SandandStone, the UK’s first supplier of green aggregate materials, has signed an agreement with Green Biofuels Ltd, which enables the business to deliver all of its remediation and aggregate projects with minimal environmental impact and carbon emissions.
Plastics offer many benefits to society and are widely used in our daily life: they are lightweight, cheap and adaptable. However, the production, processing and disposal of plastics are simply not sustainable, and pose a major global threat to the environment and human health.
Recently at the Annual Conference of the Microbiology Society, Yang Liu, a scientist at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, presented a new method to capture and recover microplastics.
A polymer-eating enzyme integrated into plastic could help solve significant pollution problems by fully composting PLAs.
The interiors of nonflowering trees such as pine and ginkgo contain sapwood lined with straw-like conduits known as xylem, which draw water up through a tree’s trunk and branches. Xylem conduits are interconnected via thin membranes that act as natural sieves, filtering out bubbles from water and sap.
Throughout history, leather has been a popular material for clothes and many other goods. However, the tanning process and use of livestock mean that it has a large environmental footprint, leading consumers and manufacturers alike to seek out alternatives. An article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, details how sustainable materials are giving traditional leather a run for its money.
New research reveals an essential step in scientists' quest to create targeted, more eco-friendly fungicides that protect food crops.
Proteins, similar to fats, lignin, and cellulose, are renewable raw materials but their potential for the chemical sector has not been fully explored.
RUDN University biotechnologists worked with biotechnologists from Lomonosov MSU and Kurchatov Institute to make a significant contribution to the technology of biocapture of nitrate and phosphate from wastewater by making use of Lobosphaera algae placed on filters.
For several years, scientists have taken efforts to convert the surplus atmospheric carbon dioxide into new fuels, chemicals, and other products conventionally made from hydrocarbons harnessed from fossil fuels.