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The ANAM Initiative

The ANAM initiative, funded by EPSRC, seeks to convert the promise offered by CNTs into commercial reality. This project directly addresses the industrial utilization of CNTs and seeks to close the gap between academic achievement and commercial return.

Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) are proving one of the most exciting new materials being developed.

  • As strong as Kevlar

  •  With functionalities that have potential applications for many diverse, commercial uses. 

Manufacturing CNTs on a large scale remains a challenge, but one that we are working towards.

 

 

Converting the promise of CNTs into commercial reality remains a significant challenge and barrier to the industrial sector in realising the benefit of the past twenty years of academic study.

 

This project directly addresses the industrial utilization of CNTs and seeks to close the gap between academic achievement and commercial return. 

 

  • The EPSRC has granted 2.8 million pounds to support this Initiative.

  • Multiple million of other research grants are currently supporting fundamental studies of these materials.

  • The academic investigators and participating industrial partners are seeking ambitious companies to join this Initiative.

  • By working cooperatively the aim is to develop a new generation of disruptive CNT based products of global significance. 

 

The science is complex but the methodology simple; the academic partners operating as an active bridge between CNT manufacturers and end use developers providing fundamental insight which will optimise raw material and end product design to produce maximum benefit.