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Discovering the third generation of bioplastics

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.

Jul 4th, 2017

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The value of nature

Researchers develop a model that marries ecology and economics to determine how to protect biodiversity by managing ecosystem services.

Jun 28th, 2017

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New technology will enable properties to share solar energy

Researchers are developing new technologies that could enable clusters of houses to share their solar energy, rather than simply exporting surplus electricity to the national grid. Also, new systems for fault detection will enable householders to monitor and maintain the efficiency of their panels.

Jun 14th, 2017

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Fueling a sustainable future

Imagine a future in which agricultural, animal and even human waste is used to produce fuels and high-value chemicals. This may seem far-fetched, but researchers are working hard to make it a reality.

Jun 10th, 2017

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