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Sunday, June 21st, 2015      Leave a Comment
Wind turbines could be made considerably quieter in the future after Cambridge University scientists developed a new material based on the unique downy wings that allow owls to fly silently.







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2015-06-21 17:11:28
Tuesday, June 9th, 2015      Leave a Comment
With a population increase of 10m predicted in the UK alone, natural capital faces challenges as never before. This is what to do to compensate Related: Companies cannot keep shying away from setting tough climate targets Related: Less material consumption is not the end for business Related: We're more than mere consumers, and business should remember that Continue reading
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2015-06-09 09:28:54
Thursday, June 4th, 2015      Leave a Comment
You quote Tidal Lagoon Power, the company led by Mark Shorrock, as saying both “judge us on our record to date” and “no decisions have been taken” to source materials from Cornwall (Cornish up in arms over Swansea’s tidal power project, 1 June). Earlier this year Mr Shorrock visited Cornwall to “explain” that his company was applying for planning permission (since granted) to reopen Dean quarry, as a “super-quarry”, extracting 1
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2015-06-04 12:56:08
Friday, May 29th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Colorado-based startup Cool Planet says it has created a fuel that mixes seamlessly with gasoline and actually removes carbon from the atmosphereThe entrepreneurs and innovators at Colorado-based Cool Planet are betting that a word you’ve probably never heard is about to change the world. “Pyrolysis” refers to a process that involves heating materials to high temperatures in the absence of oxygen
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2015-05-29 09:43:15
Sunday, May 3rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
Our tech favourites this week let you grill with the power of the sun, or eat chow mein with the power of the forceConstructed from carbon fibre, a material commonly used in aviation, this longboard puts the lightweight technology to use on terra firma (although certainly not with the aim of keeping your feet firmly on the ground)
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2015-05-03 05:00:03
Monday, April 13th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Researchers will genetically modify tobacco plants to produce enzymes that can break down biomass from forest raw materials. This may lead to a more effective, economic and sustainable production of biofuels, they say.
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2015-04-13 11:50:12
Wednesday, April 8th, 2015      Leave a Comment
German specialty chemicals producer Evonik plans to build an alcoholates plant in Argentina's Puerto General San Martín. The alcoholates will be used as catalysts in the production of biodiesel from renewable raw materials and supply the South American market, especially Argentina and Brazil.
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2015-04-08 10:24:55
Tuesday, March 31st, 2015      Leave a Comment
Cellulose nanocrystals derived from industrial byproducts have been shown to increase the strength of concrete, representing a potential renewable additive to improve the ubiquitous construction material.
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2015-03-31 14:22:00
Tuesday, March 31st, 2015      Leave a Comment
Earth-abundant materials based primarily on carbon, nitrogen and transition metal oxides can be combined into highly efficient energy conversion devices. These devices can be used in fuel cells as well as in electrolysis. This is shown experimentally by Tiva Sharifi, physicist at Umeå University, Sweden
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2015-03-31 06:39:03
Wednesday, March 25th, 2015      Leave a Comment
A third of the global population doesn’t have access to a loo but forget water-flush ones – composting ‘humanure’ is an easy and viable solutionMost people don’t know how easy it is to compost human waste. All it takes is a container with a lid, a toilet seat, and a regular supply of natural dry materials
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2015-03-25 07:19:46
Monday, March 16th, 2015      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Traditionally, there are two methods of storing hydrogen. One is to store hydrogen gas by using high-pressure cylinders, and the other is to store liquid hydrogen. In recent years, a simple new method of hydrogen storage has been developed, namely...
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2015-03-16 14:14:00
Monday, March 16th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Emma Master's team spent the last two years studying plant cell walls, the part of the cell that gives trees and other flora their structural strength. The wall itself is built from a tight complex of sugars and polymers, and Master wants to isolate these components so they can be used to create renewable fuels, high-value chemicals, and novel bio-based materials
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2015-03-16 04:53:27
Tuesday, March 10th, 2015      Leave a Comment
A tanker truck carrying biodiesel fuel overturned on Interstate 95 north of Washington on Tuesday, closing the busy highway, police said. One person was injured in the accident about 10 miles northeast of the U.S. capital, said Sergeant Marc Black, a spokesman for the Maryland State Police. The Prince George's County Fire Department said on its Twitter feed that hazardous materials crews were
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2015-03-10 12:35:19
Friday, March 6th, 2015      Leave a Comment
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hpgsdw/china_hydrogen) has announced the addition of the "China Hydrogen Storage Materials Industry Report, 2014-2017" report to their offering. Traditionally, there are two methods of storing hydrogen. One is to store hydrogen gas by using high-pressure cylinders, and the other is to store liquid
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2015-03-06 07:45:31
Wednesday, March 4th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Chemical and advanced materials maker, Celanese CorporationCE will hike list and off list selling prices of acetic acid in response to the rapid rise and sustained volatility in global m ethanol prices . The price of acetic acid will
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2015-03-04 15:55:56