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EPSRC announces new green engineering projects
Date:12/4/2012

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Led by Dr Janet Scott, from the University of Bath in collaboration with Loughborough University, Newcastle University, University of Surrey and the University of Oxford.

Janet commented: "The problem our 'CLEVER' consortium aims to tackle is a significant one in terms of resource efficiency and is symptomatic of some of the problems that rapid turnover in items such as consumer electronics bring if consumers wanted to keep the attractive parts of their devices, while getting "updates" for functional hardware inside, we would have a mechanism for closing the loop on the scarce and valuable metals that these contain".

Value of grant 1.2 million

Cleaning Land for Wealth (CL4W) which will investigate the use of a common class of plant to clean poisoned soils while at the same time producing perfectly sized and shaped nano sized platinum and arsenic nanoparticles for use in catalytic convertors, cancer treatments and a range of other applications.

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Led by Professor Kerry Kirwan from WMG at the University of Warwick in collaboration with Cranfield University, Newcastle University and the Universities of Edinburgh and Birmingham.

"The processes we are developing will not only remove poisons such as arsenic and platinum from contaminated land and water courses, we are also confident that we can develop suitable biology and biorefining processes (or biofactories as we are calling them) that can tailor the shapes and sizes of the metallic nanoparticles they will make. This would give manufacturers of catalytic convertors, developers of cancer treatments and other applicable technologies exactly the right shape, size and functionality they need without subsequent refinement."

Value of grant 3.1 million

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Contact: EPSRC Press Office
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