Engineering Matters

Engineering Matters

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#199 Pioneering Carbon Capture for Thermal Power
January 26, 2023

How can we maintain reliable power through the energy transition, while still making significant cuts to energy emissions? Carbon capture and storage promises an answer, but much groundwork must be do

#198 Collaboration: The Net Zero Trilogy
January 19, 2023

Getting to net zero emissions requires a paradigm shift in the way that we think and in the way that we do business says Dr Kim Yates from Mott MacDonald. In this episode we explore how collaboration

#197 On the Cutting Edge of Aviation
January 12, 2023

In 1992 rolls Royce helped to fund a new technology centre at the University of Birmingham which began a long relationship between the manufacturer and the university. Over the last 30 years research

#196 Back to the Future of Fusion
January 05, 2023

The US National Ignition Facility recently announced that it had achieved a milestone in the development of fusion technology, producing more energy from a fusion process than that put into the reacto

#195 The Journey of the Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree
December 22, 2022

Every December in London a magnificent Christmas tree is unveiled in Trafalgar Square. It is an annual gift from the people of Norway to the people of Britain that began 75 years ago. The origins of t

#194 Nuclear Power Connections
December 15, 2022

The UK government recently confirmed its support for Sizewell C. Getting to this point, and planning how thousands of construction crew and millions of tonnes of materials and plant will get to the si

#193 Carbon Crunch (Part 2): Resilience in a Changing World
December 08, 2022

This year saw infrastructure resilience included in the Carbon Crunch programme for the first time. It is recognition that our infrastructure is being exposed to greater environmental risks than befor

#193 Carbon Crunch (Part 1): The Decarbonisation Debate
December 08, 2022

It has been nearly 10 years since the world first recorded atmospheric carbon above 400 parts per million. That year, 2013, also marked the first edition of the Carbon Crunch event which brought toget

#192 Drilling Deep for Geothermal
December 01, 2022

The deepest hole ever drilled drives 12.2km down below the border of Russia and Finland. The Kola Superdeep Borehole was an experiment to penetrate as deeply as possible into the Earths crust, but si

#191 A Deep Dive Into the Past
November 24, 2022

In 1985 diver Henri Cosquer discovered a submerged cave entrance in the Mediterranean near Marseilles. Exploring over the next six years he discovered a chamber filled with prehistoric art. Conditions