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Protein for Food form Electricity and Carbon Dioxide

Protein for Food form Electricity and Carbon Dioxide

Researchers in Finland have produced a protein which is edible and nutritious enough to be used in cooking and as a livestock feed from just electricity, carbon dioxide and water with the help of microbes.  Read more »

New Material Could Allow Batteries to Charge in Seconds

New Material Could Allow Batteries to Charge in Seconds

Researchers at Drexel University in Philadelphia ave reported that they have developed a new material, called MXene, which will allow batteries to be charged in seconds rather than hours.  Read more »

Coffee Cups Made from Coffee Waste

Coffee Cups Made from Coffee Waste

An Australian startup, Huskee, has developed reusable cups which are made from unwanted coffee bean husks.  Read more »

Quickly Turning Food Waste into Fuel

Quickly Turning Food Waste into Fuel

Researchers at Cornell University have discovered this new process to generate energy from food waste that is much more efficient than previous methods.  Read more »

Oil-exploration Airguns Kill Plankton within 2 kilometres

Oil-exploration Airguns Kill Plankton within 2 kilometres

Scientists at Curtin University in Western Australia have shown that the seismic sound blasts made by airguns searching for new oil reserves under the ocean floor can kill large swathes of plankton.  Read more »

Company Aims to Capture 1% of Global CO2 Emissions

Company Aims to Capture 1% of Global CO2 Emissions

Climeworks, a Swiss company, has built a commercial plant to extract carbon dioxide from the air.  Read more »

Urban Heat Island Effect Adds Significantly to Warming in Cities

Urban Heat Island Effect Adds Significantly to Warming in Cities

A team of economists from universities in the UK, Mexico and the Netherlands have published an analysis in Nature Climate Change of the likely effects of climate change on 1,692 of the world’s largest cities.  Read more »

Burning Natural Gas with Easily Separated CO2 Emissions

Burning Natural Gas with Easily Separated CO2 Emissions

Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology have developed a method of combusting natural gas which allows the resultant carbon dioxide to be separated out without expanding any additional energy.  Read more »

Electroplating Produces Low-cost High-quality Lithium Batteries

Electroplating Produces Low-cost High-quality Lithium Batteries

Researchers have developed have developed a method for electroplating lithium-ion battery cathodes, yielding high-quality, high-performance battery materials that could also open the door to flexible and solid-state batteries.  Read more »

Better Batteries Made from Waste Glass

Better Batteries Made from Waste Glass

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed a low-cost chemical process for making nanosilicon anodes for high-performance lithium-ion batteries from waste glass bottles. The researchers say that the batteries have been found to have four times the capacity of conventional batteries with graphite anodes.  Read more »