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Eco-energy without limits?

Even a sustainable circular economy doesn't run without energy. Solar panels and wind farms, tidal and geothermal power plants: They all divert energy from energy fluxes that had remained untapped since time immemorial. The question is therefore: What part of these energy fluxes can mankind use for its own purposes without damaging the Earth's energy system?

May 11th, 2021

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Hydrogen power plant for the garden

The idea is that private customers will, in the future, be able to produce the hydrogen they need using small wind turbines. Lightweight construction experts are now developing the key technologies required: small, efficient rotors and safe tanks.

May 3rd, 2021

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Developing the world's hottest heat pump ever

Researchers have developed the world’s first heat pump producing temperatures of up to 180 degrees. Such record high temperatures will enable one fifth of European industry to reduce its energy consumption by up to 70 percent, and become entirely climate neutral.

Apr 28th, 2021

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Hydrocracking our way to recycling plastic waste

Researchers have developed a direct method to convert single-use plastic waste - plastic bags, yogurt containers, plastic bottles and bottle caps, packaging and more - to ready-to-use molecules for jet fuels, diesel and lubricants.

Apr 26th, 2021

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