Glossary of Metallurgy Terminology
Metallurgy is a science which encompasses a huge range of topics - from the study of how metals interact with the various environments they find themselves in - to how metals can be used to fabricate useful components and structures. Because of this, metallurgy is awash with terminology. To find out more about this terminology, read The Lab’s glossary of metallurgy terminology now…
Port of Gothenburg to Become Europe’s First Green E-Fuel Hub
The Gothenburg Port Authority has announced that, in collaboration with Stena Line, DFDS, Ørsted and Liquid Wind, it will be creating Europe’s first eMethanol (e-fuels) hub.
WinGD and HSD Engine Commit to the Development of Methanol-Fuelled Two-Stroke Engines
Green methanol-fuelled, big-bore engines could soon be in use on the next generation of vessels if a new partnership between WinGD and HSD Engine proves to be a success.
Could Green Ammonia Replace Fossil Fuels for Shipping ?
With both war-related shocks and the decarbonisation agenda impacting fuel prices, the search is on for greener, more cost-effective fuels. Increasingly green ammonia is being offered up as the solution. But is it really ? Brookes Bell takes a closer look…
Researchers Discover Material With ‘Memory’
A team of researchers at EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) - one of Europe’s leading science and technology institutions - claim to have discovered a material that can ‘learn like the brain’, which can remember its entire history of interactions with external stimuli.
What Is Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)?
If you’re looking to investigate the integrity and condition of a material then one of the best ways of doing so can be via what’s called non-destructive testing.
New Film Developed to Boost Solar Cell Efficiency
Here at The Lab we’re always on the lookout for new materials innovations which could benefit our clients - and a new thin film which promises to boost solar cell efficiency certainly looks like it could fit the bill…
Why Bunker Fuel Oil Analysis Is More Important Than Ever
With rising fuel costs, supply chain disruptions resulting from the war in Ukraine, and the entry onto the market of sanction-breaking oil, fuel quality issues are becoming an increasing concern for vessel owners and operators. It’s an issue we’ve seen firsthand here at The Lab. As a result, bunker fuel oil analysis is becoming more important than ever.
Shell to Build Europe’s Largest Renewable Hydrogen Plant
This week has seen global energy giant Shell take a final investment decision (FID) on Holland Hydrogen I, which on completion will be Europe’s largest renewable hydrogen plant.