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Exciting news: we’ve just found out that we’ve been shortlisted for Composite UK’s national Net Zero Initiative Award! This is for our pioneering work to devise a lower-carbon manufacturing process for structural composites.
Last year we scooped the ‘Innovation in Composite Materials’ category at the same awards so it would be amazing if we could make it two wins in two years.
It’s particularly pleasing to be in the running for this Net Zero Award, because it recognises composite solutions that contribute significantly to decarbonisation efforts — and this is the key challenge facing our world right now.
We’ve been shortlisted for a 33-month-long project that we started during the Covid lockdowns, which was part funded by an Innovate UK loan. It was incredibly challenging and at times we questioned whether it was wise to continue. Thankfully we did because we were able to achieve the following:
On top of these decarbonisation benefits, our new process and tooling means we can:
This is a game-changing capability. If this process is adopted by multiple users — which is our aim — it will help deliver decarbonisation at scale. We are already talking to third parties about increasing the awareness and availability of these capabilities to multiple sectors.
In the meantime, keep your fingers crossed for us! We’ll find out if we have won the Net Zero Award at a ceremony in Birmingham on 2 November.
We're just back from the Composites UK Awards in Birmingham, where we were delighted to pick up the Sustainability Award: Net Zero! This is for our pioneering work to devise a lower-carbon manufacturing process for structural composites.Read news post