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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…

Real milk, real cheese - no cows required

Added: 8 Jul 2021

Will 'animal-free' AI driven processing replace 'plant-based' dairy products? An Israeli start-up i…

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 …

Replacing plastics in fibre-based packaging for full recycling

Added: 10 May 2021

New research highlights biodigestible barrier polymers to replace plastics and non-repulpable lamin…

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…

Closed-loop chemical recycling of common petrochemical realised

Added: 28 Jan 2021

Imagine plastics and rubber that can be chemically unzipped back to reusable monomers for recycling…

Long-life, long-range, rapid recharging, affordable electric car battery

Added: 21 Jan 2021

Go from zero to 60 miles per hour in 3 seconds and drive like a Porsche... Electric car batteries t…

How to grow your own smart materials with live fermentation cultures

Added: 12 Jan 2021

Have you ever made your own soda bread or homemade yoghurt using a fermented 'starter culture'? Ima…

Plant-based supercapacitor delivers 900 x energy efficiency

Added: 11 Sep 2020

In a new study, researchers at Texas A&M University have described their novel plant-based energy s…

Affordable carbon-loving materials for reduced industrial emissions

Added: 28 Jul 2020

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tenne…

New antiviral technology supports reusable COVID-19 facemasks

Added: 25 Jun 2020

Researchers from Freie Universität Berlin and ITA RWTH Aachen, two of the most recognised academic …

Viable sodium-ion battery for sustainable energy storage

Added: 3 Jun 2020

Washington State University (WSU) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) researchers have…

Scaled-down reactor turns greenhouse gas into fuel

Added: 4 Sep 2019

A newly-developed reactor containing a 2D catalyst is able to covert atmospheric CO2 into pure liqu…

Graphene synthesised with eucalyptus bark

Added: 26 Jun 2019

Australian and Indian researchers have used a chemical from the bark of the eucalyptus tree for a n…

Brexit causing pesticide regulatory fears

Evoluted New Media | Added: 23 May 2019

The UK’s withdrawal from the European Union includes the removal of a blanket ban on endocrine disr…

Spin out takes on plastic oceans

Evoluted New Media | Added: 26 Mar 2018

A new spinout company founded on technology that can turn waste from plastic, tyres and biomass int…