MPI secures £22m to deliver a 5-year research programm

The Materials Processing Institute has been awarded £22 M to deliver a five-year research and innovation programme to revolutionise the steel and metals sector. 
The Teesside-based Institute will focus on increasing productivity and transforming environmental sustainability.
Projects include (1) Carrying out research and innovation into low carbon, electric and hydrogen based steelmaking, scrap recycling and new processes to allow UK steel to transition to a sustainable, green industry. (2) The development and commercialisation of technologies in SME supply chains, such as robotics and artificial intelligence, to increase productivity and product capability. (3) Develop new technologies for the extraction and recycling of rare metals, such as lithium and cobalt, in the UK – to support a sustainable, secure and ethical supply chain.
In addition, the programme will provide particular support to the South Tees Development Corporation and the Tees Valley local industrial strategy.
The Institute, a not-for-profit organisation, has worked with global steel and materials industries, including Tata Steel, British Steel and Liberty Steel, to deliver cutting edge research and innovation in advanced materials, low carbon energy, the circular economy and digital technologies.
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