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Northvolt Achieves Major Milestone in Sodium-Ion Battery Development

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Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt announced a significant advance in sodium-ion battery technology for renewable energy storage this week. The company validated prototype cells demonstrating an energy density exceeding 160 watt-hours per kilogram (Wh/kg) – on par with commercial lithium iron phosphate batteries. Northvolt's cells utilise hard carbon anodes...

Electric Powertrains Set to Revolutionise Aviation Sustainability

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A UK startup is charging ahead to decarbonize regional and domestic flights with an innovative drop-in electric engine replacement. After receiving recent grant funding, Flux Aviation has accelerated the prototype development of its 75kW battery-powered powertrain system. During engineering studies, Flux Aviation founders Neofytos Dimitriou and Radovan Gallo...

UK Government Commits £4.5 Billion to Support Strategic Manufacturing and Clean Energy

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The UK government has announced a major £4.5 billion investment package to support strategic manufacturing sectors and accelerate the transition to clean energy. The multi-billion pound investment fund will provide targeted funding for industries vital to Britain's economic growth, innovation leadership, and net zero goals. Over £2 billion has been earmarked for...