(Phys.org) —Mass DNA sequencing has led to a better knowledge of marine micro-organisms in their environment and helps to discover new genes of interests. However, it is only part of the answer for biotech applications.
European scientists are experimenting with bacteria and algae and turn them into bioplastic factories. Their vision: these microorganisms should produce a large portion of our plastic materials without any petroleum.
A prototype of precise irrigation system tested in Italy for ornamental plants nurseries as water shortage puts pressure on growers
Centralised ventilation systems that exchange heat between the air inside and outside a building often come with a lot of silver-coloured pipes and shafts. By contrast, compact and decentralised ventilation systems, which ...
A new research project helps agro-food sector small and medium size enterprises, such as bakeries and breweries, improve their environmental sustainability
There is nothing like the real world to reveal a project's true worth. This is why a project called BRICKER will test its mettle out by retrofitting public buildings situated in three different countries in three different ...
Scientists are trying to engineer apples so that the most widely consumed fruit in Europe no longer triggers allergic reactions. But would people want to eat them?
The Civitas Mimosa European project, working together with the citizens towards a new and innovative concept of urban mobility, is identifying where traffic congestion can be handled more effectively and how pollution can ...
Forty percent of all road transport CO2 emissions come from urban mobility, according to the European Commission. Many projects aim to reduce greenhouse emissions while simultaneously improving mobility.
Composting instead of incinerating or landfilling is a promising way that has until now been hampered by the presence of chemicals in packaging.