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...
vegetable oils

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...
Neste plans to use waste plastic as a raw material for fossil refining

Neste plans to use waste plastic as a raw material for fossil refining

Neste, one of the world’s leading producers of renewable diesel, is now exploring ways to introduce liquefied waste plastic as a future raw material...
New type of battery to store wind and solar electricity on a larger scale

New type of battery to store wind and solar electricity on a larger scale

Stanford University researchers have developed a new combination of materials which might aid in developing a rechargeable battery, capable of storing the large amounts...

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

Scientists of University of Portsmouth, UK, have accidentally created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles. The breakthrough could help solve the...

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...

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