations from across Europe, as well as from the FAO itself. Read More