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.
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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.
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Scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have created a new process to treat sewage water. This process is relatively cheaper, simpler and greener when compared to prevalent techniques.
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SO Modular, a Neath-based specialist in timber frame construction, has unveiled a new biomass boiler at its headquarters, the result of a significant investment which moves it closer to becoming completely self-sufficient in terms of its energy and production process.