Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Environment & Sustainability News

SciTech Europa brings you the latest Environment & Sustainability News from across the field of European Science & Technology Research, Development and Innovation.

Offshore wind turbines

£1 million research funding for offshore renewable energy

The Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) hub has recently awarded £1 million to universities in the United Kingdom in order to support projects researching...

Why haven’t bioplastics taken over the world?

As a global call from many public figures, such as David Attenborough, to reduce plastic waste. It begs the question, why isn’t there a...
underwater melting of tidewater glaciers

Underwater melting of tidewater glaciers exceeding predictions, study finds

A new study has found underwater melting of tidewater glaciers is occurring at a significantly faster rate than scientists expected. The study, jointly conducted by...
evolution of photosynthesis

Evolution of photosynthesis goes back further than scientists believed

New research into the evolution of photosynthesis has found ancient bacterial structures which suggest the process is older than scientists initially thought. The research, conducted...
winners of MEC Hariri Awards

Winners of the Eli and Brit Harari Graphene Enterprise Award have been granted £70,000...

Two businesses based at the University of Manchester, are to share £70,000 for winning the Eli and Brit Harari Graphene Enterprise Award. This is...
sustainable community initiative

Sustainable community initiative endorsed by EIT InnoEnergy

Renault’s FeliZiudad project, a sustainable community initiative promoting sustainability and happiness in neighbourhoods, has received the endorsement of EIT InnoEnergy. EIT InnoEnergy, the EU’s innovation...
An image of a jellyfish warning to illustrate that they have venomous toxins according to genome sequence data

Genome sequence data warns researchers of unique jellyfish traits and venomous toxins

An article in the Open Access journal GigaScience presents the genome sequence data from different jellyfish species and describes their venomous toxins. According to GigaScience,...
An image to illustrate the energy storage applications of the flexible battery

Disruptive flexible and bendable battery for everyday life

SciTech Europa spoke to Jenax Inc. about the challenges and solutions for energy storage applications involving J.Flex, an innovative, flexible, fast charging battery. Battery usage...
An image to illustrate the energy transition of the transport sector

C3-Mobility – closed carbon cycle and climate-neutral fuels for the traffic of the future

Benedikt Heuser explains how electricity-based liquid fuels can help to reduce CO2 emissions as an important complement to electric mobility in the transport sector. The...
rural development

Bioeconomy is an opportunity for rural Europe

From the European Network for Rural Development, Laura Jalasjoki outlines the opportunities in bioeconomy for rural development, as well as the policy context around...

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