South Wales revisited – the Aberpergwm mine

Coal is becoming increasingly important in meeting UK energy needs. Regeneration work is well underway in the Aberpergwm coal mine in South Wales, UK. Michael Forrest finds out more about the strategy for expansion.

Sunny side up – oil exploration in the Bahamas

Falkland Islands-registered oil and gas company BPC Ltd, is exploring the Bahamas for oil. This area has undergone little exploration activity and the company believes it shows geological promise.

Next generation energy - nanotechnology's role

Providing low cost and low carbon emission energy is one aim of the Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN). Dr Martin Kemp, Materials Theme Manager, describes recent developments in the field. Batteries, fuel cells supercapacitors and photovoleics are discussed.

Keeping the noise down - materials for soundproofing aircraft

Flying in an aeroplane is a noisy experience. Materials have been dveloped to reduce the noise and improve the flying experience.
Tom Pollard

Tom Pollard CEng FIMMM (Obit)

Tom Pollard, who died on 10 February 2009 aged 87, was one of the foremost longwall mining engineers of his generation.