Andrew Teasdale - Jul 14, 2021

Green graphene - graphene from waste

As the demand for graphene continues to increase, so does the desire..

Alexander Cavell - Jun 28, 2021

Structural batteries: “massless” energy storage

In recent years, people have sought to harness the world’s natural..

Andrew Walkinshaw - May 25, 2021

Meet the material: PowerPaste

A new hydrogen-based fuel packs quite a punch, writes Kerry..

Nathan Zhang - May 20, 2021

Materials informatics: a data-based approach to materials discovery

Research into new materials with desirable properties has been one of..

Nathan Zhang - May 04, 2021

A sense of hope with graphene-based COVID-19 detection

With mass COVID-19 vaccinations being rolled out by countries across..

Sam Haggerty - Mar 17, 2021

eFuel – the solution to green air travel?

Electric vehicles (EVs) look like an obvious replacement in working..

Callum McGuinn - Mar 12, 2021

Energy storage: batteries and beyond

Better storage is the key to a cleaner energy future, so what..

Thomas Lonsdale - Mar 02, 2021

Breaking down barriers to film recycling

Since the invention of cellophane by Swiss chemist Jacques E...

Nathan Zhang - Jan 15, 2021

Lithium-metal batteries: a separator solution to dendrites

Global demand for clean, renewable energy is now higher than ever..

Matthew Smith - Jan 15, 2021

Meet the material: liquid crystal elastomer

A team at Rice University has developed a morphing material with much..

Sam Bailey - Dec 17, 2020

EU batteries directive – powering up opportunities?

Changing needs, new demands

Global energy consumption has more than..

Joseph Newcombe - Dec 11, 2020

Safer and better: Nanotech Energy batteries signal positive news

Our lives require storage of electrical energy more than ever these..

Joseph Newcombe - Dec 04, 2020

Cornwall powering the UK to the frontline of the lithium revolution

Cornwall has long been an historic centre for mining in the UK. Since..

Richard Howe - Nov 29, 2020

Graphene getting the automotive industry into gear

In the years since graphene was first created at the University of..

Charles Renney - Nov 19, 2020

Protective barriers against COVID-19 – what’s behind the screen?

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a..

Sam Bailey - Nov 10, 2020

EPO and IEA dive deep into battery patent data

Weighing in at nearly 100 pages, the recent detailed report on..

Paul Dunne - Nov 09, 2020

Single-use plastics: Is this the last straw?

As part of our Thought Leaders series, Mewburn Ellis Partner Paul..

Rebecca Blundell - Oct 27, 2020

The future of tyres in the driverless age

1886 is often regarded as the birth year of the modern car. This was..

Daniel Brodsky - Oct 25, 2020

How green are electric vehicles?

Electric vehicles are often hailed as a primary solution for..

Paul Dunne - Oct 20, 2020

Circular economy: rethinking composite plastic packaging

As we move towards a circular economy, there is a huge incentive for..

Niles Beadman - Oct 06, 2020

Circular tyres: a new challenge for the circular economy

Tyres are huge. Globally over 2.2 billion tyres are produced a year –..

Sam Bailey - Oct 02, 2020

Batteries: Power is nothing without control

As part of our Thought Leaders series, Mewburn Ellis Partner Sam..

Sam Bailey - Sep 23, 2020

A supercharged day for Tesla and battery tech

On September 22, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to the stage during the..

Niles Beadman - Sep 04, 2020

Battery electrolytes: the latest graphene composites

Storage of electrical energy is now an essential part of our lives...

Paul Dunne - Aug 24, 2020

Meet the material: Robotic soft matter

Inspired by muscles and activated by light, this lifelike and..

Simon Kiddle - Aug 07, 2020

A shore thing: eco-friendly seaweed materials

It may be a bother for sunbathers, but seaweed is a promising..

Matthew Smith - Jul 23, 2020

Graphene: Patently clear

How is graphene contributing to the sustainability agenda? Matthew..

Jane Liu - Jul 17, 2020

Polymer composites using natural fibres – growing reinforcements, growing in popularity

Fibre-reinforced polymer composites are lightweight yet strong..

Alexander Cavell - Jul 07, 2020

Tesla: Driving battery development differently

“Invention is the most important product of man’s creative brain. The..

Melodie Richardson - Jun 24, 2020

Increasing battery capacity: going Si high

Lithium-ion batteries can be found in almost every portable..

Niles Beadman - Jun 15, 2020

Patents driving tyre innovation

From the outside, tyres appear unassumingly simple. But below the..

Matthew Smith - Jun 08, 2020

Edge of discovery

New research into graphitic carbon nitride has brought a solution to..

Thomas Lonsdale - May 28, 2020

Recycling polymer composites (mixed material complicates)

Polymer composites are finding use at an ever-increasing scale in an..

Genevieve Pugh - Apr 28, 2020

Graphene masks: facing up to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Since the development and isolation of graphene by researchers at..

Callum McGuinn - Apr 07, 2020

Taking charge - repurposing, recycling and reinventing batteries

Innovation in repurposing, recycling and reinventing batteries will..

Alison Fugard - Mar 24, 2020

Pushing Energy Storage to the MX(ene)

Batteries are indispensable in modern life. Not only is our reliance..

Callum McGuinn - Feb 26, 2020

Lithium-sulfur batteries - an attractive alternative

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are a ubiquitous energy source in..

Jacqueline Murphy - Jan 23, 2020

Proud Partners of the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC)

We are proud and excited to be starting our second year as an..

Joseph Newcombe - Dec 05, 2019

3 R's for sustainability of the battery industry

Zero-carbon transport and energy production are set to grow under the..

Callum McGuinn - Nov 20, 2019

Lithium-ion batteries - powering the EVs of the future

In a recent blog, Eleanor Maciver reviewed a variety of promising..

Matthew Smith - Nov 18, 2019

Graphene Hackathon

16-17 November 2019 saw a momentous occasion: innovators, creators..

Matthew Smith - Sep 24, 2019

Strict and inflexible: material claims at the EPO

Innovators in advanced materials can face an uphill struggle to get..

Eleanor Maciver - Sep 18, 2019

Batteries for the future: the sky may not be the limit!

In an earlier blog Sam Bailey discussed the growing demands for high..

Richard Howe - Aug 30, 2019

Printing with graphene: exploring the inks set to unleash graphene's potential

Graphene has been widely heralded as a game-changer in the research..

Matthew Smith - Jul 31, 2019

Green graphene - the pursuit of sustainability

Theoretically, at least, graphene can be produced from any carbon..

Sam Bailey - Jun 27, 2019

Charging into the future - the increasing demands on battery technologies

Battery technology is an area of constant innovation.  For years we..

Simon Parry - Apr 05, 2019

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles: growth and innovation

While much attention and noise has surrounded the growth in the..

Matthew Smith - Apr 04, 2019

Hydrogen: the storage question

There’s a lot to like about hydrogen.  It’s light; it’s abundant (at..

Matthew Smith - Mar 28, 2019

Advanced materials: game-changing graphene

In the 15 years since Professors Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov..

Matthew Smith - Oct 25, 2018

Graphene: a whole new '2D world'

Graphene has been heralded as a game changer in the research and..