21 April 2023 | Muriel Cozier

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In today's Daily Digest, the launch of a Critical Minerals Task Force, mRNA vaccine development discussions, Johnson Matthey and SFC Energy collaboration and more.


The UK government has launched an independent Critical Minerals Task Force. It will guarantee the supply of critical minerals as production is expected to rise sharply.

The WEF has said that investment is needed now in airport infrastructure to meet demand for hydrogen and electric aircraft by 2050.

Health & Wellbeing

UKRI and the UK government are investing more than £7 million in an initiative to improve the UK’s research capacity and capability to forecast, understand, mitigate and avoid animal and human vector-borne disease threats.

Participants in the WHO’s mRNA Technology Transfer Programme met in Cape town, South Africa to discuss the next phase of the mRNA vaccine development and knowledge sharing.


The EEA has released a report which says that Europe’s shift to a sustainable food system will involve ‘huge changes in the way we produce and consume food.’


Johnson Matthey and SFC Energy have signed a MoU detailing their intention to collaborate in the area of hydrogen fuel cells for stationary applications.

Other News

The RSC is partnering with ResearchGate to increase accessibility of its open access journals. The RSC said the partnership is part of its commitment of transfer to a wholly open access publishing model within five years.

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