Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Environment & Sustainability News

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

UK research centre on Energy Demand

New UK Centre for Research on Energy Demand announced by EPSRC

A new research centre, the UK Centre for Research on Energy Demand (UKCRED), to develop and deliver internationally leading research focusing on energy demand,...
Timber transport funding boost

Timber transport funding boost

The Scottish Rural Economy Secretary, Fergus Ewing, has recently announced a £5m (~€5.7m) funding boost for projects that minimise the impacts of communities on...
Arctic sea ice extent among lowest on record

Arctic sea ice extent among lowest on record

Scientists at NASA and the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) have said that Arctic sea ice grew to its annual maximum...
Lineo by Stora Enso wins bio-based product of the year

Lineo by Stora Enso wins bio-based product of the year

Stora Enso’s bio-based product LineoTM has been awarded ‘bio-based product of the year’ at the Bio-Based World News Innovation Awards 2018 ceremony, Amsterdam. Shortlisted alongside...
Monitoring the ocean with an autonomous sea vehicle

Monitoring the ocean with autonomous sea vehicles

A new company from the European Space Agency (ESA) Business Incubation Centre (BIC) Harwell, UK, has developed an autonomous sea vehicle that is propelled...
Is a hydrogen powered train the future of rail?

Are hydrogen powered trains the future of rail?

A hydrogen powered train that uses left-over gas from industrial processes –  and with a raft of environmentally-friendly features to help reduce its impact...
UK-China Partnering Award: working together in agri-tech innovation

UK-China Partnering Award: working together in agri-tech innovation and crop research

The Earlham Institute (EI), UK, and the Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), China, have established a long-term partnership to develop advanced resources and expertise in...
Ocean plastic could treble in a decade

Ocean plastic could treble in a decade

The Foresight Future of the Sea Report for the UK government has warned that the amount of ocean plastic is set to treble in...
European forests can deliver even more benefits to society

European forests can deliver even more benefits to society

On the United Nations International Day of Forests, representatives of European forest owners and forest-based industries call for more awareness and support to further...
Measuring methane in the Arctic ocean and ice

Measuring methane in the Arctic ocean and ice

On the seafloor, micro-organisms produce methane when they break down plant remains, this gas can then find its way into the water and can...

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