Net Zero Week 2022

The National Composites Centre is celebrating Net Zero Week™ 2022an annual awareness campaign involving UK Government, UK Research & Innovation, EDF, Smart Energy and many other high-profile partners. Reaching net zero will require many new measures, innovative solutions, government policies and plenty of human effort. ​

Composites play a critical role in the UK’s journey to net zero by 2030 - from lightweighting vehicles and aircraft to reduce emissions, adding strength and flexibility to super-turbine blade design, to increasing product lifespans by decades through corrosion resistance and durability. Sustainability is central to everything we do at the National Composites Centre.

 

Net zero emission aviation: Impossible leap or achievable steps?

Climate change presents the greatest incentive to innovate in human history. Every aspect of our lives needs to be decarbonised – including transport. The NCC's Head of Aerospace Paul Clark discusses the challenges ahead in tackling global emissions for the aviation industry - and the commitment from the engineering community to deliver the solutions.

 

Can we achieve a functioning circular economy for wind AND meet net zero 2050?

The wind industry is aiming for Net Zero in 2050. The UK alone is targeting 50 GW of offshore wind by 2030, from ~10 GW today which will require a huge increase in resource usage. Jonathan Fuller, Research Engineer for Energy at the NCC explores where circularity fits into the drive for emissions reduction and increased installed capacity.

 

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Enhancing your knowledge and skills in sustainable composite materials

The NCC offers world-leading composites training, designed to re-skill and upskill teams and individuals across every sector to build composites capabilities in a range of disciplines.

Our Introduction to Sustainability in Composites course provides an introduction to how businesses can start thinking differently about their operation, products and production processes in order to meet new legislation and support the drive for change.

 

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