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The plastics age

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It’s been over 160 years since Alexander Parkes created what many people regard to be the first thermoplastic, Parkesine, in Birmingham (that’s right – plastic is a UK innovation). Though Parkes himself never really achieved commercial success with his wonder …

Meet the Industrial Strategy Challenge Director - Energy Revolution Challenge

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  What Industrial Strategy Challenge am I leading? I’m leading the Energy Revolution Challenge which aims to demonstrate innovative new ways of delivering cheaper, cleaner energy services to meet the needs of future consumers by intelligently joining up local energy …