New India-UK partnership to develop sustainable materials for steel industry


London, Dec 14: A new GBP 10-million design and manufacturing centre has been created in partnership between Imperial College London and Indian multinational Tata Steel as part of efforts to develop innovative new processes to help decarbonise steel production.

The Centre for Innovation in Sustainable Design and Manufacturing is expected to enable the development of high performing and sustainable products in the automotive and clean energy industries through new types of steel and other new materials, and steel combined with other materials.

According to Imperial, lighter and stronger types of steel, and steel when combined with other materials such as composites, could foster more energy-efficient and affordable vehicles and clean energy generation.

“Drawing on Imperial and Tata Steel’s combined expertise, this new centre will work to reduce the environmental impact in steel production and in key sectors that use steel, like the clean energy sector,” Professor Mary Ryan, Vice-Provost (Research and Enterprise) at Imperial College London and co-chair of the Governing Council of the centre, said in a statement on Wednesday.


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