Connect, no.146, January/February 2007, p.7
Reporting into MatUK*, the remit of the Energy Materials Working Group is to develop a Strategic Research Agenda and Deployment Plan for the UK Materials supply chain which will improve profitability in the sector whilst meeting the key energy-related challenges of sustainability, environment and security of supply facing the UK.
The Alternative Energy Task Group co-chaired by Dr Brian Cane of TWI will include materials issues related to; biomass, waste and co-firing, solar, wind, wave and tidal, fuel cells, hydrogen, biofuels, etc.
The Task Group will define the drivers, barriers, roadmap for R&D and its implementation plan over the next 20 years including the impact on the UK materials industry.
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*Mat UK is a body set up by the Materials Innovation & Growth Team (Materials IGT) which was created in October 2004 and approved by the Secretary of State for Trade & Industry.