Posts Tagged ‘environment’

New research to make solar cells more sustainable

Researchers from the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (Department of Chemistry) are part of a £2 million collaborative research project to develop safer, cheaper and more sustainable new materials that can be used for solar cells.

Training environmental scientists

GW4 Alliance is to launch the NERC GW4 Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) to train the next generation of environmental scientists

Climate change worry is good for planet

A study by psychologists at Bath has found that people who excessively worry about climate change should not be stigmatised.

Bird poo study to help Great Bustards thrive

Move over Gillan McKeith – scientists from our Department of Biology & Biochemistry are studying the droppings of Great Bustards to help understand their diet and nutrition with the aim of boosting their survival in a conservation project to reintroduce the birds to the UK.

Reducing underwater noise to help health of marine wildlife

Research from our Department of Physics is being used to help inform new EU legislation on levels of underwater noise, with the aim of reducing the impact of noise pollution on marine wildlife. The researchers, in collaboration with Ocean Networks Canada, looked at different statistical methods of measuring underwater noise and assessed which method was most relevant to measuring potential impacts on marine life.

Could your workplace become a mini power station?

Chemists from our Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) are to be part of a new UK Innovation and Knowledge Centre (IKC) which aims to create mini power stations out of office blocks and industrial buildings.

Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment (I-SEE)

The programme of seminars run by the Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment (I-SEE) is open to all staff, students, businesses and members of the local community.

Bath showcases latest sustainable chemical technologies

Scientists from academia and industry got together to discuss the latest in sustainable chemical technologies at Bath from 9 to 11 July 2012.
The Summer Showcase was hosted by the University’s Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) for Sustainable Chemical Technologies, part of the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT).

Bath is part of £5 million hub to boost solar power research

The University is part of a £5 million collaborative project to promote the latest research in harnessing solar energy to make electricity. The SUPERSOLAR hub brings together expertise from universities across the UK and the solar cell industry to share knowledge, establish a research network and train the next generation of scientists in the field.

Scientists measure impact of tidal energy devices on wildlife

Researchers from our Department of Physics are part of a team of UK scientists that has successfully used sonar technology to measure the impact of tidal and wave energy devices on wildlife and the environment. Researchers from Bath have helped build a special sonar system mounted on a seabed frame placed within 25-metres of an OpenHydro tidal turbine structure. This monitors fish and diving seabirds that pass through or feed within the location; in particular, the study will assess how fish and seabirds interact with the turbine installation.

Carbon capture research at Cheltenham Science Festival

Visitors to the Cheltenham Science Festival last week found out about the latest in sustainable chemistry research at an exhibit designed by scientists and engineers from the University's Doctoral Training Centre in Sustainable Chemical Technologies.

I-SEE hosts visit from EPSRC Energy Team

The Institute for Sustainable Energy & the Environment hosted a visit by the Energy Team at the Engineering & Physical Science Research Council on 2 February 2012. Led by Tim Mays (I-SEE) a series of short, invited research talks were delivered by energy and environment researchers across campus.

Michael Finus joins as Professor of Environmental Economics

Michael Finus has joined the Department of Economics as Professor of Environmental Economics.

Well done! We're in the global top 10 for environmental performance

Bath has come tenth in the new Green Metric world university ranking published in December 2011. The top ten global ranking demonstrates the impact of efforts by colleagues and students across campus to improve the University's environmental performance, as well as the leadership of our specialists in Estates.

Green Impact Year 2 looks to be bigger & better!

Following on from its great success last year, the Green Impact initiative continues into its second year and looks like it will be even bigger and better. We now have teams based across all Faculties and academic departments, and from numerous other support services and the online workbook, due for submission on 9 March 2012, has been extended by over 200%.

Green impact workshops: give it a go!

A series of environmental workshops are running over the summer to help us to create a greener workplace. The sessions are part of the Green Impact scheme and all staff are invited.

Green awards for staff pave way for new carbon management plan

Staff across campus and children at our Westwood Nursery have proved that when it comes to being green, a team effort can make a real difference, whatever your age! Staff enthusiasm to contribute to a greener workplace is matched by our new Carbon Management Plan, which details an action plan to achieve a 25 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2015.

Public lecture: Imagining our way to the future of our planet

A free public lecture will explain how stories, faiths, science and action can combine to help us imagine our way to a better future for our planet, at the University of Bath on Wednesday 16 February (5.15pm to 6.15pm in Lecture Theatre 8 West 1.1).

University’s innovative ‘green’ buildings at centre of new government environmental study

Two of the University of Bath’s newest buildings are to be tested for their green credentials under a government scheme.

Scientists to develop tougher plastics from plants

Scientists at the University of Bath and Tel Aviv University are working on a new project to improve the properties of plastics made from plants. The researchers, led by Matthew Davidson (Chemistry) and Moshe Kol (Tel Aviv University), are developing a new chemical catalyst to improve the process of making these plastics, making them stronger and more heat-resistant so they can be used for a wider range of objects such as engineering plastics for the automotive industry, microwavable trays and hot drinks cups.