With a patent already filed and the project barely halfway through, the CARBAZYMES project has identified promising biocatalyst enzymes with the potential to transform industrial chemical processes, benefiting industry, consumers and the environment.
Researchers have developed a novel system for assessing the potential of renewable energy resources. This method can help to assess the future exploitable technical potential of wind and solar PV energy, as well as their capacity to replace exiting generation assets.
Scientists have developed a new method that enables researchers to radiolabel three forms of perfluorinated and polyfluorinated alkyl substances and track the fate of these chemicals when they enter the body.
Wastewater is considered to be of no use - quite wrongly! Washing water has an average temperature of 30 C. Toilet water might not only be used to produce biogas or fertilizers, but also valuable resources that otherwise would enter the sewer system unused.
With renewed fundamental insights on the chemical process of the reprocessing, researchers succeeded in controlling the properties and reprocessing of vitrimers by addition of specific additives, both for rubbers and hard plastics.