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The UK steel industry is heading towards a greener, carbon-neutral future, with industry bodies, businesses and universities coming together for a seven-year research programme looking at making the industry cleaner. Read more

Cikautxo, a Spanish company specialising in plastic and rubber components for the automotive sector, is to receive a €26 million European Investment Bank (EIB) loan. Read more

The erosion of materials used in wind turbine blades caused by weather conditions is a problem that applies to the whole wind energy sector. Read more

EuroChem Group AG, a global fertiliser producer, and Belgium-based biotechnology company Aphea.Bio, have signed a research and development agreement. Read more

SEA, the UK’s defence systems and integration specialist, is leading the physical and technical software integration of soldier personal area networks with the British Army’s current body armour and load carrying systems, as part of the Ministry of D Read more

Anticipating a ban on animal testing, engineers at the Fraunhofer IWS (Materials & Beam Technology), Dresden, Germany, have been using precision laser cutting to develop a so-called "multi-organ chip" to simulate the behaviour of live animal bioproce Read more

Metsä Group’s R&D arm Metsä Spring Ltd. and Japanese Itochu Corporation have established a joint venture, through which they will invest around €40 million in building and operating a test plant to develop new technology for converting paper-grade pu Read more

The value of claims for tax relief under the UK’s Patent Box regime increased in the 2016-17 fiscal year, indicating that industry awareness of this attractive incentive for companies investing in research & development, is on the up. Read more

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) Group has developed its first programme-controlled robot capable of executing the functions of an employee working on a computer. Read more

Following two years of intensive research, BASF has announced it is now able to present prototypes of the world's first particle foam based on polyethersulfone (PESU). Read more

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has inaugurated its newly constructed Innovation Centre in Stuttgart, Germany. Read more

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals and Renmatix, a global leader in plant-based technology, have announced they will be jointly developing biomass-based performance additives that improve the properties of architectural paints and construction materials. Read more

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is focusing on accelerating technological breakthroughs at its headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, by investing in its R&D facilities here. Read more

AUDI AG and Hyundai Motor Group are helping to drive forward the development of fuel cell technology. The two companies are planning to cross-license patents and grant access to non-competitive components. Read more

A research project headed by the Swedish research institute RISE is investigating the possibility of producing pyrolysis oil from worn-out tyres. The project partners are Scandinavian Enviro Systems and Ragn-Sells, with support from Vinnova. Read more

Important news from the world of nanomedicine, as we learn that the UK Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has launched a new collaborate project to strengthen its nanoformulations capabilities to better develop next-generation nanomedicines. Read more

The award for scientific research is presented to two researchers, Britta Langen and Therese Karlsson for their work in cancer treatment awareness. Read more

Northvolt has announced it has now kicked off construction of Northvolt Labs – marking the first step towards European large-scale battery cell manufacturing. Read more

The US and China are leading the world when it comes to artificial intelligence research and investment – and Europe is increasingly being left behind. Read more

The H2FUTURE project consortium, an EU-funded flagship project for a CO2-reduced energy future and the decarbonization of steel production, is coming to fruition. Read more

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