Category: Cranfield

Construction of new low-carbon hydrogen pilot plant in Cranfield gets underway

A new 1.5 MWth pilot plant is being built at Cranfield University to test an innovative hydrogen production technology that the University said will substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The HyPER project (Bulk Hydrogen Production by Sorbent Enhanced Steam Reforming) is an international collaboration led by Cranfield University with £7.4 million funding from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) £505m Energy Innovation Programme.

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Message from Cranfield University: His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh

Cranfield University is saddened to learn of the passing of its former Royal Visitor and one of its honorary graduates, His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh.

The Duke first visited the University in 1952 to support what was then the College of Aeronautics. His first visit is considered a pivotal moment in Cranfield’s history and one which secured the College’s future.

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Top business leaders share lessons from the COVID crisis in new report

Most businesses were ill-prepared to deal with the pandemic and muddled though the challenges stemming from it, according to a report published on Tuesday (30 March 2021).

Resilience reimagined: a practical guide for organisations was produced by Cranfield University, in partnership with the National Preparedness Commission (NPC) and Deloitte.

The report presents insights from business leaders from a range of sectors and makes seven recommendations for organisations on how to become more resilient, drawing on lessons from past 12 months.

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Cranfield Aerospace Solutions part of UK consortium to deliver hydrogen fuel cell technology aircraft

Cranfield Aerospace Solutions (CAeS) – the UK SME leading the Project Fresson consortium, has announced it will exploit recent advances in hydrogen fuel cell technology to develop a commercially viable, retrofit powertrain solution for the nine-passenger Britten-Norman Islander aircraft.

Following a rigorous assessment, CAeS said it is delighted to welcome Ricardo UK Ltd and Innovatus Technologies Ltd to the Fresson consortium.

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Cranfield soil data helps save great crested newts

Experts from Cranfield University are helping to protect one of the UK’s rarest species of wildlife, by providing data that allows environmentalists to identify habitats in which it can thrive.

Due to a rapid decline in numbers during the last century, great crested newts are protected in law. This means developers wanting to build on land where they have made a home must wait until they have been relocated elsewhere before beginning work.

Previously, the relocation process was ad-hoc, and subject to seasonal restrictions, delays and uncertainty.

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