Graphene could help reduce the energy cost of producing heavy water and decontamination in nuclear power plants by over one hundred times compared with current technologies, University of Manchester research indicates.
The National Graphene Institute (NGI) is a £61million world-leading research and commercialisation centre for graphene and other 2D materials.
As well as the NGI in 2017 the University will complete construction of the £60m Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC), which will focus on bringing graphene products to the market.
The two centres complement one another, the NGI is a scientist lead research centre in collaboration with industry whereas the GEIC is industry-led.
Narrated by Ivan Buckley