Bio-based plastics can be treated in different recycling and recovery streams. The preferred solution depends on the waste management infrastructure available in your country or region and the acceptance of the stakeholders along the value chain.
Researchers have devised a low-cost approach to developing all-solid-state batteries, improving prospects for scaling up the technology for widespread use in electric vehicles, communications and other industrial applications.
The commercialization of the 'natural gas fuel cell' has finally come to the fore, thanks to the recent development of electrode materials that maintain long-term stability in hydrocarbon fuels. Advantage of using this material includes that it uses internal transition metal as a further catalyst in a fuel cell operating condition.
A concentrating photovoltaic system with embedded microtracking can produce over 50 percent more energy per day than standard silicon solar cells in a head-to-head competition, according to a team of engineers who field tested a prototype unit over two sunny days last fall.
The ongoing revolution in packaging is the use of 100% organic materials obtained from the leftovers of agricultural production. Experts says that in the early 2020s these bioplastics may become as competitive as traditional ones, even if not suitable for all uses.