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12th Apr 2022

Electric Motors – The Ecosystem and the Players

Electric motors play the important role of converting electrical energy into mechanical energy, and are divided into two main sub-types based on the power source used. DC motors are designed to be powered by a DC source, whereas AC motors are designed to be powered by an AC source. Within these sub-types, a vast range of different types of motors exist. This insight will be analysing some of the different types of motors currently used in industry, as well as looking at the activity in this area by analysing patent publication statistics.

14th Mar 2022

Women in STEM: Dr Bernadette Longridge, Engineering Centre Manager, AVL

Dr Paul Loustalan interviews Dr Bernardette Longridge, Engineering Centre Manager at AVL in the UK. Paul has known Bernie for many years, having been in the same IC Engines research group at UCL, albeit at different times, and was delighted that she agreed to be interviewed for Women’s History Month.

19th Nov 2021

There’s nothing new under the sun – a brief look at historical climate change patents – Part 6: Catalytic Converters

Catalytic convertors are good for the environment. Catalytic convertors are also bad for the environment; it depends what criteria you choose to assess good and bad. One thing we know is that patent applications have been filed in this technology for more than 100 years.

18th Nov 2021

There’s nothing new under the sun – a brief look at historical climate change patents – Part 5: Biofuels

Reducing humanity’s reliance on non-renewable fossil fuels is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Biofuels such as biodiesel and bioethanol represent more sustainable alternatives to their fossil fuel counterparts: petrol and diesel. Lifecycle analysis shows that biodiesel and bioethanol also on the whole have superior environmental performance when compared with fossil fuels in areas such as global warming, fossil depletion and ozone layer depletion1. Is this technology new? Of course not.

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