Cambridge Nanomaterials Technology Ltd is organising the UltraWire Workshop 2019 in order to support commercialisation of ultra-conductive materials and development of nano-carbon and metal composites based technologies for a number of applications, including electrical energy transmission and transport, by bringing together technology development leaders and industrial end-users. The UltraWire 2019 Workshop would be an opportunity to follow UltraWire project research and learn about progress in development of nano-carbon wire technology. It would be also a platform to exchange experience for all technology developers in industry and researchers in academia, working on nano-carbon and metal composite materials. This year, we are using the opportunity to link the workshop with activities related to use of nano-materials and metal composites in additive manufacturing, and a number of speaker related to this topic will be presenting on the second day of this workshop. If you are interested in speaking, participating and/or exhibiting at the UltraWire Workshop 2019 you get more information about the workshop including registration form and agenda by sending an email to Mónica Spreadbury and/or Bojan Boskovic: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org To see the preliminary agenda, click here.
CNT is organising the UltraWire Workshop 2019 in Cambridge (venue to be confirmed) on 10 & 11 July 2019. If you are interested in speaking, participating and/or exhibiting at the UltraWire Workshop 2019 you would express your interest to get more information about the workshop including registration form and agenda by sending an email to Dr Bojan Boskovic on email@example.com
The UltraWire project has been featured at the BBC News Click programme! The programme has been shown on TV for the first time on 9 April 2016 on the BBC News and the BBC World News channels and few more times in following days and weeks. It is available for download and viewing in the UK until February 2017 on the BBC iPlayer through this link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b076zsd7
Lighter, more conductive power cables on the horizon Aerospace America, November 2015, page 7 Leaders of a European research program plan to present findings at a meeting in Brussels next year describing their examination of methods for mixing carbon nanotubes — cylinders of carbon atoms — with copper to create lighter, more conductive power cables for aircraft and spacecraft. Large aircraft can carry over two tons of copper power cables. Using lighter alternatives would dramatically extend aircraft range, increase payload and reduce carbon emissions. Satellites would be lighter at launch and could carry more station keeping fuel to stay in their proper orbits longer. The 5.5 million euro UltraWire research project, which was started in 2013, includes 3.3 million euros ($3.8 million) from the European Commission and 1.7 million euros ($1.9 million) from industry. Researchers are examining how best to mix carbon nanotubes with copper in different configurations to create lighter power cables that also would carry more electric current than those in use today. For the moment, the researchers are giving no clues about the results of the program, because there are several patent and competitive issues that must be addressed before the results are announced in September 2016. […]
The “Ultrawire” project aims at producing a material that conducts electricity better than any known electrical conductor “We are exploiting forefront European carbon manufacturing technology and transferring exciting new materials into industry” says Dr. Krzysztof Koziol, Head of the Electric Carbon Nanomaterials Research Group in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge. “The EC’s FP7 funding recognises the power of transferring technology from Europe’s leading research institutions into companies responsible for producing and using millions of tonnes of copper each year.” Dr. Koziol is the project coordinator and the leading contact with the EC for the Ultrawire project.