Stora Enso launches bio-based lignin as renewable alternative for oil-based phenolic materials

The launch of LineoTM by Stora Enso is another important step on the way to replacing fossil-based materials with renewable solutions. Lineo is available to...

Hydrogen gas from enzyme production

Researchers at Freie Universität Berlin and the Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany, have uncovered a crucial reaction principle of hydrogen-producing enzymes. Teams led by Dr....

Acrylonitrile production from precursors sourced from sugar

Acrylonitrile (ACN), a precursor to diverse plastics and fibres is currently derived from propylene. An international team of researchers report the development of a...

Researchers develop binder for lignin-based paints

Fossil resources are limited in supply and the production of many products depends on these resources. Also, there is great demand for raw materials...

Photosynthesis-like mechanism can solve the rising demand for ethylene

World ethylene demand is expected to increase by 220 million metric tons per year by 2020. To solve this issue, a team of scientists...

Massive reserves of mercury found hidden in permafrost

Researchers have discovered permafrost in the northern hemisphere that stores massive amounts of natural mercury. In the new study, scientists measured mercury concentrations in permafrost...

Carbon – The multi-faceted wonder element

Carbon, the wondrous element with amazing properties, forms the foundation for all known life forms on earth. Carbon atoms are the major component of many important substances...

Madame Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867–1934)- The First Lady in Nobel Prize History

Imagine having to make do with primitive lab facilities to undertake pioneering research. Imagine not being fully acknowledged for revolutionary scientific work because of...

Arylation at room temperature

Carbon-carbon (C-C) bonds make up the skeleton of all organic molecules. However, creating such ubiquitous C-C bonds artificially is still a complicated task. In...

Strong, stiff, tough ultrafine fibres

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a process that can produce ultrafine fibres, whose diameter is measured in nanometres. These are...

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