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Commercial nuclear reprocessing plant closes

3rd Dec 2018


The Thorp branch of Sellafield has stopped reprocessing nuclear fuel it was announced in November.
The decommissioning of the Thorp site in West Cumbria, opened in 1994, comes after many of its customers opted to store the fuel there rather than reprocess it.

Biomass combined heat

5th Nov 2018


The Kent Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant officially began commercial operations at the end of September.

A new source of hydrogen power

31st Aug 2018

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Researchers from Manchester Metropolitan University have unveiled plans to use screen-printed nanotechnology to produce hydrogen as a green source of power.

Laos dam collapse kills at least 19 and displaces thousands

27th Jul 2018


At least 20 people are confirmed dead and more than 100 missing after the dam, in the South Eastern Attapeu province, collapsed sending floods through several villages.

New tech pledges zero-waste palm oil production

20th Jun 2018


Engineers at The University of Nottingham Malaysia have developed a process that will limit the harmful waste from the production of palm oil, which is used in many household products and foodstuffs.