61% of schoolgirls want to see more female engineering role models

Sixty-one per cent of schoolgirls say they want to see more female role models in engineering to encourage them to take up science-based careers, according to new figures published today. The study, commissioned by children’s rights charity Plan International and supercar maker McLaren Automotive, is released to coincide with International Women in Engineering Day which aims to highlight the importance …

INWED 2022

The International Women in Engineering Day takes place today, June 23rd, and continues to lead the way to provide female engineers with a voice heard around the world. With 16.5% of engineers now being women, the annual INWED event provides female engineers with an opportunity to shine in an industry where they are underrepresented. This one-of-a-kind event plays a pivotal …

Five helpful tips for women who want to succeed in engineering

As we approach International Women in Engineering Day (June 23) Coventry University researcher Dr Lorena Caires Moreira has shared her top tips for women who want to succeed in engineering. Being fearless has helped Dr Lorena Caires Moreira forge a career in the male-dominated world of engineering – now the Coventry University researcher says it is one of her five …

New Seanergy 2.0 Li-ion battery will drive decarbonization for the marine industry

Saft, a subsidiary of TotalEnergies, has launched Seanergy 2.0, a new lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery system for full-electric and hybrid vessels. The marine battery is an environmentally responsible and competitively-priced solution to help ship operators reduce fuel consumption, CO2 and NOx emissions and air pollution, without sacrificing performance. The system can be scaled to suit propulsion and other loads on board vessels including …

Hydrogen technology trialled for Scottish distillery

Engineers from the MTC are playing a key role in a project that is advancing electrolyser technology for decarbonising the Scotch whisky industry using zero emission hydrogen. The project has received around £3 million in funding, and is led by clean-tech start-up Supercritical with the technology focused on the famous Glen Garioch Distillery in Aberdeenshire. Codenamed WhiskHy – the project …

Robotic snake solves fusion energy pipework challenge

A new laser-welding ‘robotic snake’ developed by the UK Atomic Energy Authority has demonstrated its capability to operate inside of fusion energy powerplant pipework and is now patented technology. The novel trials at Culham Science Centre are another step forward on the roadmap to delivering safe, sustainable, low carbon fusion energy to the grid. The £2.7 million, seven-year project by …

AB Dynamics opens Engineering Design Centre

Leading automotive test system supplier AB Dynamics has officially opened its new Engineering Design Centre (EDC) based in Wiltshire, UK. The £10m investment is in response to significant growth at the company which has led to a requirement to expand. “AB Dynamics has grown significantly over the last few years and in order to continue that trend we needed to …

HANNOVER MESSE 2022 – Hannover, Germany 30 May – 2 June 2022

HANNOVER MESSE is the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology. The next edition runs from 30 May to 2 June 2022 in Hannover, Germany.  Its lead theme “Industrial Transformation” focuses on digitalization and sustainability and unites the exhibit categories «Automation, Motion & Drives», «Digital Ecosystems», «Energy Solutions», «Engineered Parts & Solutions», «Global Business & Markets» and «Future Hub». Leading …

Zero emission battery electric fire tenders

Zero emission battery electric fire tenders – in combination with hydrogen fuel cells and a minimum of 8kg of onboard hydrogen fuel storage – will meet current requirements for flexibility, emergency response and the water pumping requirements. This will be invaluable particularly in rural and semi-urban services, and for specialist HGVs with power take-offs, where batteries alone will not provide …

Zero-occupancy autonomous vehicle road journey

Oxbotica, a global leader in autonomous vehicle software, has completed the first safe and sustainable deployment of a zero-occupancy, fully autonomous, new-type electric vehicle on publicly accessible roads in Europe. The all-electric AppliedEV vehicle, driven by Oxbotica, is operating in Oxford with no on-board driver, marking the next step in commercialising AV technology. The target for the first public on-road …