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Tracking reactions between air and carbon-based compounds

Tracking reactions between air and carbon-based compounds

By being the first to fully track the changing chemistry of carbon-based compounds in the air, a Virginia Tech (US) professor could change the...
Environmental groups take legal action to defend new EU rules

Environmental groups take legal action to defend new EU rules

Coal industry lobbyists, and the owners of the some of Europe’s dirtiest coal plants and mines, are suing the European Commission over a decision...
Could energy storage improve car charging times?

Could energy storage improve car charging times?

Development of a new material for supercapacitors has potential to raise range to that of petrol cars as researchers claim there has been a...
Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture

Sustainable intensification of agriculture in Europe

What are the available tools to achieve the sustainable intensification of agriculture in areas of already intensive agriculture? Cristina Cruz, of the BioClub Project,...
Digestive ability of ancient insects could boost biofuel development

Digestive ability of ancient insects could boost biofuel development

A study published in Nature Communications reveals the unusual digestive system of an ancient group of insects has provided new insights into future biofuel...
Econic Technologies raises £7m for pioneering technology

Econic Technologies raises £7m for pioneering technology

Catalyst technology company, Econic Technologies, UK, has completed another successful funding round to help fight climate change, which will be used to power the...
Industrial crops

Making MAGIC

Industrial crops are valuable resources for high added value food products, as well as renewable by-products such as bioenergy. The Centre for Renewable Energy Sources...
Laser scanning technologies revolutionise the mapping of forests

Laser scanning technologies revolutionise the mapping of forests

New laser scanning technologies developed at the University of Salford, UK are being used to map forests in more detail than ever before. The laser...
Protecting the rights of the Saami people

Protecting the rights of the Saami people

SciTech Europa Quarterly spoke to Dr Vigdis Nygaard following the Arctic Frontiers event in Tromsø, Norway, about some of the challenges facing the Saami...
Geopolitics in the Arctic region

Geopolitics in the Arctic region

Estonian MEP Urmas Paet met with SEQ at the 2018 instalment of the Arctic Frontiers conference to discuss some of the geopolitical challenges facing...

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