Turning Waste Water Algae into Specialty Chemicals

Gen3Bio, a startup in Indiana, USA, have developed a unique way to transform algae used to purify municipal wastewater into specialty bio-based chemicals such...

Catalyst Converting CO2 to Chemicals

Scientists at Rutgers University are working to commercialize a new catalyst that can convert carbon dioxide (CO₂) into useful chemicals, to reduce the amount...

Viable Algae-based Biofuel Found

Fatty acid molecules containing oil can be extracted from microorganisms growing in water bodies to power diesel engines. Organisms such as microalgae are an...

Enhancing the life of rechargeable NiMH batteries

Researchers at Stockholm University have developed a method to multiply the lifespan of nickel-metal hydride batteries. The new method also means that the batteries...

Eco-friendly way to produce hydrocarbons from carbon dioxide

A climate-friendly way to produce hydrocarbons from carbon dioxide extracted from bioethanol manufacturing and from hydrogen generated by water electrolysis has undergone successful piloting,...

Croda Launches 100% Bio-Based Surfactants.

Specialty chemicals company Croda International has announced the official launch and certification of its ECO range of bio-based surfactants - ingredients designed to meet...

World Could Install 1.3 TW Of Clean Energy By 2023: IEA Report

The International Energy Agency’s latest annual report on renewables forecasts that as much as an extra 1.3 terawatts (TW) of clean energy will be...

Houses Could Soon Turn Into Solar Panels Using Printable Solar Material

New houses could soon deliver on a long-awaited promise and incorporate windows or roof tiles that harvest solar energy, research conducted at King Abdullah...
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Fraunhofer CBP supplies lignin for biobased materials

Using ultrapure lignin from the lignocellulosic biorefinery at the Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes CBP in Leuna, researchers at the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg...
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Developing Polyurethanes based on vegetable oils

A recent paper published in the European Journal of Chemistry looks at how polyurethanes could be made from renewable resources. Conventionally, polyurethanes are formed during...

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