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Leading chemical and utility firms join RSC polymer sustainability task force

Added: 3 Jul 2022

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has announced four leading industry recruits have joined its S…

Our lifestyles are key contributors to river pollution – social prescribing can help

Added: 25 May 2022

A new study demonstrates the significant environmental impact of harmful chemical and biological ag…

Digital twins to link Metaverse to real-world decarbonisation towards NetZero

Added: 1 Apr 2022

Digital Twins are forecast to form the essential building blocks of a Metaverse which connects the …

New £1.5m unit to tackle racial inequalities in science

Added: 24 Mar 2022

The Royal Society of Chemistry has established a Race & Ethnicity Unit to break down barriers to eq…

Bacteria upcycle carbon waste into valuable chemicals

Added: 7 Mar 2022

Researchers engineered a strain of bacteria to break down carbon dioxide (CO2), converting it into …

Shedding light on how to increase UK crop yields

Added: 31 Jan 2022

Recent events has demonstrated the need to increase the UK's national food harvest and build relien…

Renewable energy's hybrid fuel blue hydrogen can help protect the climate

Added: 2 Dec 2021

Blue hydrogen - a renewable fuel hybrid technology - can play a positive role in the energy transit…

New microscope uses photonics to gain insights into ‘superbugs’

Added: 25 Nov 2021

Scientists are building a new super-resolution microscope that uses laser light to study the inner …

UK demonstrates its first 'green' high-powered rocket engine

Added: 22 Nov 2021

A UK nuclear fusion company based in Bletchley, has just developed and tested its first launch capa…

Chemistry breakthrough leads way to more sustainable pharmaceuticals

Added: 22 Nov 2021

Chemistry researchers at the University of Bath have developed a new method using blue light to cre…

Greening the lab: first net zero mass spectrometer launched

Added: 5 Oct 2021

As part of an initiative to permanently remove CO₂ emissions associated with the manufacture and su…

European Parliament votes in favour of EU plan to replace animal experiments with cutting-edge science

Added: 20 Sep 2021

The European Parliament has embraced an historic opportunity to take animal suffering out of the eq…

Visitor registration has now opened for CHEMUK 2021

Added: 5 Aug 2021

Visitor registration has now opened for CHEMUK 2021, the UK chemical industries national expo, bein…

Rapid sampling to support local communities in a time of great need

Added: 5 Jul 2021

When disaster strikes, even a team of environmental chemists simply doing what they do best but doi…

New dipping solution turns the whole fish into valuable food

Added: 16 Jun 2021

When herring are filleted, more than half their weight becomes a low-value ‘side stream’ that never…

SoyFilm: Is this the end of fossil fuel single-use plastics?

Added: 10 Jun 2021

At last! A sustainable, scalable and 100 percent natural plant protein-based polymer that functions…

UKRI funding to bring the public into the heart of five research projects

Added: 27 May 2021

UK Research and Innovation is encouraging people from across the UK to actively contribute to five …

Pre-programmed degradation makes 'biodegradable' plastics truly compostable

Added: 22 Apr 2021

By embedding polymer-eating enzymes in plastic, researchers have found a way to make previously tri…

Recycled graphene from tyres can make more environmentally friendly concrete

Added: 8 Apr 2021

This could be where the rubber truly hits the road. Rice University scientists have optimised a pro…

'Team ice' uncover crucial information to aid the development of new more active cryoprotectants

Added: 17 Mar 2021

Researchers uncover new understanding around the interactions between synthetic polymers and ice fo…